Download photo attachments (iPhone & iPad)

This information is for the official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  1. Open a message with a photo attachment.
  2. Touch the attached photo.
  3. Touch the Share button Share button.
  4. Choose Save to Photos.

To download a photo attachment for the first time, you’ll need to allow Gmail access to photos you’ve taken on your device.

Note: Photos that are embedded within the message can’t be saved to your Photo Gallery. The photo must be added as an attachment.

My photo wasn’t saved to my Photo Gallery

Your photos from Gmail may not save to your Photo Gallery if you haven’t allowed Gmail to access your photos. To allow access, go to iOS Settings > Privacy > Photos. Switch Gmail to ON.

Learn more about iOS 6 privacy settings.