How to Send Email with Attachment on Galaxy S20 (Gmail)

Emails are not only for plain texts but also for multimedia content. Leading email service providers are already augmenting their respective email platforms to become capable of processing emails containing multimedia files, typically in the form of attachments. In this quick guide, I will walk you through the entire process of sending an email with attachment on the Galaxy S20 using Gmail app. For those who aren’t yet familiar with the process and need some input, then this post will help you get started. Read on for more detailed instructions.

Before you proceed, be sure to get your file(s) ready. If you have set up multiple email accounts on your phone, make sure that you are logged into the correct account.

Easy steps to Send Email with Attachment on the Galaxy S20 using Gmail app

Time Needed : 8 minutes

Sending emails with attachment is fairly simple and quick. All you have to do is get your email content ready. The following steps demonstrate the standard process of creating and sending an email with attachment using Gmail. Before you proceed, check and ensure that your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi internet and the connection is stable. Then proceed with these steps when all things are set.

  1. Open the email app (Gmail) to get started.

    The Gmail app icon is usually found among other Google services in a single folder on your Apps screen.

    send email with attachment on galaxy s20 - launch Gmail app

  2. From the Gmail app main screen, tap the icon to Compose email. Just locate the Plus (+) sign at the bottom-right corner of the Gmail screen.

    The Compose screen will then load up, with the typical From and To fields. Be sure to fill those fields up with the correct details.

    send email with attachment on galaxy s20 - tap Compose

  3. On the upper-right side of the Compose screen, tap the Attach icon.

    The icon looks like a paperclip right before the Send icon.

    send email with attachment on galaxy s20 - attach icon

  4. Tapping that icon will show up a list of quick menu items. Select the option to Attach file.

    A screen with a list of recent files on the phone will then be displayed.

    send email with attachment on galaxy s20 - atttach file menu

  5. On the next screen, select the file that you'd like to attach to your email.

    Image files from relevant albums, folders and directories on the phone will then appear.

    Simply tap on the desired image to select it. You can select multiple images as attachment if you'd like for as long as it doesn't exceed the maximum file attachment size in Gmail. The maximum email attachment size for Gmail is 25 MB. For bigger files, using Google Drive is recommended. 

    send email with attachment on galaxy s20 - select file attachment

  6. After selecting the file to attach, enter your message, review the recipient information and tap the Send icon to send the email with the attachment.

    The Send icon is represented by a blue Arrow-right icon located on the top-right corner of the Compose email screen.



    send email with attachment on galaxy s20 - send

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy Ultra

Google also has an advanced email feature that can be used when sending emails with confidential attachments. The feature is called confidential mode. In order to use Gmail’s Confidential mode, you will need to enable the feature in the Gmail app. 

If you encounter any problem when sending emails with attachment via Gmail, verify the file size of the attachment and make sure it doesn’t exceed the maximum. Also consider checking your internet connection. Slow and intermittent connectivity are also among the factors that can hinder you from sending emails with or without attachments.


In some cases, the problem can also be on the attachment itself like when the file is corrupted or blocked by the browser or network administrator. Note that Gmail does not allow users to attach executable files or files ending with .exe, to prevent malware and viruses.

Hope this helps!

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