iPhone 6s Mail, Contacts, Calendars Settings - dummies

iPhone 6s Mail, Contacts, Calendars Settings

By Nancy C. Muir

For the social and organizational parts of your brain, iPhone makes available Mail, Contacts, and Calendar apps. The settings for these apps are covered in the following table. You access the settings listed here by tapping Settings on the Home screen and then tapping Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Setting Description
Add Account Add and manage email accounts.
Fetch New Data Turn on/off the feature that pushes new emails and contacts and
calendar info for Microsoft Exchange and iCloud accounts to you
automatically.
Mail section
Preview Set how many lines in email messages are to show in the Inbox
preview.
Show To/Cc Label Turn display of the To/Cc label on or off in emails.
Swipe Options Set what swiping left or right should do, such as marking an
item as read or flagging an item in Mail.
Flag Style Choose whether to use color or a flag shape to place flags on
urgent emails.
Ask Before Deleting Turn on to display a confirmation dialog before deleting
emails.
Load Remote Images Control whether images on websites that are referenced in
emails are displayed in the emails; displaying such images can
allow a site to gather some information about you and your
iPhone.
Organize by Thread Turn on a feature to organize replies to email messages to and
from anyone so that those messages appear together in a
subfolder.
Always Bcc Myself Turn on to send a copy of every email to yourself. (This is in
addition to saving a copy in the Sent folder.)
Mark Addresses Turn on to mark addresses that don’t end with the common .com
ending.
Increase Quote Level Add one level of indentation to text when you reply to a
message.
Signature Change the signature at the end of all your messages. (Sent
from my iPhone is the default message.) You can set separate
signatures for each account.
Default Account Specify which account is to be used by apps when working with
Mail.
Contacts section
Sort Order Specify the sort order for contacts (first/last or last/first
names).
Display Order Specify the display order for contacts (first/last or
last/first).
Show in App Switcher Turn this on to show recent calls and favorite callers when you
press the Home button twice.
Short Name Choose to use Short Names (such as First Name Only) in emails
to fit more names on a page.
My Info Access a list of contacts to choose one to base your info
on.
Default Account Specify which account is to be used by apps when working with
Contacts.
Import SIM Contacts Import contacts saved to your phone’s SIM card to the Contacts
app.
Calendars section
Time Zone Override Turn on time zone support to show event data and times in your
time zone; set your time zone.
Alternate Calendars Choose a Chinese, Hebrew, or Islamic calendar.
Week Numbers Turn on to show week numbers out of the 52 weeks in the year
next to each week in a calendar month.
Show Invitee Declines Indicate those whom you invited to a Calendar event who
declined.
Sync Control how far back in time events are synced when you perform
a sync with iTunes via a cable or Wi-Fi.
Default Alert Times Set up the default time increment for alerts (such as on the
day, one day before, and so on) before a birthday, event, or
all-day event.
Start Week On Choose which day of the week begins the week (in the United
States, the default is Sunday, for example).
Default Calendar Choose whether to use the built-in Calendar program or a
calendar from a synced program such as Gmail or AOL.