1. TDUBS205's Avatar
    Hello,

    I am curious as to why any images I receive in my text messages are automatically saving to my photo gallery in a folder called "Messages" or "Messenger;" I forgot which one it was. This is definitely not Facebook as I don't use Facebook, it's through the default text messaging app that came with the phone. I don't see any settings to disable this but I wish I knew if there was an option as this is extremely annoying.

    Thanks
    11-15-2017 01:04 AM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    Not sure where you want to save those images.....?
    Mine doesn't auto save, I wonder if it's data saver mode?
    11-15-2017 02:47 AM
  3. TDUBS205's Avatar
    Not sure where you want to save those images.....?
    Mine doesn't auto save, I wonder if it's data saver mode?
    What? I don't want them saved at all to my phone. I've never owned a phone that automatically saves images from my text messages to my photo gallery without me saving them myself or enabling some sort of setting.
    11-15-2017 01:59 PM
  4. 103Softail's Avatar
    Don't know about that if it's the Samsung messages. Use textra then you've got the choice of saving....plus heaps of customisation and now that it works perfectly with gear s3 why wouldn't you?
    11-15-2017 02:04 PM
  5. TDUBS205's Avatar
    Don't know about that if it's the Samsung messages. Use textra then you've got the choice of saving....plus heaps of customisation and now that it works perfectly with gear s3 why wouldn't you?
    I'll give it a look. But yeah, someone just sent me a picture message and it saved to a folder called "Samsung Messages." It's not in data saver mode either.
    11-15-2017 02:10 PM
  6. Mizzwax's Avatar
    I had the same question because it's very annoying when someone sends you a text message and the pictures automatically save to your phone so I couldn't figure out how to get rid of it so I called Samsung and they told me that it's a new feature that updated when the Samsung that their last system update and there is no way to delete it. The rep told me to go on the Samsung form and state that I don't like it and maybe they'll release another update
    01-19-2018 06:58 AM
  7. pool_shark's Avatar
    To my knowledge there is no setting for this is the messages app.
    Perhaps you have a separate app doing it, I read about an app called save mms.
    01-19-2018 07:34 AM
  8. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I had the same question because it's very annoying when someone sends you a text message and the pictures automatically save to your phone so I couldn't figure out how to get rid of it so I called Samsung and they told me that it's a new feature that updated when the Samsung that their last system update and there is no way to delete it. The rep told me to go on the Samsung form and state that I don't like it and maybe they'll release another update
    There is no setting on my phone that will automatically save an mms(picture) to my phone on my 950U1. Using Samsung Message app.
    Do you have a 3rd party message app installed that allows this?
    I would have to tap on pic then choose save or download.
    Not sure what Samsung rep was talking about, but this is not something that is enabled by default.
    01-19-2018 07:59 AM
  9. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I do not believe that the stock app saves the pictures automatically by default. I use Textra and I do have the option to auto save any pictures automatically if I want. Are you using the stock app?
    01-19-2018 12:19 PM
  10. edubb256's Avatar
    I have the stock Messages app and it does not automatically save images.
    01-19-2018 12:27 PM
  11. king's Avatar
    I haven't seen it using the stock messanging app either
    01-19-2018 12:46 PM
  12. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
    Well, I have to say this is a peculiar occurrence: for some the messaging app saves photos in a particular file, and for others it doesn't save photos. I quite readily consider both possibilities as fact for all concerned. (I haven't received any mms pic so can't attest which way for me)

    Why this is so is the interesting question for me ....
    01-19-2018 04:34 PM
  13. mary beth hale's Avatar
    @Heavens1... The most recent responses are are to mizzwax who is having an issue with mms pics being saved to phone automatically.
    Responders are saying this is not the norm for their phones using default messaging app, hence the question whether a 3rd party app is installed.
    In default messaging app you can save mms pics but have to choose the pic and choose to download. (in my experience)
    Tim1954 likes this.
    01-19-2018 04:54 PM
  14. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
    @Heavens1... The most recent responses are are to mizzwax who is having an issue with mms pics being saved to phone automatically.
    Responders are saying this is not the norm for their phones using default messaging app, hence the question whether a 3rd party app is installed.
    In default messaging app you can save mms pics but have to choose the pic and choose to download. (in my experience)
    Yes, I'd like to have it confirmed what sms app is being used, but, irrespective, I can understand if there are variations to the oem messaging app for peculiar reasons (note the peculiar is oft the norm )

    Edit
    my samsung messaging app "messages" version is: 4.3.03.2
    and
    the 'message service' version is: 4.1.02.52
    01-19-2018 08:55 PM
  15. Dooki's Avatar
    both Textra and stock sms have an option under mms to auto download
    01-19-2018 10:21 PM
  16. mary beth hale's Avatar
    both Textra and stock sms have an option under mms to auto download
    The "auto retrieve" in Samsung Messages simply means the mms will download to your message app without having to tap any kind of "download mms" option. If you uncheck auto retrieve,you have to physically tap message for it to download.At least that's how mine works.
    It doesn't save to the gallery/phone/photo app automatically.
    Second pic shows what happens if you disable auto retrieve.MMS images saving to photo gallery-screenshot_20180119-222912_messages.jpgAttachment 278045MMS images saving to photo gallery-screenshot_20180119-225149_gallery.jpg
    cwbcpa likes this.
    01-19-2018 10:46 PM
  17. mary beth hale's Avatar
    For the umpteenth time... Sorry for duplicate pics. Always shows up this way in app when I post from my laptop. If anyone knows what I'm doing wrong, feel free to give me a holler.
    01-20-2018 11:03 AM
  18. Obxcupcake87's Avatar
    It is in the messanger settings under "photos and media"
    04-29-2018 03:48 AM
  19. Super Dave426's Avatar
    I use the stock message app from Samsung and I didn't know that the pictures were being saved until this thread. I opened my Gallery, tapped albums, scrolled down to more and there it was, Samsung Messages. Huh, learn something new every day.

    Mizzwax said he called Samsung and they confirmed the feature, so it's the stock app, not any other.
    04-29-2018 08:36 AM

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