iMessage is not Sending Photos: Here we giving solutions for it. It seems that many have already accepted the fact that now the Apple ecosystem in Russia works randomly: this is the thought that came to me when I studied the messages of our Telegram chat.
The penultimate week of April is coming to an end, so it’s time to answer your questions! The last 7 days have again been filled with various events: good – TikTok has temporarily disappeared from the App Store, but quickly came back, from the bad – push notifications were disabled in the Sber app. Apple services also continue to work in Russia, but with failures: fortunately, this problem is local in nature. Let’s talk about what happened to our readers.
Friends, tell me why media, stickers and other attachments are not sent to iMessages?
Our reader complains about problems with iMessage that everyone has probably encountered. The messenger is handy in its own way, at least because it’s built into iOS and has a bunch of useful features. By the way, we wrote about some of them in our article. However, let’s try to understand Why are images not being sent from iPhones?.
What to do if iMessage is not Sending Photos
The first thing to consider if iMessage not sending pictures is the presence of an iPhone with your interlocutor. If your text messages are green when you chat with them, they are being sent as SMS. If he has a smartphone from another manufacturer, the image will come as an MMS. Yes, the technology still works. Check if it is enabled on your iPhone.
- Go to settings.
- Select Messages.
- At the very bottom, activate the “MMS messages” slider.
Please note that sending an image via MMS will incur an additional charge of approximately 12 rubles. Instead, you can use another messenger or upload the photo to cloud storage and share the link with your interlocutor.
Why Photos Are Not Sending to iMessage?
Sometimes it is not possible not only to send a photo but also to receive a message. Have you paid attention to the fact that the messages do not come for a long time, then flow in one after another? Here’s why it happens.
- Cellular signal quality is poor. If you have “E” or “3G” in the corner of the screen, attachments are not sent at all or they are sent with great difficulty.
- No Wi-Fi connection. Use Wi-Fi to send large, large-format images faster.
- Try restarting iMessage. Go to “Messages”, disable and re-enable the slider next to “iMessage”.
- Check your time settings. Due to the wrong time zone, even Safari and other instant messengers may stop working. Sometimes this happens due to incorrect geolocation detection.
- Visit the Apple System Status page. The service displays whether there are currently any outages in Apple services. If all is well, there will be a green circle next to the service name.
Also, the whole problem may not be in your device. Probably, your interlocutor turned off the Internet on his phone or he changed the device but did not activate iMessage. By the way, this is quite problematic: in some cases, iMessage is activated within a day. Just in case, study our material on service activation issues and how to fix them.
How to Setup iMessage on iPhone?
If the previous methods didn’t work for you, try setting up iMessage again. What do I have to do?
- Go to Settings, and select “Messages”.
- Click Blocked. Check if the contact is blacklisted. If necessary, swipe the number to the left and click “Unblock”.
- At the bottom of the page, there is an item “Low-Quality Mode”. If it’s off, turn it on. With it, images and photos will be sent faster thanks to compression. This comes in handy when the signal quality of the cellular network leaves something to be desired.
If the problem persists, it is best to turn off the VPN on your iPhone. The service helps protect you and your home devices, but sometimes apps may not work properly. This is especially true for free VPNs, due to which the internet speed on the phone also decreases.
Unable to send photos from iPhone
Sometimes the cause of the problem sending photos to iMessage can be a basic iOS system failure: this is solved by a basic restart of the iPhone.
- Also, pay attention to the number of running programs: try to close them before restarting. This is especially true for older iPhone models that have low RAM.
- If all else fails and photos still aren’t uploaded, try Reset network settings – this should definitely help, but this method should only be used as a last resort.