How to Download Picture Messages on Android Device

Want to quickly toggle MMS (picture messages ) connection preferences on your Android phone?  Here is a simple trick to receive picture messages .

Here are the steps to follow to start receiving pictures.

How to Download Picture Messages on Android Device 

Just turn mobile data ON should do the trick,turn it off again after download if you have finished (Go to Setting->wireless and netwrok settigs -> Mobile networks->Use packet Data.)

How to download picture messages on Android Device ?

Open “Messages”, next open “Settings”, you will need to scroll down to “MMS Settings” and disable the “Auto Receive” by selecting disable next to this feature. The last step is to open an MMS message and click “Download”. You should now be able to receive your pictures on your Android Devices

Hope this helps. If you already have wi-fi at your home then there is no use keeping the mobile network internet activated even if it not used.

Vishaka Raj is a freelance writer covering all things Mobile-related. A former IT admin and occasional web developer:


  1. Lisa

    Oct 30, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I’ve always wondered how to do this Vishaka, thank you! I will have to bookmark this for the future. Nice tip.

  2. Coly Brown

    Oct 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    What about BlackBerry users? Nice tip though

    • Vishaka Raj

      Oct 31, 2012 at 2:33 am

      Go to Options -> Advanced Options -> Browser Push and make sure Enable Push, Enable MDS Push, Enable WAP Push and Allow WAP Push Applications are checked.

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