Steps to Set Up VIP Alerts on an iPhone

 

About VIP Alerts

The VIP Alert on iOS can be set up to display messages from important contacts. The feature can also be used to set custom alerts for those contacts. Note that silent mode and Do Not Disturb will silence these notifications.

 

Adding Contacts to the VIP Mailbox

  1. Launch the Mail app.
  2. Tap "Mailboxes" in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. If you are adding your first contact to your VIP Mailbox, tap "VIP" underneath your Inbox. Otherwise, tap the ⓘ icon to the right of "VIP."
  4. Tap "Add VIP." From here you can select one of your contacts to add to your VIP Mailbox

 

Setting up Custom Notifications for VIP Alerts

  1. Launch the Mail app.
  2. Tap "Mailboxes" in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap the ⓘ icon to the right of the row that says "VIP."
  4. Tap "VIP Alerts."
  5. Turn on "Show in Notification Center" if it is not already turned on.
  6. Immediately below the "Show in Notification Center" row is the "Sounds" row. Tap this to customize the notification sound for your VIP Alerts.