Get Organized: How to Change Your Mobile Email Signature
Does your phone always add some obnoxious sendoff line to all your emails? If you’ve procrastinated fixing it, take two minutes now to learn how to change that auto-signature on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.

Do you hate reading “sent from my iPad” at the end of an email? I sure do. But what if you’re the culprit, the lazy person who has procrastinated getting rid of that automatic piece of advertising? It doesn’t take much time at all to update or turn off your automated email signature on an iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Here’s how to do it.

How to Change the Email Signature on iPhone and iPad

Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar.

Scroll down to Signature.

On the next page, you’ll have the option to write whatever you want in your sendoff line, as well as apply it “per account” or all accounts.

If you choose per account, you can customize the signature line for each email account connected to the Mail app.

Bonus: Update Your “From” Name While you’re in those settings, you might as well check that the “from” name is what you want it to be. We at PCMag always chuckle when we get an email indicating someone named “Work” or “PCMag account” is running late to a meeting.

So back up a page (i.e., go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar).

At the top during Accounts, you’ll see all the accounts you have connected. Pick one by tapping it, and on the next page, pick Account. The page that pops up has a Name field. That’s your “from” name. Note that not all accounts contain the same fields (Gmail and Yahoo! Mail are the same, but Hotmail doesn’t have all the fields, for example).

I like to make mine just my name, except for the purpose of this image.

Tip: For the description, use the email address name. That way, you’ll never be confused about which account you’re accessing.

How to Change the Email Signature on Android
As with most instructions for Android phones, the details can vary slightly depending on the phone, service carrier, and email provider. The instructions here were validated using a Samsung Galaxy S III$360.78 at Amazon with MetroPCS.

Go into your Email app and select the account you want.

Tap the menu button and pick Settings.

You’ll see a Signature section, most likely turned on by default. On my phone, there’s a slider bar to turn the signature on and off. Tap it, and you can customize the sign off.
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While you’re there, you might want to check and update the Account name and Your name fields. I like the Account name to be the exact email address name so that I never get confused about which account I’m using.

For more email tips in the Get Organized series, see:


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