iOS 9 gets rid of the annoying 5 photo limit. But iOS 10 brings it back?

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  1. Peter Franks macrumors 65816

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    There was no restriction on the number of photos you could share via Mail in the Photos app with iOS 9.

    So why on earth has iOS 10 brought it back again?

    Anyone know the answer?
     
  2. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I assume this is not just me, and they have blocked the more than 5 pic attachments for some reason or other?
     
  3. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    I tested this just now and I'm not seeing that limitation on my 6 Plus / iOS 10.
     
  4. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    I just tested as well and attached 13 pics to an email. 6s+/iOS 10

    Take in mind that most email can only send a max of 25mb per message.
     
  5. daijholt macrumors 65816

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    This. Also, I Guarantee if you take 5 photos on a 7 plus the email size will easily approach 25mb.
     
  6. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It was fine on my 5S before upgrade. Now in camera roll the email icon disappears if I tick over 5 pics. The same as it used to do before iOS9. Thanks for trying it out guys. Confused now. Maybe just this model iPhone?
     
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  8. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That works, but then I have to do them all individually one at a time, which is a pain. When in camera roll you could just tick the 6 or 7 in one hit. But not anymore. Makes no sense why they've capped that again. But it would seem only on the 5/S and under?
     
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    Works for me! I just tested it and could select at least 40 photos in the "Photo" app.
     
  10. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Really, On a 5S?

    I can select as many as I like too, but above 5 the email icon disappears. Strangely, the messages icon remains. But not email. And it was fine with no limits before iOS 10.
     
  11. Mr.Blacky macrumors regular

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    That´s funny, because for me its the message icon which disappears, after selecting a bunch of photos.
     
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  15. Mr.Blacky macrumors regular

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    iOS 10.0.2
    Maybe its related to your email account?
     
  16. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No don't think so. Why would it be OK for all of the iOS 9 versions and the minute I update to 10 this happens? Definitely related
     
  17. stooovie macrumors 6502a

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    Just tried it. Selected 20 photos and mailed via default Mail app with Gmail account. On 6s with 10.0.2.

    I'd say it's an email provider limitation.

    EDIT: also tried on GF's iPhone 5 on 10.0.2. Selected and emailed 13 photos, no problem. OP has either some glitch or hits an email provider limitation.
     
  18. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    I just tested it - can select more than 5 photos in the Photos app to attach. I wonder if it has to do with the total size of selected photos?

     
  19. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for your replies people. I can get Gmail OK but I need to use the actual Apple Mail as shown here when 5 are selected. 6 and above, and that option is gone. Can't be provider. It's been good to go for years and only after iOS 10 has it removed that capability. Used it every day to send clients pics from work email with no problem. Very strange.

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  20. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a

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    Try with WiFi attach more picture. Because I'm able to add even 45 photos.
     
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    For me no limits.
    Have you enabled iCloud drive for mail?
     

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  23. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not that I know of, no. Never have before. Is that connected to this maybe?
     
  24. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a

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    Yes
     
  25. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But it's always worked before. Whether that setting is on or off. What's changed
     

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