1. iMore Question's Avatar
    All photos I've received or sent via imessage/text have disappeared and show just the file name and a small blue box with a question mark. I sent and received some photos yesterday and those seem to be fine but everything prior to that from all my contacts are gone. Has anyone experienced this before and could you help with a solution.

    Thanks in advance.
    10-20-2014 01:49 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Are those photos not in your camera roll? Keeping photos in your messages app takes a lot of space. You might try Reset Network Settings. Settings>General>Reset>Tap Reset Network Settings. You may need to enter your wifi passcode back in afterwards. Also, toggle iMessage and FaceTime off then back on.
    10-20-2014 02:11 PM
  3. iphoneuser110's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. The photos I sent are in my camera roll but the ones sent to me are not. I tried resetting and toggled both iMessage and FaceTime on and off. Any help is appreciated. Thanks again .
    10-20-2014 02:38 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Did you enable the option to delete photos and videos from messages after a certain time period? It was an option added in iOS 8.
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    10-20-2014 02:40 PM
  5. iphoneuser110's Avatar
    No. My messages are set to keep forever.
    10-20-2014 02:52 PM
  6. toobor's Avatar
    All my photos in Messages from Jul 2008 to Sep 2014 appear as question marks. After that they are all fine.

    "Keep Messages" in settings has always been set to "Forever"

    How can I fix this?
    11-11-2014 02:28 AM
  7. random_name23's Avatar
    I'm having this same problem. Has anyone found a fix?
    12-05-2014 02:13 PM
  8. Nate Hulsey's Avatar
    I am having the same issue, for the first few days the pictures are fine but it seems like after that they get replaced with an empty fileand question mark. My settings are all correct, seems like it started around the time iOS 8 was installed. Thank you
    01-02-2015 08:55 AM

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