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

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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 S6 Edge: MMS/Data Texts “Whited Out”?

Following an Android update on April 2nd, I have a good dozen or more issues to resolve. First on my list, whenever I receive (or send to another with the same phone as myself) the MMS/Data Texts ...
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Annoying MMS problem

I am having an annoying problem on my Galaxy Note 3. For whatever reason, MMS will not send/receive on my WiFi network, but as soon as I turn off WiFi and connect to my carrier's network (T-Mobile) it ...
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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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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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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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Where does “Save media” store pictures in Hangouts?

In Hangouts (in KitKat) if you long click a picture in an MMS you can "Save media". Where is the picture saved to?
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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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MMS images showing up as videos

For some reason when receiving pictures from people with iPhones, they sometimes show up as a video. The video is usually 20 seconds long with the first half blank (sometimes there is text depending ...
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Go Sms Pro: “Too many unsent multimedia messages” error

Every time I try to send a Multimedia message using Go Sms Pro, I get a toast message saying: "Can't send message right now. There are too many unsent multimedia messages" This doesn't happen when ...
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What's “creation mode” in the Galaxy S's offical messaging application?

If you open the official messaging App, go to menu then settings, there is a setting "creation mode" which has the following options (in that order): restricted warning free What does this change? ...
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MMS messages end up in a new conversation with my own phone number as a recipient

I recently got a Nexus 6P. One very strange and annoying behaviour is that whenever I receive an MMS from someone I have a conversation with the MMS message will be stored in a separate thread with ...
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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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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 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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How to make sure I have no sms virus?

I'm using a non-rooted, non-hacked Samsung GT-I5700 device which runs Android 2.1. Today I've received an MMS from an unknown phone with something which looked like a spam for Mastercard. I've ...
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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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“Message not sent: invalid message” error when MMSing

My wife is on AT&T and uses the default texting app on her Nexus 5X. Sometimes, when she sends a MMS to her iPhone friends she gets an error: Message not sent: invalid message This seems ...
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Transfering MMS messes up group chats

I've tried three different tools, "My Backup Pro", "Easy Backup & Restore", and the backup/restore feature of "GO SMS Pro" to transfer my texts from one Android phone to a new one. Regardless of ...
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How to resolve “Video too large” error message with MMS video attachment

I have a short mp4 video clip of an old cartoon I keep on my phone and occasionally send via MMS. The video is only 5 seconds long, 480x360, the video file size is 204kB. I sent this video file ...
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MMS from Unknown Numbers and from “Contacts”

I have been receiving random multimedia messages from random numbers and from my contacts (but they aren't sending me anything) on my phone for a couple of months now. It's a 1kb file that never ...
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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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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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HTC One Messages app extremely slow, but just when I text one person!

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: Just getting our text ...
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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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Toast: MMS cannot be sent/received when mobile data is disabled — shows up at every boot in Moto G XT1033 running Lollipop 5.0.2

Details: Moto G XT1033 with Android Lollipop 5.0.2 Is there something wrong? Why would any app request this feature just exactly when I turn my cell phone on? (Click image to see its larger ...
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How do I disable all emoticons on incoming/outgoing text messages?

I just received a couple of text messages from a friend. The first message read "Type in this expression exactly, or the script will not work." The second message read "Equals symbol, emoticon, ...
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MMS text messages not sending after installing cyanogenMod 4.2.2 on my sg2

Forgive me, I am new to this as you can tell. I recently installed the nightly 26 update to cyanogenMod and now I can not send or receive media text messages. I know it has something to do with the ...
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App to send group MMS without reply all

I am looking for an app that can send a text to multiple recipients without them being able to respond back to all the other recipients. And also not see who else received the message. Similar to ...
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Note 5 and text message problems

I have a note 5. For some reason I am not able to receive many texts, especially group texts and/or pictures. I have only had the phone a few weeks but I think it was ok when I first got it. Now the ...
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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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“Converting to multimedia message” when forwarding large SMS

When I receive a large SMS and when I select "Forward" from options, it shows "Converting to multimedia message" and I'm getting charged more. Furthermore, if the person on receiving end doesn't have ...
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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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“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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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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Android equivalent to Remote Messages/WiFiSMS on iOS?

One of my favorite things about my iPhone was the ability to receive/send SMS/MMS through my web browser on my computer. As far as I know, Android has alternatives for this, but they all rely on an ...
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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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Share image via MMS directly from Chrome

I would like to share an image with my friend that I found on the internet quickly via Chrome. One way to do this is to: Long click Save the image to Downloads Open messaging app (I use Chomp SMS) ...
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Samsung Galaxy s5 receiving MMS as group messages?

I have a new Samsung Galaxy s5 which I like however when a single contact decides to message me an MMS (picture/video) my messages start a whole new message thread as a 'Group message'. I just want ...
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LG G3 - 4.4.2 - Stop SMS converting to MMS

I used to have Nexus 4, I was able to disable SMS converting to MMS. It did not convert my messages to MMS when I do group messaging. Now I have LG G3 with Andorid 4.4.2, when when I do group ...
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LG Power cannot send/receive MMS

I just purchased the LG Power last night. I love it so far except I'm not able to send or receive pic texts. I also keep getting a text that says "No MMS settings". I have no idea how to set it. Any ...
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Group Messaging

I received a group text from some coworkers and I don't have any of them saved as contacts. I can receive most of their messages fine; however I can't send one. I can type in the message but the send ...
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How do I create a group text with the Hangouts app when I already have a conversation with the recipients?

This doesn't work, btw: How do I send a group SMS with google hangouts? I want to send a group text to Recipient A and Recipient B. I already have conversations with both A and B. When I tap the "+" ...
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MMS Downloading Hangs on Data State Change

As a general rule, I turn my data off and pretty much force everything to be done via WiFi unless I am out and about, at which time I have data turned on obviously. However, as many know, messaging ...
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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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Turn off automatic loading of MMS messages [duplicate]

A new exploit is said to exploit MMS loading. For now, there's not much end users can do to protect themselves other than to install a patch as soon as one becomes available for their specific ...
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Backup/Restore SMS/MMS via ADB on a non-rooted device?

Is there any way to backup/restore SMS and MMS messages using ADB, when the device is not rooted? adb pull won't work here, as the corresponding database ...
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How to automatically crop text messages when SMS character limit is reached?

Is there a way to prevent the Messages app from sending long texts? It's generally a nice feature, but my current plan has free SMS which I cannot use when overstepping the character limit - instead, ...
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MMS not working

My MMS on my Verizon phone is not woring correctly. I have tried sending a picture to myself, sending group messages, taking out the battery/SIM, etc. The battery method, restarting the phone, or ...
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SMS saving to SD

Is there any way of saving simple SMS mixed with MMS messages to an SD card prior to running a full factory reset? I got a Sony Z3 that refuses to send pic messages other than when I'm hooked to WiFi ...