Why Aren't My Pictures Loading in Messages on iPhone?

I've had this happen for a while now. My pictures in messages won't load, and I can't figure out why this keeps happening. iCloud keeps messing with my messages, and the picture download button doesn't even work. Any solutions?

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Myra· Answered on Mar 28, 2024

There are a few reasons for photos in messages not loading or downloading:

  • iPhone is running low on storage.
  • The photos were accidentally deleted.
  • iMessage service is simply unavailable.
  • The internet connection is poor or slow.
  • Encounter failures during iOS updates.

Some quick fixes to pictures not loading in Message or iMessage:

1️⃣Free up your space.

Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage. You can delete some unused apps to free up space on your iPhone.

2️⃣Verify MMS settings.

Go to Settings > Messages. Ensure the Send as SMS option is enabled.

3️⃣Improve Internet connections.

If you are using Wi-Fi, you can change to another network or cellular data to check whether the problem is fixed.

4️⃣Reload iMessage.

Go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive. Tap on your Apple account to sign out and sign in again.

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Step 1. Install EaseUS MobiMover on your computer and launch it.

Step 2. Select Backup Manager from the left panel and connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 3. Select the category you want to back up and click Back Up to start the process.

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