Here’s one of those great little things Apple builds into their software that doesn’t make it into the headlines, but does make life a little bit easier.

If you’re prone to constantly checking your email, waiting on a reply to a specific message, you can now have iOS 8 do the work for you. Using the new Email Notifications you can now be notified when that specific reply arrives.

Here’s how to set up a reminder:


When composing an email in the Mail app, when you begin typing on the Subject line, a Notification bell icon will appear. Tap on the bell, and you’ll be prompted with an alert box asking if you’d like a notification when anybody replies to your email. Tap Notify Me, and you’re all set. Now when a reply to that specific email arrives, you’ll be notified on your lock screen or home screen.


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