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Please Help! MMS not automatically downloading, and no way to save PICS from msgs!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DROIDdidME, May 31, 2010.

  1. DROIDdidME

    DROIDdidME Well-Known Member
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    Can someone please help me save pictures in my text messages? I would like to NOT use any app such as "Save MMS" because I'm sure there's a way to do this with the phone as-is.

    Also, when I get a picture message, it doesn't automatically download the picture. It notifies me, and then I have to manually click "download"

    I appreciate any help!


  2. esn

    esn Android Enthusiast

    Long press the photo and options will appear to save the photo.
  3. DROIDdidME

    DROIDdidME Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    This was what I had first tried and I can't get it to work for the life of me.

    Am I missing something?
  4. mmfusco

    mmfusco Newbie

    Long press just below the place where the senders pictures appear and a menu will come up and give you the option to save the picture. I'd you click on the picture it won't fine you the same options.

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
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  5. DROIDdidME

    DROIDdidME Well-Known Member
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    You're awesome! Thanks for the help...This worked :)
  6. DROIDdidME

    DROIDdidME Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Now...If I could just figure out how to get my Incredible to automatically retrieve MMS messages without having to manually download them!

    I would like to use a "system restore" as a FINAL option.
  7. waynester

    waynester Android Enthusiast

    you do have "auto-retrieve" checked?
  8. DROIDdidME

    DROIDdidME Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yes I do...In my message settings I selected this option. This is why I'm confused as to why it's not working! :thinking:
  9. arunningpir8

    arunningpir8 Newbie

    I too have noticed this issue as far as the auto-downloading of mms. One thing I have noticed is that if I wait for a minute or two after it "fails" to download it, it grabs it. I wonder if it is receiving the message before the picture is actually uploaded to the server, therefore the phone gets the message, but can't receive the picture because it isn't on the server yet?

    Idk, but it annoys me too :p
  10. wkd1

    wkd1 Member

    Go to the stock messenger. Enable auto-retrieve under MMS settings ;)

    Close messenger. Have someone send you a picture message. All should be good now.
  11. arunningpir8

    arunningpir8 Newbie

    Did you read what he said? He said he already selected that. o_O and so did I, as have many others, yet it still fails to download automatically.
  12. wkd1

    wkd1 Member

    ... yes I did. As is why I said to go to the STOCK/ORIGINAL messenger. Activate auto-retrieve mms. Also have this enabled in the Handcent app. Try it. If it's still not working for you then there's obviously another setting.

    Prior to my enabling auto-retrieve in the original messenger, I would have to click 'download' to get the picture. Now it appears automatically.
  13. arunningpir8

    arunningpir8 Newbie

    Sorry I figured it was implied that we were all using the stock android messenger. I might try doing a factory restore, but I don't feel like reinstalling all my apps...
  14. wkd1

    wkd1 Member

    I see now... just trying to help. Good luck with the factory restore :( haven't had to do that yet.
  15. waynester

    waynester Android Enthusiast

    I'm sure there are more , but you could look at appbrain for pc and appbrain sync for droid , also system panel app has 1 touch archive apps to sd card . might help in restoring your apps.
  16. renpal

    renpal Lurker

    Probably the only thing I appreciate on this phone - doesn't clutter up the storage without my permission. All answers to your question are correct - press the image and a menu of options will appear allowing you to save it to your phone or card. I admit - not very intuitive.
  17. DROIDdidME

    DROIDdidME Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yea I'm not using any other "messaging" app...I still have the stock one. The auto retrieve setting IS already checked, so I'm not 100% sure why it does this.

    No one really seems to know?

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The HTC Droid Incredible release date was April 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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