How to preview more of an email

If slow connection speeds have ever prevented you from retrieving vital information from an email, like a change in job specs or the time and location of dinner with the in-laws, this tip may prove useful.

Your iPad will allow you to increase the number of lines displayed as the preview of an email. While you’ll still need to load the whole thing to fire off a reply, this simple change will allow you to immediately see more of the crucial information in your email without waiting around for the whole email to load.

To increase the number of lines displayed as the preview of an email, tap the Settings icon on your screen. Next, tap the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option. Under the Mail heading, tap the Preview option and adjust the default setting to show up to five lines of the email in your inbox.

Making this small change in the settings menu now could mean the difference between being in the right place at the right time or some awkward explanations later.

For a full list of tips and tricks for the iPad, click here.