Although Apple’s own Mail app on iPhone is supremely intuitive and even allows you to sync up a Gmail account, a huge number of users still prefer to have Google’s own Gmail app installed on their phone. Gmail for iPhone is brimming with excellent features like Smart Replies, a security filter and even the ability to undo sent messages that make managing your inbox that much easier.
However, until now the Gmail app for iPhone has been missing one key feature that’s been available on Android for some time – the ability to quickly add attachments using the built-in Files app.
Apple introduced the Files app back in 2017 with the release of iOS 11. As the name suggests, the programme is pitched as an all-in-one way to access every document, photo, video and more.
In addition to providing instant access to all locally-stored items, the Files app also allows for seamless integration with cloud services like iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive.
Having quick access to all your files in Gmail is invaluable and certainly means you won’t have to tediously sort through your phone to find what you’re looking for and save it in a location Gmail can access.