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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profile picture appears in gchat but nowhere else

Has anyone else had problems with their gmail profile pictures only appearing in the gchat message threads, but NOT when sending text messages through the Google Nexus S to other cell phones?? I ...
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SMS-Email Gateway App

Is there any combination of android applications which can connect to a POP3 account and: transfers emails to SMS (by phone number provided in the subject of the email) transfers SMSes to an ...
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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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Restoring messages from ClockworkMod backup

Here's the story. Today my phone (modded with Cyanogen mod) started bootlooping. So, I did a ClockworkMod backup and went about installing the latest version of Cyanogen mod. When that was done, I ...
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How can I move incoming messages immediately to the SIM card?

I need to move the incoming messages in my Android phone directly to the sim card. I know I can click the message and move manually to SIM, but I need to do it automatically. I couldnt find that ...
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Disabling smiley key on keyboards with the stock messaging app in ICS

I'm using a custom ROM for ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S. I like being able to create a new line in a text message, but the 'enter' key on all keyboards I use (though primarily Swype) is replaced with a ...
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SMS and Gmail notification volume

Is there an app that can control the volume of notifications for separate apps like SMS and Gmail? I searched around and found a number of old threads that says it's not possible. There was an app ...
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Shortcut to mark all SMS text messages read?

Is there an app that has a homescreen shortcut to mark all SMS text messages as read? Or an app that does this when I run it?
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Personalized Mass Text tool (app)?

I want to: Send massive personlized text messages. Example of what I want to do: Send the same template to George & Juan Hey Juan, how are you doing? Hey George, how are you doing? without ...
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SMS time stamps are behaving strangely

I am having an issue with the time stamps of incoming SMS messages when backing up messages. The time stamps of the messages I send out are correct. The time stamps of the incoming messages in the ...
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Is it possible to force a link to actually become a hyperlink in SMS?

Is there a way to easily send a link to someone that uses a non-standard domain extension .me. When I send it, my phone and their phone doesn't auto-linkify it because it doesn't use a common ...
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Samsung S2 reads out message aloud

Some one has changed my phone settings, so when I recieve an SMS from any number the message is read out loudly. Can someone tell me how to disable this? My driving mode is turned off too.
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Changing the appearance of messages in the Messaging app on Droid RAZR Maxx?

I was just wondering if there was any (easy) way to change the appearance of the native messaging app on Droid RAZR Maxx - it doesn't need to be fancy, just resetting it to the default Android 2.3 ...
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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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How can I get Google Voice to forward texts only when I'm not using Google Voice?

Google Voice app has the option "Receive text messages" with two choices: Also via the messaging app Only via the Google Voice app If I choose the first option, I will still get the text messages ...
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My messaging application sometimes closes itself while typing - How can I fix this?

When typing an SMS message, the messaging application will automatically close and the typed text is deleted, causing me to have to retype the text. It seems to happen after two or three messages. I ...
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How to transfer SMS message store to new phone which does not have an SD card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? There have been many duplicate questions asking about transferring SMS messages from one Android phone to another. The agreed ...
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timestamp on messages is wrong

My phone is turned off 11:00 - My friend sends me a text message/sms 2:00 - I turn my phone on. 2:01 - I receive the text message/sms, the timestamp is 2:01 But I want the timestamp to be 11:00 How ...
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Maximum ring volume for one contact, vibrate for others (SMS)

I keep my phone on vibrate all the day because of my work. So I mostly get back on people when I have the time. However, I must be informed immediately when some server goes down. For that I have ...
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Combine/merge/concatenate/unsplit long SMS/text messages?

I've Googled and searched the market and can't believe there's no such app. Maybe some other SMS management app has this simple function, to unsplit messages longer than the 160-character limit that ...
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How can I reduce the length and intensity of SMS notification vibrations?

After upgrading my Galaxy GT-i9000 to Gingerbread, the vibration when receiving an SMS is unbelievably long and hard. Before the upgrade (2.1?), the vibration was two short vibrations. How can I ...
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Delete draft sms in ICS

I see there are some other threads here about the same thing but they are not for ICS. If I start to write a sms to someone and not send it the text will be stored as a draft. How can I delete this? ...
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Reply to an SMS and send it to someone else

Sometimes when I reply to an SMS, I also want to send that same SMS to another person. On my previous non-android phones this was easy, every SMS was a single message, as opposed to the threads in ...
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Rooted phone - sending SMS message via command line

I have a rooted Droid (Sholes), with ConnectBot installed. I can ssh into it via dropbear copied to /system/xbin, and/or also the instance of Debian installed on it via the "Linux Installer" ...
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How to disable SMS preview displayed over a locked screen?

On an Android device (HTC Desire S if that matters) with a locked screen whenever an SMS is received it's preview is displayed over the locked screen. This is super inconvenient - anyone who is nearby ...
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How do I save sms messages e.g. to SIM?

Today have fired up my new Samsung Galaxy S II. To find that managing SMS messages is not as intuitive as on my old - non-smart Sony Ericsson. Cant seem to find a way to save messages to SIM - or ...
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Images are getting deleted from “camera shots” once sent in a text message

I have an HTC Desire Z, Andorid 2.3.3 with HTC sense version 2.1. If i take a photo and text it, that photo is getting deleted from my Gallery/camera shots. How can I fix this so the photos are ...
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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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Save more then 200 SMS per contact on 2.3?

I've noticed that my Samsung Galaxy Gio (Android 2.3) saves only 200 SMS per contact. Is there any way to save more?
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How can I insert a customized emoticon in SMS? Galaxy S2

Just wondering if is it possible to insert a customized emoticon in SMS. I get only those :-) default ones. I'd like to use smth like :) or :-x or 8-)
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How can I build the TextSecure app from source code?

Unless I’m mistaken, the TextSecure app (which provides encrypted text messaging—both over the wire and on disk) was pulled from the market a while back, leaving no way to install the app is readily ...
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Phone will not vibrate for incoming text messages

No matter what I do, I can't get my phone to vibrate for text messages anymore. I am running Cyanogenmod 7.1.0. It vibrates for phone calls and for haptic feedback, so there's obviously nothing ...
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Sending sms from tablet not allowed or not possible?

This is more of a meta question, but the best place to ask I'm sure.. Why can't I send an sms from my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 3G tablet? Is it because the hardware does not support it (most likely), ...
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How can I prevent long SMS messages from auto-converting to MMS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Converting to multimedia message” when forwarding large SMS I have a Galaxy S I9000. I can't send long messages. When it reaches the 3 SMS limit it changes ...
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Where on the file system are SMS messages stored?

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? I'm using ES File Explorer to browse around but can't seem to find this - is it on the phone or the SD, and where? I have an HTC Wildfire but I ...
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Why does my phone come up with a multimedia message sometimes when I am sending a message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent my device from automatically converting SMS to MMS? Can I turn off the multimedia on my phone . Why does it come up sometimes when I am trying to send ...
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Encrypting SMS and calls

Is it possible to encrypt calls and SMS messages between two Android phones (or even from android to iPhone)? This firm delivered a beta on Android Market before: http://www.whispersys.com/
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I have full service but all my messages refuse to send?

Yesterday I encountered a problem with my phone: I have full service and I can make phone calls, download, and use internet without a problem. I can also receive messages, but anytime I try to send it ...
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What does locking an SMS message do?

I have noticed that long clicking an SMS message brings up a menu containing a "Lock message" option. What does this do? I have a Nexus S.
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How to transfer text messages from iPhone to Android with iOS 5?

I'm trying to switch from an iPhone 3GS to a Galaxy SII and got multiple questions. This one concerns migrating the text messages (SMS). I've found quite some articles, basically they fall into two ...
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How to make sure I have no sms virus?

I'm using a non-rooted, non-hacked Samsung GT-I5700 device which runs Android 2.1. Today I've received an MMS from an unknown phone with something which looked like a spam for Mastercard. I've ...
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Why are my SMS messages being sent automatically?

When I start composing an SMS message on my Samsung Galaxy S2, if I pause for a couple of minutes the SMS gets sent automatically, even though the message hasn't been finished (and I haven't hit the ...
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How to read out the data in HTC Desire SMS backup file?

Unfortunately my HTC Desire SMS app crashed (HTC official android 2.2), all SMS and MMS were lost. When I tried to recover from a previously backed up SMS file (generated by Desire SMS app), but it ...
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How to avoid to have my carrier resend information to my G2X after losing sms over 4g after instaling a rom

Ever since I got that great/not so great phone I have been attempting to get a good version of gingerbread running on it since the stock version of froyo LG has on it is too unstable for me. Every ...
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Alerts & Reminders based on SMS content

At work I get paged by our automated system. The problem is that the numbers come across unique each time. 1(999)000-0001, 1(999)000-0002, etc. The body of the SMS is the same each time tho, in the ...
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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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Are there any apps for storing SMS online for latter viewing and searching?

I like how Google voice stores all my text messages online so I can search them and store conversations for ever. But I am not a fan of Google voice and want to use my own number etc. I saw a few ...
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Save txt messages to PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? Is it possible to move/backup txt/sms message from my phone to my PC? I have Android 2.2 If this could be done via a usb ...
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How can I set different ringtones - one for new email and one for new SMS in Nexus One?

Currently I can't find the selection box anywhere in the configuration in my Nexus One to allow this; i.e. they are the same and when I'm expecting SMS from my friend, I get distracted by the emails ...
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Is there a SMS to bluetooth router app?

I have a bluetooth device that is paired with my phone. The BT device can receive and send text. How can I route incoming SMS text messages to the BT device? And conversely, how can I have the BT ...