One of the most common features on your iPhone is messaging. It is such a boring, old function of the device that many users have taken it for granted. If you are unable to share messages on your iPhone, this article will take a look at why this could be happening to you and provide you with detailed solutions that can help.

Reasons Why You're Unable to Share Message on iPhone

Some of the reasons why you are unable to share messages on your iPhone include the following:

  • You may be having internet connectivity problems. This is especially true when trying to share iMessages or picture messages.
  • The messaging app on the device could be experiencing some problems.
  • If you are trying to share picture messages, inadequate storage space in both the device and iCloud could be to blame.
  • The device could be experiencing settings or system problems.

The following solutions can help you fix this problem regardless of the reason why you can't share messages on your iPhone.

Method 1. Force Restart Your iPhone

A force restart refreshes the iOS system on your device and may nudge the device to work a little better than before. It may work if the problem is caused by a bug in the system. To force restart the iPhone, follow these simple procedures depending on your model.

For iPhone 8 or later - press and quickly release the Volume up button and then press and quickly release the volume down button. Now press and hold the power (side) button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.


For iPhone 7 or 7 Plus - press and hold both the power (side) button and the volume down button until the Apple logo appears.


For iPhone 6 and earlier models - press and hold the power and home buttons until you see the Apple logo.


Method 2. Fix Unable to Share Message on iPhone without Data Loss

While a forced restart may be able to refresh the device, most of the time, it fails to work for the more stubborn iOS-related issues. In this case, the best solution would be an iOS System recovery tool with a higher chance of success than a simple force restart. This is the iMyFone Fixppo iOS system repair tool - the only solution that will work every time you use it.

  • It can be used to repair all iOS system-related issues with a 100% success rate.
  • It can repair system issues without data loss.
  • It is very easy to use: a simple process allows you to easily repair the device quickly and efficiently.
  • It supports all iOS device models including the iPhone 11 Pro Max and all versions of the iOS system including iOS 13.2/13.

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To use Fixppo to fix this problem once and for all, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Download and install Fixppo on to your computer and then launch the program. In the main window, click on "Standard Mode" to begin.

choose Standard Mode

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer and then click on "Next". You may need to put the device in DFU or recovery mode if the program doesn't immediately detect or recognize the device. To do that, simply follow the instructions on the screen.

 enter DFU Mode under Standard Mode

Step 3: Once the device is in DFU/ recovery mode, you should see the option to download firmware. Select the firmware you would like to install on your device from the options presented under "Firmware Version" and then click "Download".

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 4: Fixppo will download your selected firmware and extract it. Simply click "Start" to allow the program to fix the problem and get the device's screen working properly.

finished fixing your device

As you can see, Fixppo is easy to use and highly effective. But don't take our word for it, download the free trial version to test it.

user feedback

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Method 3. Sign out and back in Your Apple ID

Sometimes the problem could be with your Apple account in which case signing out and signing back into your Apple ID could fix.

To do that go to Settings > {Your Name} > Sign Out and wait about a minute or so before signing back in.


Method 4. Check Your Network Connection

If your network connection is unstable, you may find it difficult to share iMessages. Try connecting to a different network or resetting the Wi-Fi router.

change to another wifi network

Method 5. Reset Network Settings

If you are certain that your Wi-Fi router is working just fine, then the network settings on your device could be to blame. In this case, the best solution would be to reset the network settings on your device.

To do that go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. When the process is complete, reconnect to your networks and check if the problem has been fixed.


Method 6. Check iMessage Settings in Messages App

It is also possible that iMessage is not turned on, which is why you are unable to share messages. To check iMessages status on your device go to Settings > Messages and ensure that iMessage is enabled.

Method 7. Contact Your Carrier

If the problem is with regular SMS or MMS messages and everything you've tried so far still won't work, you may need to contact your carrier for further assistance.

Perhaps they are having a coverage issue that could be affecting your messages. Whatever it is, they will be able to help.


When you are unable to share messages on your iPhone, we hope that one or more of the solutions above will be effective for you. Choose the one you trust and after implementing it, let us know if you are able to solve the problem. Just post your comments or questions below.

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