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I’ve always been a fan of the iOS Mail app. It’s nothing special, but in my opinion, has some very handy features. Today we’re taking a look at another useful email tip buried within the Mail app.

When you’re replying to an email, there may be a specific paragraph or sentence that directly relates to the message you’re sending. Instead of sending a reply with the entire body of the sender’s message, the Mail app allows you to quote a specific part of the email. This can be very helpful to add a bit of clarity to your response when replying.

If you’d like to learn how to quote text within your email replies, watch the video or follow the steps below:

Step 1: Find an email that you’d like to reply to and open the message.

Step 2: Before you press the reply button, tap and hold on your screen to begin selecting text. Use your finger to drag the cursor and select the paragraph or sentence you’d like to quote in your reply. If you select a photo within the original email, it will be included with the reply as a part of the quote.

Step 3: Once you’ve selected the text, tap on the reply button within the Mail app. Your reply will only contain the text that you’ve selected from the message.

You can now begin typing your reply above or below the quoted text. This will help add clarity to your response and leave out any unnecessary text.

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