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    Default Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    So I updated to the latest version of iOS on my iPhone 4S. Now I can use iMessage with no problem. All my text to my wife goes as iMessage. If I try sending a picture, it either fails or goes as text message. Has anyone else experienced this or have a solution?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    Have you tried rebooting your device and/or resetting your network settings?
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    Default Re: Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    Yes. I tried both of those. Also tried turning iMessage off and on again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lornaevo View Post
    Yes. I tried both of those. Also tried turning iMessage off and on again.
    Okay, then go to Settings-Messages and make sure that "MMS Messaging" is turned on.
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    Default Re: Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    Yes. That is turned on.
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    Default Re: Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    Out of curiosity, what carrier are you using?
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    I'm on sprint.
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    You might want to call Sprint and see if they can check your network from their end.
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    Default Re: Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    Thanks alli. I reached out to them. awaiting. The strange thing is that inessage works. Just not for pics.
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    Default Re: Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    There is an issue with iOS 6.1.3 which has broken photo iMessaging.
    Please see this article for further information:

    At this stage there is no fix available and we are all waiting on Apple.
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    Default Re: Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    I have the same issue with 6.1.2 OS system...I have and iPad 3 that works with imessage sending over wifi with photos and video...But I can not make ny iPhone 5 work iMessage on wifi only for foto and video...it works on 3g though. all settings are the same on all devices.
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    Default Re: Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    Just curious if it matters how the message is being sent from. iCloud, Number, or another email address. Just a thought since this issue seems so sporadic....
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    Default Re: Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    It's good to know that I'm not the only person having this issue.
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    Default Re: Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    Pretty strange. It just started working on its own.
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    Default Re: Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    Quote Originally Posted by lornaevo View Post
    Pretty strange. It just started working on its own.
    That's a good thing.......Thanks for the update.
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    Default Re: Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    Here's how I fixed mine. Turn off iMesage. Power off the phone for about 1 minute. Power back on, turn on iMessage.
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    Default Re: Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    Same thing as doing a reset....Disconnects and reconnects. It's going to happen now and then. I have not had this issue at all
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    Photos working well both sending and receiving on iMessage between 2 iPhones 4s and 2 iPads ( one iPad 2 & one mini) All devices on iOS 6.1.3
    Location is Barbados, Carrier LIME, - tried using both Wifi as well as 3G for phones, no problems whatsoever :-)
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    Moved to iMessage Forum
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    Default Re: Photos not being sent via iMessage.

    I am having this problem too and I am on Verizon... I have an iPhone 5 jailbroken on iOS 6.1

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