On an iPhone running iOS 6.0.1, I used Settings → Notifications → Mail to set different "new message" sounds for different mail accounts. Now I want to make all mail accounts again follow the default sound set under Settings → Sounds → New Mail. How can I do this? When I change the "New Mail" alert sound, the individual mail accounts no longer change.

I have tried manually setting all the mail accounts to use the same sound and vibration setting as the default. However, they still don't change when I change the default setting.

  • does the issue still persists after the 6.1 update? – Macmaniman Jan 31 '13 at 15:59
  • @Macmaniman Yes. There's no UI element I can find that would "follow default settings", so as far as I can tell each mail account is "follow the default settings until I customize it once, then never again". – Stephen Jennings Feb 11 '13 at 21:39
  • For some dumb reason i cant figure out how to comment so please someone tell me, considering your problem still persists, i recommend, iCloud backup/restore. however, the problem might persist, sense its a "setting" its worth a try! – Macmaniman Feb 13 '13 at 13:58
  • @Macmaniman It's not worth it to me to go through that much trouble. An easier solution would probably be to delete then re-add the mail account. But, I also don't want to bother with that. It's just odd that there doesn't seem to be a setting for this. – Stephen Jennings Feb 14 '13 at 7:38
  • it is, you are right, but, its really not touble, i think its suuuper easy, however, you are absolutly right its wierd that you cant reset the setting! – Macmaniman Feb 19 '13 at 23:23

It's not a direct answer, but by deleting an App, you remove the local cached copy of the emails and don't lose any messages on the Mail server.

This has a side effect of clearing the preference for sounds, so when you add the account back - it now follows the default sounds as set in the UI.

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