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Support S4 lots of texting issues!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Queezle717, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Queezle717

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    Jan 6, 2015

    Jan 6, 2015
    Hi All, I'm Queezle - hope I can find some help!

    I am using a Verizon brand S4 on AT&T, runnng 4.4.2. I'm hoping the VZ phone on ATT isn't the root of the problem, so trying to troubleshoot everything else. I have not ever had an iPhone or used iMessaging. I am using the stock messaging app. I would prefer to not use a third party messaging app to avoid this problem, I want to fix the problem.

    My first problem is that I am receiving picture texts as group messages. I am the only intended recipient. This always creates a separate, new message thread between myself and the sender from the one we have been texting in. Is there a way to receive pictures in the same "original" thread? (So I don't have to go back and forth from thread to thread to send and receive messages. I want them streamlined.)

    Next: For any group message I receive or send (including the above mentioned picture texts which ARE NOT supposed to be group messages) I can see myself as a recipient along with the other people. When I reply to the group message, I receive a text from myself. Why? How do I make it stop? This occurs regardless of replying under the "Group" or "Individual" tab. (When using the group, the message I receive from myself stays in the group thread; when using the individual, the message I receive from myself goes to a separate thread I share with myself. Very annoying.)

    Lastly, I am unable to send picture texts. This is for both camera shots and screen shots. A few days ago I cleared the messaging app data and this resolved the problem, however reset all default settings. Unfortunately I am experiencing the problem again and clearing the data did not help this time. I have tried sending messages with Wi-Fi on and off, no effect. I get the circling "sending" for a good 10-15 minutes, then it eventually fails.

    Again, I don't really want to use a third party app to achieve what I should be able to do in the stock messaging app. My old S3 never presented either of these issues in the stock app.

    Any help would be much appreciated!


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