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Can't send/receive MMS from iPhones???

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sammy Power, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. Sammy Power

    Sammy Power Lurker
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    Very bizarre....got a new LG Velvet, and I'm using Google Messages for SMS. All of the settings are the same as what they were on my old phone and I even went so far as to compare them to a friends android who can get/send MMS to iphones, and we're the same. I don't have issues when it's an android on the other end but for iphones, it's not happening. I can see that a picture was sent to me but it won't download the picture. The thingy just keeps spinning and no picture is downloaded. Everything has been updated, and I haveno clue how or why this is happening.

    Any ideas???

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Switch to a different text message app, such as textra. Most of my contacts have iPhones and never a problem sending or receiving anything
  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    recieving and sending text messages from an android device to an icrap has alway been hit or miss. i can't remember but i think there is something additional that needs to be done on the apple user's end.....i could be wrong. i just know that you will always have issues with iphonies.
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  4. Sammy Power

    Sammy Power Lurker
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    I downloaded Textra and tried it and the same thing happens, no MMS. This has NEVER happened before with my other Androids, so I wasnt aware it was a common issue. Regardless, I can't figure out why this is happening now with this new phone when everything else is the same as it was on my old phone.
  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Maybe double check you got the correct APN settings for your particular carrier? Do you have a working cellular 4G internet connection with your phone? Because if cellular data is working, then so should MMS. But if it's only with MMS from iPhone users, then that could still be an iMessage problem, which I can't help you with of course, as nobody uses iMessage here.
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  6. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Just to be sure, what was your previous phone? If it was an iPhone it's common to have problems receiving from other iPhones if you failed to sign out of iMessage before switching. Fortunately there is now a way of doing it without the iPhone (there wasn't for many years, and it took a class action to force Apple to fix this - many switchers would assume that Android was broken and switch back, so it suited Apple to leave this unfixed).

    But that shouldn't stop you sending to iPhones, just receiving.
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  7. Sammy Power

    Sammy Power Lurker
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    Thanks, my previous phone was a Pixel 3 XL and worked fine, same carrier.
  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    OK, that is weird.

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The LG Velvet release date was May 15th, 2020. Features and Specs include a 6.8" inch screen, 48MP camera, 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 765G processor, and 4300mAh battery.

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