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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Hide SMS Message in Notification bar

I am using Moto E powered by Google Android Kitkat. When i receive a SMS, i am getting notification displaying the Sender Name with the Message. I don't want the Message received to be disaplyed in ...
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How to transfer text message backup file to my Samsung Galaxy S III?

I used "SMS Backup & Restore" to create an sms.xml file with all my text messages from my old phone. My new phone, Samsung Galaxy S III, can't mount as USB mass storage, so I can't figure out how ...
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SMS backup apps, SMS Backup+, SMS Backup and Restore

I've been using SMS Backup+ and when I restore not all my messages are restored, even though I can see them there in gmail. I've used SMS Backup and Restore before but it doesn't have a feature to ...
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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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Export contacts/text messages in a readable format

I would like to export both my contacts and my text messages. But I would like be able to easily read the file formats that it exports to. I can export the contacts as a VCF yet when I view it there ...
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Prevent Samsung S4 Screen From Turning on Every SMS

How do you prevent the Samsung S4 screen from coming on with every SMS message that is received?
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New hangout indicator meanings

I have started using hangouts now that it has merged in with all my sms messages and it's cool. However i was wondering if someone could explain the indicators that show up at the bottom left of the ...
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How can I change language for word suggestion while writing an sms text message

I will be extremely disappointed if there is no way to change language WHILE writing an SMS without having to go to the phone's settings and changing the language there. Surely somebody in the android ...
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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 ...
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One chat for 2 number

I've got a Wiko Iggy on 4.2.2 Android and try unsuccessfully to bind both numbers of a workmate on one sms chat.. what should I do?
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SMS notification on Bluetooth

How can I get text notifications on my 390 plantronics bluetooth device from my galaxy prevail 2 if It has that feature? I have tried my settings in my phone but it only has the option for call audio. ...
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Transfer SMS Messages from Nokia (Symbian) to Android

I know this question has been asked quite a few times. However, please read ahead. I have tried a lot of apps such as VeryAndroid SMS Backup, SMS Backup & Restore, WonderShare MobileTrans. I ...
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Receiving text messages multiple times

The problem is that I sometimes recieve bizarre text messages: two different kinds. 1st kind: I receive a text message multiple times after receiving it a first time. 2nd kind: I receive a duplicate ...
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Save a draft message using 'hello sms' app

I have started using hello sms as my everyday SMS app and it is great. One problem though is I cannot work out how to save a draft message.
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Samsung Galaxy Light-Email messages sending as MMS, not exceeding 160 limit [duplicate]

I can't get my phone to stop converting email texts to MMS from SMS, and I haven't typed anything. The T-mobile website states that it shouldn't convert to an MMS unless it's exceeded the 160 ...
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Text-to-speech reader for Google Voice SMS text messages?

There are a bunch of apps for reading your phone's "native" SMS text messages, but I couldn't find anything for Google Voice, nor could I find any apps that can generically read text in other apps ...
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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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sendin a group message on my galaxy s3

When I send a group message on my galaxy s3 sowftware 4.3 other people in the group message receive the message as an individual message. How do I fix this so that all the people in message receive it ...
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The phone won't receive some text messages (Specially the verification codes from Google, Dropbox, Evernote, etc)

Recently, my phone stopped receiving verification text messages from Google, Dropbox and Evernote. I contacted the carrier and they say on their end things are working (My other phone (same carrier) ...
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Unable to use Network: “Not Registered On Network”

I am using Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330 (officially upgraded from 4.0.4 to 4.1.2). It used to work fine, but since a few days I am not able to call or send sms or use any network related services. It ...
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Contact images missing from SMS list in hangouts

I have a problem with my Nexus 5 and the new Hangouts app that supports SMS integration. Only some of my contacts have their contact image next to their name in the main listing. When I click on them ...
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SMS App with DIFFERENT conversation list style for unreplied threads.

I've been searching everywhere to find an SMS app where I can see at a glance which conversation threads might need my attention. I often forget to reply to a text and would love to be able to look at ...
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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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How to set Now SMS as default SMS app?

I have Nexus 7 2013 LTE with Android 4.4.2. I want to set Now SMS as the default SMS app but I have not been successful. After choosing it as the default, the popup is still shown next time I start ...
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Data sms need info [duplicate]

Any one can give me info about data sms how it works ? and does it require any type of internet ? does any one have an apk to view every data sms on all or specified port ? any info is appreciated ...
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Send and receive text messages on computer using galaxy s2

I could use Nokia PC suite to receive and send SMS messages on my computer. But I could not find this feature in Samsung Kies. How can I send and receive text messages on a PC using my Galaxy SII?
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Is there anyway to save my contacts and texts on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with broken screen?

Broke my screen, and it's dead. I searched the forums, and I could not find an answer. I don't care about my media files, but my contacts are really important to me. I already ordered the new Nexus 5, ...
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Change the order of the recipients in a group message

How can I change the first person listed as the recipient in a group message? I am in a thread with my arch nemesis. His name comes up at the beginning of the list (i.e. Nemesi... and 9 more). How ...
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Typing/sending text messages using Kies

Does the Kies software allow one to type and send text messages from the PC?
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blocking contact numbers on outgoing group text messages

I have a Samsung Note 3. How do I send text messages to a group without showing all of the contact numbers? I like to send to many, but I don't necessarily want the recipients to know who all ...
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How to set default SMS App in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

It is possible to set it in Android 4.4 KitKat. But how can I set it in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean? After installing Tango I fell in this problem.
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Simplified prepaid phone balance with Tasker

On my prepaid phone, I can receive current balance as text message responses. They are five messages, four indicating the balance itself and some additional bonuses, and one more indicating remaining ...
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no alert tone when receiving a message

I have Samsung galaxy s duos 2 GT-S7582. my problem is that, everytime I receive a txt message, I don't hear any alert. ive already checked all the notification settings and all of it were turned on.. ...
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Text messaging application disappeared

I have Samsung S Duos Ice cream Sand witch(4.1.2) loaded in it.I can't see my Text messaging app and also the icon in my phone for past two days.I am unable to get new messages also.I did not hide the ...
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Can I force a message to be sent as an MMS?

Is there a way to force a message to be sent as an MMS?
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Create a SMS Template

Here is the thing. I would like to send specific sms with specific pattern to specific number. Is there some application which allows me to create such a template. for example : I Woud like to write ...
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Manually changing shared_prefs and forcing app to update to it?

I've been trying to figure out if it's possible to disable/enable GO SMS popup notifications via something like Tasker. I came across the following line in ...
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Delete call logs more than 5 days old

I want to delete call logs and sms that are older than a few days. Is there any way to delete call logs and sms that are older than 5 days? I using android 4.1.2, micromax a110q.
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MightyText isn't working. Is it malware?

I needed to send SMS from my PC because my hands finger's are fat then normal, which does not fit with smartphone small tiny buttons while i type large sentences, it takes me while to complete a small ...
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How to change my Androids physical phone number to my Google Voice number?

I have been looking all over for something about this and can't find anything. What I'm trying to do is take my disconnected Android device and change the physical phone number to my Google Voice ...
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Text Messaging stacking

I have a Samsung galaxy s4 and when I send a text it is not the usualy "he said" "she said" bubles. It stacks my messages on top of each other and the other persons messages on top of theres. I would ...
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Does the default messaging app delete old texts even when the box is not checked?

I'm using the default messaging app with 4.2.2 and have discovered that the scrollback for old text messages doesn't extend as far as it should. I don't have the delete old messages as limits are ...
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Default Messenger Missing

My default messenger is no where to be found on my Galaxy S4 Active. It was there yesterday, and gone today. I don't know how or why it is no longer available. Any suggestions on why or how to restore ...
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How can I copy SMSes from Nokia N8 to Android for free?

How can I copy SMSes from Nokia N8 (Symbian) to Android for free ? It is for my very important. I have found MobileTrans application, but it is paid and I wanna not pay 39 $. Thanks in advance ! ...
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Proper PC Suite for android?

I was expecting Android Phones to have some powerful PC Suite, but apparently not. I'm looking for application that can: manage my phone files (audio/photo), calendar (ms outlook independent) ...
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Galaxy S3 Bug: No text appears when typing SMS message

Summary: When starting to write an SMS text message using the stock Messaging app, no text appears. Reproduction: It's intermittent. However IIRC it has only happened when replying. Workarounds: ...
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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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“Message Not Sent.”

I'm on Edge connection because I have a third party device which I love. It's pretty fast most of the time, but today I think something happened. Android (4.2) keeps telling me "Message Not Sent" ...
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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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Set up an automated SMS server with Android (and a computer)?

I'm looking for a way to set up an SMS server (I don't know if there is better terminology for this, but probably). What I want: use the phone as an SMS gateway for an automated server let the ...