iOS 16: How to Use the ‘Follow Up’ Feature in Apple Mail

Check below how to use the ‘Follow Up’ feature in Apple Mail!

New functionality for Apple Mail is rarely added. The basic function of sending an email is still the same as it was in the 1990s. But nowadays, many prefer modern functionality, such as scheduling emails or undoing send. Apple has thus added a number of new capabilities for the first time to the default Mail app in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura.

If you send an email but forget to attach a file, you can easily delete it. You can also schedule crucial emails months in advance. Moreover, you can receive intelligent follow-up reminders or notifications to read emails later. You will now be able to send an invoice on a certain day and time or correct typos in emails that have already been sent.

A follow-up email can be sent if you do not hear back from the person you sent the email to, using one of these new features called ‘Follow Up’, which brings sent emails to the top of your inbox.

Read More: How To Schedule An Apple Mail In iOS 16?

This effective function is incredibly easy to use and can assist you in keeping track of emails that you might otherwise forget to revisit. Read till the end to know how you can easily use the ‘Follow Up’ feature in Apple Mail.

Steps To Use The ‘Follow Up’ Feature In Apple Mail

Step 1: Open the ‘Mail app.’

Step 2: The ‘Mail app’ will recognize any emails you send that state you are anticipating a response, and the next time you view the email, you will see a ‘Follow Up’ option next to the recipient’s name.

Step 3: You can immediately start writing a follow-up message in the Mail app after tapping on it.

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Follow these three easy steps, and smoothen your errands as you begin to use the ‘Follow Up’ feature in Apple Mail!

Frequently Asked Questions 

How do focus filters work in iOS 16?

Filters are a new focus option that Apple included in iOS 16. If you have many mail accounts or calendars, you can display a specific one by using filters, which are meant to let users filter out material within apps. When you utilize Focus with a filter set, the app will only display the items you have chosen, while obscuring everything else.

How to edit sent iMessage in iOS 16?

In iOS 16, you have up to 15 minutes to change an iMessage after you send it. You can edit an iMessage by long pressing on the message you want to change, making your changes, and then pressing the blue checkmark to send the message again. When using this functionality, there are a few restrictions to be aware of. Not SMS messages, only iMessages are compatible with it.

How to mark a message as unread in iOS 16?

You can designate an SMS message or an iMessage as new, giving it the blue dot to prompt you to read it again. If you receive a message but do not have time to read it or respond to it right away, marking it as unread preserves it as a new message with a notification badge on the Messages app. The ‘Mark as Unread’ option can be accessed by long-pressing the conversation and then tapping on it.

In iOS 16, how to use smart search in Apple mail?

When looking for mail, you could notice a few improvements. If you clearly misspell a word in English, such as ‘keyboard’, iOS will look up the proper term, ‘keyboard’. Additionally, you will note that when you hit the search box, a list of recently shared files, links, and search terms appears right away. (To remove them, simply swipe left.)


This explains how to use the ‘follow up’ feature in Apple Mail that is running on iOS 16. The option to schedule emails, and a method for deleting emails from the Apple Mail, are further updated features. We hope you found this guide helpful. 

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