Short Message Service (SMS) is a text messaging service component of phone, web, or mobile communication systems, using standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices.

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nexus 5, can't see new texts for one person

Yesterday, I was texting this friend with whom I am romantically involved when all of a sudden, I couldn't see the texts between us anymore. That is to say that I type the text and send it and she ...
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Delete call logs more than 5 days old

I want to delete call logs and sms that are older than a few days. Is there any way to delete call logs and sms that are older than 5 days? I using android 4.1.2, micromax a110q.
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Is there a way to cancel a sending message?

While the message is "sending", I discovered that I had sent to the wrong person. Isn't there anything you can do about this? I used to use Nokia. In those older phones (or systems) you simply press ...
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Can I forward/reply calls/sms to PC?

I wonder if its possible to forward calls or sms to PC where I can then reply or at least get notified of a call/sms? For example, calls might be forwarded to Skype, isit possible?
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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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how to send to special number in the new hangouts

before the update I can send messages to number like "2200" no problem but since the update hangouts instantly adds +63 to the numbers and now I can send sms to it and it doesn't even let me compose a ...
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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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How do I send group SMS text to specific contact numbers from the new Hangouts?

Before the most recent changes to the Hangouts app, I was able to send group texts by clicking on "Anyone else?". It would then let me choose not only which contact to add to the conversation, but ...
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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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Not Receiving Short Code SMS on Google Fi [on hold]

I recently switched my Nexus 6 from T-Mobile to Google Fi. I am now not receiving short code SMS messages. Does anyone have a solution to this issue?
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How to tell if you are part of a group text message

When being texted by another Android user, is there some way to determine whether you are part of a group text or being contacted individually?
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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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New hangout indicator meanings

I have started using hangouts now that it has merged in with all my sms messages and it's cool. However i was wondering if someone could explain the indicators that show up at the bottom left of the ...
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LG G3 - 4.4.2 - Stop SMS converting to MMS

I used to have Nexus 4, I was able to disable SMS converting to MMS. It did not convert my messages to MMS when I do group messaging. Now I have LG G3 with Andorid 4.4.2, when when I do group ...
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Set APN by textmessage?

Anyone knows if it's possible to program an APN by sending a text/sms message? If so, what to send? It regards an LG Leon (3G model) with Android 5.0.1 Thanks for your input!
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How do I turn off text to email syncing for Galaxy S6?

Somehow I've got text messages syncing to my email account. I can't figure out how to stop a copy of all text messages going to my email. I hope someone can help me with instructions. Thanks!
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How to add calling and messaging function to my Nikai 3g dongal tab?

I have a Nikai NMID7003G2 tablet PC running Android Kitkat. There is no calling function or messaging function in it. How do I add them?
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“Save as draft” option missing from the default message app?

I have a Samsung galaxy Y mobile phone, and I have just discovered that the option to save messages as draft is completely missing in the app named "Messaging" that I got pre-installed. I am really ...
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Delay in text icon loading up and texts sony xperia z3 compact

Since I updated my Sony Xperia Z3 Compact about a month ago I'm not happy at how delayed the normal text app has gone. I press the icon and now there seems to be a delay to going into the texts. Also, ...
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How to freeze SMS reception for X hours?

Sometimes I would like to temporarily block any incoming SMS for X hours. I don't want to discard those SMS: after this period of time, I'd like to see all SMS that were sent to me. I still want to ...
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Group text message widget [closed]

I am running Lollipop 5.0.1, and I have all the contacts that I frequently text to in a folder on my homescreen using the Google Contacts Direct Message widget. I want to create a message widget for ...
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How do I stop my phone from auto completing numbers (samsung galaxy s3)?

I like predictive text generally, but whenever I am texting a number (address or phone number or whatever reason to use numbers) it auto completes from something normal, such as 123-456-7890, to ...
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LG power L22C & Tracfone not texting

Trying to save money I went to Tracfone, and a new LG Power (Leon). I never had so many problems before with an iphone 4 and Straight Talk. Now I'm not getting or being able to send half of my text. ...
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merge sms conversations

I know that Hangouts can do this but I have a contact that has 14 different numbers and merged all of its conversation to one. The problem is when new message arrives from one of these numbers and I ...
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HTC One Messages app extremely slow, but just when I text one person!

Yesterday my friend (who texts me a LOT of pictures of his kids) sent me a barrage of pictures and one video. Ever since then, texting him is excruciatingly slow. These things happen: 1) Just getting ...
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No longer I get SMS notifications

I‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ have installed a few new SMS management apps to test them and uninstalled them ...
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SIM contacts are shown in Messaging application, but not displayed in Contacts list

I changed the option to only see my Google contacts (GMail) (and hide my SIM contacts). This is working perfectly in the "Contacts" app, but when I try to send a text message, and I provide a keyword ...
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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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Transfer SMS from Nokia E72 to Android

I would like to reopen an old thread involving moving SMSs from Nokia phones to Android. Specifically, I need to move them from a Nokia E72 to a Zopo ZP520 model based on Android KitKat. The heap ...
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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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Group Messaging

I received a group text from some coworkers and I don't have any of them saved as contacts. I can receive most of their messages fine; however I can't send one. I can type in the message but the send ...
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Is there a way to permanently clear all notifications and mark them as “read” from the lock screen or notification menu?

Background: I often get no signal on my phone, so use apps like Airdroid and O2 TuGo which allow for texting and calling over wifi and from multiple devices. The problem is, when I get my signal ...
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How can I merge SMS and Hangouts messages within Hangouts?

It made sense to me to merge SMS, WhatsApp style messaging and video calls into one app to save resources and switching between apps so I set up Hangouts to be the SMS app. I just had one problem - ...
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Sending emoji via SMS with UTF-8 (rather than UTF-16)?

Trying to find out why emoji caused even short messages to being sent as multiple chunks I came across this question, explaining this happens because they are encoded UTF-16 rather than ascii. My ...
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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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Can't receive text messages; everything else about phone works fine

Starting at exactly 3pm (EST) on Sunday two weeks in a row my phone could not receive SMS text messages. It could send SMS, send and receive calls, and send and receive MMS (mutli-media messages). I ...
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Free SMS to shortcodes/Magic?

My current cellular plan does not include free SMS, so I'm trying to find an alternative way to send SMS for free from my Android phone. In particular, I'm trying to use the Magic service, which ...
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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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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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How do I create a group text with the Hangouts app when I already have a conversation with the recipients?

This doesn't work, btw: How do I send a group SMS with google hangouts? I want to send a group text to Recipient A and Recipient B. I already have conversations with both A and B. When I tap the "+" ...
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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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SMS not working on Moto G, 2nd gen

I bought Moto G, 2nd Gen. Also got my old sim replaced with new micro sim. Sms on the new phone are not working. Neither I am receiving sms nor my sms are getting delivered. Calls, watsapp, internet ...
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Hide SMS message in notification bar

I am using Moto E powered by Android Kitkat. When I receive an SMS, I get a notification displaying the sender name with the message. I don't want the message text to be displayed in the ...
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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?: I ...
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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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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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Download one thread of text

How do I select one string of text messages and download to PC so that I can print? I've tried downloading and it provides a .hbk file which I can not open. I don't even know where to look on my HTC ...
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Send group SMS in Android to all contacts but exclude international numbers

I have a Samsung Android mobile. I am with the Three network. I want to send a text message (SMS) to all my contacts except those with an international number (so as not to incur costly international ...
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Transfer all sms from gingerbread to laptop

I want to transfer all my sms from my old phone HTC Explorer with Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) to my laptop. How can i do it?