Users have reported the problem of being unable to send Photos from iPhone using WhatsApp. You can find below the steps to fix the problem of WhatsApp not sending Photos from iPhone.
WhatsApp Not Sending Pictures from iPhone
In general, the Photo Sharing feature in the iOS version of WhatsApp works flawlessly and allows you to share Photos with family and friends.
If you are unable to send photos on iPhone using WhatsApp, the problem could be due to poor network connectivity, iPhone being in Low Data Mode or due to WhatsApp lacking the permission to access the Photos App.
1. Check Network Connection
A good network connection is required to send Photos from iPhone. Hence, make sure that your device is connected to a stable network connection.
Unlock your device and take a look at the Network Icon, located at top-left corner of the screen.
If the reception is poor, WhatsApp won’t be able to download media and you need to wait for the reception to improve.
2. Provide WhatsApp with Access to Photos App
As mentioned above, the most common reason for WhatsApp not sending Photos on iPhone is due to WhatsApp lacking the permission to access the Photos App on iphone.
Hence, make sure that WhatsApp has the permission to access the Photos App on your device.
Open Settings > Go to Privacy & Security > Photos > WhatsApp > On the next screen, select All Photos option.
Now that WhatsApp has access to Photos App, you should be able to select any Photo from your device using WhatsApp.
3. Disable Low Data Mode
You won’t be able to send Photos if you have enabled Low Data Mode on your device.
Go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data options and disable Low Data Mode.
After disabling Low Data Mode, you should find WhatsApp downloading Photos, Videos and other Media using Cellular Data.
4. Allow WhatsApp to Use Cellular Data
If you are not connected to WiFi, make sure that WhatsApp is allowed to use Cellular Data on your iPhone.
Go to Settings > Cellular > On the next screen, move the toggle next to WhatsApp to ON position.
After this, you should find WhatsApp downloading Photos using both WiFi and Cellular Network.
5. Enable/Disable Airplane Mode
Enabling and Disabling Airplane Mode helps refreshing cellular network and resets the wireless antennas on your iPhone.
Go to Settings and move the toggle next to Airplane Mode to ON position.
After 30 seconds, disable Airplane Mode by moving the toggle to OFF position.
6. Check Date & Time Settings
Incorrect Time and Date Settings can prevent WhatsApp from sending Photos.
Go to Settings > General > Date & Time and make sure that Date & Time is correct.
If your iPhone is showing incorrect Date or Time, you can fix this issue by following steps as provided in this guide: How to Fix iPhone Showing Wrong Time and Date
7. Check iPhone Storage Status
Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > On next screen, you will see the amount of storage space used and available on your device.
If there is insufficient storage space, you need to make efforts to Free Up Storage Space on your iPhone
8. Reset Network Settings
As mentioned above, the problem could be due to faulty or corrupted Network Settings.
Go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > On the pop-up, select Reset Network Settings option.
If prompted, enter your Lock Screen Password > On the confirmation pop-up, tap on Reset Network Settings to confirm.
After Network Settings Reset, reconnect iPhone to Cellular service and see if it is still showing “No Service” or “Searching” for a network.
9. Update WhatsApp
If you have not updated WhatsApp for a while, check to see if an update for WhatsApp is available.
Open App Store > search for WhatsApp > On the next screen, tap on the Update option located next to WhatsApp Messenger.
Note: Update option will be available only if an Update is available for WhatsApp.