How to Associate a Mail Account with Focus Mode in iOS 17 on iPhone and iPad 

Times when you want to dedicate yourself to a task or anything that matters to you, it feels great to get the most out of your ability. Whether it’s completing an important project, collaborating with your colleagues, or having a soulful reading session, your ability to keep distractions at bay plays a vital role in achieving the goal. And that’s when Focus Mode comes in super handy in letting you concentrate on your task by minimizing interruptions. If you want to further take control of disturbances, you should associate a Mail account with Focus Mode in iOS 17 on iPhone and iPad.

Associate a Mail Account with Focus Mode in iOS 17/iPadOS 17 on your iPhone and iPad 

When you have a Work Focus enabled, it’s better to allow emails only from professional accounts. Otherwise, you will soon find yourself entangled in a lot of unnecessary emails. And by the time you wish to get back to your urgent task, plenty of your precious time may be lost. Hence, linking a mail account with a specific Focus Mode can play a vital role in helping you give your 100%.

Step 1. First off, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad to get started.

Step 2. Now, tap on Focus.


Step 3. Choose a Focus profile.

Step 4. Under the Focus Filters section, tap on the Add Filter button. 

Step 5. Tap on Mail.

Step 6. Select the desired mail and tap on Add in the upper-right to finish.

That’s it! The next time you enable this specific Focus profile, you will receive emails only from this Mail account. Thus, you will be able to concentrate on the important things without any disturbances.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1. Is Focus the same as Do Not Disturb?

Focus mode is the upgraded version of Do Not Disturb thanks to the availability of a wide range of tools to let you keep distractions at bay.

Q 2. Should I use Apple Mail or Gmail on iPhone?

Without undermining the vast improvements, Apple Mail still has a long way to go to even come close to Gmail, let alone beat Google’s offering.

Q 3. Which are the best alternatives to Apple Mail?

Some of the best alternatives to Apple Mail are Spark, Airmail, Microsoft Outlook, Google Gmail, etc.

Signing off…

So, that wraps up this guide about associating a mail account with the Focus mode. I hope you have got a good hang of this neat tip.

Read more: How to Link an Apple Watch Face to a Focus Mode in iOS 17

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