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Old May 30th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a serious issue with my SGSII phone: I can't receive pictures from text messages! Every time someone text me a picture, I just receive a text box with some information about the picture and a message saying "loading". But no matter how long I let it sit, the picture never comes!
Can I fix this?

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Old May 30th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure if this is the same issue I encountered, but I found that the download symbol on the top would appear. When you pull down that top row of icons, you'll see the picture has downloaded and you can view it. It's an annoying workaround, but it does work. By the way, I've switched to using GO SMS (at recommendation of someone on this board - thank you - wish I could remember your name so I could thank you personally), and pictures show up on messages without going through this frustrating rigmarole.
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Do you have an active data connection (3/4G or Wifi)? While SMS messages don't, the media portion of an MMS does.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 11:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Not sure if this is the same issue I encountered, but I found that the download symbol on the top would appear. When you pull down that top row of icons, you'll see the picture has downloaded and you can view it. It's an annoying workaround, but it does work. By the way, I've switched to using GO SMS (at recommendation of someone on this board - thank you - wish I could remember your name so I could thank you personally), and pictures show up on messages without going through this frustrating rigmarole.
Is this GO SMS an app? I'll try using it. But no, there's no download icon in the drop down panel...

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Do you have an active data connection (3/4G or Wifi)? While SMS messages don't, the media portion of an MMS does.
Oh, so in order to receive media (pictures) the wifi (or any connection to the internet) has to be on? I tried it once, but maybe not very properly. Will try again.
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has there been an update on this as I am having the same problem. Noticed it was from recieving photos or videos from iphone users when taken from there phone not sent from download files off the internet on to their phone and then sent to me.
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I still can't receive pictures at all. But maybe you are on to something; i think all these pictures were sent from Apple products.
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