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  1. LaShawn
    LaShawn April 8, 2011 at 11:20 am .

    Thank you so much. The tutorial was very helpful.

    1. Sarah
      Sarah May 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm .

      anybody can answer,whats the long press thing? i have an lg spectrum

  2. Dee
    Dee June 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm .

    I have a LG Optimus running Android 2.0 on a Telus network. I have tried both methods you advised, but nothing is working.
    When I try #1: the option menu doesn’t offer any picture/save option. When I try #2: the “saved mms” file is empty.
    Do you have any other suggestions?

    1. J
      J July 6, 2011 at 12:37 am .

      To Dee: When you long press, it won’t say “picture/save.” it will pop up with options: Lock Message, Copy attached to SD card, Call (phone number of text sender), Forward, etc. You want to select the “Copy attached to SD card” option. Then it will show up in your Gallery under downloaded photos. Hope it helps!

      1. Adam
        Adam July 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm .

        I have the same problem as Dee (I run the same pgone on the same network), and J, the option to copy to sd card isn’t there… suggestions?

        1. Brad
          Brad November 12, 2011 at 2:52 pm .

          Mine gave the same error until I unplugged the USB cable from the phone. You have to save the pic first and then plug in the USB cable from the computer. You can’t access the SD card from the phone if it is already mounted to the PC. Mine is saving the pic under /SD/SavedMMS/ . I used ES Image Browser app to access the SD card files.

        2. sergio andrade
          sergio andrade November 28, 2012 at 10:30 am .

          I think i figured it out. Long press picture. Select ATTACHED ITEMS. ..u will see a box with a checkmark and SAVE / DISCARD. Touch on thcheckmark a green check appears. At this point u can select SAVE and yr picture is now in saved into GALLERY

      2. Linduh
        Linduh August 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm .

        thank you this worked for me 🙂

      3. Jen
        Jen October 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm .

        I have the same problem as Dee. There is simply no option to save, and when I tried method #2, it did not work either. I also have an Optimus One.

      4. Kathy
        Kathy December 4, 2013 at 12:13 am .

        Thanks so much. You have been very helpful…now I finally know how to save pictures from text messages!!

  3. marie
    marie July 14, 2011 at 9:04 pm .

    thank you #1 worked for me….

  4. bill
    bill July 30, 2011 at 3:19 am .

    ok i want to save a picture to a file, but i dont want it in my gallery. just the file. how do i do that?

    1. yty
      yty April 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm .


  5. Kathy Williams
    Kathy Williams August 6, 2011 at 9:54 am .

    Thank you so much. Worked for me too!!

  6. Debbie
    Debbie August 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm .

    Your instructions worked for me to save the picture to the SD card but now I would like to know how to save it to my computer. Can you help?

  7. Kris
    Kris August 18, 2011 at 11:56 pm .

    @John I think you should put up a tutorial on SugarSync and DropBox for Android. These apps would make it easier to send photos and other data to PC/Mac. I am currently using both and they are very handy, and they also are able to let you sync content between multiple devices as well.

  8. claudia
    claudia August 21, 2011 at 1:26 pm .

    I have a samsung prevail phome and my friend sent me a text with an audio attachment although I tried saving it but all I get were the options on #1 n when I go to my sd card the file is not there n if I add to scheduled task I can’t find it. Please help!!!

  9. Kim
    Kim August 22, 2011 at 9:31 pm .

    I have the same problem it does not have the option to “SAVE TO SD” .. I have a Samsung Dart…. can anyone help me on what to do now?

  10. Dawn
    Dawn August 26, 2011 at 2:57 pm .

    The info was great. How would I save a picture i received as an email attachment on my android?

  11. Tamara Dickerhoof
    Tamara Dickerhoof September 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm .

    Thank you so much! The first option worked for me. On my phone, it said save text or attachment to sd, which was what I was looking for. Thanks again! 🙂

  12. droider
    droider September 6, 2011 at 5:01 pm .

    2nd option worked! Thanks!

  13. addy
    addy September 10, 2011 at 4:03 pm .

    i dnt see it in my gallery

  14. jose
    jose October 4, 2011 at 4:57 pm .

    thanks very very much….

  15. MC
    MC October 5, 2011 at 10:20 pm .

    Method # 3……Droid3 – do like method 1 above but actually on the picture.

    Thanks for the help!

    1. Britt K.
      Britt K. July 29, 2012 at 8:57 pm .

      I was stumped until I got your tip about pressing the picture on the Droid3. Thanks !

  16. Ron
    Ron October 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm .

    Thanks for the tutorial, it helped me in a matter of seconds, which I needed much help with this new phone. Thanks again!!

  17. dan
    dan October 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm .

    John, i have the incredible 2. I can save the picture as you instructed above, but where does it go? It is not in my gallery. How do I access it? Also, when I select any picture in my gallery, and press Menu, it only gives me video options. I no longer have the Share or Save Picture anymore. Help please. Thanks very much

  18. Kevin
    Kevin October 24, 2011 at 8:59 am .

    Ive done the same thing as Dan and it saved but i still cant go to my gallery and find any pictures or anything…Idk why its not working for me..?

  19. Debbie
    Debbie November 10, 2011 at 7:38 pm .

    I have an LG android. Option 1 didn’t work and I tried option 2. I assume text text photo is saved to my SC card but it didn’t post it in my gallery. How do I send it to the gallery or find it in the SD card so that I can email it to myself?

  20. Vanessa
    Vanessa November 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm .

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I kept a 100 thread text from one person because I did not want to lose the pictures and had no clue of how to safe them. Good looking out!

  21. erica
    erica November 22, 2011 at 9:07 am .

    works great thank you!

  22. Amanda
    Amanda November 29, 2011 at 1:55 am .

    Option #1 worked, you are AWESOME! Although, for anyone having trouble, make sure you do not have your phone hooked to your computer, it won’t allow you to save when its linked.

  23. Pam
    Pam December 15, 2011 at 8:41 pm .

    Will this also work for music sent to you that u want to save as a ringtone?

  24. Monica
    Monica December 16, 2011 at 7:26 pm .

    thank you i just got my android so I’m not familiar with it yet so this was very helpful

  25. KD
    KD December 18, 2011 at 8:07 pm .

    Hello ! Okay so Method #1 works ACCEPT I click the image and I long press it and about 2 seconds later the option thing will appear, not even a second later will it disappear! It doesnt even let me get to the options ! Any suggestions?! need help!

  26. Marv
    Marv December 19, 2011 at 7:08 pm .

    Thank you I really needed this info!!!

  27. Brittany
    Brittany December 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm .

    What if it comes from email?

  28. Jaymie
    Jaymie January 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm .

    Once i have the picture messages saved, if i want to send one that i received to someone how do i do that? I have tried everything cant get it to work….

  29. Jaymie
    Jaymie January 1, 2012 at 11:13 pm .

    i saved the pictures to mms app but cant find them in gallery..i hace cut phone off and cut back on and still cant access in gallery…please help

  30. ally
    ally January 2, 2012 at 4:45 am .

    I saved a voice attachment to my sd card and now I’m not sure how too find it can someone help??

  31. Max
    Max January 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm .

    Method 2 worked for me. Thanks so much for the help.

  32. Sara Beth
    Sara Beth January 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm .

    Thank you! I was about to freak out b/c my phone wouldn’t let me save pictures from text messages…. That is lame in itself…. But downloading the app works great. Thank you again!

  33. Jackal
    Jackal January 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm .


  34. Caroline
    Caroline January 18, 2012 at 9:12 am .

    Oh thank you so much for this. I’d spent ages faffing around on my phone, pouring over the manual and it said nothing about saving messages… and all I had to do was press for a little bit longer!

  35. Chaz H
    Chaz H February 7, 2012 at 12:31 am .

    Thank you sooo much. I’ve been trying to figure this out for months

    1. Leah
      Leah February 13, 2012 at 10:37 am .

      Agreed- thanks so much!

  36. Mel
    Mel February 22, 2012 at 2:02 am .

    I just got a droid Maxx and I’m trying to save my pictures from text messages onto my SD card, but it won’t let me. It gives me the option of “VIEW” “SAVE” and “SHARE.” When I click SAVE, it automatically saves them in a “MESSAGING FOLDER” in the internal memory of the phone. Seeing as I keep a LOT of pictures on my phone, that will fill up space quickly. How can I change the settings?

  37. Susan
    Susan March 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm .

    Thank you very much. It worked perfectly. I really do appreciate it.

  38. naomi
    naomi March 9, 2012 at 11:07 am .

    Thanks this was very helpful!!!

  39. Lesley
    Lesley March 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm .

    I spent ages trying to figure out how to save a text picture. I googled it, saw your method one and it was done in a couple of seconds.
    Thank you so much!!!

  40. Lisa
    Lisa April 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm .

    Thank you SO much. Got my Android phone just before my new granddaughter arrived and could NOT figure out how to save pics people would send me.

  41. Kayla
    Kayla April 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm .

    Hi! So I,just had prom and my dad emailed the pics he took to me but there is no option to save them on my Android and whem I went to the actual triad.rr website and it let me save it but it won’t show u p in my gallery. Ive tried everything!! Help me please. I have a Android Versions 4 glite Pantech breakout thamks!!!

  42. random
    random May 25, 2012 at 1:40 am .

    hey. thanks. this did not work at first, but that’s because i had to long press the actual picture to save it, not the message..

  43. Valleri
    Valleri May 30, 2012 at 11:20 am .

    Thank you. That was awesome. Used method one and tah-dah! Great website.

  44. Ashley
    Ashley June 6, 2012 at 12:25 pm .

    Thank you so much! This helped me a ton 🙂

  45. Nina
    Nina June 8, 2012 at 1:53 am .

    Thank you SO much. So simple and yet I could not manage to figure this out myself. Very very grateful for this post!

  46. katie
    katie June 15, 2012 at 11:06 pm .

    I used the app and I saved all of the pics like you said to do bit they still wont show up in my gallary do you have any advice for me?

  47. Earl Jones
    Earl Jones June 20, 2012 at 10:19 am .

    Thansk so much for this information, I feel like a total idiot because I’ve had a droid x for almost two years and just assumed i could not save pics that were sent to my by text! I really appreciate this post and thanks again!

  48. Amy
    Amy August 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm .

    Thank you this is very helpful and i will be pass the infomation on to other droid users

  49. galaxygirl
    galaxygirl September 12, 2012 at 3:35 pm .

    Thank you sooooo much! This was making me crazzzzyyyyyy so i really really appreciate your help 🙂

  50. lvparker
    lvparker January 18, 2013 at 8:03 pm .

    The long press worked perfectly on my Motorola Triumph, putting the pix in a Downloads folder under Gallery. The option I got was “Copy attached to SD card,” however, “Not “Save picture.” Thanks so much!

  51. Allen
    Allen January 21, 2013 at 9:49 pm .

    Thanks for the tips. Method one worked great for me. I spent an hour trying to figure it out before I looked this up. Next time I get stumped I will come here first.

    Thanks again,


  52. fury
    fury February 23, 2013 at 11:35 am .

    thank you sooooooo much…saved my career, will be paying forward this blessing asap. thanks

  53. Sethu
    Sethu May 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm .

    Thanks , worked like a charm.

  54. Charles Ritchie
    Charles Ritchie June 9, 2013 at 10:06 pm .

    Worked like a jewel, thanks, so much.

  55. Monica
    Monica June 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm .

    Thank you! 🙂

  56. Gina
    Gina June 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm .

    Thank you! Your tutorials are so helpful to me 🙂

  57. Rosie
    Rosie July 17, 2013 at 10:14 pm .

    thanks it worked

  58. John
    John October 25, 2013 at 7:48 pm .

    Method one worked. Glad I came here after my wife and I spent hours trying to figure out how to save the photo.

  59. Alaina
    Alaina October 31, 2013 at 11:36 am .

    THANK you! I have been wondering how to save these photos. Your advice was a tremendous help!

  60. steve
    steve December 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm .

    great app, suggestion—have an option to Choose all and save all pic with one click

  61. chris
    chris December 9, 2013 at 12:26 pm .

    yes thank you long press worked for me also
    you would think that documentation for the phones OS would be better
    instead of Cool People like you having to post how to’s on the web
    so THANK YOU very much for all your help

    samsung galaxy discover

  62. Debbie
    Debbie December 29, 2013 at 2:53 pm .

    Still helpful all these years later 🙂 Thank you so much…was getting really frustrated that I couldn’t find these pictures in the storage on my phone!

  63. Rylan
    Rylan April 18, 2014 at 11:27 pm .

    Thank you so much, I’ve been trying to get a pic from a txt as my background for a while.

  64. teresa
    teresa February 24, 2015 at 4:19 am .

    OMG! Thank you. i was about to kill my phone. your the best.

  65. Karen
    Karen October 1, 2015 at 1:39 am .

    Hi. Thank you so much. I had an employee who texted me along with a picture of an important document. I was stumped at first but Mr Google came to the rescue and led me to you and your app. Picture now saved as a jpg and information obtained. You are awesome.

  66. November 6, 2015 at 6:09 pm .

    Thanks ffor sharing your thoughts on how to save
    pictures on droid. Regards

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