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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All SMS being converted to MMS on Galaxy S3?

I received 3 MMS the other day (same message, it was my father so a bit confused) and now Galaxy S3 automatically converts texts to one contact only (my wife) into MMS. As soon as I try to text her ...
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Issues making or receiving calls and texts with a LG P500 (Software Version V20e)?

I just got a LG P-500 device and I want to deploy with it. Everything is working fine, except that I cant make phone calls, receive phone calls, send SMS or receive SMS. The phone is on its stock ROM ...
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How can I see only phone contacts, not SIM contacts?

I have a Dell XCD35. My phone book was showing phone contacts as well as SIM contacts. So when I see the list it shows some contacts twice. I don't want that, so in display option of contacts I just ...
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I can't delete my messages [duplicate]

I didn't realize that I had the 'automatically delete old messages' feature turned off and I have a lot of texts on my phone. I clicked 'delete threads' and 'select all' and the app crashed. I went ...
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How can I import sms from iphone 4s / IOS6 with Samsung Kies

I've got a brand spanking Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I want to import my SMS's - I've installed Kies, detected an iphone backup, (my iphone's name and date displays) but the import screen just ...
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is there any way i can unlock my samsung galaxy S3 mini when the data is off? [duplicate]

i have a Samsung galaxy S3 mini. recently my son over drew the pattern and the phone is locked and can not open. i am requested to log in with my Google; but my data is off and the phone will not ...
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Archive SMS messages, without extra permissions

Answers to the following question list a number of Android apps that can be used to backup SMS messages: How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? However, all of the applications mentioned in the ...
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Can I automatically send messages to Secure Box upon receipt on my HTC One?

Is it possible to send messages from certain people directly to Secure Inbox, so I don't have to do it manually every time?
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How can I use 2G voice calls in Nexus 7 [duplicate]

I have bought a Google Nexus 7 3G Tablet. But, My country and area doesn't allow me to use 3G sims/Wi-Fi. We have only 2G sims. When I insert the sim, I can connect to the Internet. I can send and ...
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How can I forward SMS via Jabber (XMPP) to read them on a PC?

I want my received SMS to automagically be forwarded via Jabber (XMPP), so I can read them on my current PC. I don't want to send SMS from my computer, though I would not mind the feature as an extra ...
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Tablet sending Message automatically to a fixed number (everyday)

I have same problem as described in My phone is sending SMS automatically everyday, but I have a Croma CRX-1125 tablet. It's deducting Rs 1.5 almost everyday, and it's sending message to Swipe telecom ...
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Sent text (SMS) messages sometimes show up under wrong contact's conversation

I'm on a Nexus One with Android 2.3.7 (CyanogenMod-7.2.0-passion), and recently I've noticed some sent messages go into the wrong contact's conversation: I send a message to person ABC, the person ...
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Can I send text using S-voice through Google Voice?

I have a Galaxy S 3. Can I send an SMS using Google Voice using S-voice (like I can natively)?
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How can I be informed through my computer if a new SMS is received?

While I'm working with my computer, my mobile lies next to me and every time I receive a new SMS or WhatsApp message, I have to grab the phone, read the message and answer it. So It would be really ...
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How can I forward texts to my tablet and reply back?

I have a tablet running Android 4.0.1, and a cell phone running 2.2. When I'm working on my tablet, I would like to be able to see my texts and phone calls get forwarded to the tablet, which doesn't ...
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Is it possible to recover deleted text messages after a factory reset on LG Optimus One 2.2.1?

I have never backed up anything off my phone. The text messages I need are from within the last month. The factory reset was done a week ago..
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View text messages with time on the side

Today my Samsung Galaxy S3 (running Android 4.3, using Verizon Wireless as a service provider) received a software update, update_SCH-1535_MF1_to_ML1, which changed the way that text messages are ...
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How to set a distinctive tone for SMS or phone call from a particular user/ phone #?

I find that I'm getting "alert fatigue" and ignore most of them, even thought I've disabled all but SMS and maybe a couple of others. If I am out doing something like riding my bike/skiing/etc. I ...
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How can I stop my phone sending an SMS every time I insert a SIM card?

I have one Samsung tablet and one Samsung mobile phone. When I insert my Airtel SIM in tablet then it automatically sends one SMS to an unknown number, and when I insert the same SIM card into my ...
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trouble with messages

How can I get Just the name of the person that sent me a text to come up on my phone and lock screen? I know there is a setting but it shows the message along with the name and I don't like that I ...
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SMS are sent to mail box [duplicate]

I am getting all my SMS send to all my email accounts. How can I stop it. I am using S4.
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Is there any way to remove the 10 recipents limit from the SMS app?

Can you actually do this? I know that there are some apps where you can send SMS to a unlimited number of recipients, but I would prefer to remove the limit of the built-in SMS app. My phone is a ...
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How do I have the contacts name only once a text comes?

on my samsung android 4.3 I turned off in messages settings preview, now when I receive a text I get "new text messages". When turned on I get the contacts name & some of the text written from the ...
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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 can I send a SMS (Instead of MMS) from a Motorola Atrix 4G? [duplicate]

I was writing a text when suddenly I noticed the message say MMS not SMS. How do I change it back?
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Is it possible to save SMS in folders?

Can I create folders and move sms's that I want to keep to these folders? For example, I would want to save all my sent sms's in a Sent folder.
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Cannot send or receive SMS on Galaxy Young Duos, someone help?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Young Duos S6102. The problem is I cannot receive nor send SMS. Sometimes, I cannot receive calls, nor call someone. I have tried rebooting my phone, changing the sim card ...
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Stop the nag notification for enabling texts on Hangouts?

Pretty much every time I get a text message, Hangouts gives me an annoying notification asking to handle my text messages (which I don't want to do). Is there a way to disable it?
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My SMS app is crashing

On my Samsung Galaxy S2, I am unable to read my SMSes as it keeps coming up sorry force close. I have tried rebooting and "wipe cache partiton" but without any luck. Please, help.
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How can I send a text message to a group that has more than 10 contacts in it?

I made a group that has around 18 contacts. I wanted to send a text message to everyone. When I was prompted to select contacts from the group, it would not let me select more than 10. Anyone know how ...
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Can't recover my .db files

I did a backup before reseting my phone. I've got two .db files (contacts & text messages); I really want to put them back into my phone but when I try to open them it says "unable to open". How ...
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how do you turn off the vibration alert for incoming text messages on a samsung galaxy s3 mini?

I've gone through the settings menu but can only find options to change the vibration pattern, not to turn it off completely. Any ideas??
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Migrate from Sony Ericsson W810i to Galaxy

I just bought my new Galaxy S. My old mobile phone is Sony Ericsson W810i. I wonder if I can do something in order to migrate my SMS and contacts. For example I was thinking the following: Connect ...
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Where on the file system are SMS messages stored?

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? I'm using ES File Explorer to browse around but can't seem to find this - is it on the phone or the SD, and where? I have an HTC Wildfire but I ...
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Why is the SMS app crashing when sending SMSes to a three digits number?

The SMS application crashes when I try to send an SMS to a three digits number. With other "regular" numbers, works just fine. phone-HTC desire Rom - AOKP Rom 4.2 JB I tried to replace ...
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How can I decrease the font size of incoming messages on the Samsung Galaxy Note permanently?

After the regular update of my Samsung Galaxy Note to Android 4.1.2, the font size in the messaging section is quite oversized. By using the volume keys I can indeed reduce the font, but this setting ...
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Transfer sms data from a Samsung Gal. 3 with black screen of death

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with the black screen of death. I was able to download files from phone and sd card onto my computer. However, I would like to access my old sms text messages. I have "sms ...
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Reset capital letter in SMS

I've noticed that my SMSes don't start anymore with a capital letter, the same happens after punctuation. Maybe I've accidentally changed some settings? How to solve this? Thanks in advance
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How to automatically send an SMS if a call is missed?

Due to a busy schedule, missed call are a constant, and many times the person calling insists on keep calling until I answer. The ideia is to automatically send an SMS with a pre-defined message to ...
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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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Read Persian SMS on Android 2.1

How can I read (and preferably write) Persian SMS on Android 2.1 (Motorola Flipout)?
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Texts automatically converted to MMSs

Information of my device samsung galaxy GT-S5830i android 2.3.6 baseband version S5830iXXMD1 kernel 2.6.35.7 gingerbread.xxmd1 my phone has recently started automatically converting SMSs to MMS, ...
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Forward text pics from a android samsung galaxy discover phone

Is it possible to forward text pics from an android samsung galaxy discover phone?
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Message (SMS) contain text from other messages in Android

Has anyone experienced this issue where the content of an SMS is not complete and some other content (from different message) is added to that at the end. I have experienced this problem many times. ...
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Contacts not coming up in messaging

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. Usually, when I send a message, as I type the name of the contact, it auto-completes or gives me options. Now, the name I type isn't in there at all. If I go to ...
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Move Nokia Backup (NBF) contents to Android Phone

Recently I started using Android phone (Samsung Galaxy Y Duos) with Gingerbread. Prior to this switch I was using Nokia 6303c (S40 Device). Before I exchanged my Nokia for this phone I had made a ...
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Twitter ReceiveSMS permission

On Twitter November 25, 2013 update, they ask for receive text messages (SMS) permission. Does anyone know what exactly this is for ?
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Disabling smiley key on keyboards with the stock messaging app in ICS

I'm using a custom ROM for ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S. I like being able to create a new line in a text message, but the 'enter' key on all keyboards I use (though primarily Swype) is replaced with a ...
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Text communication with iphone users

What are the non-voice options for communicating with iphone users to and from an android phone? Strengths and limitations of said options? I don't have a smart phone but am thinking of finally ...
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Android SMS path [duplicate]

I can't find the path of SMS database files in android os. where is the right path for SMS database files? I already tried these values and these values are not right: ...