Re: How to use search criteria like 'from' , 'to', or 'subject' in mail of iPhone
I think they made it better with iOS9.
When you enter, in the search box of the Mail App, a regular search term (i.e. "iTunes") it shows tree sections before pressing the keyboard "Search" button.
- Search for "iTunes"
- People (lists people with the name iTunes in the contact
- Subjects (emails with iTunes in the subject line)
If you entar a word like "yesterday", "day", "week" or "month", it shows also another section called "Dates":
- Search for "Day"
- People (lists people with the name "Day" in the contact
- Subjects (emails with "Day" in the subject line)
- Dates (shows some options like "Previous Day", "Past Day", "Last Day")
If the mail you're looking for happens to be right there in the "Subjects" section, great. You found it.
But if it doesn't, you can "TOUCH" any entry to narrow your search. Even the Search for "Day" row. That one gives you all the mails containing that word anywhere (or maybe only in the message's body, not sure).
BUT HERE COMES A TRICK.
After selecting any entry from any section, the search box shows a little box with the selected criteria. Lets say you touched the Search for "Day" entry, so the search box will show a [i]Day/i] blue box.
"TOUCH" that litle blue box, and two options appear:
"TOUCH" any one of those and now you are searching in the subject or the body (or maybe anywhere in the mail) accordingly
If you selected any "People" section entry, when you "TOUCH" the blue box inside the search box, then you are presented with the following options:
So now you can search by From, To, Subject, Date, etc
One Last Note: You can add some more search critera after the previous one just doing all this again after the blue box shown in the Search Box.
Hope it helps.
P.S: I figured all this out thanks to this message url: discussions.apple.com/message/28950338#28950338