iPad Tip: How to Change the Name on Your Email Account in Sent Mail


Want to change the name others see in the From: field of mail you send?

Go to:
Settings > Mail, Contact, Calendars  
Tap the mail account you need to edit
Tap Account
Change your Name

If an iCloud Account:
Settings > Mail, Contact, Calendars  
Tap the Mail Account you need to edit
Tap Account
Tap Advanced item at the bottom of the account window
Change your Name

If instead you want to change your email signature:
Settings > Mail, Contact, Calendars
Scroll down and tap the Signature item in the column on the right


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, teaches about digital tools through his work, websites and social media. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for STEM / STEAM materials.

4 thoughts on “iPad Tip: How to Change the Name on Your Email Account in Sent Mail

  • Ran Marshall

    After I changed my name from Ran Marshall to Ran every app I have downloaded quit working. I click the app, it fades and then returns, won’t run. When i go to the App store it shows the app installed..but it won’t work. Can you help repair this mess?

    • Andy Brovey Post author

      Turns out Ran’s update to his email settings and the crashing apps on his iPad were simply an unfortunate coincidence. Explanation is here.

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