Help with attachments please

chdwil

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So I came back to iPhone after trying the S3 when it was released, I feel both phones are outstanding in their own right. One thing that I really use every day for work is attaching documents or photos on forwarded or chain emails. On the S3 this was a piece of cake, just select the attachment option and it was done. Now back on iOS the option does not exist. Can anyone suggest a solution to this? Selecting the attachment first is not an option when responding or forwarding.
 

dasx

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As long as it's a photo just tap and hold screen and then let go. (Copy paste menu will appear). Tap right arrow so more options appear and you'll see the "add photo" option.

I don't think there's a way to add any other kind of documents.
 

kamalds

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That explains why I am still on S3. I found this glaring 'defect' in mail apps of both windows phone and iPhone. You can only attach pics as attachments.

Apple does not want to you see where your docs are stored. Sad but true.
 

KnightMan

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Wow, I can't believe something so simple is not possible. And why haven't more
Apple users complain about something this ridiculous. I just tried my buddy's iPhone, and cannot believe how restricted this is.
I'm so glad I'm still researching my next device. As a blackberry user, I must say Android is really impressive as an OS. I can honestly say I don't know why iOS users think they have such a powerful and amazing OS. The more I research, the more I realize iOS really is for the simple minded. No offense, but it really is. I can honestly see this thing being geared more for the elementary schools and current senior population.
 

chdwil

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Jun 14, 2009
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Wow, I can't believe something so simple is not possible. And why haven't more
Apple users complain about something this ridiculous. I just tried my buddy's iPhone, and cannot believe how restricted this is.
I'm so glad I'm still researching my next device. As a blackberry user, I must say Android is really impressive as an OS. I can honestly say I don't know why iOS users think they have such a powerful and amazing OS. The more I research, the more I realize iOS really is for the simple minded. No offense, but it really is. I can honestly see this thing being geared more for the elementary schools and current senior population.
Really the email thing is my biggest complaint. Your going a little overboard. Worst part about my Galaxy S3 was the battery was always dead because android allows to many programs to run at once. Not to mention they constantly open on their own. And the phone dialed 911 twice while in my pocket.
 

dgstan

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Jun 29, 2010
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Wow, I can't believe something so simple is not possible. And why haven't more
Apple users complain about something this ridiculous. I just tried my buddy's iPhone, and cannot believe how restricted this is.
I'm so glad I'm still researching my next device. As a blackberry user, I must say Android is really impressive as an OS. I can honestly say I don't know why iOS users think they have such a powerful and amazing OS. The more I research, the more I realize iOS really is for the simple minded. No offense, but it really is. I can honestly see this thing being geared more for the elementary schools and current senior population.
Not to argue features with you, but for me, the power of iOS is that it works right and it's reliable. I agree with you that the feature set in not the same as Android and I hate the fact that we have to rely on Apple to decide what we can and can't do.

However, I can trust my alarm in the morning, I can trust my apps not to crash. If I have to give up some functionality to preserve stability and battery life, then I'm willing to do so. At least until the next JB comes along.

The one Android device I have needs to be rebooted several times a day, Pandora will stop working for no reason. The alarm will hang up and not fire. BT connectivity gets lost periodically, etc.
 

nostresshere

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So, is this about Galaxy, or how to do attachments?

If attachments, what is it you are trying to attach?
 

chdwil

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Jun 14, 2009
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So, is this about Galaxy, or how to do attachments?

If attachments, what is it you are trying to attach?
I need to attach pictures to forwarded and replied email. I was hoping it could be done without copy and paste. Maybe a outlook email app? Any suggestions?
 

bhigh8

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Sep 23, 2012
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i the email chain, cant you just select the open area on the email and it gives you the option to add a photo? maybe that is not what he wants.
 

Nand

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Oct 14, 2011
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**From cult of Mac

in the body of the email, double tap anywhere in the white space. When you do so, you’ll see the normal Select, Select All, and Paste pop up menu. Tap the right arrow there, and you’ll get an “Insert Photo or Video” option. Tap that button to get to the list of shareable photos, including your Camera Roll, your and others’ Shared Photo Streams, and any albums you’ve set up. Tap through to the photo you want to insert into email, and tap the blue Choose button. Your photo will pop itself into your email, inline.
You can’t yet add more than one photo at a time, so you’ll need to double tap below your first inserted picture and repeat the process for multiple images.
Now you can add photos while you’re in the Mail app without having to jump out and use the Photos app to set up your emails. Brilliant!
 

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greytmom

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I need to attach pictures to forwarded and replied email. I was hoping it could be done without copy and paste. Maybe a outlook email app? Any suggestions?
Why can't you copy the photo and paste it? Takes a second, maybe two.
 

bhigh8

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**From cult of Mac

in the body of the email, double tap anywhere in the white space. When you do so, you’ll see the normal Select, Select All, and Paste pop up menu. Tap the right arrow there, and you’ll get an “Insert Photo or Video” option. Tap that button to get to the list of shareable photos, including your Camera Roll, your and others’ Shared Photo Streams, and any albums you’ve set up. Tap through to the photo you want to insert into email, and tap the blue Choose button. Your photo will pop itself into your email, inline.
You can’t yet add more than one photo at a time, so you’ll need to double tap below your first inserted picture and repeat the process for multiple images.
Now you can add photos while you’re in the Mail app without having to jump out and use the Photos app to set up your emails. Brilliant!
This!!!
 

rlpaolucci

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you can also pick the picture you want & then push the little box with the arrow inside at the left bottom corner & push the mail app button...
 

nostresshere

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I need to attach pictures to forwarded and replied email. I was hoping it could be done without copy and paste. Maybe a outlook email app? Any suggestions?
If you had asked just about PICTURES vs attachments, folks would help you out. They are easy to do. Click on the little camera/pciture thing.
 

chdwil

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Jun 14, 2009
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**From cult of Mac

in the body of the email, double tap anywhere in the white space. When you do so, you’ll see the normal Select, Select All, and Paste pop up menu. Tap the right arrow there, and you’ll get an “Insert Photo or Video” option. Tap that button to get to the list of shareable photos, including your Camera Roll, your and others’ Shared Photo Streams, and any albums you’ve set up. Tap through to the photo you want to insert into email, and tap the blue Choose button. Your photo will pop itself into your email, inline.
You can’t yet add more than one photo at a time, so you’ll need to double tap below your first inserted picture and repeat the process for multiple images.
Now you can add photos while you’re in the Mail app without having to jump out and use the Photos app to set up your emails. Brilliant!
Excellent help. Thank you. When was this made available, because I don't remember it being available before. Is it an ios6 addition?
 

ET iPhone Home

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iOS6 allows this in the native email app...
Question? I'm looking at the AOL native email app for iPhone now. Before I download this app and before I decide to upgrade to iOS6, do you know if someone sends me a Word, Xcel, Pps. file through email, am I able to save these file into my iPhone. Plus, is there an app you recommend that will play Pps files?

I'm looking at the screenshots for AOL's native app and I don't see an attachment key.

http://mobile.aol.com/appdetails/iPhone/AOLMail/

Thanks.
 

Nand

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Oct 14, 2011
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Excellent help. Thank you. When was this made available, because I don't remember it being available before. Is it an ios6 addition?
Yes new in iOS6

From apple page:

"Redesigned with a more streamlined interface for easier reading and writing, Mail in iOS 6 lets you set up a VIP list so you’ll never miss an important message from your accountant, your boss, or your BFF. It’s even easier to add photos and videos to email messages. And to refresh your mailboxes, all you have to do is swipe down"
 

Nand

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Oct 14, 2011
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Another thing for gmail users / from lifehacker
http://lifehacker.com/5944961/top-10-secret-features-of-ios-6

Archive or Delete Messages in Mail

A common Mail complaint among Gmail users has long been the need to choose between archiving and deleting a message. iOS just never provided a way to choose on the fly. Now you can. To do this, open a message, tap and hold the Archive button, and make your choice. The unfortunate reality is that you have to actually open the message to do this. You can't tap and hold the Archive button in list view to get these options. That said, it's a welcome improvement. We still prefer Sparrow, though.
 

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Nand

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Oct 14, 2011
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Question? I'm looking at the AOL native email app for iPhone now. Before I download this app and before I decide to upgrade to iOS6, do you know if someone sends me a Word, Xcel, Pps. file through email, am I able to save these file into my iPhone. Plus, is there an app you recommend that will play Pps files?

I'm looking at the screenshots for AOL's native app and I don't see an attachment key.

http://mobile.aol.com/appdetails/iPhone/AOLMail/

Thanks.
the iphone has the ability to view Microsoft Excel, Word, And PowerPoint files. Use Dropbox to save your documents, in the photo there is a Power Point presentation open.
 

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chdwil

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the iphone has the ability to view Microsoft Excel, Word, And PowerPoint files. Use Dropbox to save your documents, in the photo there is a Power Point presentation.
That's good to know as well, thanks!
 
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