How to Send an Email on iPhone with Attachments

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Need to send a signed PDF to a coworker? Or do you need to share family photos from a recent vacation? Sending an email is probably the most convenient option. The Mail app on your iPhone makes sending attachments with any email easy. Read on to find out how to attach a document in the iPhone Mail app.

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Share important documents with friends or coworkers.
  • Send photos and videos with family members.

How to Add an Attachment to an Email on iPhone

We've already helped users learn how to send a photo in a text message, how to edit and share video memories, and how to send a video in a text message. For more great tutorials about how to share pictures, videos, documents, and files, check out our free Tip of the Day. Now, let's learn how to add attachments to iPhone email:

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  1. Open the Mail app.

    Open Mail app
  2. Tap the compose icon in the bottom-right corner to start a new email.

    Tap Compose icon
  3. After you fill in the To, Cc/Bcc, and Subject fields as needed, tap the arrow icon in the menu bar above the keyboard.

    Tap the arrow in the menu bar above the keyboard
  4. You'll see a new row of email attachment and editing icons above the keyboard. Tap the photos icon to choose photos or videos to attach to your email.

    Tap the photos icon to choose photos or videos to attach to your email.
  5. Tap the photo or video you want to attach to your email. 

    Choose a photo attachment for the email
  6. To take a new photo instead, tap the camera icon to take a photo or video to attach to your email.

    Tap the camera icon to take a new photo or video to attach to your email.
  7. Tap Use Photo or Use Video to attach it to your email or Retake to try again.

    Retake or choose photo to attach to email
  8. Tap the scan icon to scan a document, then position the document in view and tap the shutter button.

    Tap the scan icon to scan a document, then position the document in view and tap the shutter button.
  9. Tap Retake or Keep Scan, then tap Save to attach the scan to your email.

    retake or keep scan
  10. Tap the thumbnail of the scan to crop, apply a filter, rotate the image, or delete the scan.  

    edit scan on iphone
  11. Tap the document icon to attach items from your iCloud drive.

    Tap the document icon to attach items from your iCloud drive.
  12. When you're done adding attachments, send your email by tapping the send icon.

    Send email with attachments

And that's it! There are many options to choose from when adding an attachment ot an email in the Mail app, so you can fully customize what you send. Next, learn how to set up a reminder to send an email or to schedule an email to be sent at a later time.

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at conpoet.com. She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.