TWO mail app icons (work, personal)?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by CavemanMike, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. CavemanMike macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2013
    Is that possible?

    I'd like to use the native mail app for gmail and my exchange work email.

    Presently, I'm going into mail and have to keep switching between my work and personal email.

    Other than using the gmail app for my personal mail and the mail app for work, any other solutions?


    (first time iphone user - LG G4/Verizon refugee loving my new ATT iphone 6s!)
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    There is a jailbrake tweak I used to use that allowed this. You get a bubble for each account on each corner of the icon. Up to 4 obviously. But since Google stopped push I just use the gmail app.
  3. trombo22 macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2013
    I use the outlook app for my work email and native for personal. I also put exchange calendar on the native calendar only. It's not exactly what you are wanting but I have found the outlook app to be very good and this to be a good balance at separating work and personal.
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Alternately, another email app you could use is "Spark".
  5. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Here are some suggestions:

    Inbox (By Google): This is a much cleaner and nicer alternative by Google for the gmail app
    Spark: Great mail app that also has a good Apple watch component to it if you own an Apple watch
    Outlook: (Microsoft): Microsoft bought this company and rebranded the mail app with their name.

    All of the above are Free on the Appstore.
  6. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    You would be better off just using 2 separate mail apps.
  7. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
    Instead of switching between the two inboxes, use the "All Boxes" tab. It will show all your email in one inbox and you won't have to switch between two different inboxes or apps. Then you can respond from whichever account you want.
  8. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    This is probably the one thing Windows Phone actually does better than iOS.
  9. JamesMB macrumors 68000


    Jan 2, 2011
    That is how I use my phone/email. No need for multiple apps. I also the all trash, all sent, etc. I very seldom have to open separate accounts.
  10. bransoj macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2013
    For the amount of rubbish emails i get at work for various things i couldnt be bothered with my phone pinging all the time with work emails and its more a nice to have to be able to access my work email more than a necessity so i've gone down the route of personal email in the default mail app with a sound\vibration notification but no banner\lock screen notification and then i have my work email via the Outlook app with all notifications turned off.

    Handy if i'm off work in that if i have 10mins i can go in and delete all the rubbish mail prior to starting back and wasting a morning sorting it all out!

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