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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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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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Group message issues with iPhone users

I just switched from an iPhone 5S just two days ago and now using LG G3. I am having trouble with group messages. As an example, let's say there are four users in a group chat, 1 Android, 3 iPhones. ...
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Display only the sender's name in text notifications

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 notification, just the sender name is enough.
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Can't find text message that was to a group

When John Doe texts to a group that includes me, it appears as a notification in the upper left corner, but then when I go to the text message conversations between me and John Doe, its not there. ...
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Configure Android to allow third-part application to handle SMS (text) messages?

I have a Huawei P8 Lite running stock software (Android 5.0 and EMUI 3.1), and use a third-party application (MyPhoneExplorer, a.k.a. MPE) to handle SMS messages from my Windows computer. Although I ...
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How to stop MMS text messages from sending

I have sent a message to the wrong person and want to stop it from sending. I quickly put the phone into airplane mode,as you do to stop normal text messages, however because this message was so ...
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how to send to special number in the new hangouts

before the update I can send messages to number like "2200" no problem but since the update hangouts instantly adds +63 to the numbers and now I can send sms to it and it doesn't even let me compose a ...
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How do I stop my phone from auto completing numbers (samsung galaxy s3)?

I like predictive text generally, but whenever I am texting a number (address or phone number or whatever reason to use numbers) it auto completes from something normal, such as 123-456-7890, to ...
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No longer I get SMS notifications

I‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ have installed a few new SMS management apps to test them and uninstalled them ...
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No Service Error

I am having trouble with my device (galaxy s4 ,model number SPH-L710, running android 4.4.2). In particular I cannot send or receive text messages or send or receive calls. I noticed that if I dial in ...
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Is there a way to auto-reply to blocked SMS messages?

I wish to block numbers from text messaging me, but with an auto-reply. I tried every single suggestion here and other places and for one reason or another, they would not do this for me. The built in ...
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Android SMS-App shows wrong sender

On my android 5.0 phone (nexus 5), the sms app shows sms from some (but not all) senders within a wrong conversation view. The sender's numer is +49171xyz, which is also shown in the details view if I ...
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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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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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SMS sent automatically with message “HouslistacZ GMAIL” to unknown number

My phone has been sending the following message automatically about once a week since I bought it 1 year ago. As far as I see, there is no scheduled time for sending this message and the message ...
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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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Handcent or other messaging app to display undread badge on dock

Now I love the standard messaging app as much as anyone (or a little less, perhaps). But I've decided to try out Handcent. Problem is, up until this point I've kept the default SMS-app that comes ...
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How to send and reply to SMS shortcodes using Google Hangouts on Android 5.0.1?

I am on a Nexus 4 running Android 5.0.1 and using Hangouts. I cannot figure out how to send an SMS to a shortcode and how to reply to it. I have tried adding a "+" to the shortcode, and it lets me ...
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SMS Forwarding in Android

I use a dual SIM Android phone. Model: Micromax canvas 4 Android OS version :4.2 In this device, I have 2 SIM Cards, from two different carriers/operators. The issue is one of the SIM is flawed and ...
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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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When creating a SMS with Google Search using my voice, Hangouts is not an option for sending

While driving, I may tell Google Search with my voice to "Text ". Google will ask me what the message is, and eventually after completing the required back-and-forth, my phone prompts me to select an ...
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Unusual file under Android on SGH-1337M DO_NOT_DELETE

Under Android Folder I have two files Data and DO_NOT_DELETE, within the DO NOT DELETE file are some sub files opening these in notebook shows text conversations from my text messages. Why would ...
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Looking for a way to forward SMS messages from a spesific numbers

I'm looking for a way to forward SMS messages received on my phone from a specific number. The problem is that the number is a "service", meaning I don't see a number, I see a name like "AMEX", "...
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No notification sound, even though enabled

My phone doesn't play the notification sound (only vibration) for any app. This is particularly annoying when I get an SMS as I never notice when I get a message. It appears that all notification ...
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How do I reinstate the little number circle onto the yellow text message envelope icon please?

I want to reinstate the little Number Circle that (use to) appear on the yellow text message envelope as its completely disappeared from my Samsung G4, which is annoying!? I receive audible ...
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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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“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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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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Can't send/receive text messages on Nexus 5

My Nexus 5 has been able to send and receive text messages perfectly fine for 6 months now but as of a day or two ago it has just hasn't been able to send or receive messages from any text messaging ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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?
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TMobile Galaxy 3 adjusting between group & single text messaging

I want to send the same text to many individual people (only allowed 10 on G3). I don't want this to go out as a group message where if they reply all the others see the comments. Someone who has a ...
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How do I have the contacts name only once a text comes?

on my samsung android 4.3 I turned off in messages settings preview, now when I receive a text I get "new text messages". When turned on I get the contacts name & some of the text written from the ...
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wiped SD card, trying to find text messages

A friend borrowed my microSD card to take some pictures and ended up deleting the android directories. I assumed that text messages were stored on this card. No message history appeared after the ...
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How do I get the SMS “pop-up” screen on my S4?

When I first got my S4, full text messages would automatically pop-up when received, even when I was using my phone. How do I make this happen again? I am not talking about the lock screen nor the ...
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Inbox showing date instead of time

My SMS inbox suddenly began to display the date instead of the time. Previously it has shown for example 18:54, but now it says OKT. 27 in the inbox. When I open a conversation it will now say 27/10/...
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Message Sender in Lock Screen only Saying 'Message"

Hi i have just changed over to a Galaxy S4 from an iphone5 and it is really frustrating me when i get a text message it shows on the lock screen but all it says is "Message" and not who its from. ...
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SMS for small screen - workarounds or replacement app

The default SMS app's text size on my current phone is far too big for my tiny screen, and it wastes further screen real estate with a suggestion bar, which isn't much good if you can't see what you'...
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Message app doesn't merge messages sent/received from same number but different format

My network provider usually sends incoming SMSs with number format like +84123456 (equivalent to 0123456), but sometimes 0123456, and I usually save in my contact, and send SMS to 0123456. In my old ...
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New line for system built-in SMS message in Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The built-in SMS application doesn't allow me to enter new line as below snapshot. What's wrong with my keyboard :( ?
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Errors when receiving iMessage group texts

Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 I've tried talking to Samsung, AT&T, and reading forums looking for a good answer to this, and I seem to be the only person experiencing ...
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Text message contacts on Galaxy S4

When I create a new text message and enter into my contacts, it loads my gmail contacts, as opposed to just my contacts that have phone numbers which is what I really want. I've played around in the ...
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Change sms signal for specific broadcast number

At work I'm on standby certain days and nights and get alarms through sms messages, I would like to give those messages another notification signal so that I know if it's an alarm or not. They seem ...
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Text messages sent from Outlook do not show in my Android's messaging folder

I can send and receive text messages with my Outlook 2010 on an Exchange 2010 server. Received text messages appear both on the phone and Outlook but sent text messages only appear on the device that ...
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Lost all sms data but database seems to be in the folder

I own an HTC desire(android 2.3.5) and suddenly the phone rebooted, and after a minute, it rebooted again (I hadn't typed in the pin)... When I opened my sms app (handcent) I got no messages... I've ...
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CM7 messaging shows only date, not time

I have installed cyanogenmod 7.2.0.1-bravo on my HTC Desire. For messages received before today the messaging app shows only the date without the time. (For today it shows only the time.) ...
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Why are SMS messages sent on my Samsung Galaxy S III running AOKP appear as unable to be sent?

Why are SMS messages sent on my Samsung Galaxy S III running AOKP appear as unable to be sent? The SMS is actually sent. I tested with a message to myself: Any thoughts would be appreciated. ...
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SMS gone after “failed” boot due to low battery

My phone has very low battery. I powered it up and during the boot process it shuts off probably due to having no more battery. Now I plugin the charger then I check my SMS, they're all gone. I've ...