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Installing app (“SMS Backup Restore”) on old Motorola Droid 2 (Android 2.3.3)

I've managed to get the upgraded Market app installed, but when I try to download the app, I get a 'Download unsuccessful, please try again.' after a few seconds of 'Starting download...'. Same thing ...
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Contact names not showing when I dial or send SMS

My phone did an upgrade from Android 1 to Android 6, and the following problems have come up: When I dial names in my contact list, only the number will show while dialing or in calls made. When I ...
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Email through sms is in separate threads

When I receive an sms from an email address, the name of the thread is something like 0000000000000001. If I respond, the person gets it, but then if the person responds to that, it comes in a new ...
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Galaxy S6 Edge: MMS/Data Texts “Whited Out”?

Following an Android update on April 2nd, I have a good dozen or more issues to resolve. First on my list, whenever I receive (or send to another with the same phone as myself) the MMS/Data Texts ...
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Incoming SMS opens video player on Galaxy S5

Incoming SMS messages from my wife's iPhone almost always cause my Galaxy S5 to attempt to open a media player app (video player, Pandora, YouTube, etc). No other SMS or MMS messages from any other ...
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Text Messages Not Showing on Other Texting Apps

I currently have Signal set as my default text messaging application. For some reason when I switch to other texting applications, my recent texts don't show up. Not all of my text messages on Signal ...
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auto forward specific text

As a scoutmaster, I find that most teens have personal phones. So inevitably I receive and reply to text from my Scouts. I wish to keep all communication transparent with parents and other adult ...
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Message thread with mute icon (speaker w slash through)

My message thread to my GF has a mute icon (speaker w slash through) and it doesnt alert me when she messages, how do i get rid of that? Phone just recently updated to marshmallow > Galaxy S6
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Why is SMS to contact group not using contact's default number? Sends to wrong number

Scenario: contact group ABC contains 3 contacts, A, B and C. I regularly text the group, and it works fine. One day, contact A gets a new phone and a new SIM. As is my habit, I retain A's old number ...
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Suspicious Text Message Received

I received an html text message from a Leah_Condello where I could not click MORE except to delete it, but I don't know anyone with that name and the code made me wonder if this is a new virus ...
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Scrolling Text Messages at top of screen after Marshmallow update

I have the Note 5 and I installed the Marshmallow 6.0 update over the weekend and now my text messages don't scroll across the top of the phone like the use to. It just has the envelope. I am not ...
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Can send SMS but cannot receive any SMS

I've a Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H,initially on 4.4.4 OS everything was working fine, I flashed official 5.0.2 firmware through Odin, the OS works okay, but I cannot receive any SMS on my phone. It is ...
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How to move SMS from hangouts to messenger app

My Nexus 6p has 2 messaging services. Google Hangouts and the stock Google messenger app. I usually use the Google messenger app to send SMS, but the problem is that the message they respond with ...
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Is there a way to show OTP messages on screen without opening OTP messages?

I am having problem switching between apps when using banking apps or online transaction on android phone when they sends OTP and I need to enter the OTP code. Sometimes when I switch to inbox to ...
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Can my location be tracked/can my phone be duplicated

I believe someone is keeping track of me via my phone. Is this possible and, if so, what can I do to disable that? Also, is it possible for someone who has had access to my phone to duplicate it so ...
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After upgrading to Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), can't send or receive SMS texts?

After upgrading to Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), I can't send or receive SMS texts. I'm on a Galaxy S6 on Verizon. I tried rebooting in Safe Mode, disabling Google Hangouts, uninstalling Mighty Text, ...
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Google now reading wrong messages?

I would Imaging everyone knows google now can read aloud your recent txt messages. I have a problem that google now will only read txt messages from several months ago. I have deleted every txt ...
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View/Intercept All outgoing SMS

I want to see the contents of SMS sent by a specific application, it doesn't show up in my messaging log. (Maybe the app deletes the sent/received messages after its done with them). Is there a way I ...
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If blocked from whatsapp can I still receive and send a normal text

I have blocked someone off whatsapp. I want to know if when that person sends me a normal text will my reply be received? Thanks
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How to clear erroneous unread sms indicator

I am using the stock SMS app on Android 4.1.2. I received an SMS message and read it but when I return to my home screen, the (1) in the top right corner of the app is still there. Inside the ...
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How to import an existing mmssms.db to an Android Virtual Device?

I've downgraded from Cyanogenmod 13 (Android 6.0.1) to Android stock 5.1.1, and kept my previous mmssms.db file, but it is incompatible with older Android versions. I would like to import this ...
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3rd party SMS app message sending fails

I've a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime(SM-G530H) working with Android 4.4.4, I tried installing 3rd party messaging app, made it the default messaging app, but the message sending fails always. I've tested ...
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Messages not Sent Error

My phone (Moto X) keeps telling me I have 2 messages not sent. However when I tap on the notification it take me to the message app but there are no drafts saved. How do I get rid of this? A hard ...
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Android up-gradation to 5.1 causes lots of issues with Moto G(1st Gen)

Yesterday I upgraded OS to 5.1 lolipop from 5.0.1, Since then I started to face many issues with my phone (Moto G-1st gen.) SMS not receiving Contact list seems empty (completely non-functional ...
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Blank Text Message from random number - is it a virus?

So I just got a blank text message from some number that I don't know. My worry is that this is some sort of intrusion attempt. My understanding is whenever I receive a text message, or a message ...
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Text bubble randomly changing color on Galaxy S6's stock Messaging app on Android 6.0

I have a Galaxy S6 through Sprint and just upgraded to Android 6.0. Since the OS upgrade, my text messages have been seemingly randomly changing color. The text is always the same color, but the ...
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How to revoke “SMS Services that cost you money” permission?

I have an Android 6, Samsung S6 smartphone and today I bought a tram ticket via SMS. Before sending, a warning popped up asking if I wanted to grant the Messages app the permission "SMS Services that ...
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Google Voice SMS not available via bluetooth

I use Google Voice for all my calls & SMS (I don't even know my phone's actual number from memory). This week, I bought a new Mazda, with Bluetooth support. It works great for music and calls, ...
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MMS messages end up in a new conversation with my own phone number as a recipient

I recently got a Nexus 6P. One very strange and annoying behaviour is that whenever I receive an MMS from someone I have a conversation with the MMS message will be stored in a separate thread with ...
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How can I import new SMS into my phone without wiping the current SMS?

Situation: Old phone broke, got a new phone. Used new phone for a week and accumulated a fair amount of SMS (on a fresh new phone) Decided to finally restore from previous phone backup that was a ...
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SMS to work email on Samsung Galaxy Edge [duplicate]

Just go my Galaxy S7 Edge. Everything is great BUT all my text messages go to my Exchange account (work account). I tried to go to account setting but they minimized it, so there is no option besides ...
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How can I add non numeric sms senders to my contacts (for custom alerts)

I get on call alerts via text messages from a non-numeric number, is there any way to add this as contact so I can set an individual alert tone for it? Copying and pasting wont' work due to numeric ...
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Recover pending text messages deleted before sent

Last night I got a number from a girl, I tried to send her a message, but it hung on "message sending". I decided to delete the message without saving the number to my phone, and the whole thread ...
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Configuring Standard SMS App under Fire OS 4.5.5.1, receiving SMS works, sending not

On a new Kindle HDX 8.9 (3rd generation) no SMS app was installed. I now have installed and tested a number of Kindle/Google/Android SMS apps, but have the same problem with all of them: I have to set ...
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Disable call back link on text message previews?

Android 5.1.1 on a Samsung Note 4. Text message notifications show the text message and then "CALL" and "REPLY" links. Sometimes I accidentally hit the "CALL" button and find myself calling someone ...
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What is the 'Chat' function on my Smart Prime 6

I just got my new phone (Vodafone Smart Prime 6) and have a function called 'Chat' when in Message settings. The messages sent on this chat function are shown in green (compared to the blue ones when ...
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Text Message Count Doesn't Clear

ok so when I get a new text I get notifications and a counter on the app (obviously). The notification is gone but the counter for 2 new texts won’t go away no matter what I do. I've cleared the ...
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Why is there no direct message widget on my Galaxy S6 stock?

On a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 in Europe with Android 5.1.1 and Nova Launcher there are widgets for adding a shortcut into a contact and to call a contact's phone number, but the one for text ...
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Disable multi-language typing with swype/swiftkey on Galaxy 6 edge?

I have had a Nexus 5 in the past year and switching between 3 languages for typing was never a problem. Now I got a Samsung Galaxy 6 edge and it is super annoying, because with 4 languages active it ...
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How to hide text message preview?

Just got a new phone, Droid Turbo 2. Used the stock messaging app. Whenever I get a text with the phone unlocked, the whole text displays in a drop down box that pops up at the top of the phone. I ...
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Restore SMS messages from a rooted phone with a broken screen to an unrooted phone

I'm trying to restore my SMS text messages from my rooted Nexus 5 with a broken screen (no display or touch capabilities) to my functioning but unrooted Nexus 5X. I can turn the rooted phone to ...
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How do I save/lock specific comment bubbles within a text message thread?

Is it possible to make the downloaded SMS application, "Google Messenger" save just part of a thread in a text conversation on my Moto E Android phone? Example: I'm chatting back and forth with a ...
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“attachment” in message preview on messages list

When i go to text messages (on my new huawei 4x), the layout is as follows: 8:45 John Doe [attachment] Hello, how is it going ... 8:00 Jane Doe Hello, how is it going with the ... As you ...
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Google Now confused about my texts

I know that the last SMS I received was spam from the local pizza takeout; before that was a message from Joe. If I ask "Ok Google; read my last text" it replies that "You have one last text message; ...
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How to send binary SMS?

Is there any standard way to send a custom binary SMS supported by Android OS (4.2.2) or through free but third-party support? I mean - could I somewhere enter, for example: 0x23 0xAB 0x12 0x56 0xFF ...
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Is this phone compromised? Sending invisible SMS

Is there a way to take control of an android phone and to send SMS from it without the owner noticing? Let me explain : My niece (12yo) have been accused of sending insulting text message to several ...
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How can I filter for SMS stored on my SIM card?

I would like to filter or search my SMS only for those that are stored on my SIM card, thus excluding those that are stored on my telephone. The device I am using is a Fairphone first generation ...
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Fix a specific text message at the top?

I have Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T. Can I 'pin' a specific text message(s) at the top of the SMS list? I can 'lock' the message but it does not help.
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Upgraded to Marshmallow, now I can't merge my conversations in Hangouts

I have a 2014 VZW Moto X that I recently unlocked the bootloader on. So I upgraded to CM 13. Previously, when I was on Lolipop I used Hangouts as my default texting app. The majority of people I was ...
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How do I permanently save a text message while still being able to see new messages coming in?

I have an Alcatel One Touch Evolve. I received a text message that I need to permanently save. I locked it and also saved it to my SIM card. However now when new text messages come in I can't see ...