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A Super Shortcut for Accessing Unfinished Emails on Your iPhone

Alyssa Bereznak
National Correspondent, Technology
August 19, 2014


Being able to send emails from your phone is both a blessing and a curse. And if your morning commute is anything like mine, I’m willing to bet you’ve been interrupted midsentence many a time. (I’m talking to you, crazy subway people.)

Usually, that means my message will go straight to my Drafts folder, never to be seen again.

That’s why this shortcut to open your Drafts folder on iOS is so great. It’ll bring you straight back to your list of incomplete messages, so you can finish what you started and save some time. 

Here’s how it works:

1. When you open your Mail app, you’ll see the compose icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen. Instead of tapping it, hold your finger down on the symbol.

2. A list of your drafts will pop up. If you’re a serial drafter, it might take awhile to load.

3. From there, you can return to any message by tapping it.

That’s it! Now you’ll never have to sacrifice an email to the draft gods again.

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