I frequently have a problem where MMS messages sent to my phone on a group chat will get stuck. They'll be waiting to download for 10-20 minutes and then a bunch of messages will come through all at once, often out of order. I similarly cannot send messages to the group chat while incoming messages are waiting to download. My outgoing messages will only send when the incoming ones download. Weirdly, I can still send and receive messages to other contacts instantaneously, just not those in the group chat.
I have a Samsung Galaxy 6 running Android 7.0 and am using Google Messages as my default messaging app. This is happening on 4G in areas with good reception.
Someone suggested this problem may be caused by one of the group chat members using an Apple device, but that does not help solve my problem. Any advice would be appreciated.
There are so many factors that could be a contributor to this. We'll try our best to uncover it without resetting the Samsung Galaxy S6.
I'd like for you to run the Device Health Check as outlined below:
Any issues in Storage, Performance, or Connectivity?
Under section for limitations... I think section 4.
Says verizon can throttle messages at their discretion. Only happens to me when my group mms is is active and the system thinks it might be spam or something. Kinda ridiculous. Only happens when my group is going back and forth a lot. Other than that I never have any issues.