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What to Do If I Can't Send Pictures on My iPhone? [Real Fix]


Summary: iPhone supports to send images via MMS or iMessages. If your iPhone won't send pictures in text, you might have not enabled MMS on your phone. In addition, this problem may be caused by the network, carrier and etc. No worries, you can find practical solutions to solve this problem here.

"Why can't I send pictures on my iPhone?"
"iPhone won't send picture messages, what should I do?"
"I can't send picture messages to non-iPhone users, why is that?"

With the popularity of iPhones and the growing demand for sharing of things around the world, people want to share their carefully photographed photos anytime and anywhere. Usually they use mobile phone to send the photos to friends or families. But what to do if iPhone can't send pictures? Now, let's see how to fix iPhone not sending pictures problem here with different effective solutions.

Part 1. Tips to Fix iPhone Won't Sent Picture Messages via iMessage
Part 2. How to Fix iPhone Can't Send Picture Messages via MMS
Part 3. Ultimate Way to Fix iPhone Not Sending Images via MMS/iMessage (Recommended)

Before going further, how Do You Know iPhone Won't Send Picture Messages Using iMessage or Regular Text Messages?

Whenever you send or receive a text or picture message on your iPhone, it is sent as a regular text message or as an iMessage. In the messaging app, the iMessages you send appear as blue bubbles while the text messages you send appear in green.

Although they work seamlessly together in messaging applications, iMessages and text messaging use different techniques to send images. iMessages are sent using Wi-Fi or the wireless data plan that you purchase through your wireless carrier while the regular text/picture messages are sent using the text messaging plan you purchased with your wireless carrier.

To determine if your iPhone is having problems sending messages using iMessages or text messages, please open the Messages app and open a conversation with the person who can't send the image to. If the other message you sent to that person is in blue, your iPhone will not use iMessage to send the image. If the other message is in green, iPhone will not use your text messaging plan to send the image.

Part 1. Tips to Fix iPhone Won't Sent Picture Messages via iMessage

Tip 1. Make sure both the message sender and receiver have enabled iMessage feature on iPhone.

First of all, please turn on "iMessage" feature under "Settings" > "Messages" > "iMessage" on both the message sender and receiver's iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac.

turn on imessage on iphone

Tip 2. Make sure Wi-Fi/cellular data is turned on and stable.

Network connection is required to send text/picture messages via iMessage, so please connect your iOS device to either Wi-Fi network or cellular data to make sure your photo message is sent via iMessage successfully.

turn on wifi or cellular data on iphone

To turn on Wi-Fi/cellular data on iPhone, please go to "Settings" > "Wi-Fi"/"Cellular" and turn on it; or you can swipe up from the bottom to open Control center to enable and connect your iPhone with Wi-Fi or cellular data.

turn on wifi or cellular data on iphone

Tip 3. Reset network settings on iDevice.

You can reset the Wi-Fi settings and the settings of your carrier connection, which might help to fix iPhone not sending picture messages problem. To do so, please go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Reset Network Settings", then tap "Reset" option to confirm when it pops up.

Notice: Resetting network settings will not delete your personal file but it removes your preferences in Wi-Fi and cellular data on your device, so please be sure you know the Wi-Fi password before proceeding.

reset network settings on iphone

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Part 2. How to Fix iPhone Can't Send Picture Messages via MMS

Tip 1. Check if MMS is enabled on iPhone.

If iPhone sends photo messages via MMS, please make sure the MMS feature is turned on your device. To do so, please go to "Settings" > "Messages" > "MMS Messaging" and turn it on.

turn on mms on iphone

Tip 2. Reset network settings.

Similarly, please go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Reset Network Settings", then tap "Reset" option on the pop-up window to confirm.

reset network settings on iphone

Tip 3. Contact your carrier.

When you can't connect your iPhone to a wireless carrier, you might need to contact your carrier for assistance. Customer account issues and technical disruptions can result in the inability to deliver MMS messages. In this case, you need to call them and ask for help.

The easiest way to find a number is to search for "your wireless carrier (Verizon, AT&T, etc.) wireless customer support number" on Google. For example, if you use Google to search "Verizon wireless customer support number," you'll find it at the top of the search results. Then just call them for help.

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Part 3. Ultimate Way to Fix iPhone Not Sending Images via MMS/iMessage (Recommended)

If you think it complex to fix iPhone not sending image problem with the above tips, there is simple and one-stop solution to fix this problem, that is using the third-party program called iOS System Recovery. With this powerful program, you can fix almost all iOS system problems for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without losing data. And it is compatible with almost all iOS devices, including iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/7 Plus/7/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5, iPad Pro/Air/mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2/1 and iPod touch/Shuffle/Nano/Classic.

Now, you can download the program on your computer for free and fix this problem with the following instructions.

Step 1. Launch the program on your computer and connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Thus the program will automatically detect your device and show the interface as below, simply click "More Tool" > "iOS System Recovery".

connect idevice to pc

Step 2. Then the program will automatically detect the problems that your device might have and show them, such as Stuck at Apple logo, Recovery mode, iTunes Error, Screenshot Not Working and etc. Just click "Start" to go on.

detect the system problems on idevice

Step 3. Now, please confirm your iPhone information. If it is right, please click "Repair" button to start fixing your iPhone issue; if it is not right, please choose the right one and then click "Repair" button to start the process.

To fix your iPhone issue, the program will detect your current iOS version and download the latest firmware version on your device. Before soon, your iPhone not sending pictures problem will be fixed.

start to repair iphone not sending picture message

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