Support Getting pictures by text

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AdamdangA, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. AdamdangA

    AdamdangA Active Member
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    Whenever pictures are sent to me my phone reads them as videos. Is there a way I can fix this?
     

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  2. jslanger

    jslanger Well-Known Member
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    Its been noted before on here....
    I got a couple pictures as "videos" too. But if you press on it, and save, it will save as a jpg. Dunno why the phone presents it as if it were a video though. Some quirk of Samsungs or Android (not sure which).
     
  3. AdamdangA

    AdamdangA Active Member
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    I also downloaded Chomp SMS which seems to receive them correctly
     
  4. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member
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    Standard android message apps view pictures as if its a video. Try different messenger apps from the market.
     
  5. answer1o1

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    I've tried about 3 different texting apps they all do this. And if someone sends me 2 or more pics it turns them into a slideshow, and you can't skip to the next pic you have to wait like 8 seconds in between. This is a big draw back... They better have an update to fix the issue soon. Having MMS problems is pretty embarrassing in 2011..
     
  6. spikeithard

    spikeithard Well-Known Member
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    appears as pictures to me...
     
  7. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member
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    They appears as pictures but play like a video. In otherwards you have to wait for so many seconds before being able to see the other one.
     
  8. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member
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    Att/android reads it as a "multi media message"

    As mentioned...long press and save or look into alternative messaging apps like handcent or chomp
     

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