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Q: "How do I email multiple attachments with my new iPad? Specifically I want to send an email with multiple pages documents in a single email. I am NOT interested in sending multiple photos I already know how to do that.

A: To add, send and open email attachments on your iPad, you need first to understand what kind of files you can attach to your iPad email.Your iPad's mail app supports the following:

  • Photos in .jpg, .tiff, .gif
  • Microsoft files: .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls and .xlsx
  • Web pages: .htm and .html
  • Keynote: key
  • Numbers: .numbers
  • Pages: .pages
  • Preview and Adobe Acrobat: .pdf
  • Others: .rtf, .vcf and .txt

But in fact, you can easily send photos as email attachments, but you're still unable to add other files like PDFs, words as the iPad email attachments. So if you need to attach words or other files to your email, you can use Copy/Paste option: go to your iPad email -> create a new email -> save it as draft -> open the file you wanna attach-> copy the items then return to your email draft -> paste -> then send your iPad email as you usually do.

If you need to attach a iWork file, you can choose the document from the "Gallery", then tap on the first button in the toolbar (lower left) and select "Send via Mail".

Email Attachments on iPad

And if you have received some emails with attachments on your new iPad, you can open the email attachments like these:

Email Attachments iPad

1. iPad email attachments - Photos

If you received an iPad email with photos attached, you can tap on the photos and hold until you see a popover menu where you could choose Save image to add it to your photo library.

email attachment for ipad

2. iPad email attachments - RTF and PDF files

Some RTF or PDF files are in the iPad email? Then to open these kinds of files, you can tap on the icon of the file to open it in Quick Look. You can only view and copy text from these files, no edit.

ipad email attachment

3. iPad email attachments - iWork and Office documents

If you got some Word, Keynote or other iWork and Office files, you can also hold them to open "Quick Look" to view. Also no edit available.

attach file ipad email

After you've read your iPad Email attachments, you then can get out of Quick Look: tap on the iPad screen and select the "Done" button. Then you will get backto the iPad Mail app. (Or "Open in Pages" if there is the Pages app installed on the device.)

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This is a monster failure for Apple and somebody needs to be fired. Steve Jobs would never have put up with this nor would the early apple programmers. While it is possible to add attachments to Mail it is a several step unintuitive process which is the antithesis of the original Apple philosophy and it is unacceptable. We don''t need Ive working on design if usefulness is damaged. It is a s bad as continuing to make the IPhone thinner rather than improving battery life. Form follows function, not the other way around.
Tucker Kastor
I just want to send emails with images as a file attachment the same as in Outlook to customers instead of the image being already open in the actual email wording itself. Is this possible from an iPad?
The "Open in Pages" option from the mail app does not appear to be available in iOS 9.0.2.
Oh you''ve got to be kidding, you need an app to attach documents and you have to pay for it? :::shaking my head:::
For a start I would not use PDF as most people can not open they mostly prefere word ect.
A very easy way is to open PDF in iBooks (it is free app from Apple). From iBooks, you can mail pdf files. Very easy way, it was Solved!
Quickest way to attach multiple files to email replies is with links. Doesn't matter what storage/document app you use (dropbox, box, mega, pages, numbers, etc..) - they all have the share option nowadays "copy link". So when replying to an email/writing a new one, just open dropbox and copy link - swipe back to your email and paste. Do this with as many documents as you want and send the mail..
Greetings. As a brand new Mini IPad user, I can't figure out how to turn an email attachment (an Adobe document) into a file that I can open in an online job application. At present, when I click on the 'file' in the job application page, all I get are the photos I have taken on the IPad. I've read the discussion below, I don't think it's the same issue. Any suggestions from all you IPad wizards out there? Thank you all very much.
Pissed off ipad owner
Just another POS app that does not work, do not purchase. Still cannot attach documents to reply in emails with out going through multiple steps. Get real Apple, what is more important, your ego or customer service....... Your ego.
thanks for the suggestion with iAttachment, works great!

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