Your iPhone is not sending pictures? Here’s how to fix it

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Sending files over your phone is a necessity, but sometimes certain issues can appear, especially on iPhone.
  • Users reported that the iPhone is not sending pictures at all, but there’s a way to fix this problem, and it’s simpler than you think.
  • Don't hesitate to explore our Mac section for more useful guides.
  • We wrote many guides like this in the past, and you can find them all at our Fix Hub.
iphone not sending pictures

iPhone is one of the most popular phone brands, but even great devices have certain issues. Speaking of which, many users reported that their iPhone is not sending pictures.

This can be a big issue, and in today’s article, we’re going to show you how to fix this problem on your iPhone once and for all.

What can I do if my iPhone isn’t sending pictures?

1. Make sure that SMS and MMS messaging is enabled

  1. On your iPhone, go to the Settings.
  2. Now head over to the Messages section.
  3. Make sure that both Send as SMS and MMS Messaging options are enabled.
    MMS settings iphone not sending pictures

Few users suggest that turning off MMS Messaging somehow fixed this issue for them, so you might want to consider trying that out as well.

This method might be helpful if your iPhone isn’t sending pictures to Android, so be sure to try it out.

2. Reset network settings

  1. Go to Settings > General.
  2. Now select Reset > Reset Network Settings.
    reset network settings iphone not sending pictures

After resetting network settings to the default, check if the problem is still there.

3. Make sure that your iOS is up to date

  1. Make sure that your device is connected to a power source and Wi-Fi.
  2. Go to Settings > General.
  3. Select Software Update.
    software update iphone not sending pictures
  4. Now tap on Download and Install.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the update.

4. Check your network and restart your phone

  1. Make sure that your signal strength is good. This applies to both Wi-Fi and cellular.
  2. If you’re using cellular data, make sure that the cellular option is enabled.
  3. Try uploading the image as URL to image hosting websites and sending the link instead.
  4. Restart your iPhone.

5. Contact your provider

  1. Contact your mobile provider.
  2. Make sure with the provider that the MMS service is enabled for your account.

Several users claim that their iPhone wasn’t sending pictures to Android because MMS wasn’t enabled by the mobile provider, but after contacting the support, the issue was resolved.

If the iPhone is not sending pictures, it’s possible that your messaging settings aren’t correct, so be sure to check that first.

Also, make sure that your iOS is up to date because this could be a software bug. Lastly, contact your mobile provider and make sure that the issue isn’t at their end.

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