Email Pictures With iOS 6 Mail Without Launching The Photos App [iOS Tips]

Email Pictures With iOS 6 Mail Without Launching The Photos App [iOS Tips]

So, until iOS 6, in order to email photos, you had to drop into the Photos app, open one photo at a time, and tap the Share via email button. You can still do this, or you can tap the Edit button in Photos and share multiple photos to email or other services like Facebook or Twitter.

In addition, however, you can insert pictures into an email right inside of Mail app, without ever having to leave the app to get your images, which is much more Mac-like, to be honest. I mean, if you’re sending an email, you want to be able to add photos right there. Right? Right.

Here’s how to do just that.

Launch Mail on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and tap the new email button in the lower right hand corner of the screen (on the iPhone). The familiar email fields will show up and you can put in the intended recipient, any carbon copies, and a Subject.

Then, in the body of the email, double tap anywhere in the white space. When you do so, you’ll see the normal Select, Select All, and Paste pop up menu. Tap the right arrow there, and you’ll get an “Insert Photo or Video” option. Tap that button to get to the list of shareable photos, including your Camera Roll, your and others’ Shared Photo Streams, and any albums you’ve set up. Tap through to the photo you want to insert into email, and tap the blue Choose button. Your photo will pop itself into your email, inline.

You can’t yet add more than one photo at a time, so you’ll need to double tap below your first inserted picture and repeat the process for multiple images.

Now you can add photos while you’re in the Mail app without having to jump out and use the Photos app to set up your emails. Brilliant!

  • Scott Townsend

    Jailbreak your iPhone or iPad and use the AnyAttach tweak. It works better anyway.

  • evadesoft

    Hi,

    There is an app called “iMail It!” which allows you to select as many files as you want and attach them in an email.

    The link to the AppStore is https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imail-it!/id646763270?l=es&ls=1&mt=8

    Hope this helps!

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