How to Refresh the Email App on an iPhone

Sometimes emails won't be downloaded automatically by Apple's iPhone app for emails. This Gizmo Guide shows the quick and easy process of manually refreshing your inbox

Prerequisites: Must have the iPhone Mail application set up with an email account

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: Less than 10 seconds

Expected Outcome: Your inbox will be refreshed with the most recent emails that it has received

Tools Required: iPhone and internet connection

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    Steps to Perform 

    1. Open the Mail app on your iPhone
    2. Select the inbox you would like to refresh
      1. If you have multiple inboxes, you can refresh all of them at the same time by selecting "All Inboxes"
    3. Pull down from the first email until you see the loading wheel begin to spin
    4. Let go of the "pull"
    5. Your Mail will be refreshed to the latest information!
      1. If your internet is a bit slower, it may take an extra few seconds