Can't enable avitars in one-click easy mode phpBB3

I know I can go back and do it as a “regular” one click in stall and enable avitars, but I’d like to know if avitars are officially blocked in the easy mode of there’s just some step that I’m missing.

In the admin CP > Avatar Settings I have:
Enable avatar uploading: Yes

But in the User CP it tells me:
The avatar functionality is currently disabled.

Did dh go in and intentionally fiddle with things or am I missing something?