Sometimes, Facebook fails to load news feeds, images or shows an error while sending messages on Messenger. If you often find yourself faced with Facebook not loading images, read on to learn how to fix it.
Let's fix the problem of Facebook not loading images on iPhone and Android.
How To Fix Facebook Won't Load Pictures
CHECK THE INTERNET CONNECTION
Before moving on to any advanced solution to fix Facebook not loading images, you should check out the simplest method. On the iPhone, you should either connect to a Wi-Fi connection or make sure the internet connection is enabled from the Control Center. You should also make sure that mobile data is enabled for the Facebook app.
Open the Settings app on the iPhone and scroll down to Facebook. Enable mobile data from the following menu.
Use the notification bar and enable Wi-Fi or mobile data for your Android phone. Open Facebook and try to upload the images again.
THE ADMINISTRATOR REMOVED THE IMAGE
A group admin may remove the image you are trying to view on Facebook for some reason. If so, Facebook won't upload the image for you.
You need to contact the admin and ask for the image you are looking for.
Did the administrator copy the image from an unlicensed source? Following a complaint from the original owner, Facebook may ask the administrator to remove the image. In some cases, the company can go ahead and remove the image as well.
Perhaps the image you are trying to view has been sued with copyright complaints. And that is why the company or the administrator is forced to remove it from the social network.
CHECK THE STATUS OF FACEBOOK SERVICES
Facebook hasn't had much fun lately. The company recently suffered a huge outrage around the world.
You can go to and search for Facebook. If you notice strong spikes of indignation, confirm that other users are also facing the same problem. You can reconfirm the problem from other social media sites like Twitter as well.
You have to wait for Facebook to fix the problem from their end. Only then will you be able to view the images from the Facebook feed.
CLEAR THE CACHE OF THE FACEBOOK APP (ANDROID)
Facebook collects cache on Android so that it can quickly load frequently visited images and pages. Overloading such cache data can lead to an absurd amount of app size on Android. You need to clear your Facebook cache by following the steps below.
- Find Facebook from the Android home screen or app drawer.
- Long touch the app icon and go to the app info menu.
- Go to the Storage and Cache menu.
- Clear the cache from the following menu.
Open Facebook on Android and you will see the images upload again as usual.
ALLOW FACEBOOK TO USE YOUR DATA WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS (ANDROID)
Are you trying to upload Facebook with data saver mode enabled on an Android phone? You may face the problem of Facebook not loading images as the operating system will throttle the internet bandwidth. You must grant Facebook unlimited use of the data. That's how.
- Long press on the Facebook icon and open the app info menu.
- Select Mobile data and Wi-Fi.
- Enable the Unlimited Data Usage switch.
USA FACEBOOK LITE (ANDROID)
With Facebook Stories, Groups, Pages, and dozens of other content, Facebook feels bloated at times. If the Facebook app doesn't load pictures, you can try the Facebook Lite app for Android.
As the name suggests, Facebook Lite is essentially a stripped down version of Facebook's main app on Android.
OPEN A FACEBOOK POST IN A BROWSER
If you are having trouble uploading images to the Facebook app, you need to copy the link and open it in your browser. Alternatively, you can also browse Facebook from your desktop.
UPDATE FACEBOOK APP
Are you using an outdated build of Facebook on the iPhone or Android? This may be the main factor behind Facebook not loading images.
You need to open the App Store or Google Play Store and update the Facebook app to the latest version.