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#Images Not Working On iPhone: How To Fix It

A few years back, Apple released iOS 10 update with the new feature to search and share GIFs quickly within the Messages app. Users can enter #image to find the trending GIFs in the Messages app and share in groups and personal chats. But many users cannot use this feature as they reported #images not working on their iPhone.

According to some users, when they enter #images in the Messages app, they don’t see any GIFs or images. It shows the black search. Even many users with the iOS 15 update, reported that #images were not working issue on iPhone and iPad. Therefore, we have come to help fix the problem and start using GIFs in the iMessage app.

How To Fix #Images Not Working Issue On iPhone

Method 1: Check The Drawer Menu

After the iOS 15 update, the #images shifted to the Message app small menu at the bottom of the chat. While entering the text in the Messages app, softly swipe up and scroll to find the next to Memoji option with #images. Once you tap on the #Images option, it will show the GIFs you can select and use in the chat.

Method 2: Restart The Messages app

If you have recently updated to the new iOS update and could not use the #images feature on iPhone, you can also try to force close the Messages app and try again. Go to the Home Screen, swipe up from the bottom for the App Switcher, look for the Messages app, and swipe up to close it. After that, open the Messages app again and use #images.

Method 3: Check For The Update

If the #image issue is occurring in multiple devices, we can also expect the new update from Apple to fix this issue. Hence, you should also check for the latest iOS update. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. If there is a new update available, download and install it. It will help to fix #images not working issue on iPhone and iPad.

Method 4: Reset All Settings

Another workaround that worked for many users that Resetting All Settings on iPhone. Once you reset all settings, it will refresh the Messages app settings and let you use all the functions freshly. To Reset All Settings on iOS 15, go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset All Settings.

The Conclusion

If the above methods don’t work, you can also add any other GIF app from the App Store under the Message app. Also, you can try to change the region to use the #images feature on iPhone since the feature is not available in some countries. Do you know any other solution? Don’t bother to share your feedback in the comment box.

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