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    There are times when I receive pictures in text messages that fail to download when I click the "download" button in the text messages. What is the cause for this (if anyone else is experiencing this) and how can I correct this? Is there a work-around that I can do to get the pictures to download?

    Thanks!
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    Is your data turned on? Having the data off is the only way that I have had pictures fail to download.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uglyfido View Post
    Is your data turned on? Having the data off is the only way that I have had pictures fail to download.
    This is correct... Make sure the data is on and everything will be fine.

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    I do have my data on and I even have the phone set to USB debugging in Developer's Options.
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    My DNA does the same thing sometimes. I noticed it normally does this when there are multiple pictures trying to download. I restart the phone and after initial bootup all is well in the world again.

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    I had the same problem and this worked for me and a friend of mine. Go to your messages and click settings. Scroll down to where it says mulitmedia messages (mms) settings and make sure that auto retrieve is NOT turned on. When you receive a picture you will have to click on download and it should work. Every now and then after I click download it doesn't open up right away....if it hasn't in about 5 mins I restart my phone and it is there. Hope this helps.
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    Are there any other solutions. Someone tried to send me about 6 photos in a message over a period of time. The first two photos came through with no problem whatsoever. But then 3 hours later when they sent another photo and then again an hour later three more photos, none of them would download. My data is on as far as I know (just update to GB27 yesterday, so the phone has rebooted several times). I click on the DL button then and I just get an error notification that the MMS wouldn't download. These aren't large files (~52K) and I even went through and cleared all app cache in case I was out of memory.

    It's not super important that I get these photos, but I'd like to solve that issue and then hopefully prevent this MMS error message in the future.
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    This worked for me, thank you thank you for your help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidbishop45 View Post
    I had the same problem and this worked for me and a friend of mine. Go to your messages and click settings. Scroll down to where it says mulitmedia messages (mms) settings and make sure that auto retrieve is NOT turned on. When you receive a picture you will have to click on download and it should work. Every now and then after I click download it doesn't open up right away....if it hasn't in about 5 mins I restart my phone and it is there. Hope this helps.
    Tried that and didn't work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qz0xr3 View Post
    Tried that and didn't work for me.
    Have you updated profile and prl yet? Try that and see if you have some success with downloading the images.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    Have you updated profile and prl yet? Try that and see if you have some success with downloading the images.
    Yes, that didn't seem to have any affect. Still unable to download the picture.
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    Picture tex wont download
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon ames View Post
    Picture tex wont download
    Have you tried the above solutions?
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    I get this same thing every now and again. It just happened a few minutes ago. I tried every suggestion possible and it doesn't work. 99% of the time if someone sends me a message with a picture it is no problem. Even tow back-to-back messages with a picture attached is usually no problem. It is when I get a bunch of them in a row, some will come through, others will have a download button in the message. When I click the button, I usually get an error message and I can never, ever get the picture no matter how many times I click the button.
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    Turning auto retrieve OFF on mms settings has just fixed wife's phone after not working for months! Thank you to those who suggested it. Now in wife's very good books! Thank you.
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    When I spoke to T-Mobile they were very helpful. Go to Settings, Mobile Network Settings. Click on Acces Point Names (APNs). Tap on Menu (bottom left side of phone) Click on Reset to default. Should work. It helped me. Love my T-Mobile <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_LAN View Post
    There are times when I receive pictures in text messages that fail to download when I click the "download" button in the text messages. What is the cause for this (if anyone else is experiencing this) and how can I correct this? Is there a work-around that I can do to get the pictures to download?

    Thanks!
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    Selecting APN (Access Point Network) and resetting it to default did the trick for me. Good info...thank you .
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    I can not get photos sent by text message

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