Search for email in Mail on iPad
In the Mail app , you can search for emails using different criteria.
Search for text in an email
Swipe down from the middle of a mailbox list to reveal the search field.
Tap in the search field and type the text you’re looking for.
Choose between searching all mailboxes or the current mailbox above the results list.
Tap an email in the results list to see it.
Searching looks at the address fields, the subject, and the email body. The most relevant emails appear in Top Hits above the search suggestions as you type.
Search by timeframe
Swipe down from the middle of a mailbox list to reveal the search field, tap in the search field, then type something like “February meeting” to find all emails from February with the word “meeting.”
Search by email state
You can search for emails by various attributes. For example, you can do any of the following:
Find all flagged emails: Type “flag” in the search field, then tap “Flagged Messages” below Other.
Find all emails from people in your VIP list: Type “vip” in the search field, then tap “Messages from VIPs” below Other.
Find all unread emails: Type “unread” in the search field, then tap “Unread Messages” below Other.
Find all email with attachments: Type “attachment” in the search field, then tap “Messages with Attachments” below Other.