What happens when you click on an email or tap Send and realize you forgot an attachment, absently signed a letter to your boss with “all my love,” or suddenly flashed that you typed “pubic hair” and didn’t ‘public’? Apple added an option in iOS 16/iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura called Undo Send, which is a bit of a misnomer: it really is “postpone to send”. (See our how-to for instructions on how to use it.)
Apple defaults this option to 10 seconds. I know, because I never turned it on and both my iPhone and Mac. To disable or change this interval:
- In iOS/iPadOS, go to Settings > Mail and tap Undo Send Delay. You can change this to Off or 10, 20 or 30 seconds.
- In macOS, choose in the Mail app Mail > Settings > Compose. You can disable “Undo Send Delay” or check that box and set it to 10, 20, or 30 seconds via a pop-up menu.
Apple considers 10, 20 or 30 seconds long enough. For real consultation, the company should analyze your email and propose a duration: or some messages, maybe 30 minutes; others, for a lifetime.
This Mac 911 article is an answer to a question from Macworld reader Cynthia.
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