1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy 9+ and group text messages come through as individual messages that I have to download.
    07-09-2019 05:26 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Check your Multimedia Messages settings. Remember, group texts are NOT SMS, they're MMS (basically e-mails). If you have your settings so that you don't auto-download anything over MMS, then group texts will not auto-download either (the toggle is usually off for roaming, but unless you turned it off, it's usually active for 'home' networks).
    07-09-2019 06:03 PM
  3. Joel4JC's Avatar
    Check your Multimedia Messages settings. Remember, group texts are NOT SMS, they're MMS (basically e-mails). If you have your settings so that you don't auto-download anything over MMS, then group texts will not auto-download either (the toggle is usually off for roaming, but unless you turned it off, it's usually active for 'home' networks).
    This did not work! I have "Auto retrieve" Enabled/On and "Auto retrieve while roaming" Disabled/Off and I still have to download each text individually! I am not roaming!
    06-11-2021 06:58 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Do you also have an S9? Are you using the stock messaging app, or a 3rd party one?

    Go to the messaging app's settings. Can you find a setting there for group texting? If so, look for an option to select group texting vs individual texts being sent to each member of a group.

    Also, which carrier do you have? Make sure your APN settings are correct for your carrier.
    06-11-2021 07:51 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    This did not work! I have "Auto retrieve" Enabled/On and "Auto retrieve while roaming" Disabled/Off and I still have to download each text individually! I am not roaming!
    If your using the stock message app try Google messages see if it normal there .
    06-11-2021 10:19 PM
  6. Joel4JC's Avatar
    @B. Diddy, I'm using Samsung Messages App on a Note 10 +. My carrier is Verizon. I have Group conversations enabled/on and Auto retrieve enabled/on. I never had this problem when I used Google Messages. I'm forced to use Samsung Messages App if I want to receive my Text messages on my Galaxy Watch 3.
    06-12-2021 12:52 AM
  7. Joel4JC's Avatar
    If your using the stock message app try Google messages see if it normal there .
    I used Google Messages for a year and a half without any issues. Recently I got the Galaxy Watch 3 and for me to receive text messages on the Galaxy Watch 3, I have to use Samsung Messages App.
    06-12-2021 12:55 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Can you clarify -- are you saying that when you receive an MMS message (i.e., a picture text or a group text), you get a message that says "Tap to Download"?
    06-12-2021 01:22 AM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I used Google Messages for a year and a half without any issues. Recently I got the Galaxy Watch 3 and for me to receive text messages on the Galaxy Watch 3, I have to use Samsung Messages App.
    So this issue on the watch or phone?
    06-12-2021 11:50 AM
  10. Joel4JC's Avatar
    The issue is on the Note 10+
    06-15-2021 02:27 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    The issue is on the Note 10+
    Which carrier?
    06-15-2021 04:04 PM
  12. Joel4JC's Avatar
    Verizon
    06-15-2021 04:19 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    Verizon
    Ok thanks , have you tried unpairing the watch to the phone?
    06-15-2021 08:36 PM
  14. nastybynature's Avatar
    Why do I have to download group messages individually?-screenshot_20210712-105400_chrome-beta.jpg

    Had the same issue on my S21 and set to auto download while roaming and fixed it.
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    07-12-2021 12:55 PM
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    Had the same issue on my S21 and set to auto download while roaming and fixed it.
    Thanks for your find.
    07-12-2021 04:45 PM

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