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Reset texting settings

I have Google Voice on my Android and originally I didn't have texting, so I checked the box that has it send text from Google Voice all the time. But recently my phone company just randomly gave me ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I forward texts to my tablet and reply back?

I have a tablet running Android 4.0.1, and a cell phone running 2.2. When I'm working on my tablet, I would like to be able to see my texts and phone calls get forwarded to the tablet, which doesn't ...
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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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What does “Can't send message on card 1, error 21” mean?

I'm trying to send an SMS with Messenger on my new Nexus 5X running Lollipop, but sending always fails with Can't send message on card 1, error 21. Receiving SMS and making phone calls works fine. ...
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How to disable SMS notification during phone call?

I call somebody, or somebody calls me, we are talking. Now, during the call I got SMS and I cannot hear anything because the SMS notification is playing. So how to disable this notification when call ...
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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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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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Sending & Receiving SMS via WiFi

Is there a way to send and receive SMS when a cellular signal is not available, but WiFi is? I'm often on-site at locations where the building has a strong WiFi (Internet) connection, but a simple ...
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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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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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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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Proper PC Suite for android? [closed]

I was expecting Android Phones to have some powerful PC Suite, but apparently not. I'm looking for application that can: manage my phone files (audio/photo), calendar (ms outlook independent) add/...
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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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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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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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Turn off text message (SMS) sync to Exchange email account

I recently started using a Samsung Galaxy S4 and one of the features in a synchronization between text messages and email accounts. When a text message comes in it throws a copy into my Exchange ...
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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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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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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 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 import an existing mmssms.db to an Android Virtual Device?

I've downgraded from Cyanogenmod 13 (Android 6.0.1) to Android stock 5.1.1, and kept my previous mmssms.db file, but it is incompatible with older Android versions. I would like to import this ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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3rd party SMS app message sending fails

I've a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime(SM-G530H) working with Android 4.4.4, I tried installing 3rd party messaging app, made it the default messaging app, but the message sending fails always. I've tested ...
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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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Can't receive WhisperPush Messages on CM11

My Phone runs CyanogenMod 11. I registered in WhisperPush via the Settingsentry and got the verification code. I do have a Google Account, the phone is new and I haven't installed any apps yet. Now I ...
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Google Voice SMS not available via bluetooth

I use Google Voice for all my calls & SMS (I don't even know my phone's actual number from memory). This week, I bought a new Mazda, with Bluetooth support. It works great for music and calls, ...
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How can I import new SMS into my phone without wiping the current SMS?

Situation: Old phone broke, got a new phone. Used new phone for a week and accumulated a fair amount of SMS (on a fresh new phone) Decided to finally restore from previous phone backup that was a ...
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Text bubble randomly changing color on Galaxy S6's stock Messaging app on Android 6.0

I have a Galaxy S6 through Sprint and just upgraded to Android 6.0. Since the OS upgrade, my text messages have been seemingly randomly changing color. The text is always the same color, but the ...
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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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Messages not Sent Error

My phone (Moto X) keeps telling me I have 2 messages not sent. However when I tap on the notification it take me to the message app but there are no drafts saved. How do I get rid of this? A hard ...
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Android up-gradation to 5.1 causes lots of issues with Moto G(1st Gen)

Yesterday I upgraded OS to 5.1 lolipop from 5.0.1, Since then I started to face many issues with my phone (Moto G-1st gen.) SMS not receiving Contact list seems empty (completely non-functional (...
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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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Blank Text Message from random number - is it a virus?

So I just got a blank text message from some number that I don't know. My worry is that this is some sort of intrusion attempt. My understanding is whenever I receive a text message, or a message ...
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What's “creation mode” in the Galaxy S's offical messaging application?

If you open the official messaging App, go to menu then settings, there is a setting "creation mode" which has the following options (in that order): restricted warning free What does this change? ...
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No text message notifications on Android 4.4.2

I just upgraded my Note 2 with 4.4.2, and since then I stop receiving notifications from text messages, voice mails and emails. I do not see the LED blinking on any text messages or voice messages. ...
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MMS messages end up in a new conversation with my own phone number as a recipient

I recently got a Nexus 6P. One very strange and annoying behaviour is that whenever I receive an MMS from someone I have a conversation with the MMS message will be stored in a separate thread with ...
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SIM 1 Card Full notification on HTC Desire SV

On my HTC Desire SV, a notification says SIM card is full Delete some messages to make more space. I've deleted all my messages and it still won't go away. I've clicked on it and it leads me to ...