How to Email Multiple Photos or Videos (More Than 5) From Your iPhone [iOS 6 Tips]

iOS 6

Prior to iOS 6, it was quite a pain to attach photo or video to an email. One had to launch the Photos app, select the photos or videos and then tap on the share button to send them via email.

In iOS 6, Apple has finally made it easier and more intuitive to add a photo or a video to an email in the Mail app. You can use this new direct insert method to email more than 5 photos/videos, which is still one of the weird limitations if you want to send multiple photos via the Camera roll in iOS 6.

Here’s how:

  • Launch the iOS 6 Mail app
  • Tap on the Compose button at the bottom right corner
  • Tap and hold in the body of the mail
  • This will give you an option to Select, Select All, Paste. Tap on the right arrow button as show below.
  • Then tap on Insert Photo or Video option
  • Tap on the photo or video you want to attach to the email from the Camera roll
  • Then tap on Choose button
  • This will add the photo or the video to the email.
  • You can repeat the steps mentioned above to add multiple photos or videos.
  • Then tap on the Send button to email them.

The direct insert method outlined above is the only way to email more than 5 photos and/or videos from your iPhone. But it’s faster and less cumbersome to email less than 5 photos or videos via the Camera roll as you can select multiple photos.

iOS 6’s Shared Photo Stream is the most convenient option to share photos/videos (not more than 16 photos/videos at a time) with your family and friends who have an iOS device running iOS 6.

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  • Ryan

    Really? This gets an article but you’re not reporting on the strike in China?

    • China

      Who cares about china.

  • Alan

    Thanks, it means you can finally add a photo or video when you reply to an email, which was just not possible earlier.

  • Scott Buschlen

    Another way to add several photos to a new email, is to go to your photos, select EDIT from top menu bar, then tap on the photos. A check mark will indicate your choices. Then select SHARE from the bottom left, then email icon.

    • iPhoneHacks

      Of course, try sending more than 5 photos or videos. Prior to iOS 6, you also It also couldn’t add photos or videos while replying to an email.

      • David

        @iPhoneHacks:disqus here is BETTER way,

        1. go to mail app, compose mail
        2. go to photos app, click edit, select 5 photos, click share, and COPY
        3 to to mail app, paste
        4 go to photos app, select five photos, copy
        5 go to mail app, paste

        and you can repeat 4-5 as much as iphone memory allows!

        Have fun,

        • Derek

          Thanks for this; it works really well.

  • Jesse Russell

    Um, I was under the impression photos team didn’t allow video ?

  • lee

    Thanks but a bit long winded if you want to send 2-300 photos

  • Xtof

    I heard of people having problems receiving photos which are created as described in the article. All attached photos have the same filename “image.jpeg”. It is a problem for different mail clients that all files use identical filenames.