How to Fix Email Not Working After iOS 17 Update issue

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Is mail not working after iOS 17 update? we show you several methods to get your emails working again.

The search field in the Mail app. The search field is empty, but the predictive search results that fill the screen from top to bottom are an email subject, email recipients, the email sender, documents, and links.  

Mail is one of the best email app for iPhone. What if the Mail app stops working on your iPhone after [iOS 17]( update? Or you just can’t send or receive emails in the Mail app? Also, imagine if your important email gets delayed? These issues can be really frustrating, especially for professionals. We understand this, and therefore, we’ve decided to come up with our troubleshooting guide on how to fix the Mail app not working after iOS 17 update. In this guide, we’ll walk you through productive workarounds that will help you fix Mail app problems on iOS 17.

Some of the email problems on iOS 17 include the following:

  • iPhone won’t download emails in the Mail app
  • Mail app not working on iPhone after iOS 17 update
  • iPhone Mail app not loading
  • Mail app not working on iOS 17
  • Can’t send or receive emails on iOS 17
  • Delayed emails in the Mail app on the iPhone
  • Mail app not downloading emails from the server
  • iPhone not showing emails in the inbox
  • Mail app not sending email notifications

If your iPhone email is not working after iOS 17 update, try these fixes to resolve the problem.

Restart your iPhone

Have you tried turning it off and on again? Yes, it’s a cliché, but it works a surprising number of times. Sometimes the Mail app gets out of sync with the network or email settings and the only way to restore the app’s functionality is to reboot.

To reboot your iPhone, go to settings > General > shut down.

Once your device is back up and running, open up the mail app to see if it’s working as expected. If it doesn’t, move onto the next solution.

Verify your connectivity

Yes, it’s a stupid question, but we have to ask. If the Mail app stopped working after iOS 17 update, make sure you have a good signal, aren’t in Airplane mode, etc.

Toggle airplane mode

Slide down from the top right corner to bring up the Control Center, then tap the Airplane Mode icon to switch off all of the connectivity features built into your iPhone. This includes WiFi, Bluetooth and Mobile Data. Then switch Airplane Mode back off. This re-enables your internet connection and helps to reset any potential issues preventing mail from working properly.

Make sure you are connected to the right wifi

Getting connected to your neighbor’s network instead of yours is a common mistake, especially if they have similar names that consist of random letters and numbers. You might be connected to a restricted network or one that simply doesn’t have the required ports open for email. Make sure you are connected to the correct network by going to Settings > “Wi-Fi”.

Restart Mail app

Like other system apps, the Mail app could also end up crashing or not working after iOS 17 update, especially if it’s left open or running in the background during the update installation process. In this case, you will need to force close the mail app to give it a fresh start.

If you have an iPhone with a Home button, double-click it to open the app switcher. If your iPhone doesn’t have a Home button, swipe up from the very bottom to the center of the screen to open the app switcher.

Once the app switcher is open, swipe the Mail app up and off the top of the screen to close it. Now that the Mail app is closed, launch it once more via your Home Screen, Siri or Spotlight. This sometimes helps to get the Mail app back up and running if it somehow froze or quit working properly.

Check Mail Fetch settings

By default, Fetch New Data settings are based on what’s provided by your email service. If Push isn’t available as a setting, your account will default to Fetch. These settings will affect how your device receives emails. To adjust these settings:
Go to Settings > Mail, then tap Accounts.
Tap Fetch New Data.
Choose a setting – such as Automatically or Manually – or choose a schedule for how often the Mail app will fetch data.

Check Notification Settings

Make sure your Notification settings are correct for the Mail app. Here’s how:

  1. Start the Settings app, then tap on Notifications.
  2. Tap Mail, then tap an email account.
  3. Adjust your Alerts, Sounds and Badges.

Check for iOS update

If you find email not working after iOS 17 update, check to ensure you are running the latest iOS version on your iPhone.

Go to settings > General > software update.

Access emails using a computer

If you have multiple email accounts set up on your iPhone, check to see if you can access email from a different account. If you can, then the problem may be the email provider or account you were trying to access before. In an Internet-connected world, things still go wrong and online services occasionally go down. Access the email account from a computer to test if the problem is the service provider or device.

Remove and Re-Add the Email Account

This is a little tongue in cheek, but often when you’re experiencing problem receiving emails on your iPhone, removing the account from your iPhone and setting it back up again will resolve a lot of problems. The beauty of email account is that everything is stored in the cloud — your mail, your documents, your movies, videos, and more. All of those will come back, once you reset up your account. It is a nuclear option of sorts, but it’s also the easiest way to wipe everything and bring it all back. It’s nuclear, but simple. To do so:

  1. go to Settings > Mail > Accounts
  2. Select your Google account
  3. Tap on Delete Account
  4. Tap on Delete from my iPhone. Then, re-add the same account using the option in settings app.

Contact Your Email Provider

If Mail is still not working on your iOS 17 device, it’s time to contact your email provider. There may be a high-level issue with your account that only a customer support representative can fix.

If you have an iCloud email account, reach out to [Apple support]( for help. Apple provides help [online](, over-the-phone, and in-person. Make sure to [schedule an appointment]( if you plan on going into your local Apple Store!

Email not working after iOS 17 update: Fixed!

If mail app stopped working after iOS 17 update, the above methods should fix the issue.

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