I love the default iOS mail app on my iPhone and iPad. It is bold, elegant, and yet simple. But there is one thing I absolutely hate about it: The inability to hyperlink a selected text in your message and email signature, i.e., you can’t add a link/URL to a text/selected group of words in your email to make it clickable and navigate the recipient to the desired link/website URL. This is frustrating and unproductive, especially when you are using your iPhone or iPad to send lots of official emails. Although you can copy a link and paste it as a hyperlink itself in your email, but do those long strings of URLs look neat and professional? No. I’ve recently discovered a solution to this problem, and this is what I will share with you in this post today. Just follow this short step-by-step guide and start hyperlinking a text in the default iOS mail app on your iPhone or iPad.
Adding hypertext links in an email message is beneficial because:
- It looks professional
- Emails with hyperlinked text are easily read and understood.
- It obviates the need to insert long strings of URL in an email unnecessarily. This leaves an unprofessional impression on the recipient.
Step 1: Draft your email in a word processor app
Draft your email message in a word processor on your iPhone. The best choice is the default Pages app or Google Docs. Add the desired hyperlink to your text and email signature with format styling. For an example, I’m using the Google Docs to draft my email message. Check my screenshot below:
Alternatively, you can also draft your email in Pages app, but I like Google Docs more than the Pages app because of its simplicity and a more user-friendly interface.
Step 2: Copy and Paste all the text in your default mail app for iOS
Copy the entire email message as it is and paste it in your default mail app on iOS. In this process, you will not lose any styling or formatting, not even the hyperlinked text that you just created with a word processing app like Google Docs, as shown in step above.
The default mail app on the iPhone / iPad presently does not provide support for inserting links and hyperlinking a text in an email message. We can only expect Apple to address this problem with its future iOS updates. Till then, we can add hyperlinks to our text and email signatures using this easy method.
I hope that you will find this short guide very helpful in creating hypertext links in the default mail app for iPhone and iPad. Now say goodbye to frustration and welcome the productivity. If you are still facing any issue while creating hypertext links on your iPhone, please let me know in the comments below. Stay home and stay safe 🙂