How to Send Pictures in a Text on the iPhone

by Paul Kemp

The Apple iPhone allowed users to include photographs in their text messages beginning with the first update to the third generation of its mobile operating system. iPhone users can choose between shooting and sending a photo on the spot or selecting a photo they have previously taken or copied from their photo library. You can add photos to your text messages right from the iPhone's "Messages" application, which is included as a default app with the device.

Step 1

Open the "Messages" app on your iPhone.

Step 2

Tap the new message icon at the upper right of the screen and type the name or phone number of the contact you want to send your picture message to.

Step 3

Tap the camera icon to the left of the text input field and choose either the "Take Photo" option (to activate the camera and snap a photo to send) or the "Choose Existing" option (to open your photo library and select a photo to send).

Step 4

Take your photo and tap the "Use" button or select your photo from the library and tap the "Choose" button. Your photo will appear in the text input field. Type a text message to send along with the photo and tap "Send."

About the Author

Paul Kemp is a writer and former political junkie. He has written copy for university publications and professional organizations. He is currently working on a book and screenplay about his time on the campaign trail during the 2008 election and teaches test prep classes.