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    Default SGSIII not receiving pictures from iPhone

    My mom just got a SGSIII with tmobile. I have an iPhone and tried to send her a picture. It never shows up on her phone. Any ideas on why and how to fix this.
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    Does your plan with your provider include picture messages with texting to non-iMessage users? Or is there a chance picture messaging (as in those to non iMessage users) is disabled on your account? Or your mom's account?
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    We both have unlimited messaging. I receive pictures fine on my iPhone and can send pictures to other phones no problem. She can send pictures to me and I receive it no problem. I can send the picture she sent me back to her and she receives it fine, but other pictures that I try to send she does not receive. I sent her a picture from another android phone on Verizon and she received it. I just don't understand why she doesn't receive pictures taken with my iPhone.
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    Default SGSIII not receiving pictures from iPhone

    To confirm when you send her a picture from your iPhone you are NOT sending it as iMessage, right?

    I know there is an option that if it tried to send as iMessage and fails it will automatically send as sms\text\mms. But I wonder if that's causing an issue...
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    I am sending as text not iMessage.
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    Default SGSIII not receiving pictures from iPhone

    Quote Originally Posted by piranhadonna View Post
    I am sending as text not iMessage.
    It wouldn't even go as a iMessage. Just FYI.


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    Oh yes I know iMessage is only for others on iPhones. I guess I didn't phrase it my answer correctly. Sorry 😊
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    Default SGSIII not receiving pictures from iPhone

    Maybe it's the size of the photo you're trying to send her. I have no idea though what if any size limit there is on MMS messages. Can you either crop and photo down or just find some lower resolution photos on the web and try those?

    I know you said you could send her back a photo she sent you. Are you replying to her message or are you saving her photo to your camera roll and then attaching it to a new message?

    Also when you say you can send photos to other phones, is that other iPhones or also other Android phones?
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    I will give some lower resolutions a try.

    What I did was copy the photo and pasted it, then sent it.

    I have sent pictures to other android phones with no problem.

    This is driving me nuts. I did a google search but couldn't find anything with this same problem. Similar problems but not quite the same. I did try the suggestion for the similar problem, but that didn't work either.

    You would think that an SGSIII would be able to receive photos from an iPhone with no problem. It makes me wonder whether it is more of a tmobile issue.

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