Why Won’t My iPhone Send Pictures to Non iPhone Users?
There are a few reasons why your iPhone might not be sending pictures to non-iPhone users:
- iMessage is enabled: If iMessage is enabled on your iPhone, it will try to send messages to other Apple devices using iMessage first. If the recipient’s device does not support iMessage, the message will be sent as a text message instead, but the picture attachment may not be included. To check if iMessage is enabled, go to Settings > Messages and make sure that the iMessage toggle is turned on.
- MMS messaging is not enabled: MMS messaging is required to send picture messages. To enable MMS messaging, go to Settings > Messages and make sure that the MMS Messaging toggle is turned on.
- Cellular data is not enabled: Cellular data is required to send picture messages. To check if cellular data is enabled, go to Settings > Cellular and make sure that the Cellular Data toggle is turned on.
- The file size is too large: Some cellular carriers have limits on the size of files that can be sent and received as text messages. If the picture you’re trying to send is too large, it may not be able to be sent. You can try resizing the image or using a cloud service to upload the image and then send a link to the image to the recipient.
How do I Send Messages on my iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch?
To send messages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can use the Messages app. To open the Messages app, tap on the Messages icon on your home screen.
To send a new message, tap on the + button in the top-right corner of the screen. Then, enter the phone number or email address of the person you want to message. You can also tap on the Contacts icon to select a contact from your address book.
Once you have entered the recipient’s contact information, tap on the Message field and type your message. If you want to add a picture to your message, tap on the + button in the bottom-left corner of the screen and select Photo or Video. Then, select the picture you want to send and tap on Done.
When you are finished typing your message, tap on the Send button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
How to ensure iMessage is enabled?
To ensure that iMessage is enabled on your iPhone, go to Settings > Messages and make sure that the iMessage toggle is turned on. If the toggle is green, then iMessage is enabled.
If the toggle is gray, then iMessage is not enabled. To enable iMessage, tap on the iMessage toggle and enter your Apple ID and password.
If you are having trouble enabling iMessage, you can try the following:
- Make sure that you have a cellular data connection or Wi-Fi connection.
- Make sure that your Apple ID is verified.
- Make sure that the date and time on your iPhone are set correctly.
- Restart your iPhone.
If you are still having trouble enabling iMessage, you can contact Apple Support for assistance.