iPhone not Sending Pictures to Android Devices (5 Easy Fixes)

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iPhone not Sending Pictures to Android Devices (5 Easy Fixes)

iPhone not sending pictures to Android is one of the most common messaging problems iOS users face. The reason is that these two operating systems (Android and iOS) use different messaging systems.

iPhone uses iMessage, and Android uses SMS/MMS.

There could be various reasons behind it, compatibility issues, wrong settings, or even software issues.

That’s why in this article, we will give five fixes to the problem of iPhone not sending pictures to Android devices. Let’s begin…

5 Easy Fixes: iPhone not Sending Pictures to Android Devices


#1. Turn On MMS Setting on Your iPhone

The first one is to turn on MMS settings. You cannot send MMS to Android devices if this setting is turned off. You can follow the below steps to enable this setting.

Step-1 – Go to Settings and Search Messages

Iphone search Messages in search bar

Step-2 – Go to Messages and Scroll down to the SMS/MMS section

Step-3 – Toggle ON MMS Messaging

Enable MMS Messaging Toggle ON - iPhone not Sending Pictures to Android Devices

That’s how you can send MMS from your iOS devices to Android devices. However, if you still can’t send photos to Android devices, then you should know this –

iPhones can only send MMS (Photos or videos) of up to 300 KB; If your image exceeds that, you cannot send MMS. The possible solution is to resize the image or use any other messaging app like WhatsApp.

Next, we will tell you how to resize an image.

#2. Resize Your Image

As you know, iPhone can only send MMS of up to 300 KB; if your image exceeds that limit, your MMS won’t be sent. In order to send the image, you need to reduce its size. And to do so, you can either compress the image or crop the image.

1. Crop the Image

Croping an image is a way to reduce its size. Cropping an image is simple; follow the below steps.

  1. Go to the Photos app, and tap on the image you need to send
  2. Now tap on the edit button at the top right corner
  3. Then, You can Tap on the crop icon (the 4th icon)
  4. Crop your image and save it.

Another way to reduce an image’s size without cropping it is by compressing the image.

2. Compress the Image

To Compress the Image, you can go to compressjpeg.com for jpeg images and compresspng.com for png images.

Step1 – Go to compressjpeg.com or compresspng.com

Compress JPEG Site Home page

Step2 – Upload the Images

Upload the images in compressjpeg website

Step3 – Tap on Download

Progress on compress

That’s it, now download the image and send it as MMS; However, check its size; it should be less than 300 KBs.

If your image isn’t compressing to less than 300 KBs, the only option left is to send the image by email, WhatsApp, or Facebook Messenger.

#3. Reset Network Settings

Suppose you have changed your device from default network settings and some manual changes. Chances are, because of some wrong settings, your device isn’t able to send the MMS image. You can change your settings to default.

To do so, go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset Device > Tap on Reset > Then, Reset Network Settings.

Reset Network Settings Option - iPhone not Sending Pictures to Android Devices

And if you are using iOS 14 or an earlier version, go to Settings > General > Tap on Reset > And Reset Network Settings.

#4. Software Update Your iPhone

Sometimes there are bugs in our system which cause such errors. Many times, such bugs are fixed in a software update. If you haven’t updated your iPhone for a while, you can update it to the latest software.

To do so – Go to Settings > General > About > Software Update.

Software update option - iPhone not Sending Pictures to Android Devices

If there is any software update, update it, and this problem may resolve.

#5. Restart Your System

Restart your iPhone to resolve the problem; restarting your iPhone from time to time is good practice. Try restarting your iPhone.

Press and hold the volume button up and power button for a few seconds, then slide to power off. The Apple logo will appear, and the device will shut down, and to power it on, press and hold the power button until you see the logo.

Alternate Solutions: iPhone not Sending Pictures to Android Devices


#1. Use Third Party Messaging App

Download any third-party messaging app on both devices (Android and iPhone.) Here are some of the common messaging apps –

  1. WhatsApp
  2. Facebook Messenger
  3. Gmail
  4. Snapchat

Download any of them and create an account using your phone number and email address. That’s it; start sending pictures!

#2. Upload Pictures to Cloud Services

Cloud services let you upload pictures, videos, and documents. Anyone with access to the link can download the pictures. If your files are too large, we recommend you use a cloud service.

There are various cloud services out there, but for this article, we will use Google Drive. Install Google Drive on iPhone and Android (It might be pre-installed in Android.)

Create an account with your email address.

After creating an account, click on Upload and upload your pictures and videos. Name your folder.

Tap on the share, and tick on anyone with the link. Copy the link and send it to your Android friend’s device. Now, they can access the folder you have created and download the files from there.

That’s how you can use cloud service to share pictures.

#3. Contact Apple Support

Lastly, if any of the methods don’t work for you, you can contact Apple Support. Their executive will help you by giving personal assistance. Plus, if this error happens because of manufacturing defects, you might get your device repaired.

To contact Apple Support download their app –

Final Words

iPhone and Android are two of the most common operating systems. However, both of them uses different messaging systems, that’s why user face so much trouble. The possible or common solution is using the same third-party messaging system on your device.

Like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or Gmail, etc.

These apps are available to both Android and iPhone users. All you need to do is download any of these apps and enjoy seamless messaging.

So that’s it for this article; I hope you enjoy reading it!

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