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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How to extract sms from HTC sms backup file [duplicate]

Recently I backed up SMS in my HTC phone. I found that my problem is pretty same as in this question. But I am layman and I can't understand the solution provided in that thread. Can someone explain ...
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Unable to use Network: “Not Registered On Network”

I am using Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330 (officially upgraded from 4.0.4 to 4.1.2). It used to work fine, but since a few days I am not able to call or send sms or use any network related services. It ...
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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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HTC One M7 Text messaging problems

I Have a HTC One M7 that had it's software updated 5/26/15. The only problem i'm facing is that I can't read my text messages. I can open my text threads, but it won't show the actual text ...
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Delete a saved message on SIM card on HTC Desire

I have HTC Desire 612. I saved a message to SIM card and I've tried to delete it. But everytime I try, it shows back up in my threads. How to delete it for good?
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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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How to set my Viber not to receive any text messages from Viber?

I kept receiving messages from Viber and I keep blocking every number they send text to me. Its annoy me. How can I set not to receive any text message from Viber in near future?
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Call forwarding from device 1 mobile network to device 2 data network

My brother's new job is underground with no cell reception or 3G. He wants to leave his phone upstairs so it can receive calls and SMS, and somehow forward them to him downstairs to Android / PC / Mac ...
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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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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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Android 5.1 & Group SMS in Messenger defaults to MMS

Am I right in thinking that as of Lollipop 5.1 all group messages sent via Messenger are sent via MMS? In prior versions I had the choice to send them as multiple SMS messages, which is what I want ...
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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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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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my android wont let me open up my text messages?

My phone (android incredible) was working perfectly fine. Then it just stopped letting me open up my text message threads. All it does is say loading and I left it for about 10 minutes and still ...
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How do I send SMS from PC through Android Phone or to Android Phone?

I'm looking for an app that will let me type text messages on my PC and send the SMSs directly from the PC through my phone, or save the messages to the phone for later use. I'm basically looking at ...
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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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How do I select the number of an incoming SMS?

I received some SMSes that show up both in my SMS app and in Google Hangouts; however for the life of me I can't figure out how to just copy that number (in order to report it as a spammer), short of ...
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Adjust SMS length limit?

I just bought my new Samsung Galaxy S5. When texting, when I exceed 160 characters it automatically converts to MMS. I have researched the remedy,gone to settings and clicked the MMS Alert to 'on' ...
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How to automatically send an SMS if a call is missed?

Due to a busy schedule, missed call are a constant, and many times the person calling insists on keep calling until I answer. The ideia is to automatically send an SMS with a pre-defined message to ...
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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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Message Center Missing

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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Transfer SMS Messages from Nokia (Symbian) to Android

I know this question has been asked quite a few times. However, please read ahead. I have tried a lot of apps such as VeryAndroid SMS Backup, SMS Backup & Restore, WonderShare MobileTrans. I ...
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SMS Text Messages take a long time to load

So I have a Galaxy S4 and only happens to a couple of people like my husband which I text the most too and when I open my messages (Conversations) to him it takes forever to open is it because I have ...
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What files should I backup to keep MMS attachments in message threads?

I need to backup call logs, SMS, and MMS with their attachements but I don't want to use an app for that. I have root access. I will restore them on the same device (Nexus 4). What files exactly ...
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My LG G2 phone won't receive texts

I recently switched from a iPhone to an LG G2 and now my phone won't receive texts. But it is sending them just fine.
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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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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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“Unknown address” when receiving text message on Samsung Galaxy S3

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 and whenever I get a text message from my friend, my phone says "Unknown address" although I've already saved the number. All their messages are kept under "Unknown address", ...
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no incoming messages shown on my mail box

My phone shows no incoming messages on my mail box icon. the mailbox icon on my home screen, doesn't show incoming messages ( in the red circle) please help.
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Is it possible to read SMS with broken touch and disabled usb debug?

I've just broken my touch screen, but there is an extremely important text message in my device. USB debug is disabled, and I can't enable it because touch is broken. :\ Is it possible to reach that ...
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changed my 'message centre' number and now sms will not send.?

S2 galaxy note. I changed my 'message centre' number in 'message settings' and now sms will not send.? also, Searching for WHY MOST address book contacts do not show an icon for incoming sms…? ...
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How to merge SMS threads from same contact with different numbers?

I'm looking for a way to do the following: I have a contact with 2 numbers. He sends me messages through one number and I have to reply to the other one. I want to merge the threads and have a number ...
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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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Notifications not showing

With the new updates, I can't see any of my notifications on the lock screen. I have to unlock my phone to see anything. It's so inconvienent. How can I change it back or fix it or something???
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How can I track my location and phone logs?

As an experiment, I would like to track the following things: Location Phone logs Text messages I have a Nexus 4 running KitKat (CyanogenMod, rooted), and I would prefer to export to CSV or ...
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How to get text messages off phone with broken screen [duplicate]

I would like to access and transfer text messages from an Xperia E to a new phone. I've found several applications that appear to let me do so, but all of them require USB Debugging to be on. Since ...
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Message app doesn't display contact names on Micromax Yureka on Lollipop

I updated my Micromax Yureka to Lollipop on April 21. After it's installed, it's a little bit slow and in default messages, app contacts names are not displaying. It shows only numbers, even if those ...
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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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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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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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copy phone number from incoming call - forward in a message

I am a former iphone user converted to the glories of Android - running a new MotoX 2nd gen with Lolipop. One thing I could do easily in iphone was copy phone numbers and text, i cant figure out how ...
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Set up an automated SMS server with Android (and a computer)?

I'm looking for a way to set up an SMS server (I don't know if there is better terminology for this, but probably). What I want: use the phone as an SMS gateway for an automated server let the ...
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Send a SMS for every Android notification (goal: get notifications on Garmin Edge 1000)

I am wondering if there is a way, or an app, to send a SMS for every notification the Android phone is getting. My goal is to try to find a way to send all the Android notifications to my Garmin Edge ...
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How to copy selected text in an SMS message

what I would like to do is be able to take a text message and copy a PORTION of it to use somewhere else. This comes in handy if an email address or phone number wasn't automatically picked up. ...
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Install messaging tablet app on non-network phone

I've got a regular cell phone through Verizon. In addition, I also have a Galaxy Tab and a Galaxy S3, both of those using Wi-Fi only. I use Verizon's messaging app on my regular phone as the default ...
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group text messages being converted to MMS on samsung galaxy S3 [duplicate]

I've just discovered that when I send a group text (normally short messages) my samsung galaxy S3 automatically converts it to a picture message. I have been charged for this and the mobile company ...
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SMS backup apps, SMS Backup+, SMS Backup and Restore

I've been using SMS Backup+ and when I restore not all my messages are restored, even though I can see them there in gmail. I've used SMS Backup and Restore before but it doesn't have a feature to ...
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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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How do I change my photo in my message threads?

I have an LG Optimus Elite and I am running the stock ROM. In my text message threads, under "Me" where my messages are, it shows one of my contacts, rather than my Facebook or Google photo. How do I ...
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Disable Auto MMS Conversion on Lollipop Galaxy Note 3

I am having some problems regarding auto conversion of long SMS to MMS. Here in our country, we don't usually use MMS. I just want my stock messaging app to stop converting my long SMS to an MMS. Is ...