How to search an email on iPhone or iPad using Spark Mail app


Email has become an essential part of the internet today. In spite of the rising trend of chat apps, email is still a fundamental mode of communication between any two parties. Not only do we use email to communicate with our friends, families, peers, office colleagues, clients, etc., email is also used by websites & apps to send us notifications, alerts, newsletters, marketing material, and other junk. All of this leads to a lot of email ending up in your inbox.

Although many email service providers offer more than enough storage to accomodate all the email junk, combing through them becomes too much of a hassle, especially when you have to scroll through screens after screens of emails on your iPhone or iPad. Many email clients offer a quick way to search for emails that you need, but no other client does email search like Spark Mail app does.

If you're already using Spark, you know exactly how awesome the built-in 'Smart Search' feature is. This feature allows you to search for any email conversation using your natural language. You can also filter out unwanted email messages with ease. Let's take a quick look at how to search email on iPhone and take advantage of the Smart Search feature.

How to Search Email on iPhone:

Searching for any email conversation on your iPhone or iPad devices is very easy. Here's how:

  1. Download and launch Spark on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the Search icon at the top right of the screen.
  3. Here, type in the search term that you want to search for.
  4. You can use filters like "from" or "with attachments" to narrow down to a specific email. Here's an example:
  1. If this is a search that you often have to do, you can tap on the little 'Star' icon at the top right of the search results screen. Spark saves the search terms, so you can make the next search with a simple tap.
  2. Spark will also show you your recent searches by default, so you won't have to type everything again.

That's how easy it is to search for email on your iPhone or iPad. The Smart Search feature searches across all the email accounts configured in Spark, and you can of course narrow down the search by manually selecting an email account.

Now that we've learnt how to search for email on iPad and iPhone, let's take a look at some examples:

Example 1: [search term] with attachments

Let's say you want to search for an email that has the text "[search term]" within the email body, and also has at least one file attachment. Here's how you'd search for it.

Example 2: from "[person]" last month

Let's say you are looking for an email on your iPhone from [name of person] who sent you an email last month. Here's how to search for that email on iPhone using Spark.

Example 3: with a jpeg attachment

This example shows you how simple it is to search for non keyword emails in your email accounts. Can't remember the name of the person or the content of the email, but know that you were sent a JPG file? Spark's Smart Search has your back. Here's how:

As you can see from the examples above, searching for emails on iPhone or iPad is quick, easy, and versatile when you're using Spark Mail app.

Spark Mail app makes the email experience a lot more interesting and easy. Download Spark for Free and start loving your email again.