How to Insert a Picture in the Google Sheets iPhone App

The steps in this article are going to show you how to insert a picture from your iPhone into a cell in one of your Google Sheets spreadsheets.

  1. Open the Sheets app on your iPhone.
  2. Select the file to edit.
  3. Tap on the cell where you wish to insert the picture.
  4. Touch the + button at the top-right of the screen.
  5. Choose the Image option.
  6. Select whether you want the image in the cell or over the cells.
  7. Select the From photos or From camera option.
  8. Tap OK to let Sheets access your photos.
  9. Select the picture.

If you are a Google user then you’ve likely tried out their apps like Google Docs and Google Sheets. These free applications are a great alternative to Microsoft’s paid applications, and you can perform many of the same tasks.

There is also a Google Sheets iPhone app that has much of the functionality found in the desktop version of the application, and you can use it to add a picture to one of your spreadsheets.

Our tutorial below is going to show you how to use the Google Sheets iPhone app to insert a picture from your iPhone into one of the cells in your spreadsheet.

If you can’t make any changes to the formatting or settings of your spreadsheet, then our Google Sheets toolbar not showing guide can help you to fix that problem.

Google Sheets iPhone – How to Insert a Picture

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.3, using the most current version of the Sheets app available when this article was written.

Step 1: Open the Google Sheets app on your iPhone.

open Google Sheets app

Step 2: Choose the file into which you wish to add a picture.

Step 3: Tap the cell for the picture, then tap the + button at the top-right of the screen.

select a cell then tap the plus button

Step 4: Choose the Image option.

how to insert a picture in Google Sheets on an iPhone

Step 5: Select whether to insert the picture into a cell or insert the image over the cells.

choose how to insert the picture

Step 6: Select whether to use an existing picture or to open the Camera app and take a new picture.

choose photos or camera

Step 7: Tap OK to give Sheets access to your photos.

tap Ok to give Sheets access

Step 8: Choose the picture to insert.

Note that if you elected to insert a picture into a cell, then the image will be scaled to fit into the cell. If your cell is very small, then the picture will also be very small. However, you can resize the cell to make it larger if you want to increase the size of the picture.

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