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iOS 9 Tips: New Ways to Add Attachment to iPhone/iPad Email

By FonePaw | Oct 18 , 2015

Though we usually send email along with an attachment, past versions of iOS never let us add attachments to iPhone or iPad easily. Thanks to iOS 9, we've now go an easy way to attach an email files from iCloud Drive or from other apps that support it, including Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and more.


In this post, we show you the step-by-step guide on how to add attachment to email on iPhone or iPad running iOS 9.

How to Add Attachments in iOS 9 Email

1. Write a new email

Launch Mail. Tap on the Compose icon at the bottom right corner to write a new email. click on the message body.


2. Enable the attachments menu

Click on the message body. On the iPhone, you will see things like: Paste, Quote Level, Insert Photo or Video, etc. Tap on the right arrow until you see the Add Attachment option.

Add Attachment to iPhone Email

On the iPad, you only need to look for the paperclip icon and click on it.

Add Attachment to iPad Email


3. Enable additional location

Tap on Add Attachment. It will open the iCloud Drive by default. Tap on the document you need to attach it to the email.


Note: If you need to attachment file from other apps, tap on "Locations" menu. Then, tap on the storage provider you want to use. If you don't see your preferred provider, tap on More and switch On your preferred storage provider. Then, Done. Now, you can browse your synced or stored files in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.


4. Add files to email on iPhone/iPad successfully

Depending on the type of file you attach, the attachment will appear in-line with a preview or as icons.


Choose File and Add in Mail Attachment


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