iOS 7 Tip #20: Email Notifications on Sub-Folders

By default, you only get notified when you have new mails arrived in your inbox. If you have a rule set up in your mailbox that skips certain emails to one of your sub-folders, you won’t get notified on your iPhone or iPad when these emails arrived.

Here is how you can change it to have these sub-folders also enabled for notification.

Go to Settings → Mails, Contacts, Calendars → Fetch New Data

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Tap the mailbox you want to have sub-folders set for notification, and select them.

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Go back and it’s all set. Next time when an email arrives into one of these sub-folders you will get notified right away.

6 thoughts on “iOS 7 Tip #20: Email Notifications on Sub-Folders

  1. Hi, I tried this but even if I don’t tick the subfolder, I’m still notified on my iphone about those emails.
    I have a rule in outlook to have some emails directed directly into a specific folder. but on my iphone, it notifies me every time this email comes in, even if I didn’t ask this folder to push.

    any idea? 🙂



      1. Hi Kent!
        How can I change it so that it is not client based then? Do you have any idea ?
        Thanks so much 🙂

        1. It’s depending on what kind of rules you need to set up. Some of the rules are client-based and some ones are not. Maybe you have 2 actions set up in rule and one of the actions is client-based. If that’s the case, you can separate them into 2 rules. Hope it helps.

  2. Hi!

    My iPhone doesn’t give me the Push option for the mailbox I want to change. There’s only Fetch and Manual 🙁

  3. I do agree with all of the ideas you have offered on your post.
    They’re very convincing and will definitely work.
    Still, the posts are very brief for starters. May just you please lengthen them a bit from
    subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

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