To save time and data, iOS compresses images sent over iMessage, slightly reducing their resolution. This is usually fine for memes and fleeting moments, but it can degrade the quality of memorable photos.
Fortunately, you can easily disable compression for iMessage images in the Messages app. This will ensure that your photos are always sent in the highest possible quality.
How to Disable 'Low Quality Image Mode' in Messages
- Open the 'Settings' app on your iPhone.
- Scroll down in settings and select the 'Messages' option.
- Look for the 'Low-Quality Image Mode'.
You can turn on the toggle the same way whenever you are on a metered connection to save data costs.
That's it! Low Quality Image Mode will now be disabled, and all images you send in Messages will be sent in their original quality.
Why would you want to disable Low Quality Image Mode? There are a few reasons why you might want to disable Low Quality Image Mode in iMessage:
- You want to send images to someone who needs them to be in the highest possible quality, such as a photographer or designer.
- You have a data plan with a lot of data, so you don't need to worry about saving data.
- You're connected to a Wi-Fi network, so data usage isn't a concern.
Things to keep in mind. When you disable Low Quality Image Mode, images will be sent in their original quality. This means that they will take up more space on your iPhone and on the recipient's iPhone. It also means that they will take longer to send and receive, especially if you're on a cellular network.
If you're not sure whether or not to disable Low Quality Image Mode, it's best to err on the side of caution and leave it enabled. You can always disable it if you need to send a specific image in its original quality.