How to Turn Off MMS on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Today, we will learn how to turn off MMS on Android. MMS, or Multimedia Messaging Service, allows you to send and receive pictures, videos, and other multimedia files through your text messages.

However, for various reasons, you may want to disable this feature on your Android device. Whether it’s to save data or simply because you prefer not to receive multimedia messages, we’ve got you covered.

Step 1: Accessing the Messaging App

To begin with, open the messaging app on your Android device. This is the app that you use to send and receive text messages.

Step 2: Opening Settings

Once you have the messaging app open, look for the three-dot menu icon located in the top-right corner of the screen. Tap on this icon to reveal a dropdown menu.

Note: The location of this icon may vary depending on your device and messaging app.

Step 3: Navigating to Settings

In the dropdown menu that appears after tapping the three-dot icon, look for an option called “Settings” or “Advanced Settings.” Tap on this option to access the messaging settings.

Step 4: Disabling MMS

Within the messaging settings, search for an option related to MMS settings. This might be labeled as “Multimedia Messages,” “MMS,” or something similar. Tap on this option.

Option 1: Disable Group Conversations

If you want to disable MMS only for group conversations but still receive multimedia messages in individual conversations, look for a setting specifically related to group conversations within the MMS settings page. Toggle this setting off.

Option 2: Disable MMS Completely

If you want to disable MMS for all conversations, including individual ones, look for a setting that allows you to disable MMS completely. This might be a simple toggle switch or a checkbox. Toggle this switch off or uncheck the box to disable MMS.

Step 5: Saving Changes

Once you have disabled MMS according to your preference, look for a “Save” or “Apply” button within the messaging settings page. Tap on this button to save your changes.

Step 6: Exiting Settings

Finally, exit the messaging app settings by either tapping the back button on your Android device or using any other navigation method specific to your device.


Congratulations! You have successfully turned off MMS on your Android device.

Whether you disabled it for group conversations only or completely, you can now enjoy text messages without multimedia content. Remember that these steps may vary slightly depending on your Android device and messaging app, but the general process remains the same.

Note: Disabling MMS may prevent you from sending and receiving multimedia messages. Make sure to inform your contacts about this change if necessary.

  • Tips:
  • If you ever want to re-enable MMS, simply follow the same steps and toggle the appropriate setting back on.
  • If some steps are not available in your messaging app, try exploring other options within its settings or consult with your device’s user manual for more guidance.

Now that you know how to turn off MMS on Android, you can customize your messaging experience according to your preferences and needs. Enjoy a clutter-free text messaging experience!

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