How to mail more than five photos at once on iPhone and iPad

By , Mar 19, 2014

MailUnlimitedPhotos

One of the biggest inconveniences that comes from using the stock Mail app on iPhone and iPad is the inability to attach more than five photos per email. But the areas where iOS has shortcomings is where the jailbreaking community proves its value; in this case, developer Pramod Mohandas has released MailUnlimitedPhotos, a new jailbreak tweak that removes the five photo restriction from Mail. We’ve got a closer look at the tweak ahead… 

After installing MailUnlimitedPhotos, the mail icon no longer disappears from the iOS share sheet when more than five photos are selected in the Photos app. As such, iPhone and iPad users can select and attach as many photos from their Camera Roll or albums to an email as desired. If you are a photographer or someone who just likes to share lots of photos, the benefits of this tweak are obvious.

The simple tweak works as advertised and does not appear to be resource intensive. It has run smoothly on my iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.5 and doesn’t drain battery life significantly. MailUnlimitedPhotos is a free download on Cydia from the BigBoss repository. There are no additional options to configure. The tweak must be uninstalled if you wish to disable it.

Mohandas is not the first person to develop a tweak that bypasses the photo sharing limit on iOS devices, but he could be the first to offer one for free. Mail More Photos is a similar package available on Cydia for iOS 4 through iOS 7, but it carries a 99 cents price tag. AnyAttach is another jailbreak tweak worth considering, one that allows you to attach any file type to an email using the Mail app.

Will you download this tweak?

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  • Akw6190

    Meh. Seems like one of those things that you don’t really use all that often, but when you do, it’s super useful. I don’t really email a whole lot of pictures though, since everyone in my family, including grandma, has Facebook.

  • Jonathan

    Or….. without a jailbreak tweak. Select all the photos you want with checkmarks. Then hit copy. Then open an email and paste it. The only thing limiting you here is how much your email provider allows you to send. Gmail, I believe, is 25 MB.

    • Jason Baroni

      Thanks for the tip!

  • GzyOnline

    This feature has been available for many years already with the jailbreak tweak, ‘Mail More Photos’ by develolper ‘noppers’.

    • Pramod Mohandas

      I agree. But who doesn’t love stuff when its free? :)

    • http://www.ifans.com/ Joe Rossignol

      This one is free. That one is 99 cents.

  • Pramod Mohandas

    Awesome ! Thanks for reviewing my tweak iDB ! :)

    • http://www.ifans.com/ Joe Rossignol

      No worries Pramod!