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New text message does not change SMS app icon on Lollipop [duplicate]

I don't know how to properly ask this but here it goes. I have a MotoG 3rd Gen phone with Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop). I'm wondering if there is a way to get the SMS app icon to change whenever I receive ...
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Android 6.0.1 'Message Service' crash on boot - S7 Edge

I recently purchased a Samsung S7 Edge. As I like to play around with my phones a lot, one of the first things I did was root it. Not thinking properly, after enabling 'OEM Unlock' and rooting my ...
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Text message-emai link

When a text message comes in, the stock email app throws a copy into my Exchange email accounts that are on the phone. I want to turn this feature off but cannot find a setting for it anywhere. I have ...
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Photos not sending when attched to a sms on a UMI Touch mobie

I have a UMI Touch mobile phone and when i attach a photo to a message it doesnt send. It says sending but just sits and then says message failed. Any clues. Many thanks.
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Send pdf file as attachment to text message

Maybe this is a naive question, but I was wondering if I could attach a pdf file to a text message. I have a Sony Xperia M4 Acqua running on Android 5.0.
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How can I import about 900 SMSs stored in about 50 folders into a phone running Lollipop / 5.1.1 whilst RETAINING the folder structure?

Over the past few months I've successfully migrated from a Nokia 6220 Classic (running S60 3rd Edition software) to my current phone, a Sony Xperia Z, running Android Lollipop (5.1.1). On the Nokia I ...
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How to send sms to all contacts in Android 6?

I need to inform all the contacts with mobile numbers in my contacts list on my new mobile number. How do I do that?
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What does the icon which has red triangle with exclamation mark mean in messages

Trying to find out why my Android HTC Desire 626 is showing an icon in my messaging when it lists contacts you have texted on the right side above time sent text. The icon looks like a red triangle ...
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Cannot recivie texts (SMS) and messages send twice

I currently own a Sony Xperia M2 and am on three network. This past month my phones been playing up, whenever I send a message it sends twice, it shows as sent twice on my phone however only one ...
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Font in messaging has became huge

In the stock messaging app on my LG-G3 I have the following problem: Suddenly, all my conversations is displayed with a font size that is incredibly large. This happened out of the blue. On the other ...
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Any way to mass delete duplicate texts?

I recently got a new phone and I restored my texts from my old device. However, something happened with the backup and now I have doubles or even triples of most of my messages. I have over 10000 ...
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Receiving text messages on my Android LGL41C stopped working

My Android LGL41C cell phone stopped receiving all text messages. I can send out text messages, but cannot receive. It was suggested to do a forced refresh/reboot, but I can't find instructions for ...
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Change SMSC on dual-sim phone

I've got a Wileyfox Swift with two SIM cards, running CyanogenMod 13. I can only send SMS from one card/carrier, not from the other. My guess is that is has to do with the Short Message service ...
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Can I send messages using the SIM from the same carrier as the recipient? (wildcard sending)

Sorry guys am using two sim phone to connect to my gateway for client purchase notifications. I would like to send messages based on receiver phone number carrier. e.g if sender uses MTN number I wish ...
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recover SMS from unrooted device which cannot install apps (Droid 2 Android 2.3.3

This is a modified post of an earlier question where I asked about how to install the SMS backup restore app in this scenario instead of asking directly about recovering the SMS, which is my goal. (...
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Complete copy of phone's root folder include sms messaging database?

Today, my lame-o ZTE Obsidian on the T-Mobile network tried to update its system software and is now stuck in a boot-loop. Tried numerous fixes to no avail. I have no problem with a factory reset, but ...
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Restoring SMS database in Marshmallow

My SMS database has gotten very large (45k+ messages) and as such, backing up and restoring it with SMS Backup & Restore literally takes hours. Years ago, I used to just copy/restore the mmssms.db ...
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Only hide content of text messages inside lock screen notifications [duplicate]

I am using Android 6.0.1 and Messanger App for text messages. I would like to know if it is possible to configure the system in a way that would only hide the content of the text messages on the lock ...
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IFTTT custom android notification sound

I added a recipe that sends notifications to the IFTTT app on my android device. Right now the notification sound is the same as for an incoming SMS. Is there a way to either change the IFTTT ...
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Some SMS Display Date, Others Time

I'm trying to figure out why some of the text messages on my Android only display the date while others display the time? Do the older messages have the date only?
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How to mass-delete messages matching a pattern?

I want to delete all SMS matching a specific pattern: e.g. "from my banking service + text contains phrase specific to one time code delivery + older than one day". Is there any standard way for ...
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How to prevent two-factor code being exposed on lock screen in messages notification?

On Lollipop, the text message notification on the lock screen includes some of the content of the text message. For two-factor code text messages, this will display the two factor code to anyone ...
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Send SMS using Galaxy Tab (Wi-Fi) [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to send SMS messages from my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi GT-P5113). The unit is connected to the net via Wi-Fi.
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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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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 attempt,...
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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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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 ...