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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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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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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“Error: Invalid Number.” when sending an SMS

I have the 2014 Moto X, running Lollipop. For some contacts, when I try to send them a message, I get an SMS saying "Error: Invalid Number." I have noticed that this happens when I go to compose a ...
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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: ...
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Hello SMS app - Is it possible to send messages to multiple contacts as SMS?

I've been using the Hello SMS app for a few months now and the only unsatisfactory thing I found about it is that I noticed that when trying to send a message to multiple contacts, it will be ...
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Hello, can anyone help me recover a history of text messages sent/received from one number?

I am a single father who has physical custody of my daughter. Her mom is coming in trying to take that away from me. I need to see text messages past what my phone has stored. Sprint will not help me ...
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Galaxy 4 - received message ident

newbie to android - just got a galaxy s4 and it's got this infuriating display on the screen that previews every message that I get - basically so everyone can read it. I've been through the reports ...
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Suppress Class 0 Flash SMS, show as notification or redirect to inbox

My mobile operator sends Flash SMS (Class 0) about remaining balance (prepaid) after every SMS, call and data session. The messages are helpful reminders but I really don't like the fact that they ...
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How to Search within SMSes in Hangouts App?

The default messaging app on Android provides the search feature, which allow users to search within SMSes. But I wasn't able to find Search in hangouts app. (as I have Sms integration with hangouts, ...
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Note 4 Group Messages

I know this has been asked a lot probably, but I just want to clarify. I was a iPhone user that used iMessage before switching over to the Note 4. Now I know there is a problem with group messages ...
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sms backup+ didn't restore everything

I had to reset my phone and I used sms backup+ to restore text messages. The text messages are in random order and in each contact the messages themselves are in reverse chronological order, so I have ...
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Can't receive WhisperPush Messages on CM11

My Phone runs CyanogenMod 11. I registered in WhisperPush via the Settingsentry and got the verification code. I do have a Google Account, the phone is new and I haven't installed any apps yet. Now I ...
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Reception of double sms

I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini2 phone, with android 2.3.6. Every time that I recieve a SMS, 10 minutes after the reception I recieve it again. Do you know why?? I have installed only the built-in app ...
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SMS not working on Moto G, 2nd gen

I bought Moto G, 2nd Gen. Also got my old sim replaced with new micro sim. Sms on the new phone are not working. Neither I am receiving sms nor my sms are getting delivered. Calls, watsapp, internet ...
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Message sending failed when selecting recipient from the search bar in galasy S DUOS

I am facing problem related message sending failed when I select a recipient form dropdown list of suggested people on search bar. I am using galaxy S DUOS with android 4.2.2 version. Uptil now it was ...
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How to unlock message on HTC EVO

I have forgotten the password for secure messages on my HTC EVO. How do I unlock the message secure box on a HTC EVO to get secured messages without deleting the messages. Is there an app that can do ...
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Grant access to the phone to additional users

I have a rooted Nexus 5 with multi users enabled (with gravity kk). This is great except when I receive calls or SMS... only the account marked as "owner" receives it. The most frustrating is that ...
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com.android.providers.telephony - merge/replace databases

I am not sure how to proceed with this. I have a few SMS/MMS databases from various backups of my phone. I would like to merge OR replace the current DB on my device, which is located in ...
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Can not display sender messages on my android phone

I recently bought a Xolo Q900S mobile phone. One of my friend sent a message to me but it doesn't display it in Messaging but it displays outgoing messages i.e. incoming messages are not shown. Any ...
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remove extra text when sharing links, etc

Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4.2 Nowadays when I want to share a link, an image, etc.. and click Share. A bunch of apps that I can use to share pop up. That's good. But recently, My Note is adding extra ...
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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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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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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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Setup SMS in Hangout for Samsung Duos

In Samsung Duos, the Hangout settings does not have SMS option. Could any one help for a solution to send and receive SMS through Hangout in Samsung Duos
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How to debug outgoing SMS's?

My phone isn't able to send messages any more and receives CMS error 21, which indicates that my provider is blocking them for some reason. It looks like I'm out of money, while this isn't the case, ...
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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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Hangout not sending emoji

When I send emoji through Samsung's stock messaging app it goes to anyone. But if I try to use hangout for SMS it will not send emoji to people it shows as blank. Help please.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...