With the release of iOS 14 Apple brought a few big changes to the platform, a couple of which we’ve been crying out for. The first of those was widgets for the Home screen because, frankly, it was long overdue. Something else that falls into that category is the ability to change the default email app and that’s now been taken care of, too.
Apple has done some great things with the iOS Mail app, but it still isn’t what a ton of people want.
Gmail users in particular know that the Mail app means they miss out on a few features and using a third-party email app is a better option. Thankfully, changing the email app that iOS defaults to when tapping an email address is dead easy.
It’s important to note here that apps need to be updated to work with iOS 14 in this way. Assuming the one you’re using has been, the process works just fine.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, scroll down, and tap the name of the app that you want to set as the default web browser.
Step 2: Tap Default Mail App, followed by selecting the name of the email app that you want to use.
That’s all there is to it. Now, and forever, tapping an email address will see your favorite email app launch instead of Mail.