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How do I turn off auto-complete when texting?

Does anyone know how to turn off the auto-complete feature when texting? Sometimes I just want to text and not have my device try and tell me what I'm thinking. Other times this is OK, but I just ...
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Disable multi-language typing with swype/swiftkey on Galaxy 6 edge?

I have had a Nexus 5 in the past year and switching between 3 languages for typing was never a problem. Now I got a Samsung Galaxy 6 edge and it is super annoying, because with 4 languages active it ...
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12answers
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How do I send a contact via SMS?

I would like to send two contacts (name+phone nr) to one of my contacts. This is a simple menu-option on my old Sony Ericsson. How can I do this on Android? I'm not in the same building as the ...
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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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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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9answers
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Is there a way to cancel a sending message?

While the message is "sending", I discovered that I had sent to the wrong person. Isn't there anything you can do about this? I used to use Nokia. In those older phones (or systems) you simply press ...
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3answers
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How do I add a phone number to contacts from the text message app?

I have a text message sent from a phone number that is not yet linked in any other method. Is there a way to use this message's number to create a new contact or modify an existing one directly from ...
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How to hide text message preview?

Just got a new phone, Droid Turbo 2. Used the stock messaging app. Whenever I get a text with the phone unlocked, the whole text displays in a drop down box that pops up at the top of the phone. I ...
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1answer
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How do I save/lock specific comment bubbles within a text message thread?

Is it possible to make the downloaded SMS application, "Google Messenger" save just part of a thread in a text conversation on my Moto E Android phone? Example: I'm chatting back and forth with a ...
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2answers
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Restore SMS messages from a rooted phone with a broken screen to an unrooted phone

I'm trying to restore my SMS text messages from my rooted Nexus 5 with a broken screen (no display or touch capabilities) to my functioning but unrooted Nexus 5X. I can turn the rooted phone to ...
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1answer
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Read Out Text Messaging Notification

I just bought a new Galaxy S 4 over the weekend - I did some light googling on this topic, but no luck yet. I want to know how to configure my Text Messaging Notifications. Ideally, the phone would ...
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“attachment” in message preview on messages list

When i go to text messages (on my new huawei 4x), the layout is as follows: 8:45 John Doe [attachment] Hello, how is it going ... 8:00 Jane Doe Hello, how is it going with the ... As you ...
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2answers
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Forwarding or syncing SMS to another Android phone

I have two Android phones and I am looking for a way to foward SMS messages to another phone and let me answer with my first number. I don't have both phones with me all the time, but still want to be ...
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2answers
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How to send binary SMS?

Is there any standard way to send a custom binary SMS supported by Android OS (4.2.2) or through free but third-party support? I mean - could I somewhere enter, for example: 0x23 0xAB 0x12 0x56 0xFF ...
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0answers
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Google Now confused about my texts

I know that the last SMS I received was spam from the local pizza takeout; before that was a message from Joe. If I ask "Ok Google; read my last text" it replies that "You have one last text message; ...
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How can I filter for SMS stored on my SIM card?

I would like to filter or search my SMS only for those that are stored on my SIM card, thus excluding those that are stored on my telephone. The device I am using is a Fairphone first generation ...
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Fix a specific text message at the top?

I have Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T. Can I 'pin' a specific text message(s) at the top of the SMS list? I can 'lock' the message but it does not help.
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1answer
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Make “tap to add priority senders” disappear

I have recently updated the OS of my phone, and since then I have the following "Tap to add priority senders." on my SMS app which I don't like, it just uses screen space. How can I remove it? ...
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Upgraded to Marshmallow, now I can't merge my conversations in Hangouts

I have a 2014 VZW Moto X that I recently unlocked the bootloader on. So I upgraded to CM 13. Previously, when I was on Lolipop I used Hangouts as my default texting app. The majority of people I was ...
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How do I permanently save a text message while still being able to see new messages coming in?

I have an Alcatel One Touch Evolve. I received a text message that I need to permanently save. I locked it and also saved it to my SIM card. However now when new text messages come in I can't see ...
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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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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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How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact?

If it matters any I have an HTC Desire Z with the original Sense install. We have this monitoring service at work that keeps an eye on the various servers and starts frantically SMS'ing me whenever ...
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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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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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Combine/merge/concatenate/unsplit long SMS/text messages?

I've Googled and searched the market and can't believe there's no such app. Maybe some other SMS management app has this simple function, to unsplit messages longer than the 160-character limit that ...
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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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4answers
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How to remotely turn mobile data on if phone is missing

In the event that I loose my phone, like what happened today, when I left it at a store, I want my mobile data to be switched on. This is primarily for two reasons: Lockwatch will send photographs ...
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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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How to copy the phone number of the sender of a text message?

I'm using a service to report SMS spam via text messages. First step is to forward the text message, and the second step is to send a text message containing the phone number of the spammer. I ...
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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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“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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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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1answer
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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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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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How do you delete thousands of text messages at once?

I have a HTC vivid and need to delete about 30,000 texts. Every time I try to do it, it freezes my phone. The same thing happens when I try to create a backup.
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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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How do I open a Photo attached to a text Message?

I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy S and have been sent a Text message with a photo but cannot find out how to open the photo to view when I touch the message thread it just comes up with message ...