Have you ever been composing a new message in iOS Mail when you needed to refer back to an earlier email? Instead of saving the new message as a draft, just swipe it out of the way.

If you’re composing a new message and need to take a look through your older messages, just drag the title bar of the new message down toward the bottom of the screen to move it out of the way.

You can now run through your mail folders, read old message, and whatever else you need to do. To return to the new message, just tap it’s title bar at the bottom of the screen.

It’s a pretty simple trick–and somewhat obvious in hindsight–but Mail doesn’t make it really obvious that you can slide your new message down to get it out of the way.

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Walter Glenn is a former Editorial Director for How-To Geek and its sister sites. He has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry and over 20 years as a technical writer and editor. He's written hundreds of articles for How-To Geek and edited thousands. He's authored or co-authored over 30 computer-related books in more than a dozen languages for publishers like Microsoft Press, O'Reilly, and Osborne/McGraw-Hill. He's also written hundreds of white papers, articles, user manuals, and courseware over the years.
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