iPhone: Change your email signature

Posted June 30, 2007 by Quinn McHenry in Apple iPhone

The email application on the iPhone has a default signature for all outgoing messages of “Sent from my iPhone” which is convenient on your first day of iPhone ownership since this is likely the email you’ll send to people first. When they new wears off and you are sending emails for reasons other than bragging rights, you’ll probably want to remove or change the signature.

To change the email signature on the iPhone, tap the Settings icon on the Home screen, then the Mail button on the main settings screen. You’ll see a screen like this:

Scroll down toward the bottom and tap the Signature button (where the big red asterisk is on the image above) and the signature editor will slide in as shown below:

On this screen you can delete or edit the existing signature text. When you have it the way you like it, you may leave the editor screen by any means you like. Tapping the Mail button on the top right will return you to the other mail settings and tapping the Home button (below the screen) will take you to the Home screen.

At the time of iPhone release, there is only one signature on the iPhone so it will be used with all of your email accounts. A separate signature for each account would be a great addition in a future update (hint, hint, nudge, nudge).


About Quinn McHenry

Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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  • Leroy Appleby

    Unable to access IPhone New add-on programs, due to my inability to recall my password. Please help?

  • Travis A. Wittwer

    Superb instructions. Simple and just what I wanted today with my new phone.

  • D

    hope to add html signature feature. so i can embedd my image into the iphone mail app. text only sucks

  • Anonymous

    How would I add color to my signature line, say green for example?

  • pedro

    omg thank you thank you thank you!

  • MAS

    Thanks guys!!

  • Adil

    use iSignature for html signatures

  • Amullis

    How can I default my signature into text messages? I could do this on my old BlackBerry but I can;t find where to do it on my Iphone. Please help

  • iPhone_hater

    Good. Now I can add a Blackberry signature. I hate that my company has mandated iPhones and I’m losing my Blackberry.

  • Sol

    How can I remove the ‘sent from my iPhone’ when adding status in Facebook? Even if the signature is away from my phone, it’s keep appearing in FB…??

  • I just got my 4 and tried to change the signature — I’ve got it done — it appears in the settings, BUT is not appended to my messages. They still say “sent from my i phone.”

    When I access the signature, my custom one still appears … the phone just doesn’t use it.

  • Simon

    I think it’s terrible that even now iPhone 4 does not even have a different signature for each account. This is a basic business essential. Very poor.

    I believe there are some apps on the store that do this and I guess that perhaps Apple would rather take their cut from the sale of these, rather than add this basic option as standard. Disappointing.

    • Dale

      > its not a buisness device, think about it.
      Thats like complaining you cant tow with your sports car, if you needed to tow, get a truck.

  • Mike

    But wat about facebook
    I want that message to be displayed on fb, unfortunately m not able to do that. Plz help

  • David Guzman

    Can a company logo be set as a defalt for your Signature?