[Q] MMS Messages not downloaded automatically
Hello. I'm wondering if anyone can assist me.
I have an Xperia Arc, running the most recent official Sony release. I have not 'rooted' or unlocked the 'phone, it is as it left the O2 shop. Plus the odd scratch or two...
When I am sent an MMS message, two annoying things happen.
1. The 'ringer' doesn't sound, the vibrator doesn't vibrate. If you happen to be looking, the light on the side of the 'phone flashes once, then nothing.
2. When I open the Messages App, the conversation relating to the person who sent the MMS message is at the top of the screen. If I open this conversation I see a blank message with the text 'Message not downloaded' in it. After a long period of time of clicking and tapping, I found that if I 'Long Click' the Message Not Downloaded notification, I get the option to download the message. Once I have manually selected the download option, the message is downloaded correctly, and once fully downloaded, the 'ringer' sounds as normal, along with any vibration.
I have no problem whatsoever in sending MMS messages.
Once the option to download has been selected, I have no problem receiving the message (apart from seeming rather slow).
I've seen threads that suggest checking or changing the APN settings, I would have thought that has to be working correctly, as sending and receiving messages works, if not automatically.
I did wonder if it might be due to being on a slow network, here at home we don't have fast O2 mobile coverage, no 3G, Edge or HSDPA here, just plain GPRS (G in status bar).
Is there a way of having the 'phone automatically download the MMS message and content?