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Xperia x10 mini - cant save pictures from mms received

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Xperia x10 mini - cant save pictures from mms received

I have just got an xperia x10 mini.

I received an mms and wanted to save the picture to my phone so I could use it as well as upload it to my pc - but I dont seem to be able to do this.

The instructions say:

To use a picture in a multimedia message:

  1. From the Home screen, find and tap Messaging.
  2. Tap to open a message conversation thread.
  3. Tap the attachment > View picture.
  4. Tap the bottom left corner icon and select an option.

But the only options it gives is to use picture as contact picture or wallpaper.   

Can anyone help with this query?

Thanks Tx

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Re: Xperia x10 mini - cant save pictures from mms received

Hey anybody able to help with this as I have the same problem and need to save several photos so that I can then transfer them to my PC. When I tap the photo I get View Picture; Forward message and Delete message not Save to SD as suggested in Help and Support.

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Re: Xperia x10 mini - cant save pictures from mms received

This is the response I got from Sony Ericsson:

Thank you for contacting the Sony Ericsson support centre.

Unfortunately it is not possible to save a picture whsh is sent through as an MMS Message due to the limitations of the Android Operating System the phone is running.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience this may have caused.

Kind Regards,

Paige Paterson
Sony Ericsson UK Customer Services

Had I of known this I wouldnt of got the phone as its now uselss to me! Slightly frowning Face

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Re: Xperia x10 mini - cant save pictures from mms received

Does it make any difference if you press and hold the poicture from the MMS?  I think that's what I did, after some time of frustration, to save a picture from a multimedia message to my phone.

That's on the big X10, but it might be worth a try.  Unfortunately, I have deleted the original message, so I can't recreate precisely what I did, but it would appear not to be a problem with Android 1.6, which is what both the mini and big versions of the phone use...

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Re: Xperia x10 mini - cant save pictures from mms received

Unfortunately this doesn't work on the x10 mini.

luvthecoop - Thanks for passing on the message from Sony Ericsson

Have been in touch with my network provider hoping I might be able to access the photos through their website but no can do so their techies are looking at the  phone to see if way around it. Will let you know if they do. Not really enjoying this phone and useless for me as I need to download photos for my business. Am also having problems with sending photos with mms. Beginning to wish I had stayed with my very ancient Motorola!  Thinking Face

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Re: Xperia x10 mini - cant save pictures from mms received

Update!

As previously noted the x10 mini cannot save photos received in  a message.

One way around the problem if you have mms as part of your network package and an e-mail account then you can click on the photo > Forward Message > Select Recipient > New Conversation> Add Recipient >enter your e-mail address > send.

Worked for me anyway.

Slightly smiling Face

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Re: Xperia x10 mini - cant save pictures from mms received

Glad you found a way around the problem.  Good news, though it does seem rather cumbersome and relies on the person having mms and email.  I'm sure there must be a way for others to save a picture.  Sometimes, long clicks at various stages of the instruction manual, such as it is, help.

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Re: Xperia x10 mini - cant save pictures from mms received

this worked for us to be able to save pictures in mms.

1.download the app handcent sms from the android market.(free)

2.open the app and your messages are displayed.

3.select a message with a picture in it

4.touch and hold the picture til you see a list of options appear.

5 select copy attached to SD card.

The picture is saved to gallery.


Now from your home screen press the left menu key (4 squares) and select arrange icons.

scroll to the app and replace the original messaging icon in the corner with the app.

Now you will receive 2 notifications when you recieve an sms.to stop this happening goto phone settings/sony ericsson application settings/messaging/ and untick notifications.

hopefully this works for you like it does for us

Bill

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Re: Xperia x10 mini - cant save pictures from mms received

just set this up and it works!!!  Now have copies of pics sent via mms on my pc.  Thanks very much for info

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Re: Xperia x10 mini - cant save pictures from mms received

Thank you Bill. Works good.