I can't seem to receive photo texts from iphones. (or blackberries) but they get mine!Support


Last Updated: 2012-10-03 00:34:46
  1. Dieselbud

    Dieselbud Well-Known Member

    Most of my friends own iphones

    I have never been able to receive photos sent from their phones. All I get is the text portion which obviously most of the time make no sense without a photo.

    I am certain I have got some from my sister's iphone, but there are definitely 4 friends who have sent photos that never go through.

    Is it me or is it them? I feel silly with this 'superior' phone that doesn't work in their eyes. Everyone else gets their pictures.

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  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    I can only suspect that as always iPhone uses something stupidly proprietary for MMS and thus that does not come through.

    Just a guess, though.
  3. Dieselbud

    Dieselbud Well-Known Member

    Does anyone else have this problem? I can't be the only one with iphone friends LOL
  4. Heisenberg123

    Heisenberg123 Well-Known Member

    I had a iPhone 4 before the galaxy and my friend with galaxy got my picture sms all the time
  5. Dieselbud

    Dieselbud Well-Known Member

    well it appears it is the blackberry too. My brother sent me a photo 23 minutes ago from his, and my sister sent one from her iphone and I got nothing.\\but they both get pictures from me.

    GoSMS pro, could it be that?
  6. Heisenberg123

    Heisenberg123 Well-Known Member


    maybe, are you all on the same carrier? do you get SMS with pictures from other Galaxies?
  7. Dieselbud

    Dieselbud Well-Known Member

    we are all on telus I don't know anyone else with a samsung.

    I got them on my Samsung Galaxy Captivate, but have never received a picture on my S3 and I bought it the day it came out.
  8. offtheRIM

    offtheRIM Well-Known Member

    Just tried having my daughter sending me a pic in a text from her iphone5...worked fine. Both with Sprint.
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  9. Dieselbud

    Dieselbud Well-Known Member

    what the hell is wrong then? I unistalled goSMS and used the stock messaging app and I still get nothing.

    I am tempted to do a factory reset I am so mad.
  10. Heisenberg123

    Heisenberg123 Well-Known Member


    i would call telus, they may of goofed something on your plan

    my friend on telus use to have issues with pictures messages
  11. Dieselbud

    Dieselbud Well-Known Member

    I turned off auto retrieve and finally got one from the iphone. it came as a video clip though...
  12. davidmanvell

    davidmanvell Well-Known Member

    Talk to your carrier.
  13. Dieselbud

    Dieselbud Well-Known Member

    nope it's not my carrier.

    I had disabled the stock messaging app and was using goSMS with auto retrieve turned on.

    So I uninstalled goSMS (and also turned off auto retrieve) and the picture came as a video file. When I reinstalled goSMS it came in there as a photo!

    So I disabled the stock app and it didn't work again. So it appears I have to keep the stock app enabled (and turn off the notifications so they don't double up). I am now able to (manually download) pictures in goSMS.

    Auto retrieve and disabling the stock messaging app was causing the problem.

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