How to Send Photos as Document attachment on Whatsapp on iPhone

Almost all iPhone users share their photos clicked from their iPhones and other images downloaded from the internet with their friends and family through Whatsapp.

These users have observed that the photos or images shared via Whatsapp from Photo & media library are not at the same pixel level when the other person receives them. The drop in the pixel level or reduced image quality is due to the compression that happens if it is sent as a photo or media.

Therefore, one way to get rid of this feature and if you want the other person to get the same quality photos that you want to send, is to send the photos as documents on Whatsapp on your iPhone. This article guides you on how to do it.

How to Send Photos as Documents on Whatsapp on iPhone



Step 1: Firstly, you need to transfer the photos from the library to the folders under the On my iPhone directory.

Step 2: To do so, on the Home screen page, click the Photos icon.


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Step 3: Once the Photos icon is open, tap on Library on the left corner and select All photos.


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Step 4: Then click the Select option on the top right as shown below.


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Step 5: After that, choose all the photos that you want to send as documents on Whatsapp.

Step 6: Once you are done, click the Share button present at the bottom left corner of the Photos app.


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Step 7: Next, select Save to Files from the popped-up screen.


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Step 8: Then, choose the folder (Eg:- Downloads) into which you want those images to be saved, and finally tap on Save.


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Step 9: Once done, close the Photos app.

Step 10: Now open the Whatsapp application on your iPhone.

Step 11: Then open the chat window of the contact to whom you want to send the photos as documents.

Step 12: Next, click on the plus icon at the bottom left corner of the Whatsapp app window.


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Step 13: Choose the Document option from the list as shown below.


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Step 14: Now select the Browse option to search for the folder where you have saved those photos.


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Step 15: Choose the folder from the On My iPhone directory to continue.

NOTE – We saved it in the Downloads folder so we selected Downloads. But you need to select the folder where you saved the photos.


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Step 16: Select the photos which you want to send as Documents from the folder and click Open.


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Step 17: After previewing the selected photos, you can click Send button to continue.


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Step 18: It will then send the photos as documents to the selected contact on your Whatsapp.