How to Email Photos from Android Phone

How to Email Photos from Android Phone
How to Email Photos from Android Phone
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If you have an email account associated with your Android device, you can use it to send the photos you have taken with your phone. If you haven't added an email account yet, you can do so from the Settings app. Once done, you can share the photos in the Photos or Gallery app or attach them directly to your emails.

Steps

Part 1 of 3: Add an email address to your Android device

Email Pictures from an Android Phone Step 1

Step 1. Open the Settings app on your device

Before you can email photos from your Android device, you need to sign in to your email address. You will be able to do this from the Settings app.

If you have already added an email account to your Android device, you can skip this step and continue to the next section

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Step 2. Tap Accounts. You will find this option in the Personal section.

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Step 3. Tap Add Account. This option is usually found at the bottom of the screen.

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Step 4. Select the Email, Mail or Google option

If you are adding an email account other than Gmail, select the option E-mail. If you are adding a Gmail account, select the option Google.

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Step 5. Enter your account information

After tapping Email, you will be asked to select your email provider. Choose from the list or press Other if not indicated. If you have a Hotmail account, select Outlook.com. Once you have selected an account type, enter your username and password. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete your email account setup.

Part 2 of 3: Send photos from Gallery or Photos app

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Step 1. Open the Gallery or Photos app

This app contains all the photos saved on your device.

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Step 2. Long press the first photo you want to send

The photo will be selected and the Select mode will be activated.

  • If you cannot select multiple photos, press the button first. To share before doing anything. The process varies from device to device.
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Step 3. Tap the other photos you want to send

Once Select mode is activated, tap the other photos you want to select and send.

Do not send more than 5 photos by email. Most e-mail services do not allow receiving emails that are too large. Limit messages to 5 photos to make sure the recipient of your choice can receive them

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Step 4. Tap Share after selecting photos

Once you have selected the photos, press the button. To share. It is usually located at the top of the screen and looks like a "<" with dots at each end.

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Step 5. Select your email application from the list that appears

Push the button To share to display an application list in a new window. Scroll through this list until you find the button E-mail. Tap on it to open your messaging app and compose a new message.

  • If you are using the Gmail app instead of the Email app, select Gmail in the list.
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Step 6. Select an image size if necessary

Depending on the device and the messaging app you are using, you may need to resize your photos. Select one of the available predefined options. Smaller photos are more suitable for recipients with a slow connection, but the loss of quality will be visible once they are displayed on a larger screen.

  • If you share photos from the Google Photos app, you'll be prompted to send the photos in their original size or create a link for the recipient to open. Creating a link can be useful if you want to send more photos than an email can contain.
  • The options for resizing photos vary widely from device to device and depending on whether you're using the Gallery app or the Photos app.
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Step 7. Write your message

After selecting the Email application, you will be redirected to the window to compose your message. You will see the photos you selected as attachments to your email. Write the body of the message and add the recipients in the top field.

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Step 8. Submit the photos

After composing your message and adding the attachments, press the button Send to send your email. You must be connected to a wireless network or your cellular network to be able to send the message.

It may take 1 to 2 minutes to send the message, as it may take a long time to download photos

Part 3 of 3: Send Photos Using the Gmail or Email App

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Step 1. Open your email application

You can attach photos to your emails directly from the messaging app. To get started, open your Email or Gmail app.

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Step 2. Write a new message

Compose a new message in your messaging application by pressing the button New. Usually this is the button with a pencil icon or + sign.

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Step 3. Press the Attach button

Once the screen for writing a message is open, press the button. Join. It usually looks like a paperclip and is located at the top of the screen. You may need to open the menu by pressing ⋮ first depending on the messaging application you are using.

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Step 4. Find the photos you want to send

Push the button Join to display a new menu, usually at the bottom of the screen. You may need to press Pictures Where Pictures to view photos saved on your device.

Tap the camera-shaped button to take a new photo directly from your phone and send it as an attachment

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Step 5. Select the photos you want to send

Once your photos are displayed on the screen, tap the ones you want to select. Some messaging tools only allow you to select one photo at a time while others offer the option to choose all photos at once.

  • Press on OK or ✓ once the photos have been selected.
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Step 6. Finish writing your email

After attaching your images, finish composing your email as you would any other message. Do not forget to enter the recipients for whom the images are intended.

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Step 7. Send the message

Once your message is ready, press the button Send that looks like an envelope. You will need to connect to a wireless network or a cellular network to send your email. It may take some time to send a message with multiple photos.

Advice

  • Do not send more than 5 photos by email to be sure you can send it without problem and to ensure that the recipient can also receive it without problem.
  • Depending on your email service and that of your recipient, messages may take some time to appear.

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