Pictures on phone flicker then look like someone pressed space bar.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mspiggyd1, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. mspiggyd1 macrumors newbie

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    Aug 11, 2011
    #1
    I have not been able to look at photos that I send or receive in the "Messages" app on my iPhone. When I open the text for the first time, the picture flickers on the screen then appears to minimize itself into a normal text bubble that looks like someone pressed the space bar then pressed send. It is empty.

    The photos appear in notifications and on my lock screen when I first receive the text.

    Solutions that I've tried:

    Restoring my iPhone to factory settings + restoring from a backup. The problem I have did not occur when my phone was restored to factory settings.
    I reset the Network Settings. Didn't help.
    I reset All Settings. Didn't help.
    I reset my iPhone. Didn't help.
    I turned iMessage on and off. Didn't help.
     
  2. mKTank macrumors 68000

    mKTank

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    #2
    So the problem goes away when the phone isn't being restored from your backup? Well that tells the whole story, doesn't it? There's a bug that's apparently sticking to your backup so maybe you have to start from scratch?

    Yeah it sucks but as far as I can tell, given all of the things you've tried, that might be the only way to get rid of it.
     

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