Did you go to the messenger then settings then multimedia then make sure the auto-retrieve was checked? You should also be able to long press the message or tap it, then tap download.
Yes, auto-retrieve is selected. The download just recycles, but nothing happens. Then I get a message saying Message Not Available.
I've tried other options, including Handcent, but I keep getting an APN error on that.
As data is always on for messaging, this is not the culprit. Try to remove SIM while phone is on, then power down, re insert SIM. Power on. If that doesn't cure it, might need to involve Verizon by calling from another phone making sure you have data enabled so that they can remotely tap into the phone. They might be able to see something we haven't.
My LG G3 Verizon smartphone syncs hours late and I am not receiving text messages and chats like many others since upgrading to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop.
The problem persists through Hangouts mainly and is getting very annoying.
I can manually download messages by opening hangouts, selecting a conversation that I think has a new massage, scroll down then the messages finally downloads.
This is highly annoying since it should be automatically downloading and I have everything setup correctly in my phones and hangouts settings to automatically sync.
Any thoughts or work around until Verizon fixes this?