iOS 16.1.2: How to Add an Attachment to an Email on iPhone, iPad (iPadOS 15)

Last Updated on Dec 8, 2021

We have seen many users are switching from the Mail app to the official Gmail app due to lack of restrictions and not complete features like Attach photos to email or send an email with large file attachments during composing new Mail compare to plain HTML embedded or Text. By the way, through the Apple mail app, you can’t send files Attachments in an email on iOS was not easy but after iOS, the mail app becomes much useful than ever before because of possible to Add attachments to Mail on Apple native mail App.

So today, here I’ll teach you how to add a file in iPhone mail. Learn steps by step guide to prepare yourself to send an email with attachments with an Apple iOS device.

Note: you can only add a file in the mail attachment from the iCloud drive, now the iCloud drive is a default app on your device’s home screen. Now, iCloud Drive switch into the new Files app in iOS.

Apple’s mail app is a common app for checking out all mail services (Gmail, iCloud Mail, Third Party mail from your domain)

Steps for Add Attachment to Mail for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Step 1: Open the Mail app from your home screen in iOS installed devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch).

Step 2: From the account choose, which mail service wants you to use. Here for iCloud.

Step 3: Tap on compose mail, from the beneath of the screen. Touch and Hold on Black space in your Mail Body area. and see the option, for Attach File by swipe option. In Addition, we can also add Scan Document, Insert Drawing [Signature].


New Feature – draw in the body of the email

Step 4: Now, you can send a file attachment in the subject.

Step 5: Tap there and hold for a second till you will see an option to add an image/ video or an option for changing text style and size. Scroll to the right to tap on the arrow icon on the pop-up option.

Step 6: Next, Tap on add Attachment for choose/ Browse desired file, Weight for upload file to Mail.


Step 7: Once, you’re done!


You can send an email with an attachment to the Mail app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Apple didn’t say how much size file you can send/ upload in Mail like Gmail has a maximum of 25MB.

Don’t MissFix iOS 15 Mail App issues

Thanks, Apple for giving such an improved and very needed update in the Mail App for send/ Add attachments in Mail from iOS devices iPhone, iPad pro, and all iPads.)

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