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  1. PacificaBren

    PacificaBren Well-Known Member

    For at least a week now, whenever somebody has tried to send me a picture via text message, I have been unable to view the picture. Instead, there's download button where the picture should be, and when I click it, I get the error message in this thread's title.

    I've had more than one person try to send me a pic, just to make sure the problem is with my phone. Very weird. Are there any settings I should fiddle with before calling T-Mobile?

    Oh, I should mention my SGS2 is fairly new, and came from the factory with ICS already installed.

    Thanks in advance for your assistance!

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  2. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    Hello PacificaBren :ciao:

    I do very little texting so I can't offer much help. The only thing I can suggest is to try Handcent SMS and see if that helps any.
  3. alextop30

    alextop30 Well-Known Member

    I think I know what may be the problem!!!! I have had this problem when a picture was sent to me from the pesky iphone. I am unable to view the picture but there is a download button and guess what when I press it nothing happens.

    Go ahead and do the following test - if you have a family member around you or friend that has a phone other than the apple fruit product snap a pic and send it to your self as an MMS (that should be the way people are sending it) except the iphone has some weird stuff it does with pics and the mms function really does not work.

    After you receive the text there should be a thumbnail of the picture in the messaging app window (that is assuming you are using the default app). Click on the thumbnail and see if you can open the full picture. They are pretty low quality and you should see the pic but also be able to count the pixels on it.

    Hope this helps - I know mms works because me and a buddy of mine that got a windows phone exchange memes all the time. :)
  4. PacificaBren

    PacificaBren Well-Known Member


    Thanks, but two of my friends have the same phone as me, on the same carrier, and I'm not able to see the pics they send me. So it's got to be something else.
  5. PacificaBren

    PacificaBren Well-Known Member

    I phoned T-Mobile tech support and they got my problem sorted out. I'm now reporting back for the benefit of anybody in the future who may happen to Google "Currently unable to download. Please try again later" and wind up looking at this thread.

    From the home screen, click on menu/settings/more/mobile networks, then click on "Access Point Names." Once you're on the Access Point Names screen, hit your menu button and choose "Reset to default."

    Then get a friend to send you an mms message with a picture in it to test whether the problem is fixed. That's what fixed it for me, anyway.
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  6. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member


    Glad you got it fixed and thanks for posting your solution. :thumbup:
  7. PacificaBren

    PacificaBren Well-Known Member

    My pleasure! I'm sure I'll get more from this community than I could ever give, so I'm glad for any opportunity to contribute something useful.
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  8. ERRR09

    ERRR09 New Member

    I know this was an old post but thanks for the help, Even though this was not the exact method to my fix ,it gave me a good starting point for to figure it out for my G2
    menu\settings\wireless and networks\mobile networks

    make sure
    Data enabled
    Data roaming are checked

    Once I did pictures downloaded without a problem
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  9. PacificaBren

    PacificaBren Well-Known Member

    Hey, that's great! I'm glad to know my post was helpful!
  10. 4WDGreg

    4WDGreg New Member

    Where is the "menu" button? Is it that thing that looks like two pieces of paper underneath a box? When I push the two pieces of paper under a box button, it does have a "settings" option but when I push it, there's nothing like "access point names" or "mobile networks".
  11. 4WDGreg

    4WDGreg New Member

    How do you make sure "data enabled" and "data roaming" are checked?
  12. PacificaBren

    PacificaBren Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's the menu button.

    When you press it, you should see a stack that looks like this:

    Settings
    Wireless and network
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    Data usage
    More...

    You have to click on "More..." to be able to continue. From that next screen, click on "mobile networks," and you should see the settings you're looking for.
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  13. Ste

    Ste New Member

    My problem was having mobile data off because I use wifi. I guess you can't download attachments over wifi.
  14. JD421

    JD421 Member

    Thank you for the solution!

    For those people like me who had to unlock their phone, (you can unlock your phone for free with a google search) the APN disappears every time you do a factory reset. You will have to re-type the APN. Some people need to change their APN settings if they have been throttled, whatever that means.
    I have AT & T service and bought a T mobile phone, so.

    This is where you go to get the APN settings to type in.

    [How To][Guide] Att Apn List - xda-developers
  15. tjgriffin

    tjgriffin Member

    Sorry for reopening an old thread... I tired to reset APNs but I only had one in the list and the reset button was grayed out. I poked around a bit more and discovered that my mobile network was set to global instead of LTE/CDMA. I set that, and turned on my mobille network and all the mms w/ a non-working download button reloaded correctly. I got the messages instead of a download button. I have a Note3 on Verizon. I was on my home wifi network and still did not get mms. I' not sure if switching to LTE or turning on my mobile data fixed the problem. I'd think no matter what, if I'm on wifi, i should get mms. Hope this helps someone!
  16. bannyg

    bannyg New Member

    Thanks so much for taking the time to come back and post this solution. Worked like a charm. Awesome that you got a tech who was knowledgeable.
  17. isaacbro

    isaacbro New Member

    If you do this you could get charged roaming charges when out of the coverage area. Especially important if you travel internationally. It has nothing to do with the solution to the error.
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