How to add a photo to a text message for Android user?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by davidinva, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. davidinva macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA
    New to iPhone (and smart phones) here. I want to send text messages with attached photos to someone with an Android phone from my iPhone. Messages won't let me send a message with a photo attached. I can send a message with photo to an Apple device. Is there another message App that can do that?
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    It should just go as a mms. Check your message settings (settings > messages)

    Was the android user a recent iPhone user?
  3. maliu macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2010
    I have the same problem. One person was a recent iPhone user and one has never been one. I have checked all my settings.
  4. Maetzle macrumors regular


    Jun 2, 2014
    I had that problem back when I got my iPhone 4 - turned out that I was lacking the MMS settings from my carrier.
  5. r-m macrumors 6502a

    May 7, 2010
    I switch MMS off, because it isn't inclusive in my plan. I get charged extra for them.
    So, I can't send a picture to a non-apple number.

    Settings- Messages- under the SMS/MMS section, MMS Messaging. I have this turned off, so am unable to add a photo to a text message. Turning it on allows me to.

    I usually send via WhatsApp or email to a non-Apple user. Another option would be upload to an image sharing site (or dropbox, which I prefer), and send them the link.
  6. maliu macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2010
    Verizon fixed my issue yesterday. Now I can send pics just fine.
  7. Trebuin macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2008
    Central Cali
    Excellent, provisioning tends to fix things. My iPhone 5 used to be provisioned as a 4, which meant that I could not access LTE. Quick phone call fixed that.

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