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    I'm trying to save a picture that I received in a text message and unable to do so. I used to be able to just long press the picture and have the option to save it. Now I have no options. Clicking on the menu doesn't bring up any options either. Does anyone know how I can save the picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tech-challenged gal View Post
    I'm trying to save a picture that I received in a text message and unable to do so. I used to be able to just long press the picture and have the option to save it. Now I have no options. Clicking on the menu
    doesn't bring up any options either. Does anyone know how I can save the picture?
    Try rebooting your phone. By holding the Power button down till you see a submenu pop up. Then select Power Off. After the soft key lights turn off, hold the Power button down for about 3 seconds, you will see a black Samsung screen, let the phone fully boot up, then try saving the photo in your messaging app again.....
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    Is it possible to save videos recieved from a text? All I can do is "lock message"

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    Quote Originally Posted by treotraveler View Post
    Try rebooting your phone. By holding the Power button down till you see a submenu pop up. Then select Power Off. After the soft key lights turn off, hold the Power button down for about 3 seconds, you will see a black Samsung screen, let the phone fully boot up, then try saving the photo in your messaging app again.....
    Have tried the reboot and also someone suggested that I should do a battery pull. Neither have fixed the problem. I cant figure out why I am no longer able to save pictures.
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    Don't feel bad...since the last update my phone wont allow me to save pics either.

    I am pretty sure it was due to the last update when that option was removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdmridgback View Post
    Don't feel bad...since the last update my phone wont allow me to save pics either.

    I am pretty sure it was due to the last update when that option was removed.
    Sigh... thanks for the input. Normally wouldn't bother me much, but a relative sent me a picture of a photo of my parents on their wedding day.

    Kind of found a way around not being able to save the picture by taking a screen shot of it, but its not the same.
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    It's not the last update. I can still save pictures fine so I'm not sure what's causing you to not be able to.

    Are you long pressing the picture before you tap on it to see it full size?

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    I'm having the same issue I only had the phone for about a month now... I save a picture before but now I can't for some odd reason
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sn1per 117 View Post
    It's not the last update. I can still save pictures fine so I'm not sure what's causing you to not be able to.

    Are you long pressing the picture before you tap on it to see it full size?

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    I wouldn't be surprised if this is the issue, as simple as it sounds. I read about someone having this same issue recently, and they were long pressing the full blown up version of the image, not the little thumbnail within the text message.

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    if you long press the thumbnail in the message, it will pull up a list of commands. Press on "attached items". It will pull up another window. Put a check mark in the box and press save. It will save it to the sd card.
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    Thanks for your help. I was worried pics of my daughter were going to be only visable in text only .
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    I'm still unable to save any pictures!!!! Ugh! I tried the reboot, I've tried the battery pull, and it still spent work!!!!!!!
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    >>mikehoff99 said: If you long press the thumbnail in the message, it will pull up a list of commands. Press on "attached items". It will pull up another window. Put a check mark in the box and press save. It will save it to the sd card. <<

    The key is the THUMBNAIL - thanks, mike, that fixed my problem!! The long press also allowed me to Share picture, at which point I could email it to myself (one of many options) and save it on my computer!
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    Long pressing the small picture in the text message saves the picture in your gallery in the messaging folder.
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    Thank you so much. Did not want to loose pictures of my grandson!!!
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    While in your message thread, hold long on the pic. Submenu comes up, click on "attached items", click on check box, and then "save".
    This will save to your downloads folder in your gallery.
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    Hello I recently did a factory reset on my phone. Before that when ever I received a picture in my text messages it would show me a thumb view of it. Now that I reset my phone when ever I get a picture text it asks me to downlaod it before viewing it. It there a way to get it back to the thumbview?
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    @Reng00, open your message app, then press menu, then select auto retrieve MMS. No more download prompt.
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    Thanks that advice worked great for me. I realized that I can save photos when i bring it up full screen only if there was text accompanying it. The ones where my friend didnt send a comment with it were the ones i had to hold down in the conversation to save. Just in case anyone else had that problem. Thanks again.
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    Hi,

    I had the same problem and finally figured it out. The hard menu under the picture has an option of "attached items." Click on that, and it will give you the save option. You first select the image file, then click SAVE.

    Hope this is not too late.
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    oops, I guess I didn't read the whole forum. My bad.
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    Sn1per - you are a genius!!! Thanks SO much!
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    It seems like ever since the update or at least around the same time, I can no longer save pictures via web or elsewhere. whenever i long hold the screen and do save image as i have always done, it does not save the pictures anywhere in my gallery and does not even show that they were downloaded in the status bar. I still have memory on the phone and sd card so not sure what to do!!!! any help is appreciated
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    When I get a mms message and I try to save the pic, it won't work. I know how to save it. I hold on the pic and hit save attachment. Then I check mark the box and hit save. But then it says that no SD card detected. The pic doesn't save. I have also tried to formatted the SD card too and retry to save the pic but same thing happens, it say no SD card detected. Any help?

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