IOS 17: How to Email a Picture on Your iPhone Easily


Tom Michaelson

Sending a picture via email on your iPhone is a simple process that can be done in a few taps. You just need to have the photo you want to send saved in your Photos app, and be ready to go into your Mail app to compose a new email. It’s straightforward, and you can do it in no time!

How to Email a Picture on iPhone Step by Step Tutorial

Before we dive into the steps, let’s clarify what we’re about to do. We’ll be selecting a picture from your Photos app and sending it through an email using your Mail app. It’s like attaching a file to an email, but with a photo from your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Photos app

Open the Photos app on your iPhone to find the picture you want to email.

In the Photos app, you’ll see all of the pictures you’ve taken or saved on your iPhone. Scroll through and select the one you want to send. If you’ve organized your photos into albums, you can go into the specific album to find the photo faster.

Step 2: Select the Share icon

Once you’ve found the picture, tap the Share icon (it looks like a square with an arrow pointing up).

The Share icon is your gateway to sending content from your iPhone to other places. When you tap it, you’ll see a variety of options for sharing the photo, including via email.

Step 3: Tap the Mail app icon

In the Share menu, scroll until you find the Mail app icon and tap it to start composing your email.

The Mail app icon should be easy to find—it usually appears as one of the first options in the Share menu. If you don’t see it, you might need to tap the “More” option to find it.

Step 4: Fill in the email details

Fill in the recipient’s email address, subject, and any message you want to include in your email.

Once you’re in the Mail app compose window, it’s just like writing any other email. Add your recipient’s email address in the “To” field, write a subject for your email, and if you want, add any text message you want to include with the photo.

Step 5: Send the email

Tap the Send button (it looks like a paper airplane) to send the email with your picture.

After you’ve filled out the necessary details and you’re ready to send, just tap the Send button. Your photo will be attached to the email, and off it goes to your recipient!

After you complete these steps, your picture will be on its way to the recipient’s email inbox. They’ll receive it just like any other email, and they’ll be able to download the photo attachment to view it.

Tips for Emailing a Picture on iPhone

  • Make sure you have a good internet connection before sending the email to avoid any sending errors.
  • If you’re sending multiple photos, it might be easier to select all the photos first then tap the Share icon, instead of sharing them one by one.
  • Pay attention to the size of the picture you’re sending. If it’s too large, it might take longer to send or be too big for the recipient’s email service to accept.
  • Double-check the recipient’s email address before sending. A typo could result in your picture going to the wrong person.
  • Remember that you can also share photos via messages, social media, or cloud services if email isn’t the best option for you or your recipient.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I email multiple pictures at once?

Yes, you can select multiple photos in the Photos app before tapping the Share icon, and then email them all together.

What happens if the photo is too large to email?

Your iPhone might give you an option to resize the photo before sending it, or you might need to use a different method to share the photo, like using a cloud service.

Can I email a picture to someone who doesn’t have an iPhone?

Absolutely! Email is universal, so as long as the recipient has an email address, they can receive your picture regardless of their device.

How can I tell if my photo has been sent successfully?

Once you tap Send, the email will go into your Outbox and then your Sent folder. If there’s an issue, you’ll get a notification that the email wasn’t sent.

Is there a limit to the number of photos I can send via email?

That depends on your email provider’s limit for attachments. If you have a lot of photos to send, consider using a cloud service instead.


  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Tap the Share icon.
  3. Select the Mail app icon.
  4. Fill in the email details.
  5. Tap Send.


There you have it, a simple guide on how to email a picture on iPhone using the Photos and Mail apps. Whether you’re sharing memories with friends and family or sending important images for work, the process is quick and painless. Remember to consider the size of the images you’re sending and keep an eye on your internet connection to ensure a smooth send-off. With iOS 17, the process hasn’t changed much from previous versions, but it’s always good to refresh your memory. Now, go ahead and start sharing those unforgettable moments with ease!

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