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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Can I forward my text messages from my Android phone to a Chromebook?

I am coming from an iPhone and a mac book, and I am used to the idea of being able to send and receive all my texts, calls, and face times from my laptop. After making this huge switch, I am confused ...
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SMS notifications on Moto G2 no longer appear

Recently my Moto G2 device stopped showing text message notifications on the notification bar. The device has been running on Android 5.0 (the upgrade caused no issues) I am using the stock ...
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Why won't my THL android allow my number to connect?

I bought a THL phone on eBay. I purchased a 4G pay-as-you-go SIM to go with it. The problem I'm having is that voice and text messages cannot be sent or received. I set up the SIM card on an iPhone ...
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Changing ringer profile when receiving sms

Hello there i'm newbie in Android development I'm trying to make an app that changes the ringer profile when receive a specific sms, also i can change it by the buttons on the layout (the buttons are ...
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How can I merge SMS and Hangouts messages within Hangouts?

It made sense to me to merge SMS, WhatsApp style messaging and video calls into one app to save resources and switching between apps so I set up Hangouts to be the SMS app. I just had one problem - ...
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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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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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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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SIM 1 Card Full notification on HTC Desire SV

On my HTC Desire SV, a notification says SIM card is full Delete some messages to make more space. I've deleted all my messages and it still won't go away. I've clicked on it and it leads me to ...
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How can I bulk import texts (SMS) from a SIM card?

How can I bulk import texts (SMS) from a SIM card ? I'm using a Nexus S with Gingerbread. The 1by1 import feature (copying the sms to the phone) removes the original sender.
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Disable prompt when sending an SMS that “may cause malicious charges”

Since I got my new phone Lenovo S960, I have a problem when sending an SMS. If I send an SMS to any numbers, it prompts me this message: Try to send to 0784xxxxxx a sms may cause malicious ...
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How can I block texts on android 4.4.4 (Moto G)?

I'm always getting spam texts and I am sick of regularly losing a couple seconds of my life to these assholes when I hear the message sound and check my phone. How can I block them? I would prefer ...
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Install the Galaxy Nexus Messaging app onto the Nexus 5

It seems that Nexus 5 ships with Hangouts as the default (only) app for SMS messaging but I'm not interested in Hangouts and I prefer the messaging app I had on my Galaxy Nexus. How do I get the ...
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Is there any way to change the emoticons in the standard android sms app?

The green robot smilies are incredibly irritating, IMO. I'm open to suggestions of other SMS apps that have different emoticons as well, but the few I've looked at seem to just skin the standard SMS ...
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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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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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How to monitor child's SMS messages?

Is there any way to have my son's phone set to where any text message that he receives or sends comes to my phone too.
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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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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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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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messaging has stopped

My Mobile is micromax a46, whenever I am touching the message icon a dialogue box says 'sorry messaging has stopped'. Can't open, read and send messages. Can anybody suggest a solution to solve my ...
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Can you send texts from iMessage to someone who has Android and uses Handcent?

Can you send texts from iMessage to someone who has Android and uses Handcent? And if yes does the iPhone user need to have Handcent?
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Autoreject calls via predefined SMS message while away from phone

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo there is a neat feature where when you receive a call you can type on a predefined text message to send. I wonder whether the following scenario can be achieved on ...
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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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How to turn off SMS Bubble on Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus running KitKat 4.4.2?

I've bought a new Phone which has KitKat 4.4.2 (Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus) with kernel version 3.4.67. It has a very annoying feature of SMS Bubble that pops up when there is any message and the ...
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How do I set my contact picture for text messaging with my Huawei Fusion?

I have a Huawei Fusion and I have been trying to find out how to change the grey Android picture into my own personal one. I have had no luck finding out how to on the internet. Help would be greatly ...
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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 to remove GMail contacts from Messaging app on Samsung Galaxy S Advance?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Advance and when I try to send a SMS message to someone I have to search through all my GMail contacts that for some reason appear on the app along with my phone contacts. I ...
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Relay SMS to a normal computer

Is anyone aware of a way to relay SMS messages back and forth to a PC/laptop? As in, so you could deal with texting on the computer and leave the phone sitting around wherever on the same LAN. Any ...
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I get SMS notifications but the new text message is not shown

My phone will notify me that I have a message, but when I go into the messaging app that message won't be there. When I send a message off it also won't show me the message after it sent. I ...
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SMS-only to Data-only texting [closed]

My wife has an unlimited SMS plan, but she doesn't have a data plan or access to WiFi. I have a data plan, and can receive unlimited SMS but I can't send them for free. We're both on Android. Is ...
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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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How to send same text message to multiple people but they would only see their name as recipient?

I have a Moto X with KitKat. I am trying to send the same text message to multiple people. I do not want the recipients to see the numbers of other recipients. I do not want the recipients' ...
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Is there an Android Equivalent to iMessage?

I don't get mobile reception at home and would love to be able to send and receive SMS either via the phone or by computer. I currently use Skype to send SMS but can't receive that way. I have tried ...
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Force an SMS to use an Area Code

My brother's phone number requires an area code to send an SMS. I keep getting a message back to use an area code, but I can't find any way to force Android to use it. I'm using 4.2.2
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How to show own photo in SMS conversation?

How can I show my own photo profile icon in SMS conversations? I cannot find where to set it.
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How to find installed apps which are using SMS feature

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (Android KitKat). Some of the apps are using my SMS feature and SMS are costing pennies from my pocket without my knowledge. I want to know what are all the apps ...
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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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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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What does locking an SMS message do?

I have noticed that long clicking an SMS message brings up a menu containing a "Lock message" option. What does this do? I have a Nexus S.
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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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SMS sent contains text from other SMS

I sent an SMS and my contact received only part of the message I sent, to which some text I sent to another contact, a few months ago, was appended. I have proof it happened twice, but here is what it ...
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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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Android Read recent SMS messages from command line

I have recently broken my Android's screen. (Again) Its a T-Mobile G2 Trying to keep up with my busy technology related life is hard enough without losing my link with everyone. I have rooted the ...
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How do I set my texts to vibrate differently from other notifications?

So I switched from iPhone (4s) to Android (Galaxy S5) recently and I love everything except the sound settings. With my iPhone, I could set the phone to vibrate once for emails, twice for texts, and a ...
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Huawei Ascend P1 is sending SMS automatically everyday

I bought a Huawei Ascend P1 and installed some apps. But for the past 3-4 days, I see an alert that an SMS has been sent and 1.50 INR has been deducted. How will it unlock and send an SMS? I found ...
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How do I migrate my SMS (text messages) from iPhone to Android?

I want to export my SMS history from an iPhone and import them into a new Android phone, including timestamp, message direction (incoming|outgoing), and correspondent (sender or recipient). My ...