This notice may appear if the MMS service’s cache or data is corrupt, or if a cache partition is damaged. The problem may also be brought on by APN settings that are incorrect or by messaging programmes that aren’t compatible with one another.

An MMS attachment download fails for the affected user. Some users have said the problem only occurs in group conversations. When the user opens the messaging app or unlocks his phone (in some situations, on the lock screen), the error message appears.

Failed To Download Attachment From Multimedia Message


Method 1: Switching Networks / Network Mode

Unfortunately, if you try to access the MMS message’s attachment over Wi-Fi without first activating the Wi-Fi calling option, you will be unable to do so.

Even with the aforementioned option enabled, the problem could still occur on phones from a different provider. Possible solutions include disabling Wi-Fi and making use of mobile data instead.

Step 1: You may access the slide down menu by unlocking your phone.

Step 2: Finally, disable Wi-Fi by tapping its icon.

Step 3: You can now activate mobile data by selecting it.

Step 4: The next step is to attempt a download of the message to ensure it is error-free.

Step 5: In such case, go to your phone’s Settings and then tap the More button.

Step 6: Proceed by selecting “Mobile Network” on your device.

Step 7: Once you do that, select your preferred network mode.

Step 8: Now, switch between network modes (Automatic, LTE, etc.) to see whether that helps with the MMS problem.

Method 2: Switch On/Off for Automatic MMS Retrieval

When activated, your phone’s “auto-retrieve” feature will fetch the media files without your having to tap on them individually. In the instance of our error message, however, the Auto-retrieve function has both positive and negative effects.

In some circumstances, it is the cause of the problem, and in others, it is necessary for message retrieval. Turning on or off auto retrieve might be the answer in our instance.

Step 1: You may access the app’s menu by launching the Messenger app.

Step 2: Finally, select the Settings menu.

Step 3: Turn off Auto Retrieve (or Auto Fetch) and reboot your phone. In that case, turn it off, as it is now active.

Step 4: Once your device has restarted, see if the MMS message can be downloaded.

Method 3: Turn off the Package Killer.

Many people use Package Disabler (or a similar tool) to avoid installing unnecessary programmes. When the “Disable Bloatware” option is selected in the Package Disabler, it disables a wide variety of necessary programmes and services.

This particular error message may appear if your phone’s MMS service has been flagged as bloatware by an app like Package Disabler. Turning off the package disabler might be the answer in this case.

Step 1: If the Package Disabler widget is already activated (it will be red), tapping on it will toggle its colour to blue.

Step 1: The next step is to see if you can successfully receive and download the MMS.

Method 4: Turn on Download Accelerator

When downloading files over 30 MB in size, the Download Booster feature (which is primarily supported by Samsung) allows you to download them twice as quickly by using both your Wi-Fi and mobile data connections simultaneously.

You can utilise the download accelerator to get anything from the Google Play Store or the Samsung Galaxy Apps store. If a problem with network communication prevents the message from downloading in the current network mode, you may see the error we’re discussing.

To download the multimedia message, Samsung users can turn on the Download Booster.

Step 1: To use wireless internet and mobile data, you must turn them on.

Step 2: Now go to your phone’s Settings menu and select the Connections option.

Step 3: You should then select Advanced Connection Settings.

Step 4: The next step is to click the Download Accelerator button.

Step 5: The next step is to restart your smartphone and turn on the Download Booster.

Step 6: Try downloading the MMS again after restarting to see if the problem persists.