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Question: Mail app keeps opening last read email even though I move back to the Inbox and then close app

Running iOS 13.1.1


I've noticed a weird behavior in my mail app since the upgrade to iOS 13. My mail app will open to my last read email even if I have closed the email and go back to the Inbox and close the app. I expect that it would just go back to the Inbox on reload but instead, it shows the email again. I checked settings to see if there was a new option but did not find anything that fit this behavior.

iPhone 7

Posted on Sep 30, 2019 12:11 PM

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Oct 13, 2019 6:50 AM in response to gozervt In response to gozervt

I am having the same issue with the mail app opening the last email on my phone even if I have fully closed/killed the mail app.

I sometimes read an email then mark it unread to deal with it later in the day. When I go back to my inbox later on it automatically opens that email in full text rather than bringing me to my new unread emails. I do tunes have to mark the same email unread up to 5Xs in a day! Just to get back to my inbox to look at new mail.


very frustrating since 70% of my day is spent on emails.

Oct 13, 2019 6:50 AM

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Jan 22, 2020 6:46 PM in response to gozervt In response to gozervt

If you pull down and refresh the view/folder before you close the app, next time the app will automatically open up to that view/folder and NOT the last folder that was open.


So if you’d like the app to open up to the unread messages folder, then go to that folder before closing and refresh. The next time you open the app, it will automatically take you to the unread messages folder.

Jan 22, 2020 6:46 PM

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Oct 13, 2019 6:50 AM in response to gozervt In response to gozervt

I am having the same issue with the mail app opening the last email on my phone even if I have fully closed/killed the mail app.

I sometimes read an email then mark it unread to deal with it later in the day. When I go back to my inbox later on it automatically opens that email in full text rather than bringing me to my new unread emails. I do tunes have to mark the same email unread up to 5Xs in a day! Just to get back to my inbox to look at new mail.


very frustrating since 70% of my day is spent on emails.

Oct 13, 2019 6:50 AM

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Oct 30, 2019 9:50 AM in response to gozervt In response to gozervt

I just fixed mine that was updated yesterday and ended up emptying all my mailboxes.


Close email completely

Settings > Passwords & Accounts > Turn Email OFF for each account

Close Settings

Reopen Settings > Turn Email ON for each account

Reopen Email

Viola!

Oct 30, 2019 9:50 AM

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Question: Mail app keeps opening last read email even though I move back to the Inbox and then close app