Saving bandwidth when sending images from iPhone

If you send a lot of pictures in messages on your iPhone or iPad, but I use data plan with a limited Internet traffic and you have a useful lifehack how to speed up the sending of images and spend less traffic.

It will require iOS 10 (below) and system preferences. Go to “Messages” and scroll down to the end. You will see the Mode “low quality”: if you activate the switch beside it, the image in the app “Messages” will be sent in the original quality (but still quite high).

Each picture sent using the low-quality mode, it automatically “shrinks” up to 100 KB, whereas the size of the photo on the iPhone is 3 to 5 megabytes. If desired, the mode is exactly the same through settings on the iPhone or iPad.

In many instant messenger function image compression when sending is enabled by default — on the contrary, they provide the ability to send the original in a separate menu. Apple also gives you the choice, but in reverse order.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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