Questions tagged [mms]

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

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How do I open an MMS message

I don't see any where that says auto-retrieve under MMS in settings. My settings says SIM 1: Auto-download MMS I never see a download button when I go back to the message. So what am I doing wrong? I ...
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How to set mms subject with the official Google messaging app?

On many apps, you have this : Which allows to set the subject of the message which is a feature of the ᴍᴍꜱ protocol. But how to do the same with the official Google app ?
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How can i recieve multiple recipients messages; in the group message, instead of downloading individually before opening in group?

I was added in group message, yet i recieve single message from each person. How can i recieve all recipients in just the group message? Why do i have to download then first before going to group ...
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Group MMS texts sending/receiving as separate texts

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5. Changed from AT&T to Straight Talk 2 weeks ago. I now receive group texts as texts from each individual person instead of the conversation being on one thread. The ...
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“Messages for Web” always sends mass/group text as MMS instead of multiple SMS as set on phone

When addressing a text message to multiple recipients, my phone (Messages app) is set to "Send an SMS reply to all recipients and get individual replies (mass text)" and does indeed do that when I ...
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How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact in Android Messages running on Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact? in the answer at https://android.stackexchange.com/a/16653/13886 it is claimed that this option exists in the dot-dot-dot menu, but it does not for ...
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How can I configure a separate MMS APN on LineageOS

Some mobile phone providers (e.g. Optus, including MVNOs that deliver service through Optus' networks) have a separate mobile APN (access point name) for sending MMS to what is used for mobile data. ...
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Unable to Send or Receive MMS on LineageOS on T-Mobile S6

NexusOS 9.0 (LineageOS for Galaxy S6 T-Mobile) MMS sending hangs Messenger MMS receiving downloads forever
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Why does Google Messages (SMS/MMS) app lose phone number?

I've been using Google Messages since it released a year or two ago on the same phone. Suddenly, three days ago the app popped up a message and said, "Your phone number isn't available in the ...
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MMS messages go into a group conversation with sender and my own number instead of the regular SMS conversation

Let's say I have a conversation with Alice. If Alice sends me an MMS, it appears outside of that conversation, as a group conversation with Alice and my own phone number as participants. Could this be ...
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Web messages interface - How do I control if messages are sent as SMS or MMS?

I've been using messages.android.com for a few weeks now and it's amazing, even if sluggish when "new conversation" is clicked. The only issue I have is that if I'm texting more than one person it ...
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Android SMS/MMS not getting deleted

I've tried many different things to delete my SMS/MMS messages but nothing has worked. Things I've tried so far History Eraser https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.eraser&...
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When I receive mms gifs, they're stuck on first frame

The gifs never play, it only shows the first frame of the gif. I have a Huawei Sensa LTE that I purchased from Straight Talk. After speaking with Straight Talk customer service, they have indicated ...
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How can I block or auto-delete incoming blank/empty SMS/MMS messages?

I am looking for an app (or any method really) that will catch incoming text messages that are blank and automatically delete or block them. Blocking the number/contact it comes from is not an option ...
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How do I find APN settings to use with a 3rd party SMS app?

I'm using an admittedly old (Android 4.0.4) Samsung Galaxy Centura (Tracfone) and I've run into a problem with regards to text messaging. The default "Messaging" app is quite limited and is missing ...
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Trucaller unable to send media files (images/videos), only contacts

I'm using Truecaller on my Samsung Galaxy Ace J1 SM-J111F and I'm apparently unable to send images or video files, only location and contacts. How do I rectify the issue where I am able to send ...
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Where do I find a picture I sent from messages app as MMS?

I took a picture of a tracking number receipt and sent the text message. Now I can't find the picture of the receipt. How do I find it? It's not in gallery.
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Cannot send/receive MMS on Project Fi with unlocked Blu Advance A6

I have been trying to get my unlocked Blu Advance A6 on Android 7.0 working with Project Fi and I can't seem to get MMS messages working in the default app or Signal. Regular text messages can be ...
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How to transfer a few text messages from one phone to another

I had a Samsung Galaxy S3 which I used for some time. After getting a Galaxy S7, I transferred all my text messages and other stuff to the new phone using Smart Switch. However, last week I had to ...
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Droid Turbo Won't Receive Texts

I have a Motorola Droid Turbo with Verizon as my carrier. Earlier this week (May 30th), my phone began to receive text messages intermittently. I now go hours without receiving any text messages and ...
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How to disable MMS using APNs

Is it sufficient to simply clear (leave as blank) the MMSC, MMS proxy, and MMS protocol in an APN to disable MMS messaging completely? As mentioned here these are the three fields related to sending/...
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Issues with incoming MMS getting stuck

I have an issue with MMS messages getting stuck. I'm not sure if this is an Android issue (standard, custom rom, rooted, ect) or a carrier one. I'll have backed up MMS messages with no indication, ...
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My phone is sending out mms messages to unknown numbers

My phone is sending out MMS messages without my consent to random unknown numbers and out of my contacts, The message that is sending out on my phone is as follows : You have received an MMS message....
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ZTE android 4.4 mm text and group texting stopped working

I have a ZTE Android 4.4 and my group messages all of a sudden want differentiate between each person. My mm texts show download and when I hit download it acts like it is going to open but doesn't. ...
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MMS messages received on my Samsung S7 start a new text thread that include me and I receive my own text as another text

I have a Verizon phone Samsung S7. I moved to T-MOBILE. When I start a text thread and someone on the thread replies to the thread a d/or adds a pictureto it starts a new text thread and adds my ...
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Not receiving MMS messages from iPhones?

Whenever someone with an iPhone sends me a text, I can't see it, and instead get a "Download" link...which always fails to download anything. Googling shows this is likely due to a non-standard ...
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How do I remove an automatic bug/virus premium messaging/MMS box from popping up and stopping sending texts?

I have a Google Pixel phone and I received a shady message saying something like: "You have been subscribed to such-and-such and are paying such-and-such amount. To unsubscribe text whatever to ...
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My moto 4G play treats incoming messages as if they are group messages

For some reason the messenger app that came installed with my Moto 4G Play is treating some messages as if they are group messages. Even though these messages were sent from a friend to only me when ...
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S5 - Viewing Photos in Messages without using Gallery

How can I use an alternate app (not Gallery) in Messages when viewing photos? Gallery is very intrusive (wants access to Contacts, Location, and Calendar) which is ridiculous for just viewing a photo....
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Why do many apps (Including the stack exchange app) need the 'send MMS' permission?

Many, many apps seem to need the 'send MMS' permission, even though there is no clear reason why, including but not limited to the Stack exchange app. Why? Device: Bush SPIRA B3 5 running ArchOS (...
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Default Samsung S4 messsenger application name

I disabled all the default samsung apps on my S4. I was using google messenger. Now I want to revert back to the samsung apps. I need to go into all apps menu and find the default samsung messenger ...
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MMS images do not work in Google Messenger

I am using Google Messenger application as my default text messenger application. I am using a Samsung Galaxy S4. When I get text messages that have images, the image stays frozen at "downloading..." ...
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Receive HTML MMS messages

Background I have recently switched to Android from iOS and have run into a problem regarding receiving MMS messages on the phone. Previously on iPhone, I was able to receive HTML MMS messages by ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (/data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/...
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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 variant.)...
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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 -...
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Sending as Unknown number in Hangouts

In Hangouts 3.1.89134953 I get a "Sending as Unknown number" message at the top of my texts. I googled for this message and found nothing. What does this message mean?
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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 restore....