Imagine this situation — you open up Apple’s stock Mail app, and you send an important email to your boss with a colleague CC’d. The only issue, is that you forgot to turn the nicknames feature off in your settings, and now your boss is seeing the nickname you’ve given to your colleague.
While giving nicknames to contacts might help you remember them when you’re interacting with Siri, this might not always be the best feature to have turned on depending on the nickname you’ve given your contact.
Luckily, there is a way you can turn this feature off, even if it’s just temporarily.
How to remove nicknames from emails in iOS
The first screenshot is of a test email I received where I’ve given my colleague a nickname.
Instead, open the Settings app on your iPhone, scroll down and tap on Contacts.
Once inside the contacts settings screen, tap on Short Name.
Next, tap on the slider to turn off Prefer Nicknames.
The last screenshot you see, is of a new email I received, this time without any nicknames attached.
Note that this’ll also turn off nicknames for the Messages and Phone apps.
Ever been stuck in an awkward situation when it comes to email?
This is a quick tip that’s easy to implement if you have to send an important email out, and need to be more proper about what names show up. Ever been in a situation like this before? Let me know in the comments section!