The iPhone Mail app makes it easy to attach Pictures and Videos from the Photos app and also to attach files from iCloud, Google Drive and other online storage services. In this post you will be learning the steps to attach Files and Pictures to Email Messages on iPhone.
Attach Files and Pictures to Emails on iPhone or iPad
While you can convey simple ideas and messages by typing a few words on an email, it becomes too tedious in case you want to convey details and complex ideas through an email. In such cases it becomes necessary to attach text files, spreadsheet and pictures to email messages, in order to convey your ideas in a convincing way.
Attach Pictures and Videos to Email on iPhone
Follow the steps below to attach or insert photos and videos to your email messages on iPhone.
1. Tap on the Home button to access the home screen on your iPhone.
2. From the home screen tap on the Mail app.
3. Tap on the Compose Email icon to start writing your email – You will see this icon at the bottom right corner of the screen (See image below).
4. On the message body, tap and hold with your finger to pop-up the editing menu.
An editing menu will pop up on the screen with options like: Select, Select All, Paste, Quote Level, Insert Photo or Video (See image below).
5. Tap on Insert Photo or Video (See image above).
You will be taken to the Photos app, from where you can select the photo that you want to attach to the email. After you select a Photo, tap on Choose and the photo will be inserted in the message body.
Attach Files From iCloud to Emails on iPhone
In order to be able attach files to emails; the attachment needs to be available either on your iCloud account or with other online storage providers like Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive.
Follow the steps below to attach files to an email from your iCloud storage account.
1. From the home screen tap on the Mail app.
2. Start a New email message by tapping on the Compose Mail icon.
3. Whenever you are ready to attach a file, tap and hold with your finger anywhere in body of the message that you are composing.
An editing menu will pop up on the screen with options like: Select, Select All, Paste and Arrow button. Tap on the Arrow button till you see the Add Attachment option (See image below).
4. Next, tap on Add Attachment (See image above).
This step will take you to your iCloud Account, from where you will be able to choose a file that you can attach to this email.
5. Tap on File that you want to atach (he Folder that contains the file that you want to attach (in case your file is in a folder).
6. Next, tap on the File that you want to attach to your email.
Note: You may have to first tap on the folder containing the file, in case the file is stored in a folder.
Attach Files From Google Drive to Emails on iPhone
After the iOS 9 update, your iPhone now has the ability to send files as email attachments from popular cloud storage services like Google Drive, Drop Box, OneDrive and others, in addition to iCloud.
In order to attach files from other Cloud Storage services, you first need to download the host app for the storage service (Dropbox, Google Drive etc) from the App Store.
Once the app is downloaded, launch the app and login to your account. After this you will be all set up to start attaching files to your emails.
1. From the home screen tap on the Mail app.
2. Next, tap on the Compose New Mail Icon to access the email interface on your iPhone. You will see this at the bottom right corner of your screen.
3. Once you are ready to attach a file, tap and hold with your finger anywhere on the message body to activate the pop-up editing menu.
An editing menu will pop up on the screen with options like: Select, Select All, Insert Photo or Video and an Arrow button. (See image below).
4. Tap on the Arrow button till you see the Add Attachment option and tap on it (See image below).
By default, tapping on Add Attachment will take you to iCloud.
5. Now, tap on Locations from the upper left corner to attach a file from a location other than iCloud Drive (See image below).
You will see a pop-up displaying a list of storage providers registered on your device.
6. Tap on the Storage Provider where your attachment file is located.
In case you do not see your preferred provider: Tap on More, Switch On your preferred storage provider and Tap on Done.
7. Next, Tap on the file that you want to attach to the email
Note: You may have to tap on the folder containing the file, in case the file is stored in a folder.