The ecosystem of iOS makes it a breeze to send pictures/images via the messaging app. Though most people use iMessage to communicate when the sender and receiver both has an iPhone (Mac sometimes comes into play as well), MMS service works pretty well to. But sometimes, iPhone won’t send picture messages. They get stuck at Sending… or message not delivered.

iPhone Won't Send Picture Messages

How do you fix iPhone won’t send picture messages? Why does this issue pop up anyway? Let’s look at the solution.

iPhone Won’t Send Picture Messages – iMessage Issue

The “send” button will be blue when iMessage is being used. If iPhone won’t send picture messages, it can be the following problem:

Fix iPhone Network Issues

Message not delivered iPhone

Check your WiFi connection. Open any webpage in Safari; if it doesn’t work, it could be a problem with the connection. If it works, the recipient may have deactivated the iMessage service.

Check for iMessage Server Issues

This isn’t in your control. It happens on occasions that the iMessage servers go down on Apple’s end, causing a massive outage. If that happens, just wait and try again.

iPhone Won’t Send Picture Messages – MMS Problem

Images are also sent via MMS. Most carriers activate/support MMS for iPhone users right away but there are barriers on activation or restrictions in place in some instances. Ensure that MMS is activated: Head over to Settings > Messages > switch on MMS Messaging if it’s off.

If you see MMS, green bubble interface, and iPhone won’t send picture messages, the first thing to check is if your carrier even allows MMS sending. Call them up and ask. After that, do this:

Get good Network coverage

iPhone not sending pictures

Try to send the picture in a place where you’re getting good signals. Follow this guide to check the signal strength on your iPhone.

Remove Installed Profiles

iPhone wont send pictures

Profiles are manually installed so the option may not be applicable. But if the profile is installed, try taking it out. Head over to Settings -> General -> Profiles to remove it. If under “General” you don’t see a profile list, no profiles are installed.

Read Also: How to Schedule Messages on iPhone

Perform Network Reset

Head over to Settings -> General -> Reset Network Settings. When the iPhone resprings, try sending the MMS one more time.

And that’s all you need to do to fix iPhone Won’t Send Picture Messages. Feel free to leave comments.

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.