How to Email a Picture to Yourself on the iPhone 5

There are a lot of different things that you can do with the pictures on your iPhone 5, but sometimes you need to access your iPhone 5 pictures from your computer.

Whether it is because you need to edit a picture with a program on your computer or because you want to insert it into a Word document, it is functionality that is important to know how to use.

We have previously written about using Dropbox to access your iPhone 5 pictures on a computer, but some people either do not have or do not want to open a Dropbox account. So if you need to get a picture off of your iPhone 5 and onto your computer, email may be the simplest option.

Moving pictures to your computer can be a bit simpler with the steps in our how to transfer iPhone photos to PC article.

Get an iPhone 5 Picture to Your Computer Using Email

As mentioned earlier, there are other ways to perform this task, but most will require the use of another program, app or service. By emailing a picture to yourself you are simply using options that you likely already have in place and access on a consistent basis. So you can follow the steps below to learn how to send yourself an email with a picture from the iPhone 5.

This tutorial will assume that you have an email address set up on your iPhone 5.

Step 1: Tap the Photos icon on your iPhone 5.

open the photos app

Step 2: Select the album containing the picture that you want to get to your computer.

select the photo album

Step 3: Tap the Edit button at the top of the screen.

tap the edit button at the top of the screen

Step 4: Tap the thumbnail of the image you want so that a check mark appears in the top-right corner of the image. Note that you can send multiple pictures to yourself.

Step 5: Tap the Share button at the bottom of the screen.

tap the Share button

Step 6: Tap the Mail option.

how to email a picture to yourself from the iphone 5

Step 7: Enter your email address into the To field at the top of the screen, type a name for the email into the Subject field, then click the Send button at the top of the screen.

enter the email details, then tap send

You can then open your email account on your computer, open the message and save the image to your computer so that you can use the picture as needed. Depending upon your email provider and the program that you use to access your emails, the picture may be included in the body of the email. You can either right-click the picture and choose the Copy option, or you can elect to save or download the picture to your computer.

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