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How To Send Large Files via Mail Drop on iOS Device

Mail Drop

Mail Drop debut on Apple’s Mac last year after the OS X 10.10 Yosemite software was updated. Now, however, Mail Drop is available on the iPhone and the iPod and iPad via the stock Mail application.

Through Mail Drop, you can now easily share huge files by sending encrypted attachments which can be almost 5GB in size.

You can use Mail Drop with your Apple Mac which uses the OS X Yosemite or an iOS device running the iOS 9.2 version. Today we will tell you how you can send large attachments with your Mail Drop application on your iOS device through a few simple steps.

Step 1: Start the Mail application on your iOS device.

Step 2: Now select the “New Message” button which will allow you to compose a new email message. You can alternatively opt for replying to an email in your inbox.

Step 3: In the body of your email message, tap and hold simultaneously to see the bubble interface on your screen. Now select “Insert Photo or Video from the menu”. Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the relevant options that appear in the dialog box.

Step 4: Now you can select one or more photos or videos from your Camera roll to attach to your email.

Step 5: It is possible that a dialog box may appear requiring you to select an image size for the attachment. You can select “Actual Size” to send the photo in it’s full resolution without having to resample it.

Step 6: If your selected image is found to be too large to send through your email provider by the Mail application then you will be offered the option to use Mail Drop. Such a prompt in the dialog box with read along the lines of “These attachments may be too large to send by email,”. Now if you want to use Mail Drop to send the attachment you should select “Use Mail Drop” from among the options provided. The person you send the email to, or your recipient, will get an email which will include a downloadable link which can be selected to download the individual attachments. You can also select “Save Attachments” to download the attachments at once.

This is a very easy way to send your large pictures or videos to others without having to worry about their sizes.

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