Your iPhone’s Mail app has improved greatly over the years, but for some reason Apple never lets you add hyperlinks to emails. If you want to share a link with someone on iOS, you have to copy the ugly URL in the middle of your post, while on the desktop it was easy to add that link to a corresponding word or phrase.
That’s finally change with iOS 17: Among other things nice hidden features in the new update, the Mail app now supports hyperlink text. While you can wait for Apple to do it officially update your iPhone next month, you can try it right now install iOS 17 beta. While we do not recommend installing the beta on your primary iPhonethe feature is available to anyone who wants to give it a try.
How to add hyperlinks in your iPhone’s Mail app
Cselect a URL to create a hyperlink to. Then open Mail and start a new email or choose to reply to or forward an existing message. Type your message, then select the words you want to link. This opens a floating menu with the usual formatting options. However, in iOS 17, this menu has a new option called “Add a link.” Tap that, click “Paste” and you’re done.
Even if your iPhone stuck on iOS 16 or olderyou still can add hyperlinks to text in Mail app—but it depends on a hack of Apple’s Shortcuts app. The iOS 17 method of adding hyperlinks is much more convenient, and iIt doesn’t even work in Apple’s Notes app.