1. sickyd's Avatar
    Went from iOS 7.1.2 on iPhone 5 to iOS 8 on iPhone 6 today. Any new pictures that are sent to me in messages do not display and just show "Downloading xxxKB/xxxKB" as a placeholder. See here: http://i.imgur.com/DehPJgR.png

    After rebooting the phone those Downloading placeholders just turn into question marks. Is anyone else experiencing this? I have disabledenabled iMessage multiple times.
    09-20-2014 02:02 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    1. Try rebooting your phone
    2. Go to Settings - Messages and then enable MMS Messaging.
    09-20-2014 08:46 AM
  3. sickyd's Avatar
    Ya I did all that. Interestingly, I was sent a picture from a non-iPhone (so via MMS) and now all pictures are showing up. Yesterday I was only testing with other iMessage users. Perhaps the non-iPhone user caused the images database/file on the phone to start working again. Strange.
    09-20-2014 01:28 PM
  4. iwebkat's Avatar
    My husband and I are both having this same issue. We both activated new iPhone 6 yesterday, and today any pictures sent through messages have the downloading thing. I have rebooted twice, and the MMS is enabled. Any other ideas?

    One other thing, the thumbnail of the image will show up on the lock screen. When I go to messages it has the downloading message (which doesn't download).
    09-20-2014 09:36 PM
  5. iwebkat's Avatar
    Here is an update this morning. The downloading pictures never downloaded, however I have been able to successfully receive new photos since then. Same for husband. Very strange. Maybe it's because our iPhones are still restoring or something?
    09-21-2014 11:53 AM

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