I like to use SMS text messages and not iMessage, and only for text as indicated in the linked questions below.

Today I got a screenshot of a LINE message in an SMS text message and I certainly do not want to receive content in LINE messages as SMS text messages, nor any images at all.

Is there anything I can do to stop my iPhone from receiving screen shots and other images to me via SMS?

  • I don't believe this is possible. You'd almost have to check with your cell phone carrier to see if they would allow SMS but block MMS, and I find it hard to believe that any of them would be able to do that, even if they wanted to.
    – TJ Luoma
    Mar 7, 2020 at 13:24
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    Do you have "MMS Messaging" enabled or disabled in your Settings app in the Messages settings?
    – Nic
    Mar 7, 2020 at 15:22
  • @Nic well look at that! before and after. I'll try to do an experiment to see if it stops it. Feel free to write up an answer in the mean time, I would guess that this is exactly what I needed :-)
    – uhoh
    Mar 7, 2020 at 15:47

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Try disabling "MMS Messaging" in your Settings app in the Messages settings.

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  • Yes I do! I had a substantial software upgrade recently and I'm still discovering settings. I've turned it off now and I'll try to test this again in the next few days. Thanks!
    – uhoh
    Mar 7, 2020 at 15:58
  • This has worked it seem, thanks!
    – uhoh
    Mar 16, 2020 at 5:10

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