How to Add an Image to Your iPhone E-mail Signature (iOS 9)

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****UPDATE – Please note that this process has changed with the release of iOS 9.3 and no longer works as indicated below.


By default, the iPhone sends email using plain-text format, which does not support images (thus no images in signatures). Luckily, the last time we had to set this up we captured screenshots and documented the process.

Below are the steps to add an image to your email signature on an iPhone 6 (iOS9). By doing this you will change the email from a plain-text to an HTML based email that supports images.

1. On your iPhone: Find the image you would like to use in your signature (Tip: An easy way to get your existing signature is to email yourself from your work computer).

2. Hold your finger down on the image. It is possible that either of these two screenshots will appear. In both cases you need only click ‘Copy.’


3. Push the home button on your iPhone.

4. Open ‘Settings.’

5. Click on ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendars.’

6. Click ‘Signature.’

7. Select which mail account you want to add a signature to, or select ‘All Accounts.’

8. Hold your finger down in the blank Signature space, click ‘Paste.’

(Now comes the tricky part)

9. Press to the right hand side of the image, and then type a few spaces on the keyboard. This will create white space.

10. Hold down your finger over the white space to select it. Once it is selected, click the ‘B I U‘ button. (# is just there to show where the white space will be.)


11. Now press the ‘Bold’ button.

12. Once the white space has been made ‘Bold’ simply click ”Mail…’ at the top left of the screen.

13. That’s it! When you create a new email (from the Account you selected in step #7) your signature will appear.

  • Greg


    I tried this, along with probably 30 other different ways to figure it out but I finally got it.

    YOU HAVE TO CREATE IT FROM SCRATCH IN GMAIL!!! Make whatever signature you want to have in Gmail on a desktop. Get the image from the file drop format that they have in GMAIL. Then you can send it to yourself from gmail and then copy that, because it creates it correctly in the right format in gmail. Also I shook my phone and undid change attributes, but it fixed it! THIS IS THE KEY! It took me at least two hours of looking up tips and tricks to get AN IMAGE IN MY SIGNATURE AND I FINALLY GOT IT!!!!!!! Hope this helps

  • Bharat Mohan

    it shows a blank box in place of image while i compose email from iOS 9 ,can you help ?

    • Ségolène Rolin

      Same here, would love to know how to fix it !

  • Alison Repp

    Is there a way to add an image with iOS 9.3.2? It works for a while but then disappears

  • Paul Thomas

    Please keep me posted with how to retain the image / logo as i have tried several different things and frustratingly the image disappears after a while for no apparent reason – or no consistent time.