How to remove the “Sent from my iPad” signature from outgoing email on your iPad

by Ross McKillop on April 3, 2010

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This tutorial will show you how to remove the “Sent from my iPad” signature that Mail automatically adds to each of the email messages you send from your iPad.

One of the first things you might notice while using Mail on your iPad is that it automatically adds the signature line “Sent from my iPad”. If you’d rather set that to your own email signature – or have none at all – follow the instructions outlined below.

sent from my ipad default signature
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  1. Start out by selecting Settings from your home screen
  2. ipad home screen settings button

  3. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars from the list on the left side of the Settings window, and then tap the Signature (which by default will be “Sent from my iPad”).
  4. sent from my ipad default signature
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  5. Use the delete button on your iPad keyboard to remove the signature (or use the Clear button). Now enter in your own personal signature, or leave the window blank to not use one at all.
  6. sent from my ipad default signature
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  7. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars in the left column again. Now in the Signature section you’ll see your new, custom signature (or none at all if that’s the route you went).
  8. sent from my ipad default signature
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  9. Now the next time you compose an email on your iPad, the “Sent from my iPad” message will be gone, and replaced by your own (or none).
  10. sent from my ipad default signature
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  • Robb

    How would you paste a custom signature block into the iPad?

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  • blatant marketing and hard sell hater

    Great tip. This should be attached unto every Ipad box when they sell it.

    I think there should be a ban on using default signatures on email devices to do blatant marketing. This is really a low move by attention hungry companies.

    Who cares how the email was sent? What matters is the content of the email.

  • Arvid

    Well i think there is a point in knowing if the mail was sent from a mobile device – explaining short answears and maybe misspellings.

  • Betty coleman

    I liked all the helpful tips But can you tell me how to reconnect Wi-fi ?

  • PaulG

    How do I get rid of the automatic reply line that lists date, time and to whom is replying like:

    “On Dec. 29, 2010, at 3:320AM, numbnuts@buffoon.com wrote:”

    Normal Apple Mail on my Mac doesn’t do this so why should I want it on my iPhone or iPad? I constantly have to delete the line. There should be a way to turn this on and off too.

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  • stamperdidoeda

    So glad my PC does not signature my mails. There is only 1 reason why this signature is added on iphones and ipads, do not be fooled that its there to explain your flaws, its a commercial add.

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  • Pepe

    And let the recipient know I’m away from home, maybe with my mistress in a resort?

  • Karen

    Very clear and helpful instructions, thank you

  • Faiz

    Thanks dude

  • steff

    Thank you very much! This has been really bugging me.

  • ian

    this didn’t work for me, the signature was already clear. i hit delete 142 times anyway, still sends “sent from my ipad”.

  • ian

    aha! it was the yahoo app signature field! disregard!

  • Nιєк.

    omg , thanks for this ..

  • Nιєк.

    That’s strange …

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  • Diego Garcia

    Thanks, helped me provide some inhouse documentation :-)

  • ipadder

    Well, that worked for all except my work email. I guess i need to contact the people who created that app. >.<