email attachment from icloud drive

Starting with the release of iOS 9, Apple has introduced a new standalone application called iCloud Drive. The app acts a document folder of sort, allowing you to access your document created from various applications and stored in iCloud. The iCloud Drive app isn’t installed by default, and you’ll have to enable it for it to show on your Home screen. Regardless of whether it is installed or not, as long as you use the iCloud Drive feature, you are now able to attach documents from iCloud Drive to emails.

How to attach documents from iCloud Drive to an email

Step 1: Create a new email.

Step 2: Tap on the screen once to bring up the action menu. Tap on the right arrow until you see the Add Attachment option.

attach iCloud Drive document to email

Step 3: Tap Add Attachment. This will take you to iCloud Drive, from where you can select what document you want to attach to your email.

iCloud Drive document picker

Step 4: Select the document you want and it will be attached to your email. If necessary, repeat the process for each document you want to attach.

attachment document iCloud drive

Step 5: Finish up your email and hit the Send button. Your document will be sent along with the rest of your email.

Being able to easily send email attachments without any sort of silly workaround is definitely a nice addition to iOS. Now we just wish we would have the option to embed multiple items at the same time.

  • Rone

    Whatsapp got some new stuff in the new update

  • Marcus

    I feel like I’m going to forget all about these cool new features once iOS 9 officially rolls out in the fall… Is iDB (Jeff) going to make new iBooks for iOS 9 & OS X El Capitan?

  • Dante Arellano

    Where is the dame new apple tv box fuckk fuckk who cares this shitte

    • James G

      Fall. Probably after new iPhones are announced.

  • Faisal

    Nice, i was using MyMail app for this but good to see im default mail app. I wish apple would add upload and download feature in Safari too.

    • James G

      iOS X…lol

      • Faisal

        iOS X would be a killer..

    • evertjr

      its now possible to upload documents using safari on iOS 9

      • Faisal

        Really? How?

      • evertjr

        not my screenshot. saw on reddit

  • Tommy Gumbs

    Yes…finally. 2015 is now a year to remember. The native mail app will be able to send attachments. One word…..innovators. pfffffffffff!

  • Imitsu

    It is also possible to modify pdf documents as on Mac

  • You can also attach files from Google Drive, Dropbox and other apps

  • Why the hell does Apple stick with the action menu as opposed to say a paperclip or something easily discoverable and intuitive?