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How to remove GMail contacts from Messaging app on Samsung Galaxy S Advance?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Advance and when I try to send a SMS message to someone I have to search through all my GMail contacts that for some reason appear on the app along with my phone contacts. I ...
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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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In the Hangouts app, how do I “mark all as read”?

I'm using Hangouts for texting with my Samsung Galaxy S4. Usually the preview is enough to see the whole message. I hate having to open a message just to mark it a read. Is there a way to mark one, or ...
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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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How to copy selected text in an SMS message

what I would like to do is be able to take a text message and copy a PORTION of it to use somewhere else. This comes in handy if an email address or phone number wasn't automatically picked up. ...
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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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Can't read my SMS on my Android phone

An update fixed my problem. It was - as I suspected - just a bug. Recently I upgrade my Samsung s4, and now every time when I get a message via SMS, the text - and background - all white?: (Click ...
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Disable Smileys on Verizon Messages+ App

I'm running stock Android 5.1.1 on a Galaxy S6. I use Messages+ as the primary messaging app. There are these ugly looking images called "Smileys", which are separate things from emojis. These ...
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Reset capital letter in SMS

I've noticed that my SMSes don't start anymore with a capital letter, the same happens after punctuation. Maybe I've accidentally changed some settings? How to solve this? Thanks in advance
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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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.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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Sending single SMS message to multiple contacts causes MMS

I'm experiencing an annoying (and costly) problem on my HTC Desire X. (Android 4.1.1) Every time I send a single message to multiple contacts at the same time, the message will be sent as MMS rather ...
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Text messaging so slow it is nearly unusable

I have a Galaxy S5 running 4.4.2. I am trying to send a text message to a certain contact. When I select their name from the list of messages, there is a 30 second delay. While typing, sometimes ...
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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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Edit SMS and call log history

I have a bunch of friends who have changed their phone numbers. I have already updated their numbers in the contact list, but the call log and the SMS conversations still have the old number, and thus ...
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How can I get the old Emojis or Kik-style Emojis on my updated GoSMS Pro?

Okay, I use GoSMS Pro for my SMS, and I use SwiftKey for my keyboard. GoSMS just updated because of a "copyright issue" with their emojis, and now the only emojis available aren't really ideal for me. ...
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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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I can't send a picture attachment within a text message - using NET10 (Motorola ATRIX 2)

I can't send a picture attachment within a text message - using NET10 (Motorola ATRIX 2) - have only had the service for a month and this is the first time I've tried sending a picture
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“Error: Invalid Number.” when sending an SMS

I have the 2014 Moto X, running Lollipop. For some contacts, when I try to send them a message, I get an SMS saying "Error: Invalid Number." I have noticed that this happens when I go to compose a ...
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Most frequently used contact is muted but mute isn't checked, how to unmute/demute?

I mainly use my phone to contact one person. Recently the contact's texts got muted so no notification sounds. In the conversation view the little mute icon shows but in the menu the mute option is ...
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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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SMS notifications and ringtone stopped working on my Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

On an Android Lollipop powered Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, no notifications are being shown for new SMS arrivals in the notification bar nor the ringtone that was set is being played.
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Long texts not sending; if I set my phone to split them up, some don't go through

I have a Droid RAZR and I'm on Verizon, and when I try to send a text that's over 2x160 characters to another Verizon phone, it usually doesn't send. In the message details, my phone says "Received", ...
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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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no alert tone when receiving a message

I have Samsung galaxy s duos 2 GT-S7582. my problem is that, everytime I receive a txt message, I don't hear any alert. ive already checked all the notification settings and all of it were turned on..
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App sending spam messages to my contacts

My phone sent the following message to all of my contacts: Install this voice messenger just to talk http://mrv.withmechat.us/Cun I know I didn't send this message and not to mention it sent it ...
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Unable to access text messaging after updating to ICS

I have a Droid RAZR and the stock messaging app just keeps loading forever and Handcent SMS crashes when I access it. I have tried to leave it be and let it load but nothing happens. I would use SMS ...
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sending a group message on my galaxy s3

When I send a group message on my galaxy s3 software 4.3 other people in the group message receive the message as an individual message. How do I fix this so that all the people in message receive it ...
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Mute text notifications for single conversation only

I have a single conversation on my phone that is updated often. I want to mute text notifications for this conversation only. Thanks!
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SMS notifications on Moto G2 no longer appear

Recently my Moto G2 device stopped showing text message notifications on the notification bar. The device has been running on Android 5.0 (the upgrade caused no issues) I am using the stock ...
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SMS messages from one contact displayed as “null”

My daughter has a stock Motorola Atrix on Bell in Canada. When she receives a text from one particular friend (on a Telus phone), rather than displaying the text, the phone just displays "null". All ...
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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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Why do I get “IMS Service Has Stopped” Message after update

I've got an Galaxy S5 neo with Android version 5.1.1. and a recent Android software update has brought with it an annoying popup message that reappears 3 seconds after being dismissed. It reads: ...
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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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Adjusting between Group & Single text messaging on Galaxy S4

I recently got the Samsung S4 on AT&T. I used to have the Motorola Razr M on Verizon. On my Razr M I was able to switch between group text and individual text messages at the time of sending. So ...
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Android - Can't send SMS to short numbers

I am using Android 6.0 and when I try to send SMS (via Hangouts or Messenger) to a 4-digit number I get a confirmation pop-up and then an error saying "can't send message with %SIM_name%, error 28" I'...
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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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Sim change alert - Unforunately, Settings has stopped

I'm trying to disable the SIM change alert in my phone, but both "Remote Controls" and "SIM change alert" options in my Settings app are crashing it with the message "Unfortunately, Settings has ...
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HTC One M7 Text messaging problems

I Have a HTC One M7 that had it's software updated 5/26/15. The only problem i'm facing is that I can't read my text messages. I can open my text threads, but it won't show the actual text messages....
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“No application can perform this action” when trying to view a text message image

I’m using an LG Tribute phone (Virgin Mobile) with Android. I’ve noticed recently when someone sends me a text message with an image in it, and I click the image, I get a warning that reads Note No ...
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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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search and delete select sms?

I get all these spam sms from everywhere... I tried the phone's usual search feature. I search for a spam keyword in my messages, and then try to delete all those messages. The problem here is that ...
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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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Hangouts SMS not showing emoticons

I have a Nexus 5 with Kitkat 4.4.2 and have the Hangouts app as the SMS app. My friend has an Samsung Galaxy S Relay and also uses Hangouts app as SMS app. Whenever we send SMS to each other with ...
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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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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 can I send a group sms using my google voice number?

I have tried using the google voice app only to find that it doesn't support group SMS, and instead sends an individual text message to each person (which doesn't allow them to reply-all to the group ...
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How to delete frequent sms list on my HTC One S?

If I write a sms and go on contacts I see the list of frequent contacts. How do I delete this frequent contacts?