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Missing Messages in the iOS Mail App

Missing Email MessagesAre you seeing an email message in your web-based email services, but you’re not seeing it on your iPhone or iPad’s Mail app?

Well, the solution is pretty simple but kind of a pain. You’ll need to delete the troubled account on your iPhone, and then re-add it. Here’s how:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Swipe down and tap Mail.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Tap the account name with which you’re having trouble. For example, Outlook or Yahoo!
  5. Find and tap Delete Account.
  6. A confirmation will pop up from below. Tap Delete Account to confirm the action.

After a moment, the account will disappear from your iPhone. Now, add that account back to the iPhone.

  1. Go back to Settings.
  2. Swipe down and tap Mail.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Tap Add Account.
  5. Tap the name of the service provider.
  6. Follow the prompts. Depending on the service provider, signing into the service will differ.
  7. Once that has been completed, tap the service’s name from the Accounts list.
  8. Tap Mail Days to Sync. Choose an option that fits your needs. I generally choose No Limit, but you might not need this.

You should be good to go.

Really Reboot Your iPhone

Sometimes your iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch) can start having issues. Suddenly, you can’t connect to your WiFi network, the screen locks up, or some such thing. Your iPhone is just a computer, so it’s gonna glitch every now and then.

The best way to resolve the issue is to reboot the device. But you need to really reboot it! Here’s how:

You will need to press and hold two buttons at the same time. First, on the top right side of the device is the Sleep/Wake button. Second, on the front face at the bottom is the Home button.

iPhone Buttons

Press and hold both of these buttons … for a while. Also (and this is important!), ignore the “Slide to Power Off” prompt. You don’t want this.

Slide to Power Off

Keep holding the two buttons down until you see the Apple logo.

Apple Logo Screen

Then you may release the buttons and wait for your iPhone to finish rebooting. And more than likely your phone will be in much better shape than before.