Pictures in Messages Won’t Display after iOS 11 Update? Here Are Solutions

Now, every Apple user can freely download iOS 11 public beta 1, to experience its new features like messages syncing to iCloud, type to Siri, etc in advance. However, this beta version probably lead to annoying issues on your device, such as iPhone overheating, battery draining fast and so on. In this post, we talk about “pictures in messages won’t display in iOS 11” problem. You receive or send one message with a picture, after you tap the image, it shows “Loading…”, but it seems never display the full picture and you just can’t see it. To troubleshoot it, we provide 5 potential ways.

5 Tips to Fix “Pictures in Messages Won’t Display after iOS 11 Update” Issue

1. Make sure MMS Messaging is on

MMS stands for Multimedia Messaging Service, which lets you send or receive pictures and videos through text messages when iMessages is not available. If MMS on iPhone is off, you can’t send or receive messages with attached images. Follow the below steps to have a check.

Step 1. Go to Settings > Messages.

Step 2. Scroll down and see whether MMS Messaging is on. If not, switch it to on. Then, back to message and check received picture again.

Turn on MMS Messaging on iPhone
Turn on MMS Messaging on iPhone

2. Check network condition

Bad network condition on iPhone may cause picture not displaying in messages, so check it and make sure your cellular data or Wi-Fi is reliable.

3. Restart or force restart your iPhone.

To restart your iPhone: hold and press Sleep or Wake button, slide to Power Off and then press Sleep/Wake button until you see Apple logo.

How to fix pictures in messages won't display - restart iPhone
How to fix pictures in messages won’t display – restart iPhone

Or force restart iPhone by following steps below:

On iPhone 6s and earlier: hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

On iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: press both the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

4. Re-activate Messages app with Apple ID

Step 1. Proceed to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive

Step 2. Tap Apple ID, choose Sign out when asked.

Step 3. Then, tap Use your Apple ID for iMessages, enter your Apple ID and password, tap Sign in.

Fix pictures in messages won't display - reactivate Messages app
Fix pictures in messages won’t display – reactivate Messages app

5. Reset network settings

It is possible that network settings on your iPhone go wrong and leads to not showing picture issue. To fix it, you can reset network settings. This will reset the settings of cellular, APN and VPN, and Wi-Fi networks and passwords. So make sure you remember related passwords. Go to Settings > General > Reset , and tap Reset Network Settings.

Fix pictures in messages won't display - reset Network settings
Fix pictures in messages won’t display – reset Network settings

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