MMS stands for Multimedia Messaging Service, a standard way to send multimedia messages to and from mobile phones.

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Adjusting between Group & Single text messaging on Galaxy S4

I recently got the Samsung S4 on AT&T. I used to have the Motorola Razr M on Verizon. On my Razr M I was able to switch between group text and individual text messages at the time of sending. So ...
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HTC One Messages app extremely slow, but just when I text one person!

Yesterday my friend (who texts me a LOT of pictures of his kids) sent me a barrage of pictures and one video. Ever since then, texting him is excruciatingly slow. These things happen: 1) Just getting ...
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Sending single SMS message to multiple contacts causes MMS

I'm experiencing an annoying (and costly) problem on my HTC Desire X. (Android 4.1.1) Every time I send a single message to multiple contacts at the same time, the message will be sent as MMS rather ...
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Galaxy S4 Mini: Why is there no “creation mode.” (problem sending .png images)

I can send .jpeg images but when I download an image it saves as a .png. When I send a MMS it says "media type not supported." I read that the fix to this is going to settings > menu > creation mode ...
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Android 5.1 & Group SMS in Messenger defaults to MMS

Am I right in thinking that as of Lollipop 5.1 all group messages sent via Messenger are sent via MMS? In prior versions I had the choice to send them as multiple SMS messages, which is what I want ...
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How to convert and send HD video via SMS?

I am running stock Android 4.3 and when I use the stock Camera app and record video the file size is huge. The Camera app also has a Record for MMS option that works well but this means I don't have a ...
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What files should I backup to keep MMS attachments in message threads?

I need to backup call logs, SMS, and MMS with their attachements but I don't want to use an app for that. I have root access. I will restore them on the same device (Nexus 4). What files exactly ...
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How to filter text messages by mms

My goal is to view all text messages that have a picture attached. I have thousands of texts, and perhaps less than 50 have pictures, and I want to find a particular picture. How do I enable the ...
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Lollipop SMS/MMS Contact names not shown

In the new sms/mms app, none of my conversations are shown with the appropriate contact inforamtion. All I can see are the contacts' phone numbers... This pretty annoying since I can only guess which ...
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“APN settings are not available for this user”

My phone is a stock Nexus 4 from Google with the 5.0.1 Lollipop image from Google. I've mistakenly hit "reset APN settings". Instead of resetting them to defaults, it wiped them off and grayed out ...
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How to get the Enter (Return) key in Messaging (MMS) app - Jelly Bean

I have JellyBean 4.2 and my friend also has the same. I have been fond of using the "Enter" or "return" key while typing messages. I like paragraphs in messages. But I have a "Smiley" Button. My ...
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vCard sent to my Android shows up as text

A friend sent me a couple of contacts via vCard mms. I received them as text messages, with for example the contact avatar rendered as plain text and some of the characters replaced with android ...
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Messenger - How to not automatically turn group messages into MMS?

How do I prevent the lollipop (5.1) from turning my group messages into MMS? I have some friends who can't receive MMS so this is a bit peeving. This question has been asked before but not answered, ...
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How can I transfer MMS messages from an HTC One to a Galaxy S6?

I am trying to figure out how I can transfer all of my messages (SMS+MMS) from my old phone to my new phone. From what I can tell, most of the apps (SMS Restore+ and others) do not support MMS ...
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Hangouts doesn't show the content of vCard

When I receive a vCard (.vcf), Hangouts does not show the content of it! Is there a setting for this or simply this feature is omitted in Hangouts? Here, in this picture I sent a vCard and the other ...
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group text messages being converted to MMS on samsung galaxy S3 [duplicate]

I've just discovered that when I send a group text (normally short messages) my samsung galaxy S3 automatically converts it to a picture message. I have been charged for this and the mobile company ...
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Saving a photo attached in text message

I have a Galaxy S2, running Android 4.0.3 I can open a photo attached to a text message. How can I save the photo (not the message)?
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Cannot send picture messages from Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I recently got service with StraightTalk. I can receive picture messages, but I can't send them. When I try, it just makes a spinning circle at the bottom of the picture ...
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Android group chat and mms not working?

Everytime I receive an MMS and click on the download button it says the image is too big and the messaging app does not allow group chats. How can set my OnePlus one Lollipop Cyonegenmod to allow MMS ...
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Disable Auto MMS Conversion on Lollipop Galaxy Note 3

I am having some problems regarding auto conversion of long SMS to MMS. Here in our country, we don't usually use MMS. I just want my stock messaging app to stop converting my long SMS to an MMS. Is ...
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Automatically turn on/off data when downloading MMS

With my Galaxy S3, my girlfriend's Galaxy S4 and her mother's Galaxy Core, we cannot download MMS automatically. We have to turn on data before doing so. This problem is not happening with her ...
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MMS Video player for Android

I have a mms:// video that I am trying to find an app to play it on a Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 tablet. Any suggestions?
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Download multimedia message with WiFi calling enabled

I find that if I get sent an MMS message while connected to WiFi calling it never downloads. And retrying the download never works either. Galaxy s4 Google messaging app
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MMS doesn't work on second sim on S5 DUOS

I have two tmobile SIMs in my S5 DUOS but i can only receive MMS on one of them at a time the other one is lost forever. If i select SIM2 on Data service network. I receive MMS on SIM2 just fine, but ...
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No data or mms on Sprint Galaxy S3 flashed to verizon

A couple months ago, I cloned my Verizon LG octane with my sprint s3. So far it has been good, as far as voice and text goes, but I still haven't been able to get mms or data to work(3g). I think that ...
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Sending text messages to e-mail addresses on Samsung S4

I would like to send a text message to an e-mail address using Messaging on Samsung S4. I have already done it before as a test, but I cannot get it to do it any longer. How to enable this feature ...
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Email-to-MMS text-only message to Sprint Galaxy S4 phone not working

I hope this is the right place for this problem. I've been in contact with Sprint tech support about it and I think they have no clue about why this is happening. *Note: This is for a business ...
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What does this reoccuring allert mean “NEW MMS message to download: size is 1KB, expires on ___, _:__PM.”

I get this all the time from contacts who insist they never sent me anything. Any clue? I have a suspicion that somehow it is an error relating to others using imessage trying to contact me? or not?
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How to set up an MMS group on Nexus 5?

I want to create an MMS group similar to a Google group on Android where I can name the group, add members whenever I like and don't have to select all the members whenever I need to message them. I ...
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Why isn't Google Messenger alerting me when MMS messages fail to download?

I've recently switched to using Google's Messenger app, instead of the stock messaging app on my Galaxy S4. I mostly keep my mobile data turned off, unless I'm going to be actively using it. The ...
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cannot send mms from galaxy lll

I've got straight talk for a provider and needless to say... they are of no help whatsoever. I can send and receive TXT messages and I can RECEIVE mmses but I've never been able to SEND mmses, ie; ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 quick message responses limited to 160 characters

My Samsung Galaxy S5's messaging app has a quick-response feature that will cause a new message to pop up on the screen, regardless of lock status, a lot like the app 'Glowfly' used to before 4.4 ...
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Message notifications stuck!

I've had my Moto X (first gen) for a while, I think almost a year Noe, the whole experience has been great but lately every time I open my messaging app I get a "Two messages could not be sent" ...
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How do I open a Photo attached to a text Message?

I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy S and have been sent a Text message with a photo but cannot find out how to open the photo to view when I touch the message thread it just comes up with message ...
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Why don't android 4.4 SMS apps put each copy of a multi-recipient SMS in the right conversation?

I recently upgraded from Android 2.3.4 to 4.4.4. In my old Sony Messaging app, sending an SMS (not MMS) to multiple recipients would result in a copy of my message appearing in each recipient's ...
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Text message with pictures: “Download” button does nothing

I have a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0.4. When people send me text messages with a picture attached, I receive the message but it says something like this, with a "download" button: Message size: ...
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How to trigger automatic OTA MMS configuration?

When I installed Lollipop on my Nexus 4, (after wiping the partition, erasing all previous data), I had the MMS access points pre-configured for my carrier. I accidentally deleted those settings and ...
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MMS (send & recieve) stopped working last month on Moto X

I'm trying to debug an issue with my wife's Moto X: she sends/receives SMS (individual texts) just fine, but MMS (photos & group texts) fail to send or receive. Details Moto X (v1) running ...
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Recover deleted content from userdata partition?

So it came to pass, that Amanda did have a blonde moment and deleted all her threads in the SMS app by mistake. Yeah, "Delete all threads" probably shouldn't be quite so easy to invoke. The phone's ...
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Can I use MIUI's auto SMS + MMS backup + restore thing on another custom ICS rom?

MIUI's built in SMS + MMS backup works quite well. However, I want to try out new custom ROMs. Is it possible to add integration of that MIUI service onto another ICS rom?
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Location of Downloads attached to text messages on my Samsung Galaxy III

My downloads are not appearing in my "downloads." Anyone know where else they may be being stored?
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What is the downside of using GO SMS Pro and / or Handcent?

All I've been seeing about these apps are the positives. I want to know the negatives of using them, apart from me having to install an additional app to do something that the phone can already do by ...
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com.android.providers.telephony - merge/replace databases

I am not sure how to proceed with this. I have a few SMS/MMS databases from various backups of my phone. I would like to merge OR replace the current DB on my device, which is located in ...
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Can hangouts send text-only MMS to certain contacts?

Most of my friends and family have iPhones that are capable of receiving MMS messages. I'd like to be able to type longer messages without having them be broken up into smaller SMS messages, because ...
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How to read contact details sent from iphone?

When someone with an iPhone sends me a contact, it appears as a blank MMS message. I found that this happens because group chat is on on their end, but these people are not always my friends, so I ...
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Google Hangouts - Can not send or receive MMS

About 2 weeks ago, I updated CyanogenMod on my device, and Google Hangouts, and began experiencing this problem. I did an immediate restore from before my update, and there was no change. I can not ...
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Mass confusion about present and future: Hangouts, SMS, MMS, and Google Voice

I've been trying to make sense of recent news and theories about the future of Hangouts, SMS/MMS integration, and merging with Google Voice. My main concern right now is that I want to continue ...
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How to use MMS with disabled data roaming?

Can I disable all data except for MMS in roaming on Android 4.4 KitKat (Xperia Z1 Compact)? Disabling Data Roaming disables also MMS. I want to use MMS, but not any data (because of high expenses). ...
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Can't send MMS messages (but can receive)

About a week ago I lost the ability to send MMS messages. I can still receive, and single-recipient SMS works fine. The phone is a Moto X, stock. I did recently install some new apps; could one of ...
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How can I force MMS messages to retry?

I used to have this problem with my Nexus One on T-Mobile, and now have it again on my Samsung Galaxy SII on Sprint. It seems like about every other MMS message I get will fail to download. It'll just ...