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  1. ChasTX's Avatar
    This was fixed for me by:

    Settings
    More Networks
    Mobile Networks
    Charge phone from Global to LTE/CDMA

    After doing this, the phone immediately downloaded about 100 text messages, somehow stuck in the pipe and the Can't Download error message stopped
    10-11-2015 08:24 AM
  2. Wissam Hana's Avatar
    Check your text messages there must be a file someone sent to you already and its unable to download it's happend to me and im not getting that message anymore
    10-16-2015 09:27 AM
  3. kskomsvold's Avatar
    Turn off Auto-Download for MMS messages. Problem solved.
    11-23-2015 08:55 PM
  4. Animxavier's Avatar
    11-25-2015 09:22 PM
  5. Y Yune's Avatar
    noo if we keep bumpin this, someone will help us...

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess

    I had the same problem twice. And i just delete all my SMS, because someone told me that some sms has multi media comtents inside and it may cause the problem. Problem solved now. Good luck.
    12-26-2015 01:45 AM
  6. farhan abu hamdan's Avatar
    I keep getting a message pop up on my screen saying "currently unable to download.please try later".
    I haven't got a clue what is trying to download because I physically haven't downloaded anything and nor can I see what is downloading.
    Anybody having or had the same message? Its well annoying.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums

    Guys I have discovered that this happens when you turn off the data on your android. Just turn on the data for a while and this msg will disappear
    12-29-2015 04:04 AM
  7. Frank Theplank's Avatar
    Nice yes just had this on my note 4 ...mms was sent while network was down then sat there not downloading downloaded it and fixed ...
    01-14-2016 04:55 PM
  8. Saru Bhandari's Avatar
    I keep getting a message pop up on my screen saying "currently unable to download.please try later".
    I haven't got a clue what is trying to download because I physically haven't downloaded anything and nor can I see what is downloading.
    Anybody having or had the same message? Its well annoying.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    I set all my updates to manual and tried updating what needed updating one by one and found that it was the Facebook Messenger that was unable to update which is why I kept getting the same messages as you've been getting. Once I uninstalled the messenger the problem stopped. Hope this helps you guys.
    Cheers.
    02-17-2016 04:13 PM
  9. Jamisn2nin's Avatar
    I keep getting a message pop up on my screen saying "currently unable to download.please try later".
    I haven't got a clue what is trying to download because I physically haven't downloaded anything and nor can I see what is downloading.
    Anybody having or had the same message? Its well annoying.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    My phone (lgg3)has been doing the same thing and what i believe the problem is messages that weren't able to download were still trying.
    Just a suggestionb
    03-02-2016 08:09 PM
  10. elizabeth wolmarans's Avatar
    Hi, I have the same problem!!! Only added to the irritation is the fact that none of my apps like FB Messenger or Whats App will work over the mobile data, it only works while connected via Wi-Fi. Don't have any idea wth it's trying to download either. All is up to date, haven't downloaded anything new but updates (and only via Wi-Fi anyway), don't visit risky sites knowingly... In fact, I try not to use Google on my tab at all because it eats away at my mobile data very fast. I use my home Wi-Fi instead.

    I've Googled endlessly with no help at all! I don't know what to do anymore because I don't get my e-mails, app messages at all when It's on Mobile Data. I can't carry around my home Wi-Fi connection... This is some crazy .....

    I have a Samusung Tab 3 SM-T116

    HELP!!! HELP!!! HELP!!!
    05-22-2016 02:39 PM
  11. elizabeth wolmarans's Avatar
    So I posted last night because the same thing happened to me. I read somewhere in this thread that a lady fixed her's by deleting all her messages and so I deleted all my messages and it fixed a week long headache. Hope it helps with you too. I think if you only delete the messages from roughly when it started happening it might also work, so you might not even have to delete all. For me it seemed like an MMS statement from my mobile service provider that caused the issue.

    Good Luck!
    05-23-2016 01:04 AM
  12. Crystal Dawne's Avatar
    I have the same issue on my Samsung S5 Galaxy. It's been showing up for nearly 2 weeks now and I have no clue why the message started showing up in the 1st place, or how to stop it.
    05-31-2016 04:49 PM
  13. Madhur Vennavalli's Avatar
    I think I've found the solution guys. I've just turned off the auto update for Galaxy apps. I didn't get this trouble after that.
    06-03-2016 06:05 AM
  14. lorrainereguly's Avatar
    I faced a similar problem. I thought it was an issue with my recent installation of Snapchat.
    I posted the following on Facebook and got help from my techie friends:

    HELP!!! My phone is not working right. It's an android. Samsung Galaxy 5. This is the message I keep getting: "Currently unable to download. Please try again later." AND I AM NOT EVEN TRYING TO DOWNLOAD ANYTHING! How do I fix this??? --- update: I fixed this issue by resetting the network settings!

    So my advice is to reset your network settings!
    06-05-2016 04:27 AM
  15. HassanAlsawadi's Avatar
    I keep getting a message pop up on my screen saying "currently unable to download.please try later".
    I haven't got a clue what is trying to download because I physically haven't downloaded anything and nor can I see what is downloading.
    Anybody having or had the same message? Its well annoying.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums


    Try Deleting all your messages. I had the same problem and after i deleted my messages it disappeared. It seems that a MMS is not able to be received by the phone for some reason. Just delete the messages and your good.
    06-08-2016 03:09 PM
  16. Abhishek Upadhyaya Ghimire's Avatar
    I got this from and it worked for me: The message Currently unable to download,please try again later,keeps popping up on my galaxy s3,why is this? only been happening for the last week? - Why am i getting currently unable to download,try again later on my s3 :: Ask Me Fast

    "Its Simply simple....just go to message settings & switch off the "push messages from network" then the popping of message will stop..."
    06-23-2016 03:35 PM
  17. NeroKrohe's Avatar
    I've tried disabling messages settings, deleting message threads, all the stuff! And nothing works.
    07-11-2016 03:07 PM
  18. ZT5895's Avatar
    Go to your stock MMS app settings option, under MMS settings uncheck "Auto-Retrieve". Put your phone in airplane mode and check if the message comes up again.
    Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you guys. The same error message was driving me insane for months! Deleted old MMS and it done the job!
    08-01-2016 06:58 AM
  19. Butterflower45's Avatar
    I had the same problem since a couple of days ago.

    After trying everything in this thread (and it not working), I checked my SMS/MMS inbox and there was an MMS that had not downloaded the attached image. Clicking on the "download" button elicited the error message. I deleted that MMS and stopped getting the error message since then.
    Hi connexionbizarre, I Google this issue because all my Samsung phones have had this issue over the years. Not overly annoying but I was just curious.

    I think you hit the nail on the head here. I just tried your suggestion on an MMS (invoices/statements) I get from a service provider and tried to download it. The MMS has since expired (a little notification popped up, much like the "currently unable to download" one), which is fine.

    But then immediately after that the "currently unable to download..." one popped up. So I'd say (I'm no techie) that these MMSes are the cause.

    At least we know now, so thank you connexiobizarre albeit 4 years later...hehe heheh!
    08-21-2016 01:27 AM
  20. samvall's Avatar
    Turn off Auto-Download for MMS messages. Problem solved.
    OR!

    Delete the MMS that's clogged.

    I had no data for a few weeks and received a few MMS's that obviously couldn't be downloaded. It kept trying to auto-download them but they'd expired. Once you scroll back and find them and tap them, your phone recognises they've expired and deletes them.

    Then you can turn auto-retrieve MMS's back on 👍

    [Edit: this has already been established, I didn't read far enough, lol. But, hey, now it's been independently verified, so this is now a scientific fact ;p
    10-02-2016 07:14 AM
  21. Poofycat's Avatar
    noo if we keep bumpin this, someone will help us...

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    Did anybody find out how to fix this without doing a factory reset???
    My phone does the same thing.
    10-02-2016 01:57 PM
  22. Tcox7's Avatar
    "currently unable to download.please try later".
    Went to shop where I bought my Samsung S5 and was advised that downloading picture in SMS is not available by WiFi .. "mobile data" needs to be is engaged. My S4 was able to download using WiFi..... Stupid question : why now must I use data to download...Obvious Answer: so my mobile provider can make more money from me.
    10-13-2016 10:36 PM
  23. Perceneij's Avatar
    I keep getting a message pop up on my screen saying "currently unable to download.please try later".
    I haven't got a clue what is trying to download because I physically haven't downloaded anything and nor can I see what is downloading.
    Anybody having or had the same message? Its well annoying.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    Hi, Had that as well. I just got rid of it after doing 2 things, I m not sure which worked. First in the messages - setting, look for "locked messages" and unlocked them. For me it was an mms.
    Second in messages settings, untick "automatically retrieve mms".
    Good luck.
    02-04-2017 08:21 AM
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