How to Fix iPhone Won’t Send Pictures in Message

Want to send a picture to your friend in messages on iPhone but encounter with “iPhone not sending a picture in messages” problem? Here, we have compiled some methods to fix this problem irrespective of whether you are facing the problem with text messages, or iMessages or WhatsApp messages.

Thea Lewis Last Updated: Dec. 27, 2019

It is not rare that iPhone users face the error while sending pictures. The error can occur with a simple text message, iMessage or WhatsApp message and it says “Not Delivered” with a red exclamation sign. This issue is faced by lots of iPhone users. If you are also one of the users who is going through this situation, then you have come to the right page. In this guide, we have mentioned the methods to fix iPhone not sending pictures in iMessage/ text message/WhatsApp message.

Part 1: How to Fix iPhone Not Sending Pictures in Text Message

If your iPhone won’t send pictures in text messages, then it is problem with MMS service as pictures are sent via MMS. To fix this problem, below we discussed every possible method that you can try on your iPhone.

Solution 1: Make Sure MMS is Enabled

To send pictures in text messages, you need to enable the MMS message. Otherwise, your picture message will not be delivered, no matter how much you try.

Step 1: On your iPhone, go to the “Settings” app and then, click on the “Messages”.

Step 2: Now, check if MMS messaging is enabled. If not, then enable it and try again to send a picture.

Fix iPhone Won't Send Pictures in Text Messages - MMS is Enabled

Fix iPhone Won’t Send Pictures in Text Messages – MMS is Enabled

Solution 2: Check Cellular Network

If MMS messaging is enabled, but still not able to send pictures, then it may be your weak cellular network that is causing the problem. As to send pictures, you need to have a stable cellular network. So, go to the area where there is good coverage and again try to send pictures.

Solution 3: Reset Network Settings

Still, the problem persists? Then, reset your iPhone network settings to reset Wi-Fi and cellular connection and then, start again from the scratch.

Step 1: Open the “settings” menu on your iPhone and then, open the “General” menu.

Step 2: Now, tap on the “Reset” and then, again tap on the “Reset Network Settings”.

Fix iPhone Won't Send Pictures in Text Messages - Reset Network Settings

Fix iPhone Won’t Send Pictures in Text Messages – Reset Network Settings

Solution 4: Call Your Carrier

Tried all the above methods, but again iPhone won’t send pictures in text messages. Then, it’s a time to call your carrier to verify if your carrier allows you to use MMS messaging.

Part 2: How to Fix iPhone Not Sending Pictures in iMessage

If you send a picture using iMessages, then sent message turns to blue. But, if your iPhone not sending pictures in iMessages, then below are some fix that you can try.

Solution 1: Make Sure iMessage is Enabled

Like MMS messaging, you have to enable the iMessage service to send pictures using iMessage. To check if it is enabled or not:

Step 1: Navigate to the “Settings” app and then, go to the “Messages”.

Step 2: Here, enable the iMessage if it is disabled as shown in the figure.

Fix iPhone Won't Send Pictures in iMessage - iMessage is Enabled

Fix iPhone Won’t Send Pictures in iMessage – iMessage is Enabled

Solution 2: Check Internet Connection

You can send pictures via iMessage using either Wi-Fi or cellular network. So, whichever network you are using, make sure that you are using a stable internet connection. Or you can turn off or on your connection several times and then, try again to send the image via iMessages.

Solution 3: Reset Network Settings

If you have a stable connection, then reset network settings for your iPhone as we did in case of text messages. This will erase all the saved Wi-Fi passcode and carrier connection. If you are not able to send pictures due to a network issue, then resetting will probably solve the issue.

Solution 4: Check System Status

It might be the case that the iMessage server is down and there is no problem in your end. So, check system status for iMessage and you can check by visiting the system status official page. If the server is working, then it will show as a green dot.

Fix iPhone Won't Send Pictures in iMessage - Check System Status

Fix iPhone Won’t Send Pictures in iMessage – Check System Status

Part 3: How to Fix iPhone Not Sending Pictures in WhatsApp Message

To fix iPhone not sending pictures in WhatsApp message, try below-mentioned methods on your iPhone.

Solution 1: Check Internet Connection

Check your internet connection; it should be stable enough to send or receive a message via WhatsApp. No matter which connection you are using whether Wi-Fi or cellular, check both and make sure that you have enabled the connection.

Solution 2: Check iPhone Storage

One of the main reasons why users fail to send pictures via WhatsApp is due to insufficient storage space on your iPhone. Therefore, check your iPhone storage and if it is full, then free up space by deleting unnecessary data or apps.

Step 1: Go to the “Settings” and then, navigate to the “General” settings.

Step 2: Now, tap on the “iPhone Storage” and here, you can manage your device storage space.

Fix iPhone Won't Send Pictures in WhatsApp Message - Check iPhone Storage

Fix iPhone Won’t Send Pictures in WhatsApp Message – Check iPhone Storage

Solution 3: Restart iPhone

If it is a software issue, then restarting iPhone forcibly can solve many minor software issues. Below we have mentioned the restart process for every iPhone model.

  • On iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/XS/XR: Hold and release the volume down button quickly and follow the same procedure with volume up button. Hold down the power button until the Apple logo does not appear.
  • On iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold the volume down and power button until you don’t see the Apple logo on your iPhone screen.
  • On iPhone 6 and earlier: Press and hold the home and power button until you don’t see the Apple logo on your iPhone screen.

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Solution 4: Uninstall and Re-install WhatsApp

Re-installing the WhatsApp can solve many problems related to the WhatsApp. Therefore, uninstall it and then, again download it from App store. Before doing this, it is recommended to backup your WhatsApp data either to iCloud or iTunes.

Solution 5: Reset iPhone Settings

The last method that you can do is reset your iPhone. It can solve many minor iOS issues. So, it might solve this issue also.

Step 1: Go to the “settings” and then, open the “General” menu.

Step 2: Now, tap on the “Reset” and then, click on the “Erase All Content and Settings”.

Fix iPhone Won't Send Pictures in WhatsApp Message - Reset iPhone Settings

Fix iPhone Won’t Send Pictures in WhatsApp Message – Reset iPhone Settings

Before resetting your iPhone, take a backup of your iPhone either to iTunes or iCloud as it will erase existing iPhone data. In case that you may lose some valuable files and data, the article about how to recover iPhone messages is offered here.

The Bottom Line

Hence, this post is a complete guide for iPhone users who are facing iPhone not sending a picture in messages issue. Here, there is every probable solution that can fix the issue and hopefully, with the aid of above-mentioned methods, you will be able to send pictures in messages.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.