The problem of Photos or Pictures Not Appeating in Text Messages on iPhone or iPhone not at all receving pictures has been reported by users.
Photos Not Appearing in Text Messages on iPhone
If Pictures are not appearing in Text Messages received from Android device users, the most likely reason for this issue is due to MMS messaging option not being enabled on your iPhone.
However, this problem can also occur on iMessages sent by other Apple device users due to a glitch in Messages App, Photos App, Apple’s iCloud Service and also due to Network related issues.
1. Check Network Strength
Unlike plain text messages, a good network connection is required to download picture messages.
Hence, take a look at top-left corner of the screen and make sure that the Network strength at your current location is good enough to send photos.
If the reception is poor, see if moving to another place improves reception. If not, you will have to wait for the reception to improve.
2. Enable MMS Messaging
As mentioned above, the most common reason for iPhone not receiving Picture Messages from Android device users is due to MMS Messaging option not being enabled.
Go to Settings > Messages and move the toggle next to MMS Messaging to ON position.
This ensures that iPhone is able to send Photos using the MMS Messaging system as used by the service providers.
3. Enable Cellular Data
If you are not connected to WiFi, make sure that Cellular Data is enabled on your device.
Go to Settings > Cellular > move the toggle next to Cellular Data to ON position.
4. Restart iPhone
Sometimes, the problem is due to a minor glitch, stuck program or process prevnting iPhone from sending the message.
Go to Settings > General > scroll down and tap on Shut Down. On the next screen, use the Slider to Power OFF iPhone.
Wait for your iPhone to completely Power OFF > Wait for 30 seconds and restart your device by pressing the Power button.
5. Sign Out from Apple ID
Sometimes, the problem is due to your Apple ID not being recognized by Apple’s iCloud Servers.
Open Settings > tap on your Apple ID Name > scroll down and tap on the Sign Out option.
On the pop-up, enter your Apple ID password and tap on Turn Off.
On the next pop-up, select/unselect the type of iCloud Data that you want to copy on your device and tap on Sign Out.
6. Reset Network Settings
If above steps did not help, note down the Password for your WiFi Network and follow the steps below to Reset Network Settings on your device.
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 the Reset process is completed, reconnect iPhone to WiFi Network and try to send the picture message.