How to View All of the Picture Messages in an iPhone Conversation

It has become so easy to send a picture message on an iPhone that it might be something you do without even thinking. And if you do not periodically delete conversations from the Messages app on your device, then you may have a surprising number of images and attachments that have been sent as part of that conversation. But scrolling through a long conversation to find a specific image or attachment can be tedious, which can leave you looking for a better option.

Fortunately there is a place in an iPhone conversation where you can view all of the conversation attachments without the actual text messages that were sent between them. This provides a convenient way to view or find attachments in one location, and can save you a lot of unnecessary scrolling.


View All Attachments to a Message Conversation on an iPhone

This article was written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.4. These same steps will work for other iPhone models using the same operating system, as well as other devices using iOS 8 or higher.

Is there a picture in a text message conversation that you would like to delete? This article will show you how.

Step 1: Open the Messages app.

open the messages app



Step 2: Select the conversation containing the attachments that you want to view.

select the conversation



Step 3: Tap the Details button at the top-right corner of the screen.

tap the details button



Step 4: Locate the Attachments section. All of the images and attachments in this conversation will be displayed together. Note that this includes images and attachments that you have sent to the other parties in the conversation, as well as images and attachments that have been sent to you.

find pictures under attachments



Is there a message conversation on your iPhone that you would like to delete? Learn how to delete one or more text message conversations directly from the Messages app, while leaving the conversations that you do not wish to remove.

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