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drewprops
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2019-09-27, 13:58

What am I doing wrong in Messages?

Say I want to send Sheila a photo of my elbow.

I have a lot of pictures of my elbow on my phone.

Probably more than is natural for any person, but I'm proud of my elbow.

So when Sheila texts me asking about how hard the new stuff at work is, I text back:

"Not as hard as this ELBOW!!"

And then I want to attach one of my copious elbow pix.

It used to be REALLY EASY.

All of my elbow pix were immediately available (mixed in amongst my photos of Jennifer Aniston).

I could pick one and then I was off to the races!

Now I have to click the camera icon, then go up to the top left and click the photos icon, then click the "All Photos" link at the bottom right, JUST TO GET TO MY FULL PHOTO LIBRARY!!!

By now Sheila is probably out of the mood to see my rigid elbow picture!!!!!

So then the alternate way of getting to my elbow pix is to click the Apps icon, which shrinks my text window to show me a whole bunch of app icons that I will NEVER EVER use in a text conversation.

Amongst them is the Photos app icon.

I click it.

Then I still have to click the "All Photos" link BEFORE it will let me access all my photos.

Why do I have to click 47 times before getting to my photos?

Am I missing some easier step here??

Thanking you in advance.

Please do not assume I will send you an elbow picture if you help me solve this problem.


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2019-09-27, 14:39

I guess I don't really understand how tapping Photos (which suggests some), then All Photos (to show more) is a lot of steps?

What does bug me — and I feel like I'm missing something — is that the All Photos view doesn't have any search.
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kscherer
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2019-09-27, 15:12

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Originally Posted by chucker View Post
is that the All Photos view doesn't have any search.
Hmmm

I have a search button. It's in the bottom right corner (iOS 13). Select pic, touch Share button, touch Messages, done.
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2019-09-27, 19:21

I take, and send, many elbow pics as well.
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2019-09-28, 03:21

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Originally Posted by kscherer View Post
Hmmm

I have a search button. It's in the bottom right corner (iOS 13). Select pic, touch Share button, touch Messages, done.
That’s a completely different flow. From within an app, like Messages, try adding a photo and then searching.

In Messages, I can’t find it.

In Tweetbot (“Choose from Library”), I can’t either.

Having to go to Photos first is awkward.
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drewprops
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2019-09-28, 05:21

Do you suppose this has been corrected in the latest iOS release?

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kscherer
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2019-09-28, 12:25

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Originally Posted by chucker View Post
That’s a completely different flow. From within an app, like Messages, try adding a photo and then searching.

In Messages, I can’t find it.

In Tweetbot (“Choose from Library”), I can’t either.

Having to go to Photos first is awkward.
Yeah, ok. I see what you're saying. I'm on 13.1.1 and there is no search option from that perspective and, yeah, that's dumb.
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drewprops
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2019-10-04, 23:29

Problem solved.
I sent Tim Cook an email.


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kscherer
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2019-10-05, 11:57



Atta boy!

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drewprops
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2019-10-05, 16:32

IF he fixes things I will cut loose with an elbow pic.



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