How to Send Multiple Attachments on the iPhone

by Jason Spidle

When emailing a picture or video from within the Photos app on your iPhone, it is possible to attach five photos or one video to the email, but using a work around, you can attach additional photos before you send the email, as long as the total size of the attachments does not exceed the limit imposed by your email provider. As for other files, including Office documents, PDFs, and text files, you need to employ a third-party app to send these as attachments.

Photos and Video

1

Tap the "Photos" icon on your iPhone home screen.

2

Select the album that has the photos or videos you want to email as attachments.

3

Tap "Edit" and select up to five photos or a single video. After you've selected your photos, tap the "Share" button and select "Mail."

4

Long press anywhere in the message body until the copy/paste dialog is displayed. Tap the right-arrow button and tap "Insert Photo or Video" to attach additional photos and videos. Using this method, you can attach as many additional photos or videos as you want to the message. Additional attachments can only be added one at a time, so repeat the process to keep adding photos or videos.

5

Add a recipient and subject and then tap "Send" when you have finished adding your attachments. The mail app gives you the option to reduce the photos you attach as a way to reduce the total size of your email. Select whatever option suits your needs and the message is sent.

Sending Files with iZip

1

Tap the "App Store" icon on your iPhone home screen and select "Search." Enter "iZip" in the search box and tap the "Search" button. Tap "Free," then "Install" and enter your iPhone password to download and install the app.

2

Launch the iZip app and select the source from which you want to send multiple attachments. You can attach files that are stored on your iPhone, photos in your Camera Roll, music stored in the Music app or files stored on Dropbox.

3

Tap the circle beside the files you want to attach and then tap the "Send" button.

4

Tap "Send in email" and select if you want to attach the original files or compress the files to reduce the total amount of space the attachment takes up. If you choose to compress the files, select if you want a zip file with no password or a zip file with password protection.

5

Enter the name of your recipient, a subject for the email and the message contents and then tap "Send."

Using Attachments.me for Gmail

1

Tap the "App Store" icon on your iPhone home screen and select "Search." Enter "Attachments.me" in the search box and tap the "Search" button. Tap "Free" and then "Install" and enter your iPhone password to download and install the app.

2

Launch the Attachments.me app and tap "Sign in with Google" to log in to your Google account.

3

Tap "Next" and select the file storage services you want to link to the app. Attachments.me supports Box, Dropbox, SkyDrive and Google Drive.

4

Tap the "Compose" button.

5

Enter the name of your recipient, a subject and the message contents and then tap the "+" button.

6

Select the attachment source from the list of storage services. The Attachments.me app also supports attaching files from the default Mail app.

7

Select the files you want to attach to the email and tap "Done." You can attach files from multiple sources.

8

Tap "Send" to send the message with multiple attachments.

Tip

  • check Information in this article applies to the iPhone 5 running iOS 6. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

About the Author

Jason Spidle is a technology enthusiast and writer. His writing on computers, smartphones, Web design, Internet applications, sports and music has been published at a variety of websites including Salon, JunkMedia, Killed in Cars and The Columbia Free Times. Spidle maintains a number of blogs featuring poetry, short stories and other fiction.

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