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Hi there, I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S2X, and I was wondering a few things... 1. How can I make photos on my phone really small to send only via text so it doesn't take 10 minutes? 2. My phone seems to discharge very quickly when I'm connected to the data plan and/or wifi. Is there a way to fix this? 3. If someone sends me a photo (and my data is turned off - but then I turn it on) how come I cannot receive the photo??

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1) When you send MMS (picture messages) your phone compresses the picture so it can be sent easily... I always go to the messaging app, then I tap on the clip to add the picture, select the picture and then right away it says File to large, compressing file and takes less than 30 seconds to send... Make sure you have good coverage and at least 2 signal bars... 2) It is normal that your battery drains faster when you have lots of apps running, data and wifi on at the same time, GPS, etc... Try pressing and holding the Home button, the apps running on the phone will appear, swipe them to your right to close them... on My case, the battery is good for 1 day only, and I text quick a bit, surf the web and I stream too... When you do not need the data on, turning off, same with wifi, gps and Bluetooth... 3) For this question, I do not have the answer, it happens to me as well, I just see a download option but then when I tap there, I do not get anything, ans have to tell the other person to send it again...
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Camilo_A wrote:

1) When you send MMS (picture messages) your phone compresses the picture so it can be sent easil...

Or send yourself a picture and the one from the other person will show
Okay... first of all it can take up to 5-10 minutes for ONE photo to send when I have full bars and good coverage. Second?? I know how to clear the taskbar, and no, I'm talking like NO apps except messaging running and the data turned on only drains my battery. Seriously. that's messed up. Yes, I know turning off the data when i'm not using it will save the battery. I know all that. Sending a photo again doesn't work. Period.
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Ardwinna wrote:

Okay... first of all it can take up to 5-10 minutes for ONE photo to send when I have full bars ...

So, if you think that there is a problem with your battery and your phone is still under warranty, you can always use your warranty in order to get another battery...
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1. High resolution camera comes with Galaxy S2X, MMS will automatically reduce the resolution in order to keep the file size smaller when sending photos through messaging or emails, your photos should be captured at the highest resolution possible. 2. Close any apps you don't need that are running in the background. 3. Ask your SMS/photo sender to send you message again.
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Hello, old friend. To clear the task manager, Camilo_A has one method. Another is to hold the home button and tap on Task Manager. You will see about 4 options at the top of the screen. Tap on RAM and clear memory. It will force close most, if not all apps, so make sure you save anything you are doing. I do this on my phone daily and I have noticed a very positive change in functionality.
For the third point , when your data is on and someone sends you a picture, do you get a notification with a "download" link, telling you that you have a picture message ? if so do not click on the link before turning data on. Also you can switch the auto retreive option under MMS settings to ON
Get it solved ! wrote:

For the third point , when your data is on and someone sends you a picture, do you get a notific...

I have the same problem with my s2x, where do i go inorder to turn MMS on
Hi Ardwinna - apologies if these have already been answered. 1) Picture messaging needs mobile data to be sent/received. Depending on the quality of the picture file, it may need more time to send it. There is no way around this however as it's a limitiation of the HSPA network. 2) There isn't a way to fix this because mobile data drains the batter more(same with wifi). The only thing I can suggest is to have the phone plugged in whenever possible. 3) You cannot receive the picture because mobile data needs to be turned on. Please refer to my above answers for the explanation.
Alex, you should NEVER have the phone "always plugged in." That's a perfect way of ruining your battery,
Ardwinna wrote:

Alex, you should NEVER have the phone "always plugged in." That's a perfect way of ruining your b...

I respect your opinion, however I disagree. I've had my Nexus S for over 2 years and it's almost always plugged in unless I am not near a USB plug in. My battery is still going strong to this day. You might be confusing your information for having the battery be drained completely, as that will damage the life span of the battery.
Ardwinna wrote:

Alex, you should NEVER have the phone "always plugged in." That's a perfect way of ruining your b...

Well I'd rather here that from a cell phone technician and/or specialist before I believe you. Sorry.
Ardwinna wrote:

Alex, you should NEVER have the phone "always plugged in." That's a perfect way of ruining your b...

I have worked with cell phones for years. Smartphones of today are no way the same as cell phones of the past. When a battery reaches 100%, the battery will stop charging and the phone will run off the plug in power. You don't really need confirmation from a specialist, as this is information that is very muc available nowadays by taking a few minutes to search it out.
Ardwinna wrote:

Alex, you should NEVER have the phone "always plugged in." That's a perfect way of ruining your b...

I'd be normally inclined to disagree with AlexiKrov, but I did find a good article regarding best battery practices for Smart Phones....Tip 1 is pretty much exactly what he said. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/16/phone-battery-life-tips-tricks_n_878675.html#s293600title=Dont_Wait_To
Ardwinna wrote:

Alex, you should NEVER have the phone "always plugged in." That's a perfect way of ruining your b...

Thanks for that Damon, I forgot that I could have posted a link to an article to back up my claim.
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Ardwinna wrote:

Alex, you should NEVER have the phone "always plugged in." That's a perfect way of ruining your b...

Since we have spoken before (if you recall) You would know I am a Koodo tech. Keeping the phone plugged in can go one of two ways. On one hand, keeping the phone plugged in for extended periods of time can potentially cause damage in the phone due to the heat. On the other hand, There are cases where the phone is constantly plugged in and nothing bad happens. It's pretty random when the overheating happens. I have heard some horror stories but in Alexi's case as well as my own person experience, we have not run into problems. I still would advise not to keep it plugged in longer than needed, just to play it safe. If something should happen to you when the phone is plugged in and it burns your hand or something, who would make those amazing fuzzy monsters?
Ardwinna wrote:

Alex, you should NEVER have the phone "always plugged in." That's a perfect way of ruining your b...

Hehehe I'm also inclined to not leave it in more than is necessary either. I've only ever left it plugged in when it charges, and then unplug it afterward. I tend to have my batteries last a very long time this way. 🙂 My monsters just won't make themselves, that's for sure!
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Ardwinna wrote:

Alex, you should NEVER have the phone "always plugged in." That's a perfect way of ruining your b...

Like you well said it Tyler, in fact it is random, I own 3 phones, I use to plug 2 of them for an extended period of time, I never feel any heat, the third one I cannot touch it until it cools down, and it works fine even with that heat, so what I do, I always avoid to keep it plugged in for an extended time.
Ardwinna wrote:

Alex, you should NEVER have the phone "always plugged in." That's a perfect way of ruining your b...

The only thing that article I posted didn't mention is the suggestion about monthly full drain and full charge of the battery to "reset the built-in software that tells you how much charge remains so that it provides more accurate readings"
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Ardwinna wrote:

Alex, you should NEVER have the phone "always plugged in." That's a perfect way of ruining your b...

Li-ion batteries do not need to be fully charged, as is the case with lead acid, nor is it desirable to do so. In fact, it is better not to fully charge, because high voltages stress the battery. Choosing a lower voltage threshold, or eliminating the saturation charge altogether, prolongs battery life but this reduces the run-time. Since the consumer market promotes maximum run-time, these chargers go for maximum capacity rather than extended service life.
Ardwinna wrote:

Alex, you should NEVER have the phone "always plugged in." That's a perfect way of ruining your b...

Mine takes anywhere from 2-18 hours to charge. Depending on it's mood that day. Perfectly normal according to Koodo store.
Ok, my wifi is on... My bars are 3 or more, and I'm sitting right next to the source and i CANNOT receive OR send photos. WTF!? Sometimes I have to resend them. But receiving them does NOT WORK!!! I only want TYLER C to respond to this.
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Ardwinna wrote:

Ok, my wifi is on... My bars are 3 or more, and I'm sitting right next to the source and i CANNOT...

Be her Guest Tyler Man, it's your post! no Grrrr.
Ardwinna wrote:

Ok, my wifi is on... My bars are 3 or more, and I'm sitting right next to the source and i CANNOT...

:P I just restarted my phone, shut off the damned wifi and used my effing data, and then it sent. WHY can't I do that with wifi?!? Isn't it the same!?
Ardwinna wrote:

Ok, my wifi is on... My bars are 3 or more, and I'm sitting right next to the source and i CANNOT...

it is not ! because koodo and other provider does not want to have their SMTP server used to send SPAM that why they restricted to ability to use MMS to their data connection. In other words if someone connect to wifi he would be able to send MMS if no restriction even he / she does not have service at all.

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