I finally fixed Mail on my iPhone.
The key to the puzzle: the ability to mark all emails as read, right in the Mail app on the iPhone.
Thanks to Suji, here’s how to do it:
- Select “Edit”
- Select one email
- Hold the Mark button (do not let go)
- Deselect the email
- Press the “Mark As Read” button
I verified that this worked for me on my iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1. This works on iPad as well, and seems to work in all versions of iOS 5.
This was a critical step, since the red “100″ badge on my Mail app made the notification unusable.
I also did a few other tricks:
- Use an iCloud mail account, but only on my iPhone
- Customize Mail’s Notification settings in the Settings app
What tricks have you found for using Mail on the iPhone?