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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SMS sent contains text from other SMS

I sent an SMS and my contact received only part of the message I sent, to which some text I sent to another contact, a few months ago, was appended. I have proof it happened twice, but here is what it ...
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Receiving text messages multiple times

The problem is that I sometimes recieve bizarre text messages: two different kinds. 1st kind: I receive a text message multiple times after receiving it a first time. 2nd kind: I receive a duplicate ...
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Sent text (SMS) messages sometimes show up under wrong contact's conversation

I'm on a Nexus One with Android 2.3.7 (CyanogenMod-7.2.0-passion), and recently I've noticed some sent messages go into the wrong contact's conversation: I send a message to person ABC, the person ...
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Message (SMS) contain text from other messages in Android

Has anyone experienced this issue where the content of an SMS is not complete and some other content (from different message) is added to that at the end. I have experienced this problem many times. ...
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Save SMS to phone directly

Some of my text messages get saved in my SIM card automatically and this does not show up in notifications and I miss out on reading them. I only realize the messages have arrived when I get a ...
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Tapped Always instead of Once

I'm sorry for the stupid question, but I accidentally tapped "always" to choose the app when I meant to tap "once" (in text messaging). How do change it? I tried to tap "Clear Defaults", as ...
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How to stop receiving group text messages

How do I stop receiving text replies from people in a "group conversation"? For example, if user A sends a group text message, to users B, C and D, and myself (user E), I just want to see user A's ...
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What does this reoccuring allert mean “NEW MMS message to download: size is 1KB, expires on ___, _:__PM.”

I get this all the time from contacts who insist they never sent me anything. Any clue? I have a suspicion that somehow it is an error relating to others using imessage trying to contact me? or not?
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Messages remain unread

I have three messages which show up as unread, even after I open them. The messages icon does not show any unread messages, and the message status persists even after I restart the phone. Apparently ...
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View text messages with time on the side

Today my Samsung Galaxy S3 (running Android 4.3, using Verizon Wireless as a service provider) received a software update, update_SCH-1535_MF1_to_ML1, which changed the way that text messages are ...
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Extract DB from accidentally formatted /data

I had to factory reset my Samsung Galaxy Note i717 (1stGen AT&T), and I forgot to backup before formatting /data. I need to extract the messages DB from it, because I have many important messages ...
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Recieved an SMS that deleted all my SMS

A weird thing happened to me today. I received an SMS and upon opening it from the notification bar on top, my SMS are all gone. I didn't even get to read the message. I have my SMS backed-up from a ...
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Sporadic SMS on Galaxy Nexus after upgrade to 4.3?

I have an unlocked Galaxy Nexus I bought directly from Google and use a T-Mobile plan. Last week, I got the OTA update for 4.3. Since then, I haven't consistently been able to send text messages. The ...
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Text Messages Sporatically Get Stuck In Unsent State On Droid 3

I have been having this issue for a long time on my rooted Droid 3 using the ROM it came with and this happens daily with relevant logs being left or any clear trigger. Basically what happens, and it ...
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Hide certain numbers when picking SMS recipients

So many of my contacts have both home and cell numbers in my contact list. But when I am typing in names I the recipient field go sms pro), I don't really want to see numbers that cannot receive ...
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Issues making or receiving calls and texts with a LG P500 (Software Version V20e)?

I just got a LG P-500 device and I want to deploy with it. Everything is working fine, except that I cant make phone calls, receive phone calls, send SMS or receive SMS. The phone is on its stock ROM ...
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Twitter and SMS

I have just installed the Twitter app on my Galaxy S3. I have discovered that there this an option in Twitter to receive tweets via SMS. Unfortunately, the country I am living in is not supported by ...
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In MIUI 2.10.12, where do I set it so that I get pop up notifications?

This is the first time I'm using MIUI as my ROM and I swear I managed to make it pop out an alert window when someone messages me. Now, however, I can't seem to figure out how to do it again. When I ...
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SMS-draft on incoming call

I have a tiny problem with my Android on HTC Wildfire. When I got incoming call and my screen is blocked, I have to move a ring to unblock and answer the phone; but if I move this ring fast enough and ...
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Reduce message textbox size

I have ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S2 using the stock messaging app. When unlocking the phone after getting a new message, I'm taken straight to the message itself. This is good. However, it seems to go ...
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How to make Message app search for phone number, not just email

Even if I have the correct information on a person in the contact app, I am unable to make the "To field" in the message app find me the phone number (the auto-suggest feature). All it does is display ...
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Sync SMS inbox and Google Voice

I use Google Voice for my phone, for voicemail and SMS. It is very convenient to read and send texts from my computer, but if I do not use the Google Voice app on my phone (which, unfortunately, is ...
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SMS Apps as Front-end to Google Voice

Suppose I use Google Voice for text messaging rather than my carrier's SMS plan. Would it be possible to use SMS Apps such as Handcent etc. as the interface or front-end to GV's text messages?
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Copy Text from SMS pulls wrong text

On my ICS 4.0.4 Nexus S when I go to a message that I've just sent to a person and select it, then 'Copy Text' and somewhere else 'Paste' the text it seems to pull the 4th/5th message above the one ...
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stock sms client creates multiple threads for the same number

Running the default android SMS application, multiple threads get created for the same number. This is how it started: I was visiting a foreign country, I got a legit sms from the service provider ...
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Only first part of long text messages received

When someone sends me a long text message, I'm only receiving the first part of the message instead of receiving multiple messages. I am able to consistently reproduce the issue. When I first ...
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How can I bulk import texts (SMS) from a SIM card?

How can I bulk import texts (SMS) from a SIM card ? I'm using a Nexus S with Gingerbread. The 1by1 import feature (copying the sms to the phone) removes the original sender.
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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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How to edit and merge two different sms backup from two different phone?

I have my SMS backed up using SMS Backup and Restore, and also my girlfriend's SMS was backed up using the BlackBerry Desktop tool. I converted the BB SMS back up to an .xml file. I just want to ...
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No Service Error

I am having trouble with my device (galaxy s4 ,model number SPH-L710, running android 4.4.2). In particular I cannot send or receive text messages or send or receive calls. I noticed that if I dial in ...
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How to block texts received from numbers that are longer than n digits?

In South Africa, we are plagued with SMS spam, and it's practically impossible to get rid of it. All the numbers that the spammers use are usually 13 or 14 digits - much longer than the standard 10 ...
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How do I send a google hangouts sms to my groups from my google contacts?

I want to send SMS to a large group from my contacts & do not want to have to find each person & click on them. How can I just check one box to send to all 40 people in each group?
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Is there a way to auto-reply to blocked SMS messages?

I wish to block numbers from text messaging me, but with an auto-reply. I tried every single suggestion here and other places and for one reason or another, they would not do this for me. The built in ...
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Android SMS-App shows wrong sender

On my android 5.0 phone (nexus 5), the sms app shows sms from some (but not all) senders within a wrong conversation view. The sender's numer is +49171xyz, which is also shown in the details view if I ...
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Stop GOSMS from encrypting private messages

I use GOSMS app because it have Private Box Feature which i like the most, but now GOSMS encrypts the messages in private box. I have to sometimes use the apps which show SMS(of phone) on Computer ...
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Messenger - How to not automatically turn group messages into MMS?

How do I prevent the lollipop (5.1) from turning my group messages into MMS? I have some friends who can't receive MMS so this is a bit peeving. This question has been asked before but not answered, ...
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How to tell what app or process periodically sends SMS messages?

About a week ago I purchased a T-Mobile SIM card and activated it on a $3/mo prepaid program. This program requires you to load your account with $3 per month to keep it alive, and these include 30 ...
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SMS sent automatically with message “HouslistacZ GMAIL” to unknown number

My phone has been sending the following message automatically about once a week since I bought it 1 year ago. As far as I see, there is no scheduled time for sending this message and the message ...
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Can Hangouts limit the number of SMS messages for specific contacts?

One of my SMS contacts has several thousand messages; I'd like to limit the number of messages per contact to a much smaller number (my prior SMS app had a per-contact setting). I found an option ...
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Handcent or other messaging app to display undread badge on dock

Now I love the standard messaging app as much as anyone (or a little less, perhaps). But I've decided to try out Handcent. Problem is, up until this point I've kept the default SMS-app that comes ...
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How to send and reply to SMS shortcodes using Google Hangouts on Android 5.0.1?

I am on a Nexus 4 running Android 5.0.1 and using Hangouts. I cannot figure out how to send an SMS to a shortcode and how to reply to it. I have tried adding a "+" to the shortcode, and it lets me ...
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SMS Forwarding in Android

I use a dual SIM Android phone. Model: Micromax canvas 4 Android OS version :4.2 In this device, I have 2 SIM Cards, from two different carriers/operators. The issue is one of the SIM is flawed and ...
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Recover deleted SMS message using Google Backup?

I use Android 4.4.4 & XPeria Z3. Google auto backup service is turned on. Recently I deleted my SMS messages and now I want to recover one particular SMS. Is it possible via Google Backup? If ...
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When creating a SMS with Google Search using my voice, Hangouts is not an option for sending

While driving, I may tell Google Search with my voice to "Text ". Google will ask me what the message is, and eventually after completing the required back-and-forth, my phone prompts me to select an ...
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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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Unusual file under Android on SGH-1337M DO_NOT_DELETE

Under Android Folder I have two files Data and DO_NOT_DELETE, within the DO NOT DELETE file are some sub files opening these in notebook shows text conversations from my text messages. Why would ...
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How to send event appointment via SMS with ability to add it to user calendar?

I want to send event's appointment (date and time) via SMS messages, I want the user to be able to click on it then Android will open the Calendar for them to add this event to their calendar. For ...
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Looking for a way to forward SMS messages from a spesific numbers

I'm looking for a way to forward SMS messages received on my phone from a specific number. The problem is that the number is a "service", meaning I don't see a number, I see a name like "AMEX", ...
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No notification sound, even though enabled

My phone doesn't play the notification sound (only vibration) for any app. This is particularly annoying when I get an SMS as I never notice when I get a message. It appears that all notification ...
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How do I reinstate the little number circle onto the yellow text message envelope icon please?

I want to reinstate the little Number Circle that (use to) appear on the yellow text message envelope as its completely disappeared from my Samsung G4, which is annoying!? I receive audible ...