Message is not showing contact picture on iPhone: How to Fix

Saved contact picture on the text message or iMessage is attractive features for iPhone and iPod touch users. From iOS 8 and later running big display size iPhones come up with a toggle that enables messages with contact pictures. But for the users who have made wrong settings, Can’t enable or show up contact photo on each recipient. Don’t worry. Here I’ll show you fix Message is not showing contact picture on iOS.

hopefully, this thread will help you to unhide and bring contact photo back in Message App on iPhone running iOS 10, iOS 11 or later. Pretty nice feature for iPhone 7/ 7 plus/ iPhone 6S/ 6S Plus, and iPhone 6/ 6 plus users.

Solved Message is not showing contact picture on iPhone: iOS 10/ iOS 11 or later

On small screen iOS device (less than the 4.7-inch display, iPhone 5S or earlier device doesn’t show up contact profile picture). But you have iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S or 6S Plus, iPhone 7/ iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 or later then you are eligible to take advantage of contact image in message app.

Go to the Settings App > Tap Messages > Turn toggle Show Contact Photos enable/Green.

Enable Show Contact photos beside Messages on iPhone

Now you can get pictures beside messages on your iPhone. For not saved picture on contacts would be black profile icon, See below image.

Fix: 1 Not showing contact picture on iPhone after enabled in Setting app

In this case, if you have enabled Zoom display mode. Please, you need to revert to the standard display mode. Cause display Zoom won’t allow iPhone to show contact Photo in Messages.

By the way, Display zoom makes iCon big in size compared to normal size. But it restricts some functions of iOS. Therefore, users reporting after Zoom display the Show Contact Photos option missing/ disappeared in Messages Settings. So you guys, disable Zoom Display to get Shoe Contact Photos Settings back.

Check and verify by Go to the Settings > Display & Brightness > Display Zoom (Choose Standard) and Tap Set appear top right corner. Sometimes restart required for change settings.Message is not showing contact picture for iphone, iPad

Fix 2: Make sure a Contact has Picture in Contacts App

Same contact number saved on different contacts name means to avoid contact name duplication and set perfect Profile photo for that.

Go to the Contacts app > Contacts > Type name in search box or contact number (xxx-xxx-xxxx) in format.

Tap on Name; there you want set profile picture. Next, Tap on Edit from top right corner.

add photo > Choose Photo/ Take Photo.

Tap on Done. It looks like Whatsapp profile.Set profile picture for message app

Above solutions are perfect in most cases when Message is not showing contact picture on iPhone.

Note: in iOS 11 and later iPhone – you can enable hide alert for the Messages. just Open Message app, now tap and hold on a message thread then swipe left, you will get hide alert option to stop notification alert.