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

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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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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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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 ...
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Using two messaging apps on Ice Cream Sandwich?

I want to use Textra for SMS and Handcent for MMS, because they're both top in each class, respectively. I want to use Textra as if it were the only messaging app. Then when I want to send an MMS, I ...
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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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sendin a group message on my galaxy s3

When I send a group message on my galaxy s3 sowftware 4.3 other people in the group message receive the message as an individual message. How do I fix this so that all the people in message receive it ...
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MMS messages text disappears

When I receive an MMS message (Android 4.1.2), I can see by the momentary preview that there is text to the message, but when I open it, I cannot find the text, only the image. Anybody have the ...
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Can not read MMS on dual SIM phone

A have two SIM card phone: LG E455 (Optimus L5 II Dual). Primary SIM card is full operation, secondary is receiving calls and SMS only. SIM cards are from different providers. I received MMS message ...
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How to fix view of broken images?

Sometimes people MMS images to me from their phone, and it shows up like this: When I save the broken image, and transfer it to my computer, it displays properly on my computer. Is there a way to ...
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Issue in GSM for Straight Talk and MMS.

I just purchased a GSM unlocked Android phone. And called into Straight Talk to get the new APN setting. But, the settings they gave me would not allow me to receive MMS. The web and testing ...
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Can I force a message to be sent as an MMS?

Is there a way to force a message to be sent as an MMS?
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Sending Video to iPhone user

What is the best way to send a video that is over the MMS allowed size to an iPhone user? I really don't see any good way to do it besides uploading to some sort of 3rd party (youtube, gdrive, etc..) ...
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How do I change group messaging settings to show just who responds and not everyone in the group?

I believe that after the update my phone started to show all the names in the group text and not just who's responding. Is there a way to change that, so I just know who responded and not everyone ...
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My phone keeps converting sms to mms even when messages are under 20 characters?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Note and having enough trouble with the texts to just throw it in the trash and never buy samsung again. I never even start typing and it says "converting to mms" the moment ...
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Send SMS instead of MMS when texting multiple people

When I put more than one person as the recipient to my message my Samsung galaxy s3 vibrates and says it's converting to MMS. When I send my message I know at least one person is not getting the ...
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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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Messaging from desktop

Is there something besides Moto Connect and Mighty text that would allow you to SMS/MMS from the desktop. Mac or PC. I came from a iOS world where iMessaging worked really well for the desktop. ...
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All SMS being converted to MMS on Galaxy S3?

I received 3 MMS the other day (same message, it was my father so a bit confused) and now Galaxy S3 automatically converts texts to one contact only (my wife) into MMS. As soon as I try to text her ...
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MMS video auto compression

I have a new Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I love the device, but sending a quick video MMS seems to be a challenge. On other devices I have used, the video will automatically get compressed to a very low ...
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How can I send a SMS (Instead of MMS) from a Motorola Atrix 4G? [duplicate]

I was writing a text when suddenly I noticed the message say MMS not SMS. How do I change it back?
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Texts automatically converted to MMSs

Information of my device samsung galaxy GT-S5830i android 2.3.6 baseband version S5830iXXMD1 kernel 2.6.35.7 gingerbread.xxmd1 my phone has recently started automatically converting SMSs to MMS, ...
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I can't send multimedia messages on my Galaxy Nexus

whenever I try to send MMS messages it says cannot send. Too many unread SMS messages. How come it just started doing this, and how can I fix it?
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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 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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MMS pictures not opening

I have a Galaxy S4 on Verizon - rooted, but still running the stock ROM. Recently I noticed that I am unable to open MMS messages on my phone. I receive them, and am able to view the thumbnail, but ...
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MMS not working on CM9 ROM

I have an LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile) running CyanogenMod 9. The ROM I am using is located here: https://sites.google.com/site/bobzhomeroms/vm670ics According to his ChangeLog, MMS should be ...
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How can I attach a file to an MMS message?

Can I attach files to an MMS message? I am looking for a way to attach files like doc, pdf, or zip and send them over MMS.
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I think that I may have been a victim of a malicious mms

I have a Sidekick 4g running Android 2.2.1. I just received a multimedia message from an acquaintance who I happened to have in my contact list. I clicked on the notification which sent me to ...
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SMS converts to MMS and only sends when data mobile is on [duplicate]

I have had a Galaxy S2 for 2 years. I just upgraded to the S4 3 weeks ago. Until this morning, I was able to send SMS messages without data mobile being on via my Wi-Fi connection. I have made no ...
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MMS delivery report

I have GT-I9300 and JB 4.1.2. Until now, I thought that my MMS' weren't delivered. But now I've noticed that people are actually getting my MMS' but I don't receive the delivery report. How is that ...
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Backup and restore MMS

Is it possible to backup AND restore MMS messages? It seems all the apps I've found on the app store that backup SMS and/or MMS cannot actually restore MMS messages (and similar comments on answers to ...
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How can I search the SMSs/MMSs using the default search interface?

I have an Cyanogenmod 10.1 ROM installed. I love the Google Search interface and can search most of my phone using it but I am unable to find "Messaging" as a searchable item. I've seen a lot of ...
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My phone seems like it is sending MMS messages, but they never actually arrive - what's going on?

There are several MMS problem threads on here, but none seem to get at the issue I'm having. I can receive MMS messages just fine, however I cannot send them. What is bizarre is that, from all ...
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HTC Desire crashed, deleted all SMS/MMS. Can I recover?

Been a reader of SO/SE for a while as am getting into Android development. Just wanted to ask a quick question. Hope someone can help. :) I have a HTC desire (2.2 with HTC sense, as per stock), never ...
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Got text message with 'download' button, how would I look at the link source or gain further info to see if this is safe? 2.3.6metropcs

In the 'messaging' app that comes standard with metropcs, I received a text message that had 'no subject' and was just a download button. I know the person, so there is no need to mention not to trust ...
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Can receive but cannot send SMS on SGS3, help me debug with logcat?

For a couple months now (during which time I've tried ~20 ROMs), I can receive & make calls fine, receive & send emails fine, sync fine, everything is fine except I cannot send SMS. I've tried ...
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Does MMS support PNG format images?

I'm just wondering if android mms supports png files? I've tried sending an image, a png format, through mms. Sending is successful. However, the recipient recieves an error image. My question is, ...
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Combine all messages [closed]

One thing I do miss about my blackberry was a single list of all my communication. I went to "Messages" and I had texts, emails, bbm, chat, notifications, everything all in one list. With a few ...
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SMS converts to MMS after only one word

I've been searching around Google and other forums and many people have their SMS messages converted to MMS after 3 pages, but as soon as I start typing my phone converts the SMS to an MMS even though ...