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 details help please still trying to get used to the phone and cannot find in manual!!!!

  • Heather, you'll get better responses if you give this question a real title. I think you mean to ask "How do I open a photo attached to a text message?"
    – Amanda
    Commented Apr 22, 2011 at 13:44

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Try this:

  1. On the messaging app, (without opening any thread), tap on the menu key and go to Settings.
    1. Scroll down to Multimedia message (MMS) Settings section and turn off "Auto-retrieve"
    2. Next time you view the message, the message will display a download button.
    3. Make sure your mobile data is on, and tap on the button. The image will be retrieved and displayed inline on Galaxy S.
  • Comment by Darren: Thank you, worked 100% for me, the key was to turn on mobile data and not just wifi.
    – Izzy
    Commented Jul 31, 2013 at 6:09

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