How to Send Multiple Photos on an iPhone

By Laurel Storm

The "Share" menu in iOS makes it possible to send multiple photos at the same time with just a few taps. The process does, however, change slightly depending on whether you're starting from the album view or the moment view.

Sharing from an Album

Step 1

Open the "Photos" app, tap "Albums," tap the album containing the photos you want to send and then tap "Select."

Step 2

Tap each photo you want to send. Photos you tap will be highlighted and show a blue check mark, showing they are selected -- if you accidentally select the wrong photo, tap it again to deselect it. Once you're done selecting photos, tap the "Share" button.

Step 3

Tap "Message" or "Mail," depending on how you want to send the photos. This will bring you to the compose screen for a text or email message, with the photos attached.

Sharing from a Moment

Step 1

Open the "Photos" app, tap "Photos," scroll until you find the moment containing the photos you want to send and then tap the "Share" link for that moment.

Step 2

Tap "Share This Moment" to send all photos in the moment or "Share Some Photos" to choose which photos you want to send. If you choose the former option, skip the next step.

Step 3

Tap the photos you want to send to select them -- selected photos are highlighted and show a blue check mark. If you accidentally select the wrong photo, just tap it again to deselect it. Once you're done selecting photos, tap "Share."

Step 4

Tap "Message" or "Mail" to choose the method you want to use to send the photos. This opens the compose screen for a text or email message, with the photos attached.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you select more than five photos, the "Mail" option won't show, since the Mail app limits the number of photos that can be attached to a message to five.
  • The process relies on using the Messages and Mail apps that came with your iPhone. If you want to send multiple photos through a different app and it doesn't appear in the "Share" menu, consult the help files or contact customer support for that app.
  • The information in this article applies to iPhones running iOS 8.1. The process may vary slightly or significantly with other versions.