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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Is there a way to receive my SMS messages on my desktop?

I just purchased an S4 Mini, my first android phone. I was wondering - is there a way to send/receive messages on my Windows 8 desktop when my phone is connected to my machine?
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HTC One M7 SMS Issues

Before I begin Before I ask this question, I just want to say this: I have looked through the web for answers, formatted my phone and tried alternate SMS applications. They have not helped, my ...
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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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How can I turn off the home screen preview of SMS/text messages in my Galaxy Note 2

On an Android device (Galaxy Note 2) 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 can see it ...
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How to turn off Viber's new SMS income message notification

I am getting double SMS notification, i.e. one from system SMS app and another one from Viber. I don't want Viber SMS notification and need to turn it off. I'm looking in Viber app's setting but I ...
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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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How to make my phone vibrate when a text or an email is received when in vibrate mode?

Currently, when I put my phone into vibrate mode, it only vibrates for calls. It does nothing for texts or emails, however, so I don't know when I've received one. Does anyone know a way to enable ...
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How to make Hangouts automatically fallback to sms when no data connection?

I use the latest Hangouts version (the one rolled out a few days ago, which now supports voice calls) on a Nexus 5. I have set Hangouts as my default messaging app. In the past the following behavior ...
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How can I use external modem for voice calls on Android tablet?

My tablet doesn't support calling/messaging function by default and also it doesn't have an app for that by default. Is it possible? In my case I use Micromax Infinity P275 tablet and Huawei E1732 ...
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Google Hangouts - Can not send or receive MMS

About 2 weeks ago, I updated CyanogenMod on my device, and Google Hangouts, and began experiencing this problem. I did an immediate restore from before my update, and there was no change. I can not ...
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I can't send a picture attachment within a text message - using NET10 (Motorola ATRIX 2)

I can't send a picture attachment within a text message - using NET10 (Motorola ATRIX 2) - have only had the service for a month and this is the first time I've tried sending a picture
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Mass confusion about present and future: Hangouts, SMS, MMS, and Google Voice

I've been trying to make sense of recent news and theories about the future of Hangouts, SMS/MMS integration, and merging with Google Voice. My main concern right now is that I want to continue ...
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How to extract SMS from an HTC One ICS SMS backup file?

I have an HTC One V and I backed up my SMS using the phone's messaging application (which is a part of the ICS stock ROM) to the SD card. The resulting backup is a file called SD_20121221_448193_0 and ...
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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 ...
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How do I disable faces on contacts?

On an older version contacts without images are a solid color. Now its a solid color with a blank face drawn on top of it. It's irritating. How can I disable it? I also would like to disable the ...
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Incoming SMS link to wrong contact

I have incoming SMSs from Bank/Providers/etc without phone number, the name only . The native sms application show these names ok, until I try to open sms sender contact's details. In this case it ...
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Made hangouts handle my SMS. Any downside to disabling Messanging?

If I've made Hangouts handle my SMS, is there any downside to disabling the default Messaging app? Does anything rely on that app being enabled?
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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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HTC One Messages app extremely slow, but just when I text one person!

Yesterday my friend (who texts me a LOT of pictures of his kids) sent me a barrage of pictures and one video. Ever since then, texting him is excruciatingly slow. These things happen: 1) Just getting ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't show SMS notification

I need help with a problem in a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3. I can't receive SMS notification when a SMS is sent to my mobile phone. Every time I have to open the application to check if ...
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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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How do I remove Selfmite worm?

In June this year I experienced what I've found to be called the "Selfmite" worm on my Nexus 5 smartphone. On 24.06 and 29.06 it sent the message "Dear [contact name], Look The Self-time, ...
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Samsung galaxy 3 text message

I have Samsung Galaxy s3 and whenever I get a text msg from my friend my phone says unknown address although Ive already saved the number. So, all the msgs are keeping under "Unknown adress" so I cant ...
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How to make Hangouts stop sending me SMS messages?

I've tried out the SMS feature of Hangouts app, which allows you to handle SMS within itself instead of the default one. I didn't like it for certain reasons, so I disabled it. However, for some ...
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Where is the scheduled message option?

I've upgraded my Galaxy Note II to Android 4.3 and if I open the menu when writing an SMS there is no scheduled message option anymore. Where is it gone?
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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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Is there any way I can delete individual text messages?

I have a Huawei U8850 running Android 2.3.7 and want to manage my text messages more efficiently. At the moment the only delete options I can see are to delete all thread or the current thread. ...
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Moto X 4.4: Google Hangouts vibrates although vibration is disabled

I'm having a really annoying issue to where when i receive a text message through hangouts my phone will vibrate and make a sound when it isn't muted even though in the hangouts app and in the ...
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how to open a .hbk files which contains the sms backup from htc one s

I can't open the backup of sms because after sending it on my mail I discovered it's a hbk file. How can you open this type of file? I need to print them! thanks
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How to show “sent” timestamp in messages app

With both my previous HTC One S phone's default OS and the cyanogenmod I put on it a few months later, it was possible to choose the time stamp that shows under received messages in the default ...
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Can I mark sms as read in the notification menu?

When get an incoming sms and view it in the notification menu (swiping down from the top of the screen) I can sometimes read the entire message there and I don't need to reply to it. Is it possible to ...
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scheduled message feature removed?

I've upgraded my Galaxy Note II to Android 4.3 and if I open the menu when writing an SMS there is no scheduled message option anymore. Where is it gone?
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Recover deleted content from userdata partition?

So it came to pass, that Amanda did have a blonde moment and deleted all her threads in the SMS app by mistake. Yeah, "Delete all threads" probably shouldn't be quite so easy to invoke. The phone's ...
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Can't send long text messages with CM11

I'm running CM11 M7 nightly on the Nexus 5 (Android 4.4), but I think this problem has existed with all CM11 versions I've tried. It worked fine for me on a previous phone running CM10.2 (Android ...
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Which app sent the unauthorized texts?

Today I got an automated text from my wireless provider saying I'd gone over my text limit. This is odd because I send maybe 50 texts a month. When I logged into their customer site I found over 3000 ...
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After upgrading the preview of text messages on my lockscreen feature disappeared

I have a HTC One Mini and recently upgraded from Android version 4.2 to 4.3,. Everything went fine, but I noticed when people were sending me messages that I couldn't see a preview of them or who sent ...
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How do I backup and restore SMS Messages?

How do I backup and restore SMS Messages?
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Moving text messages from 2.2 to 4.2

I had recently purchased new LG Optimus L90 (model D415, Android 4.2.2, default OEM set up, Optimus UI) to replace old Optimus T (Optimus One, P509, 2.2). I had used SMS Backup+ to move my messages, ...
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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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How to tell if you are part of a group text message

When being texted by another Android user, is there some way to determine whether you are part of a group text or being contacted individually?
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Where is CP Message stored?

Today I got a message from my operator, my phone (Galaxy Note 2) open it in CP Message (I don't know if this is app, the title say 'CP Message'). I installed the file that my operator sent to me. ...
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How to send same text message to multiple people but they would only see their name as recipient?

I have a Moto X with KitKat. I am trying to send the same text message to multiple people. I do not want the recipients to see the numbers of other recipients. I do not want the recipients' ...
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Help! I can no longer access photos from my gallery when trying to send a picture

I have a Samsung S4. wen I want to attach a photo to an sms I used to get an option of accessing the photo via galary or samsung link. Usually I click gallery. This time I accidentally clicked Samsung ...
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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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My phone is sending messages to international number [duplicate]

My phone is automatically sending sms to number 6592324290 and i have been charged heavily by my service provider. I don't remember that i have installed any app which can send such sms. please advice ...
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Typing emoji in SMS limits number of characters to 70

I have HTC One X running Android 4.2.2. While typing SMSs if I put an emoji character then it sets the maximum number of characters to 70. Why?
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Messeging or Hangouts - Open Directly to List of People

When I get a notification that I've gotten a new text message, I open Messaging to look. However, it opens usually to the last person I was sending texts to, which isn't always the person that I now ...
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Idea with Samsung sending sms automatically (although no charge)

I have two samsung GT S6312 mobiles, Both have idea connection. I noticed from last few days that my both mobile send suddenly sms to some number as same time. The sms log does not shows anything and ...
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Texting with Samsung Galaxy S4

My Samsung Galaxy S4 has been saying that my text is "sending" for hours now. However, one of the recipients has responded to my text. Was not doing this earlier today
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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. ...