Fix Samsung Emails/Gmail Not Showing Pictures

Fix Samsung GmailEmails Not Showing Pictures

Why are pictures not showing in email? By default, Show Images options come enabled irrespective of any Mail Client you’re using. Most commonly used Mail Client App are Samsung Mail, Gmail, and Outlook. All of them have different interfaces and hence the functionality, on how to send emails, save mails, view images, and more. In this line of the article, I’ve extensively covered the best workarounds to fix can’t see pictures in an email on Samsung.

Before troubleshooting the article, I’d suggest you ensure the phone is connected to stable Internet Connection and after opening an Email, wait for some time and let the mail body loads completely. Even after this doesn’t issue doesn’t resolve, here’s how to fix pictures not showing on the Mail app.

Fix Samsung Emails/Gmail Not Showing Pictures/Images

Enable Show Images in Gmail

First and foremost, check the internal Mail App settings. To load up mail faster, sometimes users opt out of images and keep only text. Here’s how to turn on Images for Mails right away.

Samsung Email:

  1. Open the Samsung Email App.
  2. Tap on hamburger menu on the upper-left screen.
  3. Select the Settings icon on the top-right screen.
  4. Select the Email Account for which you want to enable Images.
  5. Scroll down and enable Show images option.


  1. Open Gmail App.
  2. Tap on hamburger menu.
  3. Scroll down to the end and select Settings.
  4. Choose the Mail Account for which you want to Show Images.
  5. Swipe down to the end and tap on Images > Always display external images.

Reinstall Email App

Up next workaround is reinstalling an Email App. Sometimes a minor bug or glitch could affect the basic functionality like Email Images are not showing and hence creates many trouble in routine. No worries, here’s how to reinstall Email App and thereafter you can add the account.

Samsung Email:

  1. Open Galaxy Store.
  2. Search Samsung Email.
  3. Tap on Samsung Email.
  4. Select Uninstall.


  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Select Gmail.
  4. Select Disable.

Check for Updates

Is your phone up to date? If not then update the phone at the earliest. Greatest challenges will be resolved by just updating the phone. Ensure the device is connected to Wi-Fi and you’re ready to go.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Swipe down to the end and tap Software updates.
  3. Tap Check for updates.

Clear Cache/Data of Mail App

Another potential workaround to fix images not showing in Mail app is clearing the cache and data of that particular app. Deleting cache will not affect your personal data but clearing data will remove the account from app. That’s not a big deal, you can add it back.

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Swipe down to the Apps.
  3. Tap on Samsung Email or Gmail whichever is causing the issue.
  4. Tap Storage.
  5. Select Clear cache.
  6. Clear data if required.

Safe Mode

Android devices comes with Safe Mode which disables all the third-party programs and applications from system and only keeps the necessary apps and programs active. Safe mode is also compatible with Samsung devices, here’s how to enable Safe mode in Samsung.

  1. Press and hold Power button until POWER Options appear.
  2. Touch and hold Power Off option.
  3. Select Safe mode.
  4. Restart the phone to exit Safe mode.

Unable to find the, “Show Images,” in Settings

Many people have queried that Show Images is not there in the Email app, but it’s there. Refer to the first section of this article to know the detailed steps.

Pictures Not Showing Up in Email

Why are Images not showing in my Emails? This could be happening due to rogue updates or incorrect settings made in the system. However, by following a few workarounds mentioned in this article, you can fix the problem right away.

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