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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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Is it possible to have two Android phones with a single phone number?

Specifically, I am currently using a Samsung S6, but would like a second S6 that would share the texting across both devices. If one phone texted someone it would appear on the other phone as if that ...
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samsung galaxy a3: block all notifications except email and sms

Device: Samsung Duos (SM_A300H) Android version 5.0.2 I want something very basic: that my samsung galaxy a3 works like a phone and makes sound only for call, sms and alarm. No more FB nor email nor ...
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Sending SIP text messages

I have a Galaxy S3 mini (running 4.4.2). I configured my SIP account in the corresponding part of the settings, I told Android to accept incoming calls over SIP, it is properly registered. I then ...
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Why does my phone split long text messages into multiple messages?

I have a galaxy s6 on verizon. My friend has an iPhone 5 on sprint. When I send him long text messages, they appear as one message on my screen. On his screen they're broken up into multiple ...
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Stuck in Sending Mode (Galaxy S4)

Everytime I send a sms message, to any of my contacts, it gets stuck sending, with the little circle going round and round. I don't know if it's my network or my phone. This has started happening only ...
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Empty texts are being sent periodically to specific contact?

When I check my text messages, I am always a bit confused this week. A specific contact in my phone is being sent blank messages over and over again, and I cannot figure out why. What is even more ...
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US: sending international SMS, Hangouts

Maybe that is less an android and more an operator policy question, but posting here because it may very well be a bug in Hangouts, the most embarrassing app google ever published. I have a tmobile ...
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Message not received on Car Infotainment

We are facing an issue with respect to MAP profile with the Google Nexus device When we connect the Google Nexus device with the Car's infotainment (Panasonic 12DA) through bluetooth we are unable ...
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Send contact information via Hangouts on Samsung Galaxy S5

I have a difficulty when trying to send contact information on Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. Setup: I have Google Hangouts as default SMS app. Android: 4.4.2 (KitKat) Steps: Go to Contacts, long tap ...
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Google Hangouts chat not sending notifications

I am using Hangouts for both google chat and for text messaging. When I get a chat message my phone doesn't notify me, but when I get a text message I do get a notification. I have missed many ...
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“No application can perform this action” when trying to view a text message image

I’m using an LG Tribute phone (Virgin Mobile) with Android. I’ve noticed recently when someone sends me a text message with an image in it, and I click the image, I get a warning that reads Note No ...
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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 restore SMS from adb backup file without root

Similar question to this one: I have an ANDROID BACKUP file containing SMS history, produced from phone A using adb. That phone is gone, and this file is the only record I have of that history. I ...
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forward sms to new number on the same phone

I have an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 4.4.4. I am switching phone service providers from T-Mobile to Ting wireless. is there a way that phone calls and (more importantly) text messages ...
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Why can't my contacts see photos I send via SMS?

Trying to download SMS programs, tried a few, so to have better customizable color options as the new Samsung Galaxy sucks for that. Everything I have tried, whatsapp, GO SMS Pro, Viber, Hangouts, ...
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Default message auto delete texts

On a S5 how can I have messages from one contact not automatically delete? I can set all contacts to automatically delete, but I want one to be an exception.
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Is it possible to locate deleted messages (sms) on a zte maven?

recently cleaned excess crap from friends ZTE812 MAVEN only to discover they wanted to keep the text messages. I haven't factory reset, only surface delete. Is it possible to recover those messages, ...
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“Message Not Sent” notifications for days

I replied to an SMS but my message couldn't be delivered. I presume because the originating number wasn't a mobile number but the fixed line on the sender. Now I'm getting that notification in the ...
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Listen to text messages

Can somebody help with how can I listen to text messages on my phone? One of my friend using this same feature now I want to know how it works. Is there any way I can listen to my texts?
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Find speech-to-text created SMS history through search

One day I stumbled upon a history of all my speech-to-text created texts when I talked into my phone through a text message my phone recorded the messages that I was saying and I could replay them all ...
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Cannot send or receive SMS on my Moto G XT 1033 (1st Gen) on Cyanogenmod 13

I cannot send or receive SMS on my Moto G XT 1033 (1st Generation) on Cyanogenmod 13 official build. It's a dual SIM phone and only one SIM is working now. This is th first time I'm rooting and ...
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How can I tell if an app uses up texts?

I have limited texts for my no-contract phone, and I've been looking for lightweight apps that don't use up texts- things like Whatsapp, Kik, Signal, etc. I know those don't, at least if the other ...
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Android - Can't send SMS to short numbers

I am using Android 6.0 and when I try to send SMS (via Hangouts or Messenger) to a 4-digit number I get a confirmation pop-up and then an error saying "can't send message with %SIM_name%, error 28" ...
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How do i forward a text with a link?

I'm using Motorola Moto E (first gen) running Android 5.1. I'm fairly new to Android, I know I could forward message if I tap and press on the message for a while, wait for the dropdown menu to pop ...
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All texts grouped under own phone number

I have android 4.4.4, using republic wireless. For some reason, all of my texts are being grouped under my own phone number, and instead of being identified as my contacts, only the senders phone ...
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Why is my LG G3 receiving text messages with the wrong words?

I am using the LG G3 on AT&T's network. When receiving messages from a Galaxy S5, also on AT&T's network, the last part of the message shows words that the other person did not send to me. If ...
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Why are my replies to a group text appearing multiple times?

It used to be that when I would reply to a group text, my reply would only show up once. Now all of the sudden when I reply, my reply shows up multiple times. If 5 people are on this group text, my ...
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what is the best way to securely send SMS?

what is the best way to securely send details like bank account, credit card etc through SMS ? is there any apps available for free ?
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Disable Smileys on Verizon Messages+ App

I'm running stock Android 5.1.1 on a Galaxy S6. I use Messages+ as the primary messaging app. There are these ugly looking images called "Smileys", which are separate things from emojis. These ...
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Galaxy Y autommatically sends SMS at each boot

When I restart my phone then 1 SMS is sent automatically, and I get charged for this everytime by Rs. 1. What could that be, and how can it be disabled?
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Enable Hangouts SMS Notification on second user

I'm using Android with a main user and a secondary user account. How can I enable notifications when I receive a new SMS? This notifications are apearing in the main user only. For the secundary ...
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Why has my android messaging app stopped working?

All of a sudden now when I go to open my stock messaging app, it doesn't open the messages any more or let me write new ones. Instead it always says that the app isn't responding, forcing me to close ...
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App sending spam messages to my contacts

My phone sent the following message to all of my contacts: Install this voice messenger just to talk http://mrv.withmechat.us/Cun I know I didn't send this message and not to mention it sent it ...
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Samsung Galaxy Stardust. How do I send multiple messages but protect privacy?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Stardust. How can I send one message to multiple people without each individual person seeing each others phone numbers and/or responses? I have attempted to do this with the ...
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SMS shows up in alert box. Why?

I have recently been using a particular 2-step authentication system and there is something odd about the SMS messages I am sent which I have never seen before. When I receive and SMS from the ...
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Every SMS application crashing after updating Cyanogen

I have updated my Nexus 4 to CyanogenMod 12.1. The exact version number is: 12.1-20151007-SNAPSHOT-YOG4PA0334-mako. I previously used nightly version which was also based on CM 12.1. I was using ...
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Text in Japanese appear as blank

I have a Motorola Moto G 3rd gen with Version 5.1.1 and would like to send text messages in Japanese. I've installed an app "Google Japanese Input" and I can type in Japanese, send e-mails, post on ...
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Hangouts Changing Text Number for Contact

Early last week, it appeared that one of my contacts just stopped replying to my text messages in Hangouts. Upon further inspection, I discovered that the conversation I had been replying to had ...
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Lost my phone, how can I get my contacts from my SD card?

Well, I lost my phone. I know I can get some contacts from google, but it's not phone numbers, only e-mails. (I already tried locating my phone with google, and I was able to do it. It seems to be ...
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Adding a file to a text message

Have a Samsung galaxy 5 and I am trying to add a .pdf to a text message. Have tried the drop box but it wouldn't let me attach the file thanks, dana
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Most frequently used contact is muted but mute isn't checked, how to unmute/demute?

I mainly use my phone to contact one person. Recently the contact's texts got muted so no notification sounds. In the conversation view the little mute icon shows but in the menu the mute option is ...
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I have an LG Tribute and I cannot recieve or send group texts or pictures?

Whenever I get a group message or picture it says Message Size: 1 KB Multimedia message has arrived. Receive? Then there is a little white box that says download. When I click it, it either says ...
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SMS shows service center as null and send date well in the past

I got this SMS today (actually twice in a gap of an hour) which had an empty body and shows as from contact number 0 with all other information being vague, like: Sent on 10 September 2011 ...
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Is there a way to switch my sent messages to the left and my received messages to right?

is there a way for that green message or my message to be on the left and john's message or received messages to the right?
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Mute text notifications for single conversation only

I have a single conversation on my phone that is updated often. I want to mute text notifications for this conversation only. Thanks!
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How to add a text message server to contacts

I work in a rather large company, and I'm a emergency first responder (basically: provide life-saving first-aid, fight small fires and ensure buildings are properly evacuated when necessary). The ...
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Google Voice text forwarded to Hangout also shows up in Messenger app

I've just got an android phone (Nexus 5X). I have setup Google Voice to send/receive SMS in Hangout. Under the "Phone" menu in Google Voice, the option to "Receive text messages on this phone" is ...
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Why is my Android phone not receiving text messages from certain contacts?

I'm in the UK. My phone: Samsung Galaxy A3 (SM-A300FU) Android 5.0.2 three.co.uk branded Android & SIM The symptoms have been detected for these contact situations: Swiss phone (unknown ...
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experiencing a sms failure notification

i have a "SMS failure" notification propping up every now and then. I don't have messages that have failed to be sent.I have uninstalled previously installed application but the pop persists. How can ...