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Text over WiFi from iPhone to Non-iPhone

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Text over WiFi from iPhone to Non-iPhone

I have an iPhone 8plus and whenever I send a photo/gif/video to a non-iPhone over WiFi, it says “not delivered”.

Text-only texts go through just fine.

This only happens on WiFi; works just fine when using data/LTE.

iMessage works just give for photos/gifs/videos on both WiFi and data/LTE.


Any Suggestions?
Thanks!
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Re: Text over WiFi from iPhone to Non-iPhone

I have the IPhone SE. In order to send and receive MMS (photos ,etc) cellular data has to be turned on. Whether this counts against data use depends on who you talk to. Those who are in need to know will send me a regular text letting me know they sent pics. I will then turn on data to receive them then turn the data off again. A pita but it works for me. My wife's LG X Charge works fine for MMS with data off, I guess it is an Iphone thing.