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SMS messages from some contacts received in popup messageboxes and not stored on the phone

I have a very old phone which runs Android Gingerbread. When my father sends me an SMS my phone shows it in a messagebox in the middle of the screen. If I press OK the message is gone for good and is ...
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LG G3 stock messaging app floating notification stuck

I've been using my LG G3 with Android 6.0 for at leat a year and so far it worked okay. When I get a new text message, a floating reminder appears and in a few seconds it fades away (unless I click ...
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Force emoji to display as it was sent

I understand that apps exist to change one's global emoji font, and therefore send and display emojis universally in a specified emoji font. Does any software exist which checks the font in which an ...
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Not able to receive messages [on hold]

My Samsung Galaxy S5 is not receiving messages on the built in messaging app. Can somebody tell me what's causing this issue.. Thank you
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.hbk file i can not restor

i can not restore my sms which is in .hbk file format. after going sms restore I can see .hbk file . but unable to restore message coming. please advice what to do? thanks
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Sms delivery application [migrated]

I'm tired trying to find sms delivery applications at play market. The following list contains requirements which application should satisfy: Send sms to multiple recipients, not mms Manage list of ...
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How to track a mobile device

How can I track text messages, GPS location and call log information to a specific mobile device without having the device in my possession?
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How to restore .hbk file in One plus 3 phones

There is no way to restore SMS in one plus 3 phone by selecting any options in text messages. Is there any other way I could restore SMS (backup from HTC desire C) in one plus 3 phone OR any ...
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how to open a .hbk files which contains the sms backup from htc

I need to be able to access and read some old texts, but i dont have any htc phone anymore to put them in, so i was wondering if it would work to read them on the computer or my new samsung phone ...
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How to synchronize calls/sms read-status between devices with same number (twin SIM)?

I have two devices (A and B) with SIM cards that use the very same mobile number (twins SIMs). This works fabulously, except for one nuisance, that when someone calls me and I take the call on device ...
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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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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 ...