How to Add an Attachment to an Email on an iPhone 13

Being able to read and send emails through the iPhone 13’s mail app is a convenient way to keep up to date on work and personal messages.

Most email addresses are compatible with the iPhone’s Mail app, and the interface makes it fairly easy to perform most common email-related tasks.

But one thing you may be having trouble with is including files from your iPhone in emails that you either compose or reply to.

Fortunately, you can include an attachment with an iPhone 13 email by tapping and holding on the body of the email you are writing, then selecting the Attach file option. You can then browse to your file and select it to attach it to the message.

You can then proceed to continue adding information to the email body and include additional information as needed, then send the message.

Our guide below will provide you with more information on working with iPhone email attachments.

How to Add Attachment to iPhone 13 Email

  1. Open the Mail app.
  2. Open the email message.
  3. Tap and hold on an empty space in the message.
  4. Tap the right arrow.
  5. Choose Attach File.
  6. Browse to the file and select it.

Our guide continues below with additional information on including email attachments on an iPhone, including pictures of these steps.

How to Include Files When Sending Emails on an iPhone 13 (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.3.1 operating system.

Step 1: Open the Mail app on your iPhone.

open the Mail app

Step 2: Tap the Compose button at the bottom-right corner of the screen to create a new email, or open an existing email message and tap the Reply button to reply to an email instead.

Step 3: Tap and hold in an empty space in the body of the email.

tap and hold on the email body

Step 4: Touch the right arrow at the right side of the horizontal menu that appears on the screen.

tap the right arrow

Step 5: Choose the Attach file option.

how to add an attachment to an email on an iPhone 13

Step 6: Navigate to the file that you wish to attach to the email message, then select that file to add it to the email.

Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about sending email attachments in the Mail app on an iPhone 13.

More Information on iPhone 13 Email Attachments

While you will be able to select files of almost any size that are accessible through the iPhone email attachment interface, whether or not that file can actually be sent will depend on the restrictions in place both for your email provider and the message recipient’s email provider.

Many email providers won’t accept attachments that are over 25 MB in size. If you are trying to send a larger file then you might have more luck uploading the file to a cloud storage service like Dropbox or Google Drive, then sending a link to that file instead.

The primary location where your Mail app will go to let you browse for files is your iCloud Drive. When the “Attach File” screen opens there are two tabs at the bottom of the screen. One of these is the Recent tab, and one is the Browse tab.

You may need to navigate through both of these tabs and the files and folders within them until you find the file that you are searching for.

Many of the files on your phone, even those in other apps, are going to have sharing buttons. if you are having trouble attaching a file to an email from the “Compose Mail” screen, then try going directly to the file, tapping the “Share” button, then choosing the Mail option from there.

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