Sending quick pics within messages

Bunk009

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So this is driving me BANANAS:

Was out to dinner tonight and wanted to send a quick picture of the restaurant I was at with the new feature where you hold the button down on the left of the text box. Wasn't trying to send a video but a picture.

Had the camera facing outward(rear camera) and the lighting in the restaurant was such that the flash was auto enabled I guess. Kept holding the button to snap the pic. Flash would go off. Picture would never take! So annoying. I can send messages on front facing camera this way and in lighter situations without a flash the pics send fine. Can Anyone else replicate this? Fixes?

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iPutz

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If you tap and release the camera button a popup comes up allowing you to select a still picture from the photos on your phone, use the camera to take a still photo or a video to be included in your message. Pressing and holding the camera button gives you a shortcut to start and stop a video to be included in your message.


If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!

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imutter

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It only works with iMessage. I just push the button and slide up to the camera, It takes a picture and send it as soon as I let go.
 
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Bunk009

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It works for me too the same way. Unless the photo uses the flash. Then it just flashes and does nothing
 

Bunk009

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Have you toggled the flash off in the regular camera settings ?
I don't know otherwise? Reset and try if it works after ?
I did and nothing! Also did a hard reset. And only when the camera is facing out naturally.

Not the end of the world. Just super annoying because I'm super crazy. Next time you're in a low light situation, flip the selfie cam to face out and see if it happens to you when sending a quick message?

Operative words: I'm super crazy.
 

iPutz

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I'm assuming the OP was trying to insert a still camera image into an iMessage. The method I mentioned in my previous post will do just that. I tried the method imutter described and ended up taking a selfie that was immediately inserted into the iMessage and the message then sent itself without any input from me. What's up with that?? Fortunately, I addressed it to myself so no one else was grossed out.


If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!

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Bunk009

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I'm assuming the OP was trying to insert a still camera image into an iMessage. The method I mentioned in my previous post will do just that. I tried the method imutter described and ended up taking a selfie that was immediately inserted into the iMessage and the message then sent itself without any input from me. What's up with that?? Fortunately, I addressed it to myself so no one else was grossed out.


If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!

Sent from my iPhone 5
No I know how to put messages into pictures. And I know how the new feature for the quick, snap chat like pictures are supposed to work. But when I try to do it in low light when a flash would be required, it doesn't send automatically like the front facing camera does. Or like photos do when in good light. I sometimes want to send a quick pic in a message without saving and loved the new feature in the new iOS. Just doesn't always work.