1. daveybur108's Avatar
    Hi
    I want to stop I message / SMS sending or receiving attachments. Its for my sons phone.

    Is this possible.

    The
    07-04-2017 10:54 AM
  2. vanko987's Avatar
    I don't think you can stop iMessage from receiving attachments, so if you really wanted him to not send/receive attachments on iMessage, then you would have to turn off iMessage completely and just use SMS.

    To turn off SMS attachments, go to Messages settings and turn off MMS messaging. Now he will not be able to send or receive attachments.
    07-04-2017 11:05 AM
  3. daveybur108's Avatar
    Thank you Vanko

    So by doing this he can still send normal text messages?
    07-04-2017 11:16 AM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thank you Vanko

    So by doing this he can still send normal text messages?
    He can send and receive SMS text messages, but not iMessage. How old is he? He may can figure out how to set it back to iMessage.
    07-04-2017 12:11 PM
  5. daveybur108's Avatar
    Thank you. If I go to message settings and togge off MMS he can just toggle back on.????
    07-05-2017 03:37 AM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    Thank you. If I go to message settings and togge off MMS he can just toggle back on.????
    You can use restrictions to stop your son from reenabling stuff you disabled. You can protect it with your own passcode which he won’t know.

    Here is some extra information how to set up restrictions: https://m.imore.com/how-enable-paren...iphone-or-ipad

    Also, please note that iMessage isn’t the only medium to share photos.
    07-05-2017 05:23 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    In restrictions, you can restrict use of the camera and Facetime, but not iMessage.
    07-05-2017 07:37 AM
  8. Tartarus's Avatar
    In restrictions, you can restrict use of the camera and Facetime, but not iMessage.
    Thanks for the clarification. I’m not quite familiar with restrictions, so I appreciate this.
    07-05-2017 07:38 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thanks for the clarification. I’m not quite familiar with restrictions, so I appreciate this.
    I had to go look see. Wasn't sure.
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    07-05-2017 07:41 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thank you. If I go to message settings and togge off MMS he can just toggle back on.????
    Yes. Your best tool is your authority as a parent. You have every right to check your son's phone anytime. If any misbehaving with photos continues, take the phone away.
    Annie_i6s likes this.
    07-05-2017 07:46 AM

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