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

    Aug 11, 2011
    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


    Jul 2, 2010
    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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