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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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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Make “tap to add priority senders” disappear

I have recently updated the OS of my phone, and since then I have the following "Tap to add priority senders." on my SMS app which I don't like, it just uses screen space. How can I remove it? ...
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How do I set my contact picture for text messaging with my Huawei Fusion?

I have a Huawei Fusion and I have been trying to find out how to change the grey Android picture into my own personal one. I have had no luck finding out how to on the internet. Help would be greatly ...
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Stock Android 4.4.2 Stock Messaging App

I wanted to see how this other messaging app was going to work on my phone and Gear S. To make it my default I had to go to default messaging app and turn off my stock message app. But the new app ...
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Use Quick Responses with Hangouts' Implementation of Google Voice

Back in the days of the original Google Voice app it was not possible to send quick replies when you're receiving a call through Google Voice. But now that Google Voice is integrated with Hangouts is ...
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Can you send texts from iMessage to someone who has Android and uses Handcent?

Can you send texts from iMessage to someone who has Android and uses Handcent? And if yes does the iPhone user need to have Handcent?
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How to keep Hangouts from adding a “1” before SMS shortcode?

I frequently use SMS shortcodes to get my account balance from my bank. I send a text message to the bank's short code (in this case, 728464), and my bank replies with a text message containing my ...
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How do you delete thousands of text messages at once?

I have a HTC vivid and need to delete about 30,000 texts. Every time I try to do it, it freezes my phone. The same thing happens when I try to create a backup.
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When sending a text message to multiple recipients, how does one see the other recipients?

I sent a text message through MightyText to 5 recipients. One of them showed me on his phone it indicates the other people the message was sent to. How is this possible? Does SMS include each ...
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SMS message text absurdly large

My LG Optimus Fuel (running factory-installed, non-rooted KitKat) is displaying SMS and MMS message text in the Messaging app at a very large size, as seen below. I have looked through the app's ...
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How to Search within SMSes in Hangouts App?

The default messaging app on Android provides the search feature, which allow users to search within SMSes. But I wasn't able to find Search in hangouts app. (as I have Sms integration with hangouts, ...
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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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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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what is the path the file system location where SMS messages stored? [duplicate]

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? plese list the path
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Is There a Computer Application To Manage SMS Messages The Same as Nokia PC Suite Can?

In Nokia PC Suite we can backup mobile data (contacts, message etc) on a computer. We can also send, receive sms or manage sms by computer using Nokia PC Suite when a Nokia mobile is connected with a ...
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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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Can I send Android device's Notifications(like SMS, Gmail, WhatsApp) to my PC?

Most of the time, when I keep my device for charging, away from my PC where I work, I get lot of notifications from things like Gmail, WhatsApp, SMS and Hangout, and other communication apps. I know ...
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Message Center Missing Galaxy S4

I cannot find the message center of my galaxy s4 phone. I know exactly where it is supposed to be, however it is not there. The section reads: Text Message (SMS) settings Delivery reports Manage SIM ...
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Send SMS to a list of recipients from a text file

I am old user of Nokia E72 and it has got an interesting function that I always used. But now I moved to Android on an Xperia SL. On my Nokia, the field of recipients allowed me to copy and past the ...
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messaging push notifications won't work after 4.3 update?

I updated my Samsung galaxy s3 to 4.3 a few days ago, and ever since then, push notifications for the built in messaging app hasn't been working. My phone doesn't ring, the icon doesn't appear in the ...
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How do I send a group SMS with google hangouts? [closed]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon if that matters. Thanks!
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How do I send a contact via SMS?

I would like to send two contacts (name+phone nr) to one of my contacts. This is a simple menu-option on my old Sony Ericsson. How can I do this on Android? I'm not in the same building as the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 quick message responses limited to 160 characters

My Samsung Galaxy S5's messaging app has a quick-response feature that will cause a new message to pop up on the screen, regardless of lock status, a lot like the app 'Glowfly' used to before 4.4 ...
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How to disable message button on lockscreen?

Hello I want to make this button gone, because I installed lockscreen notifications app, but if I disable in messages app notifications it not notificate when I get new message.
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Message notifications stuck!

I've had my Moto X (first gen) for a while, I think almost a year Noe, the whole experience has been great but lately every time I open my messaging app I get a "Two messages could not be sent" ...
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App Permission and Force stop

Hello everybody :) I would be very grateful if you could answer my questions. 1- If the app has as a permission : Read and send text messages (SMS or MMS). Does it include whatsapp and viber ...
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How do I turn off auto-complete when texting?

Does anyone know how to turn off the auto-complete feature when texting? Sometimes I just want to text and not have my device try and tell me what I'm thinking. Other times this is OK, but I just ...
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My S4 Mini won't (even try to) send text messages

I tried to send text messages yesterday. When I pressed send, my text disappears from the text field but nothing else happens. The message doesn't appear in the chat log as sent or trying to send or ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I expand the 'Type message' area in Messaging 4.4.4-35 on Moto E?

Using Messaging 4.4.4-35 App that comes on Moto E. The 'Type message' area is too small to see more than 2.5 lines at a time. Is there a way to expand this area?
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how can I tell if someone has read text message?

Does delivery report mean that the person reads the message on android phone?
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Only vibrate when there are no active notifications

Is there a way to tell android only to vibrate if there are no active notifications? Example: I use telegram messenger, and when receiving a message the phone vibrates. Even so I do not use the phone ...
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Transfer SMS message history, without Google account

How can I backup and restore SMS message history, and restore on a later Android version — using only the SD card storage? I am upgrading from one device to another: Existing device: Google Nexus ...
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new posh orion mini that keep getting a notification that says “incoming messages blocked” because of low internal storage

i recently bought a posh orion mini (literally a week ago) and i keep getting a notification that says "incoming messages blocked" because of low internal storage. there is also a consistent ...
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Attaching contact info in sms message

When I first got my Moto G, I was able to attach contact info in a message. Now that it updated its OS, I can no longer do this. The point is, my "smart" phone got stupid. Really? Are your ...
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How do I open a Photo attached to a text Message?

I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy S and have been sent a Text message with a photo but cannot find out how to open the photo to view when I touch the message thread it just comes up with message ...
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Why don't android 4.4 SMS apps put each copy of a multi-recipient SMS in the right conversation?

I recently upgraded from Android 2.3.4 to 4.4.4. In my old Sony Messaging app, sending an SMS (not MMS) to multiple recipients would result in a copy of my message appearing in each recipient's ...
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Stop text messages from going into my Exchange account's Inbox

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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facebook messages coming in unwanted on SMS text on my Razor

Recently FB communication started showing up on my SMS text. How do I keep FB from populating that system?
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Text message with pictures: “Download” button does nothing

I have a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0.4. When people send me text messages with a picture attached, I receive the message but it says something like this, with a "download" button: Message size: ...
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I want to display the sender's name rather than their contact photo within a text message conversation

I want to display the sender's name rather than their contact photo within a text message conversation. I don't have everyone's contact photograph memorized and I have multiple people with the same ...
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How do I change the default SMS application on my HTC Hero?

I recently got completely fed up with the built in Messages (SMS) application and switched it out for Chomp (also looking at Handcent, haven't decided on one yet). I want to use the "Messages" icon ...
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My device (Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus GT-S5301) doesn't send any SMS and even sending or receiving files through Bluetooth

Recently I remember stopping some 2 services in order to boost ram performance but later my phone refused to send any SMS and it dosent also receive or send any files through bluetooth but it does ...
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Text Message Sequence

I am receiving my text messages but they are not in sequence. The reply to my question ends up above the questions instead of below. How do you fix it?
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HTC Desire 510 Ghost texting

I am having a issue where my phone would sometimes "ghost text" a HTC customer support called it. I think its just heating up when it happens but i'm not sure of the issue. When I text it would ...
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What are the technical reasons that SMS is not backed up in a full ADB backup?

When performing a backup with ADB, I use the command: adb backup -apk -shared -all Why doesn't SMS get backed up? Every guide says to backup SMS separately. It seems like that would be the #1 ...
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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 ...