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Samsung S4 won't open mms pictures...

2: Seeker Bronze
It says it's downloading in message box then just disappears, no message and no picture. My data mode is on so anyone know what's going on and how I can fix this? Thanks.
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16: Advanced member Gold

If your Wifi was on when the message has come through then it won't work 

But if you was on 3G then thats a problem 

as MMS only works on 3G

So depends on what was sent 

but if you press the download the the download Arrow at the top will show 

have a look in your downloads folder 

if you have recived the message then your settings are correct No need for CS to send you on a merry dance

But this is not the First MMS issue 

Can you send your self a MMS (yes you can do that !!!!) with a pic 

 


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2: Seeker Bronze

Well, I was at home at the time so my phone would have been connected to my WIFI but surely that can't be right?  I never had any problems with either of my BlackBerry's or the Nokias I owned before that.  Surely it can't be right that the Samsung can't receive MMS messages just because it's connected to WIFI at the time???  Is this a problem that is likely to get a fix?

 

I can't check the arrow at the top as it all just went.  I was in the text message screen at the time so saw it was downloading and expected it to just show there when it had finished, but it just dissapeared.  I've checked in my folders and there's nothing there...

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Moderator (Retired)

Hi Circ81,

 

It's not that it won't download if Wi-Fi is on - the message just won't download over Wi-Fi. If it's switched off you know that it isn't getting in the way. 

 

Just to check settings are correct, can you try following the steps on our internet settings page?

 

Also, has this happened just the once or is it every time? The title says "pictures" but the post reads more like it's just one.

 

Dave

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2: Seeker Bronze

I still don't get why it won't work just because it's connected to WIFI.  I never had problems like this with any other phone.

 

I noticed that when I was in work today that the picture did come thorugh so it does sound like it's the WIFI thing, I just can't imagine that can be right...

 

It was just the one picture so far.

 

I've sent the text...

 

Thank you for your help with this.

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3: Seeker Silver

I have the same problem. Thing is it worked before, so why has it stopped? I cant send or recieve MMS pictures now.

 

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16: Advanced member Gold

OK MMS DOES NOT WORK THROUGH WIFI !!!!!

Fact 

The only way any smart phone will send is via a 3g/4G signal that is because there is a cost and a route trace of the message has to be proven

Now you can set your wifi to turn off when your phone goes into stanby so it switches over to Data 

 


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3: Seeker Silver
Ok, I understand that, but other phones manage to seamlessly download and send mms. Why can't this one. If it can how??
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Moderator (Retired)

Hi dibbs1967,

 

What happens when you try sending an MMS over the network? Do you get a specific error message?

 

I'd try following the steps on our internet settings page to ensure the settings are correct on the phone. If they've been corrupted at any point, this will sort them.

 

Dave

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3: Seeker Silver
It just shows as downloading/sending.... no arrow at top, but never completes. Tried texting to web... no reply. Will try again with wife off.
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17: Community Champion

Something very similar happened to me on one occasion.  Message never did come through.  I've since sent an MMS, though not sure if I've received one.  I don't use them much.

 

There are issues with MMS on PAYG and suggestions of back-end overhauls.  I don't know whether either of those things is relevant.

 

I'd assume that, if you have wifi on and an MMS comes through, it'll just be via the mobile network.

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2: Seeker Bronze

I had the same problem. In the end it was my phone settings.

I went to settings - more networks - mobile networks - access point names - vodafone mms

Vodafone MMS was full of blank entries.

I entered the data set out in this link (I know it doesn't specify Galaxy s4 but I beleive the data is the same for all handsets) and HEY PRESTO!

Nothing to do with wifi being switched on - on my handset anyway.

 

http://devicehelp.vodafone.co.uk/filestore/devices/Samsung/i9000%20Galaxy%20S/SamsungGalaxySi9000_MM...

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3: Seeker Silver
Will give it a try
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2: Seeker Bronze
I just tried that link supplied by billy but sadly still no mms messages are downloading for me Smiley Sad
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Moderator (Retired)

Hi ruthm4x,

 

So that we can look into this further, take a look here for how to get in touch.

 

We aim to reply to emails within 48 hours. If you need a quicker response, please visit our Contact us page.

 

Thanks,

Matt B

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1: Seeker
I have exactly the same problem with my Galaxy S4, and also with my wife's S4 mini. Despite trying all the settings suggested by Vodaphone telephone support, we still are not able to download MMS images. I am very disappointed with Vodaohone. The phones were supplied by Vodaphone, on a Vodaphone monthly contracts and yet they are not really fit for purpose. Such a simple requirement, the ability to receive MMS pictures, and yet Vodaphone can't seem to manage it.
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3: Seeker Silver
I gave up and got a new phone.
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Hi @MikeClayton,

 

So that we can look into this further please have a chat with our Live help team.

Thanks,

Matt B

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3: Seeker Silver

For all those that are having problems with MMS messaging, this is a problem that affects Galaxy S4 after you upgrade to the latest version of the android software.  There is a message on the front page of the eforum that confirms this, and it happened to me.   Vodafone customer support via the phone were useless and insisited it wasn't their problem.  I took my phone into a vodafone store and they confirmed it is an issue that is affecting galaxy s4 after the update.  The only fix is to reinstall the software completly, which vodafone couldn't do and advised me to take it to samsung.  Luckily there is a samsung store within a few feet of the vodafone one and they fixed it for me immediately by reinstalling the software, and said not to accept any update messages that come trhough.

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2: Seeker Bronze

This is the nearest thread I've found describing the problem I've had for months - unable to send or receive MMS. Vodafone support also fobbed me off twice with it being an android problem and suggested I wait for an android patch to be released.  I'm fed up of waitingand paying for a service I can't use.

I will try to find a samsung shop but otherwise does anyone know if a hard reset will do the trick and if so how to do one ?

 

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