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  1. Monroe Taylor's Avatar
    I have a pdf file saved in my download folder and I want to attach it to a text message using Messages. However, I don't see the paperclip used to attach a file. I see a + sign but it doesn't have a way to attach a file in the download folder.

    Any ideas on how to do this is greatly appreciated.
    05-10-2020 05:49 PM
  2. bennett22's Avatar
    try this, go to the folder, press and hold on the file you want to send, then choose the person you want to text if the icon is shown. if not, click the messages icon, the select the contact you want to send it to
    05-10-2020 05:56 PM
  3. James Rogers2's Avatar
    You can hit the + sign and scroll down you will see attach document. Or you can go into your documents and select the file you're trying to send and at the bottom you will see the share option.
    05-10-2020 05:59 PM
  4. adegbenroagoro's Avatar
    Or simply send it via another app that supports MMS like WhatsApp. In my country the networks don't support sending PDFs through the MESSAGES app
    05-10-2020 06:07 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    I agree with suggestions above
    05-10-2020 06:31 PM
  6. Monroe Taylor's Avatar
    I should have stated that I did go to the folder and press and hold down the file. The share option appears however the messages app is not listed. Other options such as save to Google Drive and various mail apps are listed but the messages text app is not listed. This is also true when I click the plus sign

    I realize I could do this using the mail apps. I recently upgraded from a Note 5, and I was able to do this on my Note 5, so I assumed that would be able to do it on the Note 10 as well.
    05-10-2020 07:01 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    I should have stated that I did go to the folder and press and hold down the file. The share option appears however the messages app is not listed. Other options such as save to Google Drive and various mail apps are listed but the messages text app is not listed. This is also true when I click the plus sign

    I realize I could do this using the mail apps. I recently upgraded from a Note 5, and I was able to do this on my Note 5, so I assumed that would be able to do it on the Note 10 as well.
    Hi welcome to AC!

    Have you try clear cache in recovery?
    05-10-2020 09:06 PM
  8. Monroe Taylor's Avatar
    I have not, but I will. What should I expect to see in doing this?
    05-10-2020 11:21 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have not, but I will. What should I expect to see in doing this?
    It clears old files build up from updates such , will not delete any personal stuff so no worries for that .
    05-10-2020 11:31 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Just checking -- are you talking about the Samsung Messages app, or Google Messages?
    05-11-2020 02:53 AM
  11. galaxyfive's Avatar
    I have a pdf file saved in my download folder and I want to attach it to a text message using Messages. However, I don't see the paperclip used to attach a file. I see a + sign but it doesn't have a way to attach a file in the download folder.

    Any ideas on how to do this is greatly appreciated.
    Using Android: Install Acrobat Reader. To send/attach a .pdf file first open Acrobat Reader. Then when you've found the file you wish to share, open the 3 dot menu to the right of the file and select share a copy of the file or a link to the file. I've only found 100% success sending by either email or WhatsApp. Of course any method you use requires the recipient to have the ability to receive and run the .pdf file you send.

    Having (free) Acrobat Reader installed is essential on any device if you want to manage the full potential of .pdf files.
    05-11-2020 05:51 AM
  12. Monroe Taylor's Avatar
    I believe this is the Samsung messages app since I purchased directly from Samsung as an unlock device and I did not install Google messages. See attached pic.
    Attached Thumbnails How to attach a file from download folder I'm Messages on Samsung  Note 10-snipimage.jpg  
    05-11-2020 11:56 AM
  13. Monroe Taylor's Avatar
    I did a clear cache in recovery but this is not help. I also installed Acrobat Reader. What I want to do is navigate to folder from inside the Messages app, and attach a file to a text found within a folder. Based on the suggestions it appears this app does not have this feature and the best solution is email or WhatsApp.
    05-11-2020 12:40 PM
  14. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    I did a clear cache in recovery but this is not help. I also installed Acrobat Reader. What I want to do is navigate to folder from inside the Messages app, and attach a file to a text found within a folder. Based on the suggestions it appears this app does not have this feature and the best solution is email or WhatsApp.
    Don't waste your time you are correct on my AT&T Note10 Plus it doesn't have that option on Samsung Message the document, so all i do is email it to who i send that type of file.
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    05-11-2020 03:45 PM
  15. kway_NY's Avatar
    I have the Samsung note 10 plus, And I'm on AT&T. I have that option I can go into the message app, the contact to send to, click on the plus sign, scroll down to the bottom to My Files, navigate to the folder, click on any PDF on any folder and send it.
    05-11-2020 08:01 PM
  16. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    I have the Samsung note 10 plus, And I'm on AT&T. I have that option I can go into the message app, the contact to send to, click on the plus sign, scroll down to the bottom to My Files, navigate to the folder, click on any PDF on any folder and send it.
    Show me a picture, cause on Android Q there's none on my AT&T Note10 Plus Carrier locked phone
    05-11-2020 08:07 PM
  17. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    Show me a picture, cause on Android Q there's none on my AT&T Note10 Plus Carrier locked phone
    Here's mines.
    How to attach a file from download folder I'm Messages on Samsung  Note 10-screenshot_20200511-181236_messages.jpg
    05-11-2020 08:14 PM
  18. bennett22's Avatar
    I have the Samsung note 10 plus, And I'm on AT&T. I have that option I can go into the message app, the contact to send to, click on the plus sign, scroll down to the bottom to My Files, navigate to the folder, click on any PDF on any folder and send it.
    i also have an AT&T note 10+ that i got from best buy, and i don't have the option to send a file using the plus sign in a text either, and i'm on the latest update. but if i go to file explore (my files app), i can choose what file i want to send in a text
    05-11-2020 08:24 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have the Samsung note 10 plus, And I'm on AT&T. I have that option I can go into the message app, the contact to send to, click on the plus sign, scroll down to the bottom to My Files, navigate to the folder, click on any PDF on any folder and send it.
    Is yours the unlocked version on Att ?
    05-11-2020 11:59 PM
  20. cyberdman's Avatar
    Here's mines.
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    Yep (other than your fancy looking icons) that is what mine looks like too. You can only attach to a text things from those categories at the bottom. If there was a way to add pdf as a type and give it a button below to send pdf by text it would be possible. But for now it isn't. They'll either have to email it, or text them a link to the pdf file.
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    05-12-2020 08:04 AM
  21. kway_NY's Avatar
    How to attach a file from download folder I'm Messages on Samsung  Note 10-screenshot_20200512-100228_gallery.jpg It only works with contacts with Samsung & phone numbers, not a text number. No I don't have an unlocked phone, I have a regular AT&T SM-N975U Note 10 Plus. I guess for once I'M SPECIAL, luck me, I guess. This also works on My wife's N10+. I don't have the My Files option when when sending to non Samsung phone numbers. Sucks to be them I guess.
    05-12-2020 10:19 AM
  22. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
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ID:	320358 It only works with contacts with Samsung & phone numbers, not a text number. No I don't have an unlocked phone, I have a regular AT&T SM-N975U Note 10 Plus. I guess for once I'M SPECIAL, luck me, I guess. This also works on My wife's N10+. I don't have the My Files option when when sending to non Samsung phone numbers. Sucks to be them I guess.
    Your Samsung message is old so most likely is why you have that, For us with Android Q 2.1 is latest and must of been removed, so that is why your able to do it.
    05-12-2020 10:33 AM
  23. cyberdman's Avatar
    I agree. My wife and I both have Unlocked Note 10+s and are on Android 10 / One UI 2.1 and I do not have MyFiles option in there even when I try texting her.
    05-12-2020 10:37 AM
  24. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
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ID:	320358 It only works with contacts with Samsung & phone numbers, not a text number. No I don't have an unlocked phone, I have a regular AT&T SM-N975U Note 10 Plus. I guess for once I'M SPECIAL, luck me, I guess. This also works on My wife's N10+. I don't have the My Files option when when sending to non Samsung phone numbers. Sucks to be them I guess.
    Curious looks like your on Android Pie Or i could be Wrong If Not your then on Android Q 2.0
    05-12-2020 11:05 AM
  25. kway_NY's Avatar
    How to attach a file from download folder I'm Messages on Samsung  Note 10-screenshot_20200512-110851_settings_resized.jpg

    I am All up to date. Don't know what else to tell ya.
    05-12-2020 11:16 AM
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