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Old April 6th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question We can not download pictures from a text message. Many people have problem, so far NO 1 can SOLVE

i've seen on here that alot of people are having the same problem that I am right now. My android phone will not download pictures from a text message. I have no data plan but I do have unlimited talk and text (pictures included if that helps) and what happens is that when a friend sends me a text with a picture i get a box that says download. When i touch it, it changes to downloading. After a few minutes it changes right back to dowload with no confirmation. The picture is NOT in my phone I promise you. I have no problem sending pictures only recieving them. So, I go get into the settings for the message by touching and holding my finger in the text but not on the download box. This is where you are supposed to have the option to save picture or file to the SIM card. I do not have that option. The only thing that I have is the standard options like call,delete,send sender a text and one that says go to h t t p : / / 1 8 8 . 1 2 2 ext (i'm not allowed to post a link as a new member yet) the only thing that this ends up being is a webpage thats unavailable. A page with the green dude looking at me like, hey sorry man I looked everywhere. One thing I did find that may be a problem is that in my about phone section of my phone settings is a status section where is has details of my phone. One of those is MOBILE NETWORK STATE: Disconnected. ( If that is even relivant) I rely on my wifi at home, the office or anywhere I am that has it available to browse the internet or download awesome apps. Speaking of that, I did try the Save MMS app but it will not find an attatcment because I am being sent an address to download the picture rather than the picture itself in the text message. It seems like ALOT of peole are having this problem, but NO ONE can figure out why this is happening. I'm sure we all would appreciate your time and effort that you would put into this. I think I'm all out of options except to buy a diff phone, which I really don't want to do. Please help us.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 02:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You need a data connection to download MMS pictures. If you don't have a data connection, you can't download. MMS pictures are different from picture messages.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 02:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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A work-around to get the text's pictures might be the app 'Save MMS', free in Market/Play Store

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Old April 7th, 2012, 05:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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when i download a pic from text, it gets saved to the downloads folder on the sd card. i just use astro (free in market) to open folder and then i can move or copy photo to gallery.
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Chanchan's right, need a data connection.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Chanchan's right, need a data connection.
Absolutely. As an alternative, I would recommend emailing the pictures. That should work over Wifi without issue.
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Yep, as UncleMike stated, and I forgot to, MMS picture messages do not work with WiFi. It will only work with mobile data plans.
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Default Pics won't download from MMS

I was having this problem and was able to fix it by:
Settings>wi-fi = off
Settings>Mobil Networks>Data enabled = checked

TURNED OFF my phone and turned it back on.

all pictures that I hadn't been able to download are now downloading!
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does it charge u when u download it and turn data on
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does it charge u when u download it and turn data on

I think it does
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