Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Save MMS Contacts to Phone

There are many things you can do with a great smartphone named Samsung Galaxy SIII, from its function as a mobile phone such as make a call or write the message up to do the thing you usually do with a desktop computer such as write email, download any app you like, etc..

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On the basic functions of mobile phones, the Samsung Galaxy SIII has the ability to send messages, both text and MMS messages. And the fun thing on it is that you could easily save a picture in MMS to your mobile phone.

See also: How to Save MMS Pictures with Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to storing images received via MMS, you can also save a contact or telephone number that you received through mms messages.

How to save a contact received through MMS messages?
As written on, in order to be able to save a contact or phone number on MMS messages, all you need to is following the easy steps below:
  1. Go to Messaging app through the Galaxy SIII Home screen.
  2. Long tap on MMS containing the contact you want to save.
  3. Select Save attachment on the Message option prompt.
  4. Select the checkbox on the Save attachment prompt then tap Save. Now, the vcf file will be directly stored in the Downloads folder on your phone
  5. Go out then launch My files app.
  6. Go to Download folder on the storage/sdcard0/Download and tap .vcf file. Or if you can not find the file you are looking for, use the search function available on the My files app.
  7. If this is the first time you open a .vcf file then you will be asked to confirm in Complete action using prompt. Here tap on Contact then tap on Always.
  8. Select Google on the Create contact under account window to save the contact to your Gmail.
  9. Done.

Well, now after you know how to save a contact that you receive via MMS messages you can stay keep in touch with this contact's person. So, try this useful method then share your experience here through the comment below :)


  1. Hi,

    I received a contact card as a message. It says

    "Message size: 1KB
    Expires: 10:42, 9 Jan

    I pressed download, but nothing happens expect the load bar showing. Is there a way to view/save it. Tried long press on the message, but didn't give me a save as option.


    1. Hi Leighton,
      Thanks for coming.
      I'm so sorry if I can't understand well with your query. So, did you receive contact card in the text message, not MMS?

    2. Hi Rehan,

      A friend sent me another person's namecard.

      I received it in my text messages as described above and could not open it to view the namecard. Is there a way to open/download it to view the namecard so I can contact the person.

      The only other way I can think of accessing the information is to ask the person to resend the phone number as a text message rather than the namecard, but I would prefer to know how to access the message that was sent.


    3. Hi Leighton,
      Thanks for getting back on me.
      Make sure your mobile data is enabled and the "Auto-retrieve" option under Messaging app settings is enabled. But, given from your information, seems the MMS is failed. Another way, you might have to call your provider to ask them whether you should do some settings to solve this problem. Some of providers sometimes need to activate this feature manually.
      Hope this helps :)


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