Enable Low Quality Image mode in iOS 10 Messages

The Messages app has received a lot of love in iOS 10 but there are also plenty of functional settings besides the eye-catching ones like bubble and screen effects, apps, stickers, emojis and Markup. Today I’m going to discuss how to enable Low Quality Image mode in iOS 10 Messages and how it works.

If you use iMessages often, you probably already know how much cellular data this service can consume, especially if there’s ple of photo and video sharing going on.

Unlike other communication services and chat apps, iMessage sends media files in their original size. This is great when it comes to preserving quality, but not so great if you’re on a limited data plan.

How to enable Low Quality Image mode in iOS 10 Messages

The solution comes from the new Low Quality Image mode for iMessage that will shrink your media files (also lowering their quality to a certain degree) to help you save data. Keep reading to find out how you can enable Low Quality Image mode in iOS 10 Messages.

On your iPhone, go to Settings -> Messages.

enable Low Quality Image mode in iOS 10 Messages

Find the “Low-Quality Image Mode” option and enable it.

Yes….it’s that easy! With this setting enabled, images you share via iMessage will be compressed, ultimately helping you save data. And if you ever want to disable Low Quality Image mode, so you can share photos at their original size and quality, return to the same Settings screen and toggle off the switch next to the option.

Compared to many other new features added in Messages, Low Quality Image mode is hardly glamorous. However, it’s certainly a handy option, especially for those who heavily rely on their cellular connection and are on a limited data plan.

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