How to Email Photos on iPhone

By Jack Gerard

The iPhone offers the ability to send pictures to the email account of your choice with the touch of a button, but these pictures are reduced in size and may lose some of their quality in the process. It is possible to send full-resolution pictures from your iPhone with no loss in quality and without the need for apps that require "jailbreaking" (unauthorized modifications to your phone's software that may void its warranty). It takes less than a minute to email photos on an iPhone using built-in functions and you can do it from the iPhone email app of your choice (such as the default iPhone mail function or apps like Firemail or the mBox Mail).

Things You'll Need

  • Email app of your choice

Step 1

Open the iPhone's photo gallery and select the picture that you want to send.

Step 2

Tap on the photo and hold it until the "Copy" option appears. Tap on the "Copy" tab to copy the picture to the phone's memory.

Step 3

Click "Home," then launch the the iPhone email app or the email app of your choice.

Step 4

Tap "Compose" to create a new message.

Step 5

Paste the photo that you want to send into the message.

Step 6

Enter the recipient's email address and any other information that you want to include in the message, then click "Send."

Tips & Warnings

  • Unlike the standard "Email Photo" option on the iPhone, copying and pasting lets you attach multiple photos to a single email at full resolution (up to 1Mb.)