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Every model iPhone since the 6s has boasted a 12-megapixel rear camera. You can take some pretty spectacular, professional-looking photos with it, especially on devices that have more than one rear lens. But the file size of each photo can become a problem when sending as an iMessage, which can eat up data.

On average, iPhones with 12 MP cameras store images at approximately 2 to 4 megabytes on your device. It can go even higher depending on the amount of detail in an image, what iOS version you’re using, and whether you are using HEIF or JPG file types. It can even be in the 20 MB range if… more