I just check both Google Message and Textra and the images look just fine, they don't appear to be compressed. It might be WiFi related because I also had issues with WiFi signal being dropped when I use WiFi a lot, like when I first got my phone, I was downloading a ton of apps.
@Mongoose88 It is not a WiFi only issue, I had the same problem over cellular twice. I've dumped the Samsung messaging app and went with Textra, I just won't be able to get my messages on my Sport Gear watch. I'll have to live with that, it is way more important that I get my grandkids photos and family conversations automatically downloaded without extra intervention and frustration.
Thanks for your suggestions.
When I receive and MMS message it is not automatically downloaded. I have to manuallydownload them individually. All I get is a notification the MMS will expire on xxxxx date! This only happens with Samsung messging. It does not happen with Textra or Google messaging apps. This is my first Samsung phone.
Is there a solution to this problem? I've seen various post on the internet for other Galaxy phone having the same issue, without a fix from Samsung.
1) Check APN settings: go to settings>connections>mobile networks>access point names. There see which option is selected and you can also from there go to 3 dots in the top right and select "reset to defaults"
2) Also if you carrier supports WiFi calling, see if it is enable and if it is, then put it in "cellular preferred" mode and see if it helps.