Multiple Email Signatures in iOS 5

iOS 5 still officially lacks support for multiple email signatures. If you've got more than one email account on your iPhone or iPad, then Lifehacker reader Ned Smith has provided a dynamite tip for creating multiple email sigs

Tap on Settings and then go to General | Keyboard. You can use the "Add New Shortcut..." option to create a series of keyboard shortcuts for each different signature. It works similarly to the autocorrect and autotext features in Microsoft Word. Ned's advice is to:

Create a shortcut for each line of your signature, and then when you need to add your signature to the bottom of an email you just punch in each shortcut followed by the return key. I use an abbreviation of the company name followed by an 'a' for line one, then 'b' for line two etc... (using a, b, and c etc... instead of 1, 2, 3 etc... is quicker because you do not have to switch to the numbers keyboard.)

So, perhaps set-up the default email signature (in Mail, Contacts, Calendars under Settings) with the generic information such as your name and mobile number. Then use the shortcuts for parts that change with each email account such as email address, landline and street address. Thanks Ned!


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      Sorry mate, but that's not what the tip is about.

      Ned, brilliant tip!

    Thanks! Little clunky but this gets the job done. It's really insane that we have to resort to this, how many years has iOS allowed multiple accounts for now? My Android phone had this fixed so fast after the initial release, it's really lame on Apple's behalf that they have not dealt with this. Really a big part of what makes me not want an iPhone.

    this works great. good idea. in my previous searching, I think there is an "App for this" which does the job more legitimately...

    Great idea Ned, works a treat when set up.....


    Thanks for this valuable tip, it was a pain having multiple e-mail addresses and having to edit my signature every time this works great

    I have 13 lines in my signature as required by my company, shortcuts are not an option for me, but thanks anyway.

    I use an app called Quick Signature. It works great for this exact purpose.

    ios6 allows multiple signatures. Just copied my work signature (with all the "small print" required), emailed it to myself from work - copied it into signatures --
    select "per account" and then select what signature you want where.

    Thanks... this is a good workaround.

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