How to Include Attachments When Replying on an iPhone

This guide is going to show you where to find a setting that will automatically include an email attachment when you reply on your iPhone. We will show you where to find this setting briefly at the top of this article, then continue below with more information and pictures for the steps.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and select the Mail option.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the menu and choose Include Attachments with Replies.
  4. Choose the desired option.

When someone sends you an email with an attachment in it, and you reply from your iPhone, your reply isn’t going to include that attachment. It makes sense; the original sender obviously has the file, so they don’t need another copy of it with your message.

But what if you need to include some other people on your reply and want them to have a copy of the attachment? Or maybe the original sender sends emails from a lot of different devices, and wants to be able to access the attachment more easily if they open your reply on a different device. Our tutorial below is going to show you where to find the setting that will automatically include email attachments with replies on your iPhone.

How to Keep the Attachment on an Email When Replying on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 13.1. You are going to have several options available to you when configuring this setting, so you will be able to select the one that best fits your needs.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the Settings app

Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Mail option.

open the Mail settings menu

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and tap the Include Attachments with Replies option.

select the include attachments with replies option

Step 4: Select the attachment option that you would like to use when replying to emails.

how to include original attachment when replying to emails on an iPhone

The four options available on this menu are:

  • Never
  • When adding recipients
  • Ask
  • Always

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