Possible to access Origional image file from texted image? (to view metadata)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by inck243, May 2, 2013.

  1. inck243 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Hey everyone,

    I downloaded an app that reads metaData off pictures but when you save an image to your camera roll, that data gets wiped out and is replaced by the time that you saved it to your camera roll. What I really need to know is the date, location, etc- of the actual photo that was sent to me via text.

    Unless all that info is wiped when sent via text? Please let me know if it is #1, and then if not, how to access that actual image file from the text message (instead of copying creating a new copy because that wipes out the metadata)

    I'm using an iphone 5. Thanks!!
  2. johnson1880 macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2013

    did you ever find any information that helped you with this? I desperately need to do the same.
  3. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2013
    I have an iPhone 5 and when I transfer photos (from texts or wherever) to my computer in iPhoto the meta data is still there.

    Maybe the people you're getting pictures from have already stripped the data from them.

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