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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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In a group/mass text message from an iphone to other phones, who sees my reply to the group msg from my android?

If an iphone user sends me a group/mass text message on my android and I text back and hit reply (not reply-all) not realizing that it is a group/mass text, who sees my reply? Just the original sender ...
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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 ...
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Can I make the “Text” icon on my Keyguard go to Google Voice?

Ice Cream Sandwich introduces a nifty new keyguard screen: I love the ability to jump right to the camera and the phone from the Keyguard. However, I don't use Verizon for text messages, I use ...
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Samsung S2 reads out message aloud

Some one has changed my phone settings, so when I recieve an SMS from any number the message is read out loudly. Can someone tell me how to disable this? My driving mode is turned off too.
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SMS converts to MMS after only one word

I've been searching around Google and other forums and many people have their SMS messages converted to MMS after 3 pages, but as soon as I start typing my phone converts the SMS to an MMS even though ...
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Unwanted Toast Notifications with SMS Reciept

I have suddenly been getting toast pop ups when I receive a new text, SMS of MMS. They are little grey screens at the bottom of the screen that pop up. They are not the same notifications at the top ...
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THL android wont allow number to connect

i bought a THL phone off of ebay. i purchased a 4GEE pay as you go sim to go with it. the problem im having is that voice and text messages cannot be sent or recieved. i set up the sim card on an ...
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Merge SMS threads from one contact with different numbers

Given a contact with multiple phone numbers: Is there a way to display all messages from/to that person in one thread rather than splitting them up? I currently use the default app but I'm not ...
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Unable to backup/export/access an SMS conversation on Android

I am attempting to use "SMS Backup and Restore" to backup 2 particular SMS conversation threads from my phone. The SMS app I use is Textra. My problem is when I go to select the conversations (or ...
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Motorola RAZR M Notifications stuck

I have text notification that will not go away, even after I read all the texts. What do I do? I have tried rebooting.
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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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How do I change emoticons from yellow circles to the Android emoticons on my Sony device's Messaging app?

I'm using the stock Messaging app in Sony Xperia V running Jelly Bean. When I use :-), ;-), :'( and others, the Messaging app displays yellow circular emoticons I suspect were designed by Sony. What ...
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Get erro messages when texting some numbers

I have been having trouble while texting. There are some numbers that I get an error stating that I do not have 10 digits when in fact i do have the entire 10 digit number in my contacts (area code + ...
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SMS Delay (Samsung Galaxy S5 KLTE - SMG900F)

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SMG900F). The phone is rooted and I'm using a Team UB 5.0.2 Custom ROM. I've noticed over the past couple of weeks that I've began to experience a considerable ...
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Sending Google SMS without original phone number

I'm helping a friend out, and she wanted to send a text message without her cell phone number showing up in the end message. We never found a way to do this. Checking the Google Voice app (which I ...
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Can excessive text messages stored on phone cause issues?

Can too many text messages stored on my phone prevent me from receiving new messages? Recently I've had multiple people text me, yet I haven't received the messages. I checked the messaging log on my ...
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Getting back my sms from broken screen of Samsung N8000 (china phone)?

My phone is Samsung N8000 (China Phone), It has keypad and it is touch screen, the screen is not working anymore, I dropped it last 3 days ago, but then the keypad is properly functioning, I want to ...
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Sending emoji via SMS with UTF-8 (rather than UTF-16)?

Trying to find out why emoji caused even short messages to being sent as multiple chunks I came across this question, explaining this happens because they are encoded UTF-16 rather than ascii. My ...
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Auto sending sms

My Iball andi 5k panther is sending SMS automatically everyday after every few hours.I just get a pop up saying Message sent, 1rs deducted.It doesn't show any number to which SMS was sent I do have ...
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SMS Recovery For Android (o+ 8.37)

how do i recover my messages? i accidentally factory reset my phone and it flushed all the stuffs in my internal memory and along those stuffs are important messages. please i really need help on how ...
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Email-to-MMS text-only message to Sprint Galaxy S4 phone not working

I hope this is the right place for this problem. I've been in contact with Sprint tech support about it and I think they have no clue about why this is happening. *Note: This is for a business ...
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My S4 Mini won't (even try to) send text messages

I tried to send text messages yesterday. When I pressed send, my text disappears from the text field but nothing else happens. The message doesn't appear in the chat log as sent or trying to send or ...
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How do I expand the 'Type message' area in Messaging 4.4.4-35 on Moto E?

Using Messaging 4.4.4-35 App that comes on Moto E. The 'Type message' area is too small to see more than 2.5 lines at a time. Is there a way to expand this area?
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new posh orion mini that keep getting a notification that says “incoming messages blocked” because of low internal storage

i recently bought a posh orion mini (literally a week ago) and i keep getting a notification that says "incoming messages blocked" because of low internal storage. there is also a consistent ...
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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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Why don't android 4.4 SMS apps put each copy of a multi-recipient SMS in the right conversation?

I recently upgraded from Android 2.3.4 to 4.4.4. In my old Sony Messaging app, sending an SMS (not MMS) to multiple recipients would result in a copy of my message appearing in each recipient's ...
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facebook messages coming in unwanted on SMS text on my Razor

Recently FB communication started showing up on my SMS text. How do I keep FB from populating that system?
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My device (Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus GT-S5301) doesn't send any SMS and even sending or receiving files through Bluetooth

Recently I remember stopping some 2 services in order to boost ram performance but later my phone refused to send any SMS and it dosent also receive or send any files through bluetooth but it does ...
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Text Message Sequence

I am receiving my text messages but they are not in sequence. The reply to my question ends up above the questions instead of below. How do you fix it?
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Android mixes various parts of multipart SMS message

A Samsung GT-S5300 device, with Android 2.3.x, stock ROM (Plus, Polish network), non-rooted. The issue is the fact that multipart SMS messages are often mixed with parts of previously messages. ...
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How to Backup All of my data in Android(Jelly Bean)?

Is there any way to backup All of my data, by "All" i meaned everything, even messages, IMs(Instant Messenger)'s messages i.e hike, whatsApp etc. i need those data and have to reset/flash my device, ...
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Messaging doesn't scale well

About a year into owning each Android, my messaging starts to slow to a crawl. 10 second hangs, etc... This has happened with every messaging app I've ever used. My first question is: What causes ...
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How can I view contacts and SMS on my SIM card (without importing them)?

I need to replace my SIM card with a newer one, because the new phone I ordered has only a micro-SIM slot. The replacement SIM has just arrived. As soon as I activate it, the old one will get ...
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How can I forward messages from a dual SIM phone?

Is it possible to forward a message received on a dual SIM phone? The message could be received onto either of the SIM cardS and can be sent from any one of the SIM cardS (doesn't really matter which ...
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Can't send SMS, but can receive them

I have a new Moto X on the Cricket network, running 4.4.2. Everything on the phone works fine - calls, data, and I can receive SMS and MMS... But not send any! I am new to android so I don't even ...
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Go Sms is converting gifs to jpgs

When I attached a gif, after Go SMS converts it to a MMS, it converts it to a jpg. Tested this by texting it to myself. I thought Go SMS can send gifs, am I doing something wrong? GO SMS Pro: ...