To send an MMS on the iPhone, open up your messaging app. Create a new message by tapping in that upper right corner where you’ll find all of these buttons – tap one and it will create space for adding photos or videos from albums within yourself!
Previous instructions for sending MMS messages on older iPhones can be read below.
Update: Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS now support MMS on AT&T. To activate MMS on your iPhone 3G/3GS with firmware 3.0 follow these instructions. If you wish to update your firmware to 3.1 then MMS should activate during the update process.
The lack of MMS support on the iPhone is one of the most intriguing ommissions from this device. It’s hard to imagine why Apple would want their users without access, but it does make sense for them not to include something so basic and Easy-to-understand in an already complicated phone!
What’s the deal with picture messages? I can’t send pictures to my phone anymore!
I’m sure you’ve all had this experience, where after taking a photo on your camera phone and sending it via MMS or text message (sometimes even Snapchat) – only for them not be able to do anything when they get back from their trip abroad. It was kind of annoying at first but then we realized that there must have been some new app installed onto our devices that allows those features…
Thankfully, due to iPhone’s email capabilities – there is a workaround.
In this day and age, most mobile phones have not only a phone number but also an email address. In fact, most people use their two emails – one for plain text messages and another just for MMS!
By emailing your photos over to a friend’s phone without them having an account on iTunes or Gmail, you can still get the picture delivered like normal. Just make sure they’ve got MMS enabled so that way it will show up as if we were sending via text message!
Here’s how to do it:
1) open a photo on your iPhone
2) click on the send photo link (bottom left hand icon)
3) select to email the photo
4) using the table below, enter the phone number of the person you want to send to, followed by the email suffix for their provider
Service ProviderMMS Email SuffixVerizonvzwpix.comAT&T/Cingularmms.att.comSprint/Nextelmessaging.sprintpcs.comT-Mobiletmomail.netVirginvmobl.netBoost Mobilemyboostmobile.comAlltelmessage.alltel.comAmp’d Mobilevzwpix.com
So, for instance, if you wanted to send an email to a Verizon user whose number was 8175551212, you’d send it to [email protected].
Hopefully, the iPhone will be updated to include MMS support soon. For now, this works.