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Why do I have to download text messages from iphones?

(Topic created: 09-04-2021 12:59 PM)
FiremanSteve
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Everytime I get a message from an IPhone user I have to download it. Why?
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JRTuttle4
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I've never seen that happen with regular text messages {SMS}. Usually only multimedia messages {MMS} have to be downloaded. If they are coming through as MMS messages and you don't have the "Download automatically" option enabled, that is likely why. That option is under Settings > More Settings > Multimedia messages in the Samsung Messages app.
FiremanSteve
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Under multimedia messages I only see Auto retrieve and Group conversations. Which were both turned on.
Thank you by the way.
Bs2209
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It has to do with the different types of message software iPhone is automatically a rich text format also known as RCS versus most carriers haven't fully activated RCS messages in other apps and also RCS capable apps don't always have cross communication with other RCS capable apps. You may be using an SMS or MMS format think of it like analog vs digital
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FiremanSteve
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I am gathering there is no way to fix it then
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