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Old November 29th, 2011, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Samsung galaxy s2 mms?problems help please

Hi as title my Samsung galaxy s2 won't download the mms messages I receive any one no a way to sort it?

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Old November 29th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi as title my Samsung galaxy s2 won't download the mms messages I receive any one no a way to sort it?

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What carrier do you have with the Galaxy, so I can move you to the proper Galaxy S2 section so you can get some answers to your specific problem
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Old November 29th, 2011, 02:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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One first MMS you have sent then you are able to get MMS's. Did you send one?

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Old November 29th, 2011, 02:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi thanks for the replys I'm on the 3 network in the UK no I've not sent a mms yet I have to send 1 before I can download 1?when I try to download a mms it just says failed?

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I meant for the start the MMS feature on your phone you have to send one in the first place

EDIT: Did you get the message text but not the picture?
Then you could try the free app 'Save MMS'

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Old November 29th, 2011, 03:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sent a mms still won't download the mms I've received from a iPhone?
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Bump still wont download them ? Nobody else had this prob?

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Yes I have this problem too so I phones 3 and they said you can't download mms over 500 Kb
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Old December 29th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Check your VPN settings. I had the same problem and i rung my phone company and just ask them for the vpn settings and then bam! should be good to go
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I've been having this problem too and found that enabling Packet Data (via Settings->Wireless&Network->Mobile Networks) did the trick. I've no idea why this should have been more effective than simply enabling Data Network Mode (via a long press on the power button) but it was.

Of course this may just be a case of me jabbing at so many random buttons that I've associated the removal of the symptoms with the wrong cure, but you may wish to give it a go.
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I've played around with this a bit more (having 2 phones comes in handy sometimes), and I now realise that what really did the trick was the sequence of events I followed.

Like many people, I only switch data network on when I need it. If you do the same, you may find that you need to make sure your phone doesn't try to "auto-retrieve" MMS's because this seems to confuse the phone horribly.

i.e.

1. Someone sends me an MMS and it says it's downloading (for ages, no matter what I try). At the moment of receipt data was switched OFF and auto-retrieve was set to ON.
2. I switch data ON and it makes no difference
3. I changed my settiings so that auto-retrieve is OFF (Messaging->Settings).
4. Going back to the message I'm trying to view, it no longer says 'downloading' - now it gives me an option to download manually.
5. Now I switch data on, click to download the message and it works.

So in short, set auto-retrieve to OFF, and when someone sends you an MMS, switch data ON, then manually download. Auto-retrieve only seems to work if data is switched on at the moment you receive the message.

Similarly for sending: switch data ON before hitting send; if you do it afterwards the message just hangs, and you'll need to delete it and try again.
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Thank you, I had the exact same problem and turning auto-retrieve off solved it!
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