If you have added your email account to your Android device, you can use it to send photos taken with the device's camera. If you haven't added your email account to your device, you can do the same from the Settings app. Once you've added your account, you can share photos from the Photos or Gallery apps, or add them directly to your emails.
Part 1 of 3: Adding your email account to your Android device
Step 1. Open the Settings app on your device
Before you can email photos with your Android device, you must make sure you are logged in to your email account. You can do this from the Settings app.
If you know that you have already added your email account to your Android device, you can skip this and go to the next part
Step 2. Tap on 'Accounts' in the 'Personal' section
Step 3. Press 'Add Account'
This will usually appear at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4. Select the 'Email', 'Mail' or 'Google' option
If you are adding an email account that is not Gmail, select the 'Email' option. If you are adding a Gmail account, choose the 'Google' option.
Step 5. Enter your account details
After pressing 'Email', you will be asked to select your email provider. Select it from the list or press 'Other' if it is not in the list. If you have a Hotmail account, you must select 'Outlook.com'. Once you've selected your account type, you'll need to enter your username and password when prompted. Follow the prompts to complete your email account setup.
Part 2 of 3: Sending photos from the Gallery or Photos app
Step #1. Open Gallery or Photos app
This app contains all the photos that you currently have stored on your device.
Step 2. Tap and hold on the first photo you want to send
This will select it and enter Selection Mode.
If this doesn't allow you to select multiple photos, you may need to press the 'Share' button before selecting photos. This differs from device to device
Step 3. Tap on the extra photos you want to send
Once in Selection mode, you need to tap on each additional photo you want to select and send.
Try not to send more than five photos per email. Many e-mail services prevent over-sized e-mails from being sent. Limiting the message to five photos will ensure that everyone can receive it
Step 4. Hit the 'Share' button after selecting photos
Once you are done selecting the images, you need to press the 'Share' button. It's usually at the top of the screen and looks like a '<' with white dots at each point.
Step 5. Select your email app from the list of apps to share
When you press the Share button, a list will appear in a new window. Scroll through the list until you find the 'Email' button. Pressing this will open your email app with a new message.
If you're using the Gmail app instead of the Email app, select the "Gmail" app from the list instead
Step 6. Select the dimensions of your photo when prompted
Depending on the device you're using and the email app you're sharing to, you may be asked to resize your photos. Select an available preset option. Smaller photos may be better suited to recipients with a slow Internet connection, but they will be of lower quality when displayed on a large screen.
- If you're sharing from the Google Photos app, you'll be prompted to email full-sized photos or create a link for the recipient to open. Linking can be helpful if you want to send more photos than can fit in an email.
- Options to shrink or enlarge your photos vary significantly depending on your device and the Gallery or Photos app.
Step 7. Compose your message and choose a recipient
When you select the Email app, you will be taken to the Compose Message window. You will see that the photos you selected have been added to the email as attachments. Enter text for the message and add recipients at the top.
Step 8. Send the photos
Once your message is ready and you've added the recipients, you'll need to hit the 'Send' button to send your email. You will need to be connected to a wireless network or to your mobile network in order to send the message.
It may take one or two minutes for the message to be sent, as uploading photos may take a while
Part 3 of 3: Add photos using Gmail or the Email app
Step #1. Open your email app
You can directly add photos as attachments in your email app. To get started, you need to open the Email or Gmail app.
Step 2. Compose a new message
Start a new message in your email app by pressing the New button. Its icon is usually a pencil or a '+'.
Step 3. Press the Attachments button
Once the Compose Message screen opens, you need to press the Attachments button. Its icon is usually a paperclip and is usually at the top of the screen. You may need to open a menu by pressing '⋮' first, depending on the email app you're using.
Step 4. Find the photos you want to add
When you press the Attachments button, a new menu will appear, usually at the bottom of the screen. You may need to press 'Picture' or 'Photo' to see the photos stored on your device.
Press the 'Camera' button to immediately take a new photo with your camera and add it as an attachment
Step 5. Select the photos you want to add
Once you view your images, you can click on them to select them. Some e-mail programs only allow you to select one photo at a time, but other programs sometimes allow you to press several photos to select them all at once.
Press 'OK' or '✓' when you are done selecting photos
Step 6. Finish composing your message
After you've added your photos, finish the message as you would any other email. Make sure to enter the recipient(s) to whom you want to send the photos.
Step 7. Send the message
Once your message is ready, press the Send button. This button probably looks like an envelope. You must be connected to a wireless network or to your mobile network to send an email. It may take a few moments for an email containing multiple photos to be sent.
- Limit the number of photos per email to five or fewer. This will ensure that the message can be sent properly and that your recipient(s) can receive it properly.
- Depending on your email service and that of the recipient, it may take some time for the messages to appear.