iOS 7 Tip: Bold, Italicize, or underline words text in an e-mail –
Want to add a littlefont-aidedemphasis to email messages composed on your iPhone or iPad? Turns out there’s an easy way to do it.
To be perfectly honest, I hadn’t realized you could bold, italicize, or underline words in the standard iOS Mail app until a helpful reader pointed it out.
The trick? Poking around a bit in the iOS editing pop-up (you know, the one that appears when you tap and hold to select text).
Tap the BIU button to bold, italicize, or underline text in an email message.
Here’s what you do…
- Open the iOS Mail app, tap the Compose button, tap out some text in the body of the message, then tap and hold, tap Select, then drag the tiny little blue handles to highlight the words you want to edit.
- You should now see a small black pop-up with a series of editing buttons on the top, such as Cut, Copy, and Paste. You may also see a button marked BIU; if you do, go ahead and tap it. No such button? Tap the arrow on the right side of the pop-up until the BIU button appears.
- Once you tap the BIU button, three new buttons will pop up: Bold, Italics, and Underline. Tap one, two, or even all three of the buttons you want, and presto!