Receiving my own text messages

dhardin72

    I have a Samsung Galaxy s6. When I am only texting sms it works fine. When I send and receive a message with images in it, and then reply to that message, I am sent my own text message in a new group text that consists of me and the recipient. Is this a phone issue or a carrier issue?

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      • tmo_marissa

        Re: Receiving my own text messages

        Hey dhardin72!  I'm sure you don't really need to see the picture you just sent - that's really funky.  Is this still happening?  Has this always happened with your MMS, or did it just start recently?  Are you using the native messaging app on the phone, and have you made any settings changes that could have spurred this?

         

        - Marissa

          • dhardin72

            Re: Receiving my own text messages

            Hey! I tried several things that were suggested in forums where someone was having the same problem or very similar problems. I cleared the cache partition on the phone and the app. I even tried blocking my own number. I was using the native app. Nothing worked. I finally started using Textra, and it works beautifully. I don't mind using Textra at all. I really like the app, but I'm still curious as to why that was happening with the native app.

              • tmo_marissa

                Re: Receiving my own text messages

                I'm glad you found an app that you like!  Still, I'd be curious too!  Did your messages always behave like that, or did they just start auto-copying you at some point?  It sounds like you did your fair share of troubleshooting - did you ever complete a master reset, or did you find this workaround before it went that far?  If there was a settings issue somewhere, then in theory restoring the device to factory defaults would knock it back to normal. 

                 

                - Marissa

                • tmo_mike_c

                  Re: Receiving my own text messages

                  Resetting the phone back to the factory defaults is the best way to help with anything funky going on with the native app. That's awesome you found an alternate app but have you tested a reset recently to get your preinstalled messaging app to work?