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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 ...
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My S4 Mini won't (even try to) send text messages

I tried to send text messages yesterday. When I pressed send, my text disappears from the text field but nothing else happens. The message doesn't appear in the chat log as sent or trying to send or ...
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HTC One Messages app extremely slow, but just when I text one person!

My friend (who texts me a lot of pictures of his kids) sent me a barrage of pictures and one video. Ever since then, texting him is excruciatingly slow. These things happen: Just getting our text ...
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Samsung sending SMS automatically on Idea Cellular (although no charge)

I have two Samsung Galaxy Young Duos (GT-S6312) mobiles, both have Idea Connection. I noticed from last few days that my both mobile suddenly send SMS to some number at same time. The SMS log does not ...
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Why is my LG G3 receiving text messages with the wrong words?

I am using the LG G3 on AT&T's network. When receiving messages from a Galaxy S5, also on AT&T's network, the last part of the message shows words that the other person did not send to me. If ...
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How can I transfer SMS messages from my old iPhone to my new Android phone?

I think my previous SMS are stored somewhere in iTunes, can I get them back and store them in my new Android?
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Why are my replies to a group text appearing multiple times?

It used to be that when I would reply to a group text, my reply would only show up once. Now all of the sudden when I reply, my reply shows up multiple times. If 5 people are on this group text, my ...
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SMS messages won't delete no matter what

I have a phone which has thousands of SMS. Now it's very difficult to delete them all and the SMS app always hangs. I have tried the following to no avail: Select All SMS > Delete Downloaded SMS ...
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merge sms conversations

I know that Hangouts can do this but I have a contact that has 14 different numbers and merged all of its conversation to one. The problem is when new message arrives from one of these numbers and I ...
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what is the best way to securely send SMS?

what is the best way to securely send details like bank account, credit card etc through SMS ? is there any apps available for free ?
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Text message with pictures: “Download” button does nothing

I have a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0.4. When people send me text messages with a picture attached, I receive the message but it says something like this, with a "download" button: Message size: ...
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How do I back up SMS without using (broken) touchscreen on Nexus 4?

I have a rooted n4 with USB debugging enabled. The touchscreen is smashed, totally. There is an image on the screen, but it is not possible to enter any commands via the touchscreen. The device ...
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Disable Smileys on Verizon Messages+ App

I'm running stock Android 5.1.1 on a Galaxy S6. I use Messages+ as the primary messaging app. There are these ugly looking images called "Smileys", which are separate things from emojis. These ...
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Galaxy Y autommatically sends SMS at each boot

When I restart my phone then 1 SMS is sent automatically, and I get charged for this everytime by Rs. 1. What could that be, and how can it be disabled?
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How to block texts received from numbers that are longer than n digits?

In South Africa, we are plagued with SMS spam, and it's practically impossible to get rid of it. All the numbers that the spammers use are usually 13 or 14 digits - much longer than the standard 10 ...
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560 views

SMS-only to Data-only texting

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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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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Enable Hangouts SMS Notification on second user

I'm using Android with a main user and a secondary user account. How can I enable notifications when I receive a new SMS? This notifications are apearing in the main user only. For the secundary ...
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Why has my android messaging app stopped working?

All of a sudden now when I go to open my stock messaging app, it doesn't open the messages any more or let me write new ones. Instead it always says that the app isn't responding, forcing me to close ...
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App sending spam messages to my contacts

My phone sent the following message to all of my contacts: Install this voice messenger just to talk http://mrv.withmechat.us/Cun I know I didn't send this message and not to mention it sent it ...
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When typing, automatically replace specific characters with others (ie accented uppercase Greek vowels)

I'm looking for an app or other way to automatically replace specific characters with others, from a list of my definition. This should be done in every possible text edit field, inline. Ideally I ...
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With the Google Voice app, is it possible to send an SMS to multiple people?

I know from the web interface, you can send messages to up to 10 people. However, I haven't figured out how to send an SMS message to multiple people using the Google Voice Android app. Is it ...
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SMS shows up in alert box. Why?

I have recently been using a particular 2-step authentication system and there is something odd about the SMS messages I am sent which I have never seen before. When I receive and SMS from the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Stardust. How do I send multiple messages but protect privacy?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Stardust. How can I send one message to multiple people without each individual person seeing each others phone numbers and/or responses? I have attempted to do this with the ...
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SMS shows service center as null and send date well in the past

I got this SMS today (actually twice in a gap of an hour) which had an empty body and shows as from contact number 0 with all other information being vague, like: Sent on 10 September 2011 ...
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Every SMS application crashing after updating Cyanogen

I have updated my Nexus 4 to CyanogenMod 12.1. The exact version number is: 12.1-20151007-SNAPSHOT-YOG4PA0334-mako. I previously used nightly version which was also based on CM 12.1. I was using ...
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Text in Japanese appear as blank

I have a Motorola Moto G 3rd gen with Version 5.1.1 and would like to send text messages in Japanese. I've installed an app "Google Japanese Input" and I can type in Japanese, send e-mails, post on ...
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Hangouts Changing Text Number for Contact

Early last week, it appeared that one of my contacts just stopped replying to my text messages in Hangouts. Upon further inspection, I discovered that the conversation I had been replying to had ...
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Lost my phone, how can I get my contacts from my SD card?

Well, I lost my phone. I know I can get some contacts from google, but it's not phone numbers, only e-mails. (I already tried locating my phone with google, and I was able to do it. It seems to be ...
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Preventing installed apps from making calls or sending SMS

It seems like a growing number of (seemingly legitimate) apps casually claim the "Services that cost you money" permissions (making calls and sending SMS) for non-essential secondary features that ...
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Can't install google play store

I have deleted google play stor on my Glaxy S-6102 and now I am unable to reinstall it as when I connect to "Market" error 404 appears. How can I get google play store reinstall ?
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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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Adding a file to a text message

Have a Samsung galaxy 5 and I am trying to add a .pdf to a text message. Have tried the drop box but it wouldn't let me attach the file thanks, dana
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How do I disable all emoticons on incoming/outgoing text messages?

I just received a couple of text messages from a friend. The first message read "Type in this expression exactly, or the script will not work." The second message read "Equals symbol, emoticon, ...
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Message Center Missing

I cannot find the message center of my galaxy s4 phone. I know exactly where it is supposed to be, however it is not there. The section reads: Text Message (SMS) settings Delivery reports Manage SIM ...
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HTC Droid Incredible cannot load text message

My phone, HTC Droid Incredible, was working perfectly fine. Then it just stopped letting me open up my text message threads. All it does is say loading and I left it for about 10 minutes and still ...
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Call forwarding from device 1 mobile network to device 2 data network

My brother's new job is underground with no cell reception or 3G. He wants to leave his phone upstairs so it can receive calls and SMS, and somehow forward them to him downstairs to Android / PC / Mac ...
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I have an LG Tribute and I cannot recieve or send group texts or pictures?

Whenever I get a group message or picture it says Message Size: 1 KB Multimedia message has arrived. Receive? Then there is a little white box that says download. When I click it, it either says ...
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Is there a way to switch my sent messages to the left and my received messages to right?

is there a way for that green message or my message to be on the left and john's message or received messages to the right?
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Where is the message center on Moto G?

I have a Moto G and I am not able to send messages, not able to find message centre. Where is the message centre?
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How to add a text message server to contacts

I work in a rather large company, and I'm a emergency first responder (basically: provide life-saving first-aid, fight small fires and ensure buildings are properly evacuated when necessary). The ...
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Adjust SMS length limit?

I just bought my new Samsung Galaxy S5. When texting, when I exceed 160 characters it automatically converts to MMS. I have researched the remedy,gone to settings and clicked the MMS Alert to 'on' ...
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Google Voice text forwarded to Hangout also shows up in Messenger app

I've just got an android phone (Nexus 5X). I have setup Google Voice to send/receive SMS in Hangout. Under the "Phone" menu in Google Voice, the option to "Receive text messages on this phone" is ...
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Why is my Android phone not receiving text messages from certain contacts?

I'm in the UK. My phone: Samsung Galaxy A3 (SM-A300FU) Android 5.0.2 three.co.uk branded Android & SIM The symptoms have been detected for these contact situations: Swiss phone (unknown ...
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experiencing a sms failure notification

i have a "SMS failure" notification propping up every now and then. I don't have messages that have failed to be sent.I have uninstalled previously installed application but the pop persists. How can ...
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Auto-Correction Error On Samsung Note 4

I have a Samsung Note 4 that seems to have issues when I am responding to text messages quickly. What happens is as I type my response, especially if it is quickly, it will auto correct individual ...
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Do Not Disturb exception doesn't work when an “email to SMS” is sent

I have a contact without a phone that sends a text via email (ie: sends an email to @vtext.com for Verizon, but same thing happens for other carriers). The contact is a Favorite (Priority Contact), ...