[SOLVED] How to Fix iPhone Not Sending Picture Messages?
What should you do if your iPhone won't send pictures via iMessage or MMS? Some Apple users may find out that their iPhone is not able to send pictures via MMS or iMessage any more after upgrading to a latest iOS version or restoring their iDevice.
Usually, the problem of iPhone not sending pictures is caused by the changed network settings, or not enabling MMS feature on your iPhone. So let's check and correct the settings on your iPhone to fix iPhone not sending photos issue together.
1. Check iMessage feature and device.
The first thing is to make sure both of the sender and recipient are using iDevice and have enabled iMessage feature. Because iMessage only works when the sender and receiver are using iMessage on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac.
To enable iMessage feature, you can go to Settings > Messages > iMessage to turn on the iMessage feature on your iDevice.
2. Check Wi-Fi/Cellular network.
You can try to open a webpage in browser to confirm if the network works well or not. If you have enabled the Wi-Fi or cellular data on your iPhone but the network still does not work, you can reset the network settings on your iPhone.
Before doing this, please be noted that this will delete the existing Wi-Fi network accounts and passcodes, and later you need to log into Wi-Fi network again. To reset network settings, you can go to Settings > General > Reset Network Settings on your iPhone.
3. Restore your iPhone.
If you still can't send send pictures via messages, you are recommended to reset your iPhone to factory settings. And please be aware that factory reset will erase all data and settings on your iPhone, and you'd better backup your device with iCloud or iTunes before the process.
To restore your iPhone, you can:
- Get a USB cable to connect your iPhone to computer and launch iTunes.
- When your iPhone icon appears on left top of iTunes window, please click "Restore iPhone..." option on the right panel, then click "Restore" option when it pops up to confirm your action. Then iTunes will restore your iPhone to factory settings.
- When the restoration process is complete and your iPhone restarts, you can restore iPhone from iTunes backup or iCloud backup to recover data onto your iPhone.
1. Check MMS function on device.
Firstly, please check and make sure MMS messaging feature is enabled on your device. If not, you will not send pictures through MMS as well.
To do so, please unlock your device and go to Settings > Messages > MMS Messaging to turn on the MMS Messaging feature.
2. Confirm if your carrier allows MMS or not.
If you have turned on the MMS Messaging feature but you are not able to send pictures via MMS, you need to confirm whether your carrier enables you to use MMS. Please call your carrier to learn more details.
3. Check cellular network.
If the carrier has nothing to do with it, you can check the cellular network on your device. And please be noted that a weak cellular network can make you fail to send the large files, such as pictures. If the cellular network is poor, you can try to go to a place where there has good signal and send the photos again.
4. Reset network settings.
If you still can't send any image, you'd better reset network settings on your iPhone. And please be aware that this will delete the existing Wi-Fi network accounts and passwords on your iPhone, and you need to sign into Wi-Fi again later.
To reset your network settings, you can go to Settings > General > Reset Network Settings on your iPhone to reset Wi-Fi settings and the settings of carrier connection. After that, you can sign into Wi-Fi network and send pictures via MMS again.