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How do i stop long texts converting to mms

(Topic created on: 08/04/20 14:41)
frizzybonce
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I have a galaxy s10 plus and send long texts - usually by cutting & pasting text from a Samsung notepad entry I have set up  (eg. directions to my house).  Its so annoying its converting them to mms and therefore I'm getting charged.  How can I either completely stop my phone sending mms messages or stop this conversion happening.  Thanks!

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BandOfBrothers
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@frizzybonce 

 

 

Tap kn your messages app and then press the 3 little dots in the right hand corner.

 

Press Multi Media messaging. 

 

At the bottom itll say set restrictions. 

 

Press warning or restricted. 

 

You may find other avenues via a Google Search. 

 

 




Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G SM-N9860_256Gb SnapDragon 865+

Samsung One Ui 3.1/ Android 11.

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frizzybonce
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I've tried all 3 options but it still says "converting to multimedia..."   tried Google & still no solution 😞

Raz1006
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Not sure if you have managed to resolve this yet, 

 

If not try, logging into message app, click on the 3 dots settings, click more settings, then tap text messages, where it says input mode click this and select GSM Alphabet. Long messages should not send as a text rather than multimedia messages. If your message still shows as sending when clicking into messages, hold on the message to copy text ( saves you rewriting it ) delete the sending message, paste the copied message and hit send. This will now send as a text message rather than a MMS. 

 

Hope this helps 

not_magic_mike
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hi, got same problem, i have samsung s10+ and i love long esseys withouth converting to mms, till december 2019 update you can use up to 10 smses then was converted to mms automaticly but unfortunately from few days after update ill notice now converting after 3 smses to mms wich is not to good for users like me.

 

i tried find option in phone to eliminate conversion but there is not anywhere

 

my solution till samsung not fix it:

-download meassaging app wich have no limitation and you can send txt absolutely long few thousends of smses in one txt (rememer that txt mesage going to long and it might be prohibited by operator hover up to 20-40 smses in one shouldn be a problem lets see im still learning)

 

fingers crossed samsung crew realise new update allowed us to decide how long can be text before auto convert or users slowly turn arround to deviced wich make no limits

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Primmy3624
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I also have been experiencing this issue but changing the default contact to the contacts mobile number stops it from happening 

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not_magic_mike
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hey Primmy3624

 

 

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Kylieni
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I had never heard of this until I noticed £45 extra on my o2 bill. After an hours wait to get through to O2 they where unwilling to refund the money as it was a Phone feature not to do with my unlimited text allowance. I sent a bulk text to people I work for and never got a warning about converting to an MMS

Jonathan1205
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Hi Frizzy

 

This can be done by going to settings while in the messaging app, More settings, Text messages and changign the input mode to Unicode.

Please be aware this doesnt stop messages changing to mms but should give you extra space to write and include more emojis. 

Please ensure to keep an eye onthe little counter just above the message. if this turns to a data value in KB the message has changed to MMS. Please ensure you check with your network provider before sending any ufrther meesages though.

 

Hope this clears it up.

 

Many thanks  

 

Mohamad_reza
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Dear my friend 

To solve your problems, install "smart message for sms , mms ,rcs" app from play store and finished.

It will work completely 100%

Be sure 

Best regards

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