How to Add Attachments to iPhone Emails

by KR Knowlin

With the iPhone Mail, you can send attachments with email messages just as you would with a conventional email application. According to the iPhone user guide, you can send photos, notes, contacts and videos as email attachments. When you interact with items like photos, notes and videos, you can use the pop-up on-screen controls to add the item to a new email message.

Photos, Videos, Notes

Step 1

Open the item you want to attach. If loading a photo or video, select it from your album. If you want to send a note, open the specific note within the Notes application.

Step 2

Tap the screen to bring up the on-screen controls if they are not visible.

Step 3

Tap the "Send" icon at the far left of the on-screen controls. A prompt listing several options will appear.

Step 4

Select the "Email" button. This will activate the Mail application and the item will load to a new email message.

Step 5

Compose the rest of your email message. Tap the "Send" button on the toolbar of the Mail application to send the email and its attachment.

Send Contact Information

Step 1

Load the "Contacts" application.

Step 2

Tap the name of the contact whose information you want to send as an attachment. The "Info" page for that contact will appear.

Step 3

Tap the "Share Contact" button on the Info page.

Step 4

Select "Email" from the "Share Contact Using" prompt that appears. This will launch the Mail application and the item will load to a new email message.

Step 5

Compose the rest of your email message. Tap the "Send" button on the toolbar of the Mail application to send the email and its attachment.

About the Author

KR Knowlin has worked extensively in the theatre in numerous capacities. Past credits include: "Stop Kiss" (Director, Center Stage Productions), "Phaedra's Love"(Director, Chapel Theatre), "Quills" (Sound Engineer, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '09), "Mind's I" (Sound Designer, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '09), "Paternal Eternal" (Playwright, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '08) to name a few.