How to Create an E-Mail Signature on an Android Phone - dummies

How to Create an E-Mail Signature on an Android Phone

By Dan Gookin

You should create a custom e-mail signature for sending messages from your phone. You can have oodles of fun and waste oceans of time confirming and customizing the e-mail experience on your Android phone. Here’s a sample signature:

This was sent from my Android phone.
Typos, no matter how hilarious, are unintentional.

To create a signature in Gmail, obey these directions:

  1. At the main screen, touch the Action Overflow icon.

    On some phones, touch the Menu icon to see the actions or commands.

  2. Choose your Gmail account from the list.

    Touch your e-mail address.

  3. Choose Signature.

  4. Type or dictate your signature.

  5. Touch OK.

You can obey these same steps to change your signature; the existing signature shows up after Step 4.

To set a signature for the Email app, heed these steps:

  1. Touch the Action Overflow icon on the Email app’s inbox screen.

    If the Action Overflow icon isn’t available, touch the Menu icon.

  2. Choose the Settings or Email Settings command.

    You may have to first choose the More command to find the Settings command. Or you may be lucky and find the Signature command.

  3. If prompted, choose an e-mail account from the list.

    You create a separate signature for each e-mail account, so when you have multiple accounts, you’ll need to repeat these steps for each one.

  4. Choose Signature.

  5. Type or dictate a signature, or edit the existing signature.

    The preset signature was probably set by your cellular provider, something like “Sent from my Verizon Wireless phone because Verizon has the fastest network available in the most places and you should switch to Verizon right now no matter which phone you have or, if you already have a Verizon phone, buy a second one on the Family plan.”

    Feel free to edit the preset signature at your whim.

  6. Touch the OK, Save, or Done button.

When you have multiple accounts in the Email app, repeat these steps to configure a signature for each one.