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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (5)

0
votes
1answer
139 views

Galaxy S2, Hangouts app deletes incoming text messages

Incoming SMS messages tend to get deleted immediately on my Galaxy S2. The original messages app does not cause any issues, but if I turn on hangouts it goes nits. Edit: were talking about an ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Reflashed, kept data partition intact how do I restore my texts?

My friend has had to flash his phone but he kept the data partition intact. He uses hangouts for his SMS and for some reason, his old SMS messages in hangouts arent showing... Did they go when he ...
1
vote
1answer
136 views

Can I install CyanoGenMod's or AOSP Messaging app on top of existing Messaging app by my vendor

I want to install default Android SMS/Messaging app by Google, or even the one that comes with CyanoGenMod Custom ROMs. They feel more native and plain, which is awesome. Can I have 2 Messaging ...
0
votes
1answer
250 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
144 views

Log or find what and which text a SMS app sent?

I did accidentially press YES to "[appname] wants to send a message to [premium-rate-number]. Do you want to allow this? [Coin Icon] This will incur additional fees. [Checkbox] Remember my selection. ...
0
votes
1answer
420 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
207 views

Send predefined sms/text message to group with a shortcut

I would like to install a "panic button" on my phone's home screen or lock screen that would send a predefined sms/text message to a selected group of people. I am NOT looking for a group sms app ...
0
votes
0answers
100 views

Is there a way to swipe to mark read?

I use the TeslaUnread plugin for Nova Launcher, which places hovering unread counts on my app icons. I also use CM10.2.1, which has the swipe preview and quick reply features. Is it possible to ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Disabling SMS notifications except in the top bar

Whenever I receive an SMS I have 3 on-screen notifications. How can I disable them without disabling the notification in the top bar? Text program/menu/settings/notifications/uncheck only disable ...
3
votes
4answers
720 views

How can I save and protect sexy pictures sent by my girlfriend?

I'm traveling and my GF wants to send me some racy pictures. Of course I will accept that offer, but I need to save them on my phone in a safe way. My phone uses Activesync, so it's possible for my ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Hide SMS Message in Notification bar

I am using Moto E powered by Google Android Kitkat. When i receive a SMS, i am getting notification displaying the Sender Name with the Message. I don't want the Message received to be disaplyed in ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

How to move TextSecure texts to regular Message folder?

I'm wanting to remove TextSecure from my Samsung Galaxy S3. But I'd also like to keep the messages that are in the app. Is there any way to export those messages so that they can be imported to the ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Why can't I see these picture messages sent to my phone?

Every now and again, I get a picture message sent to my phone that I can't see on my phone. The only reason I know they are arriving is because I use MightyText, which lets me check my texts through ...
0
votes
1answer
148 views

SMS notification on Bluetooth

How can I get text notifications on my 390 plantronics bluetooth device from my galaxy prevail 2 if It has that feature? I have tried my settings in my phone but it only has the option for call audio. ...
1
vote
1answer
141 views

Save a draft message using 'hello sms' app

I have started using hello sms as my everyday SMS app and it is great. One problem though is I cannot work out how to save a draft message.
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Samsung Galaxy Light-Email messages sending as MMS, not exceeding 160 limit [duplicate]

I can't get my phone to stop converting email texts to MMS from SMS, and I haven't typed anything. The T-mobile website states that it shouldn't convert to an MMS unless it's exceeded the 160 ...
1
vote
0answers
79 views

Remove a SMS from my outbox

It happens to me something very annoying ... I sent an pro SMS by mistake to the wrong customer ... I realized it instantly, so I removed my battery immediately and restarted my phone (Samsung galaxy ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

sendin a group message on my galaxy s3

When I send a group message on my galaxy s3 sowftware 4.3 other people in the group message receive the message as an individual message. How do I fix this so that all the people in message receive it ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

The phone won't receive some text messages (Specially the verification codes from Google, Dropbox, Evernote, etc)

Recently, my phone stopped receiving verification text messages from Google, Dropbox and Evernote. I contacted the carrier and they say on their end things are working (My other phone (same carrier) ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

SMS App with DIFFERENT conversation list style for unreplied threads.

I've been searching everywhere to find an SMS app where I can see at a glance which conversation threads might need my attention. I often forget to reply to a text and would love to be able to look at ...
3
votes
2answers
585 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
674 views

How do I mark a text message as “unread” after reading it, on my kyocera hydro?

How do I mark a text message as >unread> after reading it, on my kyocera hydro?
2
votes
1answer
483 views

How to set Now SMS as default SMS app?

I have Nexus 7 2013 LTE with Android 4.4.2. I want to set Now SMS as the default SMS app but I have not been successful. After choosing it as the default, the popup is still shown next time I start ...
0
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to import/ restore vmg sms backup to android?

I have got an old Samsung mobile that exports all the SMS messages in .vmg format ? How can I restore those messages on my android format ? Is there any tool to convert .vmg messages to .xml so I ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Data sms need info [duplicate]

Any one can give me info about data sms how it works ? and does it require any type of internet ? does any one have an apk to view every data sms on all or specified port ? any info is appreciated ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Change the order of the recipients in a group message

How can I change the first person listed as the recipient in a group message? I am in a thread with my arch nemesis. His name comes up at the beginning of the list (i.e. Nemesi... and 9 more). How ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

blocking contact numbers on outgoing group text messages

I have a Samsung Note 3. How do I send text messages to a group without showing all of the contact numbers? I like to send to many, but I don't necessarily want the recipients to know who all ...
0
votes
2answers
71 views

Is there anyway to save my contacts and texts on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with broken screen?

Broke my screen, and it's dead. I searched the forums, and I could not find an answer. I don't care about my media files, but my contacts are really important to me. I already ordered the new Nexus 5, ...
1
vote
1answer
271 views

no alert tone when receiving a message

I have Samsung galaxy s duos 2 GT-S7582. my problem is that, everytime I receive a txt message, I don't hear any alert. ive already checked all the notification settings and all of it were turned on.. ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to set default SMS App in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

It is possible to set it in Android 4.4 KitKat. But how can I set it in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean? After installing Tango I fell in this problem.
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Sending a group the same message and get individual replies

First, I'm an android rookie. I'm managing a softball team. I need to be able to send 40+ phones the same message at the same time (SMS is fine), but get individual replies (each player/parent's ...
0
votes
0answers
107 views

Text messaging application disappeared

I have Samsung S Duos Ice cream Sand witch(4.1.2) loaded in it.I can't see my Text messaging app and also the icon in my phone for past two days.I am unable to get new messages also.I did not hide the ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

Create a SMS Template

Here is the thing. I would like to send specific sms with specific pattern to specific number. Is there some application which allows me to create such a template. for example : I Woud like to write ...
0
votes
1answer
470 views

MightyText isn't working. Is it malware?

I needed to send SMS from my PC because my hands finger's are fat then normal, which does not fit with smartphone small tiny buttons while i type large sentences, it takes me while to complete a small ...
0
votes
1answer
220 views

Delete call logs more than 5 days old

I want to delete call logs and sms that are older than a few days. Is there any way to delete call logs and sms that are older than 5 days? I using android 4.1.2, micromax a110q.
0
votes
0answers
83 views

How to change my Androids physical phone number to my Google Voice number?

I have been looking all over for something about this and can't find anything. What I'm trying to do is take my disconnected Android device and change the physical phone number to my Google Voice ...
2
votes
0answers
272 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

Text Messaging stacking

I have a Samsung galaxy s4 and when I send a text it is not the usualy "he said" "she said" bubles. It stacks my messages on top of each other and the other persons messages on top of theres. I would ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Does the default messaging app delete old texts even when the box is not checked?

I'm using the default messaging app with 4.2.2 and have discovered that the scrollback for old text messages doesn't extend as far as it should. I don't have the delete old messages as limits are ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Default Messenger Missing

My default messenger is no where to be found on my Galaxy S4 Active. It was there yesterday, and gone today. I don't know how or why it is no longer available. Any suggestions on why or how to restore ...
1
vote
2answers
32k views

how can I tell if someone has read text message?

Does delivery report mean that the person reads the message on android phone?
0
votes
0answers
166 views

sms anti-spam application compatible with android 4.4 & hangouts?

I want to block spam sms, at the same time I want to keep using hangouts for sms. Is it possible? What application should I install?
0
votes
1answer
199 views

How can I send my 4.4.2 device's SMS from the Web without changing the default app?

I would like to be able to send SMS from my phone via the Web. I used to use MySMS, however, since upgrading to 4.4.2, the app demands that it be the default messaging app due to messaging changes ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

“Message Not Sent.”

I'm on Edge connection because I have a third party device which I love. It's pretty fast most of the time, but today I think something happened. Android (4.2) keeps telling me "Message Not Sent" ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
51 views

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
0
votes
1answer
201 views

Can not send or receive a group text on my Android phone anymore

I have the LG Optimus F7, until last week everything was fine. Now no matter the SMS app I use (and I've tried with about 4 different ones now including the stock app on the phone) I can not send or ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

preventing SMS from being delivered to my Android jellybean phone

My GSM provider will not let customers use incoming SMS barring. I was wondering whether ther is a way to set the SMS memory status of my Android phone to full. This because I need to prevent senders ...