How to Attach A Photo from iPhone to Email

In the age of digital technology and smartphones, sending emails has become a common function for almost everyone. The possibilities are endless. You can work, communicate, and share files with just a click. One thing that people usually struggle with is attaching photos to emails, especially when it comes to iPhone users. That’s why we have created this blog post, "How to Attach A Photo from iPhone to Email" to help you with the process.

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The Challenge of Attaching A Photo from iPhone to Email

The process of attaching a photo from an iPhone to an email could be tricky for some. It’s not uncommon to get lost in the process and end up not attaching the required photo to an email. The primary challenge is that the process is not as straightforward as it sounds. You need a few things to get started, which we will discuss in the next section.

Things You Should Prepare for

Before we dive into the methods, it’s essential to prepare for the attachment process. Firstly, ensure that your iPhone and the email recipient’s device or email service is connected to the internet. Also, ensure that you have a valid email address, and you’re logged in to your email account. Lastly, ensure that the photo you want to attach is on your iPhone’s camera roll or photo library.

Method 1: Using the Email App

Step 1: Open the Email App
Step 2: Compose a new email
Step 3: Add the recipient’s email address, subject and email body
Step 4: Tap and hold on the empty space within the email body
Step 5: Tap "Insert Photo or Video"
Step 6: Navigate to the Camera roll or Photo Library and select the photo
Step 7: Click "Use Photo" on the bottom right corner
Step 8: Wait for the photo to upload
Step 9: Tap "Send"

– Attaching photos is easy and fast
– You don’t need to exit the email app to send photos
– You can send multiple photos in one email attachment

– The size of the email may exceed the supported size limits
– The quality of the photo may be compressed

Method 2: Using the Photos App

Step 1: Open the Photos App
Step 2: Select the photo(s) you want to attach
Step 3: Tap the share button (box with an up arrow in the bottom left corner)
Step 4: Select "Mail"
Step 5: Fill in the recipient’s email address, subject and email body
Step 6: Tap "Send"

– Easy to attach photos from photo library
– Excellent photo quality
– You can preview your email before sending

– Requires exiting the Photos app
– Only one photo can be attached at a time

Method 3: Using iCloud Drive

Step 1: Open the iCloud Drive App
Step 2: Tap on the plus sign (+) at the bottom left corner
Step 3: Tap "Upload Photos or Videos"
Step 4: Navigate to the Camera roll or Photo Library and select the photo(s)
Step 5: Tap "Upload"
Step 6: Wait for the upload process to complete
Step 7: Open your email app
Step 8: Compose a new email
Step 9: Select the ‘Insert Attachment’ icon (paper clip icon) within the email’s body.
Step 10: Navigate to the iCloud Drive folder and select the photo(s) for attachment
Step 11: Click ‘Send’

– Photos are uploaded to iCloud and can be accessed from any device
– You can attach multiple photos at once
– High-quality photos can be sent

– Requires multiple apps to be opened
– Uploading and downloading photos can be time-consuming

Why Can’t I Attach Photos to An Email From My iPhone?

1. The Email app is not authorized to access Photos
Fix: Go to the Settings app > Privacy > Photos and ensure that the Email app’s permission is turned on.

2. The photo format is not supported
Fix: Ensure that the photo format is JPEG or PNG.

3. The photo size is too large
Fix: Either compress the photo size or use a different method to transfer it.

Additional Tips

– You can rename the image before sending.
– Check the email service provider’s attachment size limit before attaching photos.
– To reduce the file size, you can use third-party photo compression apps or use iOS’s in-built compression option.

5 FAQs about Attaching A Photo from iPhone to Email

Q1: Can I attach multiple images in an email attachment?

A: Yes. All three methods listed above allow the attachment of multiple images in one email.

Q2: What is the maximum size of an email attachment on iPhone?

A: The size limit can vary based on the email service provider. However, most email services allow between 15-25 MB of attachment size.

Q3: How can I compress the size of an image before attaching it to an email?

A: There are several third-party photo compression apps available on the App Store, such as Compress Photos and Image Size. You can also use the ‘Compress Photos’ option within iOS if your iPhone runs on iOS 14 or later.

Q4: Can I access photos on iCloud Drive from my PC?

A: Yes, you can access iCloud Drive from any device, including your PC, by visiting

Q5: Can I attach photos to an email when I am offline?

A: No, you must have an active internet connection to send emails on iPhone.

In Conclusion

Attaching photos to an email from an iPhone is an essential task that almost every iPhone user faces. This blog post has provided three easy and simple methods to do just that. So, whether you’re using the Email app, Photos app, or iCloud Drive, we hope you found this post helpful in attaching photos to your email.