Previously, we saw how you can attach large video files to iMessage. In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at how you can send any file via iMessage.
You probably know that Apple’s iOS isn’t a file-friendly system. There is no concept of file management in iOS. That’s why it’s all about apps in iPhone and iPad.
So the little things get affected. What if you want to just upload some file to your iPhone? Or send a file as an attachment via email? Or iMessage?
Thankfully, there’s something called jailbreaking. Cydia tweaks bring additional functionality to the usual iOS features. If you have a jailbroken iPhone, you can attach any file to the iMessage you send and the recipient can access it without having to install any additional plugin.
- A jailbroken iPhone
- Cydia (usually is installed by default when you jailbreak your iPhone)
So how do you send any type of a file in iMessage? Here’s how:
- Open Cydia
- Search for a tweak called Attacher
- Install it.
- Now head over to Settings → Attacher and enable all options.
Once you’ve followed these steps, you should now be able to attach any type of a file to iMessage. In order to attach a file or an audio note, you will have to swipe left. A menu pops up and you just have to tap to select whatever option you want to select.
With Attacher, you can send:
- A file from anywhere on the iOS system. There’s a friendly file-picker (iFile-like)
- Song track
- Audio note
Best of all, the tweak is free and is quite light-weight. Unlike a few other solutions, there are no limitations here. If the file-size is large, you know how to bypass it.