texting iPhone 4 screenshots to 3G users

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  1. abbstrack macrumors regular

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    has anyone run into any issues sending screenshots to 3G users? I texted a screenshot taken from my iPhone 4 to three different 3G users (neither of whom have upgraded from 3.1.3) and all three received the same error message:

    I havent had any issues sending photos to those users via mms, only screenshots taken from the phone itself.
     

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  2. RC83 macrumors 6502

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  3. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    Probably because of the size of the screenshot. Larger resolution = larger file size. You probably can't send a picture that large through MMS.
     
  4. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    Press the sleep button and home button at the same time.
     
  5. RC83 macrumors 6502

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    sweeet... thanks man :cool:
     
  6. OneMike macrumors 603

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  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    larger pictures are sent through MMS all the time.
     
  8. orange42 macrumors 6502a

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    My screen shots won't send to 3G users either.
     
  9. jamjon macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem.
    So copied the screenshot to PC, then saved the *.png file to *.jpg and then synced it back to iphone.

    Sent OK after this. Maybe it is the *.png format that MMS doesnt like ?

    This worked for me anyway
     
  10. abbstrack thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the tip. i'll give this a shot..
     
  11. proximateo macrumors newbie

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    Tried this theory. Sent a picture to someone with a 3GS and it was 2.9MB - went right through. Then tried to send a screenshot that was 946k, and it failed. So it's not the resolution or picture size causing that problem.
     
  12. ugp macrumors 65816

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    I am able to send screen shots to iPhone 3G and 3GS.
     
  13. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    I got the same message when my mom sent me a pic. Wasn't from an iPhone tho.
     
  14. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    Same problem here...anyone know what the deal is?
     
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  16. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the 3G had a 600kb file size limit in MMS. That could be the issue.
     
  17. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    but you CAN send them via MMS..certain phones can't recieve them
     
  18. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    It's probably what one of the above posters said:

    Screenshots are saved as .PNG files. Maybe, AT&T has a problem converting PNGs during MMS uploads.
     

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