iMessages fail to send if they include photos

2IS

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So I've been having this issue with my iPhone were every imessage I attempt to send that has a photo, will fail to send. Failure rate is 100% so far. Only way to get them out is to send as text message. I've tried resetting network settings and power cycling the phone by holding home+lock keys, but no help. Messages will fail to send on wifi as well as LTE.

Any suggestions?
 

rgctx

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Try this,


Go to Settings, Messages, sign OUT of iMessages.
Turn off phone
Turn on phone
Go to Settings, Messages, sign IN to iMessages.

Who is your carrier ?
 

2IS

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Try this,


Go to Settings, Messages, sign OUT of iMessages.
Turn off phone
Turn on phone
Go to Settings, Messages, sign IN to iMessages.

Who is your carrier ?
AT&T

Just tried the above, photos still fail to send. :confused:
 

kre62

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This is definitely an issue, and is not caused by any settings. I also have ATT, and this has been happening since yesterday.
 

eelw

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A month ago, I had the same issue occur on my jailbroken iPhone 5 on iOS6.1. Just stopped sending pics via imessage, even though they said they were delivered. Was like this for a couple of days. After that weekend, pics that I tried to send now said not delivered. Since I still could send pics on my iPhone 4 on iOS7, I didn't bother to really troubleshoot it. Oddly, like 10 days later, everything is working fine again. So if you've reset iMessage and network and settings. Next thing would be to backup and restore your iPhone. But maybe if you're patient, the issue (with I have to assume on Apple's end) will just resolve by itself like it did for me.
 

z06gal

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I have had this issue for 2 weeks now. I have to turn off wifi to send photos. I have reset network settings, etc but nothing helps. :confused:
 

DramaLLama

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IPhone 5s on Sprint here.. Same thin had happened to me in the past and it either stopped happening or I just haven't sent anything and noticed again.
 

ClemTiger0408

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Bumping this. My whole family has this issue. We are on various networks. I personally am on AT&T but any time I try to send a iMessage photo it tells me it failed to send, but in reality the other person does receive it.

There are about 7 of us all with the same problem whether we send to a group or individuals. I've done a hard reset, network reset, etc.
 

2IS

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Bumping this. My whole family has this issue. We are on various networks. I personally am on AT&T but any time I try to send a iMessage photo it tells me it failed to send, but in reality the other person does receive it.

There are about 7 of us all with the same problem whether we send to a group or individuals. I've done a hard reset, network reset, etc.
Yeah, i've noticed the same. It says "not delivered" on my end but the person does receive the photo. Interestingly enough, i turned off LTE on my phone today because the area I was it had spotty LTE coverage and it was causing issues for me, I sent a couple photos to a couple different people with LTE switched to OFF and I got a proper delivery confirmation. I've since switched LTE back on but have not tried to send another photo.
 

Prospekt

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This has been happening to all of our phones since the 7.1.1 update. AT&T. Don't know if it's related but it sure is annoying
 

richwoodrocket

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iMessages fail to send if they include photos

This started happening to me yesterday. Photos hang indefinitely on sending. Using wifi.

Yeah this also happens to me. Pretty annoying if you send multiple pics and dot know which one is not sending and you have to go and delete all of them to clear the sending.
I'm on AT&T too.
 

Badrottie

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I had same problem with another iPhone friend 2 weeks ago. I thought it was for temporary problem and I sent a photo to my friend with Samsung Note 2, it worked just fine. :apple:
 

2IS

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I had same problem with another iPhone friend 2 weeks ago. I thought it was for temporary problem and I sent a photo to my friend with Samsung Note 2, it worked just fine. :apple:
Thanks Captain Obvious. We're talking about iMessage which is limited to Apple > Apple communication. ;)
 

2IS

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Interestingly enough... iMessage appears to be working normally now. Just sent a photo via wifi successfully.
 

1stalban

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I continue to have this issue after trying all the recommended fixes. Has anyone stumbled across a solution by chance?
 

jayes

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Oct 11, 2011
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Must be an ATT thing then. I have not had this issue ever with Verizon.
I'm on Verizon and have the same issue so it does not sound like it's limited to AT&T. I can't tell if people are getting my photos, but the send line across the top hangs. I delete the pic and the line disappears. I will have to check to see if they are actually going through. I will also pay closer attention to whether being on Wifi or LTE makes a difference. I have an iPhone 5 running 7.1.1.