iOS 6

iOS 6 Tip: How To Use Rich Text Email Signature

November 15, 2012 — by Simon Ng3


iOS 6

iOS 6 Tip: How To Use Rich Text Email Signature

November 15, 2012 — by Simon Ng3

Previously, we showed you how to use Guided Access in iOS 6. Today, we’ll cover another less-known feature in the latest version of iOS.

Getting tired of the “Sent from my iPhone” email signature? In iOS 6, not only you can have multiple signatures for different email account, you can even make it fancy.

Simply go to “Settings” -> “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” -> “Signature”. In the text area, key in your signature. By default, the signature is in plain text format. You can easily change the font style in iOS 6. Tap on any of the words and hold for a second. Once you release your finger, you’re allowed to select the text. As soon as the text is highlighted, select the “BIU” option.


Now you can easily change the font style.


Not fancy enough? Tap the “Globe” button to switch to the Emoji keyboard and add some Emoji icon in your signature.


You can even copy the text from any web page and paste it as your signature. The style and format of the text will be retained.

ios 6 html signature

What do you think about this tip? If you find it useful, download our free iPhone Handbook app to learn more.

Simon Ng

Founder, developer and chief blogger of

  • Merf

    I just found this and it works great. Doesn’t do color so don’t even try.

  • Burke Brunson

    Is there a way to change the font size of a signature back to the original size? For some strange reason, I tried to copy a signature already created using sparrow into the preferences for the built in mail application, and not the built in mail app’s signatures generated by the preferences app has a font size that is annoyingly big…and I cannot find a way to fix the problem and/or restore the original font size. I’ve tried recopy/repasting other text that is supposed to be the appropriate size into the signature field, and that hasn’t worked…

    • I’ve had the exact same problem. Does anyone know how to fix that? I’d really appreciate a reply. 🙂