How to change swipe actions on iOS and iPadOS

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iOS app

You can use the swipe gesture to perform certain actions easier and faster in the Proton Mail app on your iPhone or iPad. If you have an Android device, see How to change swipe actions on Android(new window) instead. 

The default swipe actions on iOS are:

  • Left to right: Mark as read/unread
  • Right to left: send email to your Trash folder

Swipe actions in iOS and iPadOS can be used on emails in all folders except when they appear in a list of search results. However, you can only send emails in your Drafts folder to the Trash using swipe actions (this is not customizable). 

This article shows you how to change the default swipe actions in our iOS app.

1. Open the app and go to MoreSettingsApp SettingsSwipe actions.

How to open the swipe settings
(new window)

2. Tap the existing swipe action that you would like to change for a swipe direction. 

Select which swipe gesture to change
(new window)

3. You can now select your preferred action for that swipe direction from a list.

Choose a new swipe action from the list
(new window)

 Tap the back arrow → Done on the Swiping gestures screen when you are finished. 

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