Snooze in mail app in iOS 11

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by zosokm, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. zosokm macrumors regular

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    I really like the stock mail app in iOS . However it is missing the snooze function which is available in many third party apps. I would be happy to switch back to mail if snooze is present in iOS 11.
    Can anyone tell me if this present in iOS 11?
     
  2. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    By snooze I take it you mean a temporary stoppage of push notifications for a given period of time?

    If so, that's a good idea.
     
  3. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    I think they mean the ability on an individual piece of email basis to dismiss it and have it come back at a certain time. So, if you got an important work email just before bedtime, you could snooze it and have it re-appear at, say, 9 am the next morning. The Outlook mail app and a Google Inbox have this feature.
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    No. It means hiding a new piece of mail to have it reappear as new at a later time.
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    As does Spark.
     
  5. KeanosMagicHat, Jul 1, 2017
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    KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the reply, I'm confused as to under what circumstances you would want to do that?

    I can understand the appeal of being able to "snooze" notifications of new mail, but why would you want to make it seem that the mail had arrived later than it did?


    EDIT - I dictated the above before I had read gwhizkids earlier post, which explains one circumstance.

    Perhaps I'm different, but I would rather emails were kept in the time order of receipt and if it's important and I can't deal with that at the time, I just re-mark it as unread
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Because a new mail message gets one’s attention. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. If an new message comes at a busy time, it can get buried. This is like having a reminder built into the mail app.
     
  7. stulaw11 Suspended

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    It doesnt change the order of receipt. It moves it to some hidden folder until a certain date and time and then pops right back to where it should be in the inbox order, with an app notification.

    It is to deal with something later, like say a bill is due 20 days from now and you keep an inbox zero approach. You can bring it back in 16 days to remind you to pay it rather than look at that in your inbox for 2.5 weeks.

    Some people do the inbox zero with snooze approach, some use the flagging approach. Flagging doesnt help much if there is a hard deadline though on the content of that email unless you add it to your calendar which is a whole extra set of steps.
     

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