One of the main reasons why people prefer checking emails on the iPhone instead of a PC is the fact that it lets you quick access to all your emails much quicker. Since most of the people use the Mail app for professional endeavors, any problem within the app could prove to be real trouble.

One of the common issues, as reported by many iPhone users, is that the Mail App is not updating on their device. What it means is that the primary inbox of your email won’t show the new emails. It is indeed a troublesome issue but luckily, there are many ways to address it. Have a look at some of your options if you are facing a similar issue.

Network Issue:

The first and foremost issue causing the trouble could be your internet connection. So, check if your Wi-Fi is working properly. Disable and enable Wi-Fi to refresh the connection. If you are using the cellular data then make sure that the Mail App is toggled on for it. If it is disabled then your Mail App won’t update even if the cellular data is working fine. Here is how you can check it.

1. Open the Settings.

2. Tap on the option Mobile Data.
locate the option Mail

3. Now scroll down and locate the option Mail. Check if is toggled on for mobile data. If it is toggled on then toggle it off for a few seconds and then toggle it back on.

Force Close your Mail App:

If your Mail app is open in the background for quite a long time then the session would likely have been expired. What it means is that it will open but the functionality would be limited. To fix this issue, simply force close the app and relaunch it.

Most of the features in the iPhone are both controllable and manageable via the Settings. Likewise, if your Mail app is causing any sort of issue, you need to visit settings and see what you can do from there. Here is what you are required to do:

1. Go to the Settings.

2. Tap the option Passwords and Accounts.
look for the email account associated with your Mail App

3. Now look for the email account associated with your Mail App. For example, if it is Outlook then tap on the option Outlook on the screen.
toggle off the Mail option

4. Now toggle off the Mail option for a few seconds and then toggle it back on.

5. Go back by tapping the option Accounts on the top-left of the screen and tap on the option Fetch New Data.
Make sure the option Push is toggled on

6. Make sure the option Push is toggled on. Also, make sure that Push is enabled for the Outlook too.

These are the few settings that can be massively helpful in addressing the issue. It is not mandatory but useful if you restart your device after adjusting these settings.

Update iOS:

One of the major cause of issues with iPhone features is people’ negligence in updating iOS. If you are using the old iOS when a new update is available then you are inviting trouble. The concept of iOS update is to enhance device’ overall performance and address the issues. So, if you haven’t updated the iOS then do it and see how it will eradicate the issues with the Mail app.

Delete and Set Up Email Account Again:

If the methods mentioned above didn’t help you then you will have to opt for this option. It is frustrating to delete an email account only to set it up again but this method is effective in addressing many issues including this one. Here are the steps you need to follow.

1. Go to the Settings.

2. Tap the option Passwords and Accounts.

3. Now look for the email account associated with your Mail App. For example, if it is Outlook then tap on the option Outlook on the screen.
Delete Account

4. Locate the option Delete Account and tap on it.

5. Confirm your action by tapping the option Delete from my iPhone.

6. Once deleted, set up your Email account from the scratch.

The possibility of this issue not getting addressed after all the methods mentioned above is quite low. However, if these methods don’t work then you can opt for either a force restart or restoring your device to factory settings. Additionally, you can seek advice from the Email Service’ tech support too.