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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How can I send SMS messages through PC programatically?

Or there a way to send SMSs through a PC programatically? Alternatively: is there an android application that exposes an API over a socket (REST or otherwise) that allows one to send SMSs (and ...
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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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Migrating SMSes from Windows Mobile to Android phone

I want to migrate all my SMSs from WinMo to Android. I currently use PIM Backup to make a backup in case WinMo gets hard resetted, and it works fine. I have complete history of received and sent ...
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Messaging contacts color change

I got my Galaxy S3 about two weeks ago, and have been texting on it normally. Now, for some reason, when I look at my text log some of the names of my contacts are in blue, while some remain in white. ...
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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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SMS Stuck at Sending [closed]

I have a very peculiar problem on my Android [Samsung Galaxy 5(five)]. Every time I send a text message, it is stuck at 'Sending...' and can be stuck on that for days until it shows that it has failed ...
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How to turn off red-dotted-underline spelling check when text-messaging?

I've updated my HTC Desire HD A9191 to Android 2.3.3 and now I don't know how to get rid off the spelling check (red dotted underline) when text messaging. The underlining isn't present when typing in ...
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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 can I turn off text message (SMS) sync to e-mail inbox on Samsung Galaxy S4?

I recently started using a Galaxy S4 and one of the features in a synchronization between text messages and email accounts. When a text message comes in it throws a copy into my Exchange email ...
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How to transfer SMS message store to new phone which does not have an SD card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? There have been many duplicate questions asking about transferring SMS messages from one Android phone to another. The agreed ...
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SMS messages never delivered if target phone is off-network

I have a Samsung GT-I5500 (Europa) running Android 2.1. Sending an SMS message to an off-phone will result in a notification saying 'message not sent' It is never delivered even after the target ...
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open messages to a contact at bottom of list

When I open my messages list with a contact (I presume this is the same across all androids, and not my htc legend) it has the message history with that contact...if you have just received a message ...
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Pop up message when sending large amounts of SMS messages

When I send a relatively large number of text messages using GoSms, I get this pop up after I send a message: I have seen this on other forums but I have yet to see a way to get rid of it (that is, ...
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Load only small subset of messages

I have thousands upon thousands of text/picture messages on my Samsung Galaxy S 2, ice cream sandwich. When I go to open a conversation, the phone stops for a good 30 seconds, even after a fresh ...
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How can I attach a file to an MMS message?

Can I attach files to an MMS message? I am looking for a way to attach files like doc, pdf, or zip and send them over MMS.
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Where is the SMS “Drafts” folder on the Xperia Play?

The manual says when typing a text, if you stop to answer a call, whatever you were typing is placed into a "Draft" folder or is saved as a draft. The thing is, that I have never seen or found any ...
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How can I move incoming messages immediately to the SIM card?

I need to move the incoming messages in my Android phone directly to the sim card. I know I can click the message and move manually to SIM, but I need to do it automatically. I couldnt find that ...
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How can I reduce the length and intensity of SMS notification vibrations?

After upgrading my Galaxy GT-i9000 to Gingerbread, the vibration when receiving an SMS is unbelievably long and hard. Before the upgrade (2.1?), the vibration was two short vibrations. How can I ...
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I have full service but all my messages refuse to send?

Yesterday I encountered a problem with my phone: I have full service and I can make phone calls, download, and use internet without a problem. I can also receive messages, but anytime I try to send it ...
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When was my text message delivered?

In the text messaging application that came with my Android phone, a checkmark seems to appear next to text messages that have been successfully delivered. How can I find out when a text message was ...
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How to add person to contacts from a message (person auto linked w/ facebook)

I got a message from someone not in my contacts. The number was automatically recognized as one of my Facebook friends. How do I add this person to my Google Contacts without copying down the number ...
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Changing Text message limit

I want to change my text message limit to a smaller size (default 200 msgs per conversation) so that it will be easy to scroll and read messages. But I don't want to lose previous messages. Can I ...
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HTC Desire crashed, deleted all SMS/MMS. Can I recover?

Been a reader of SO/SE for a while as am getting into Android development. Just wanted to ask a quick question. Hope someone can help. :) I have a HTC desire (2.2 with HTC sense, as per stock), never ...
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How can I send SMS messages from my Google Voice number without using the Voice app?

I would like to send text messages via Google Voice, as it is the number I give out for voice calls. However, I find sending SMS through the Voice app to be a bit cumbersome. The new widgets improve ...
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Sending an automated SMS before switching off the phone

Can I send an automated SMS to any specific number by an application/service (which I set ON), if phone gets switched off before closing that service or application? Also can I do the same if phone ...
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Is there a way to fix the sms notification in Galaxy S2, ICS

The SMS notification behavior is inconsistent on the Samsung Galaxy S2 after upgrading to 4.0.3 ICS. When receiving a text message, the phone does not make a sound or vibrate, regardless of the ...
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How to read out the data in HTC Desire SMS backup file?

Unfortunately my HTC Desire SMS app crashed (HTC official android 2.2), all SMS and MMS were lost. When I tried to recover from a previously backed up SMS file (generated by Desire SMS app), but it ...
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How to Sync Text Messages from Outlook 2010 to Android

I went from the HTC "Tilt" running Windows 6.1 to the Samsung INFUSE running Android. I use an exchange server plus Outlook 2010 at my office. I can no longer send/receive text messages from my ...
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Is there a way to detect that SMS text messages have been deleted, or is there a text message deletion history?

I don't know if this is possible, but is there a way to detect that SMS text messages were deleted on an android phone, specifically the Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, Android OS 4.2? I'm not looking to ...
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Android to iPhone - clickable phone numbers in SMS messages [closed]

Need a way to have clickable phone numbers from iPhone SMS's. I started a new job with a company that uses iPhones, and we can send phone numbers that can just be tapped to be called. When that same ...
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Save SMS to phone directly

Some of my text messages get saved in my SIM card automatically and this does not show up in notifications and I miss out on reading them. I only realize the messages have arrived when I get a ...
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Tapped Always instead of Once

I'm sorry for the stupid question, but I accidentally tapped "always" to choose the app when I meant to tap "once" (in text messaging). How do change it? I tried to tap "Clear Defaults", as ...
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How to stop receiving group text messages

How do I stop receiving text replies from people in a "group conversation"? For example, if user A sends a group text message, to users B, C and D, and myself (user E), I just want to see user A's ...
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SMS to contacts with multiple numbers

I use to forward SMS to many contacts, most of those contacts have multiple numbers with one number as default. Handcent When I select a group to send a message, handcent asks me to choose number ...
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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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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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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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How can I set different ringtones - one for new email and one for new SMS in Nexus One?

Currently I can't find the selection box anywhere in the configuration in my Nexus One to allow this; i.e. they are the same and when I'm expecting SMS from my friend, I get distracted by the emails ...
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How can I delete my texts?

I did not realize if you have more than about 400 SMS texts in one stack, the phone seems unable to delete. I have over 5000 SMS texts in one stack and I don't have the time or patience to delete them ...
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How do I see my sent SMS messages?

How do I see my sent SMS messages? I can search my text messages, but it's not obvious how to simply see a list of my sent messages ordered by time.
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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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Android on my Galaxy Nexus is able to interpret iPhone emoticons, how can I send them back?

Recently I notice that my Galaxy Nexus (Verizon 4.1.1) was able to translate the iphone 4 emoticons for my Android phone as seen here: Which is great. However the only way I can send them back is ...
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Reply to an SMS and send it to someone else

Sometimes when I reply to an SMS, I also want to send that same SMS to another person. On my previous non-android phones this was easy, every SMS was a single message, as opposed to the threads in ...
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iPhone-to-Android convert: how do I change the lock screen, set up 2-click speed dialing, etc.

I just left my iPhone 3G for a Samsung Galaxy S II Android phone. I am trying to recreate certain iPhone behaviors and am wondering if it's possible, and how. Android 2.3's default lock screen is ...
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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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How do I start a new SMS conversation?

All the messages I ever exchange with one number are listed as one conversation. How do I start a new conversation with someone on the same number? If this is an organisational thing, then I'd like ...
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Strange text messages at five minute intervals with no sender

So I've been having this problem recently where I get these extremely strange text messages being sent to my phone. They have no sender associated with them, and just look like a bunch of gibberish. ...
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Save more then 200 SMS per contact on 2.3?

I've noticed that my Samsung Galaxy Gio (Android 2.3) saves only 200 SMS per contact. Is there any way to save more?
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Sprint Android Sends Same Text 30 Times

Why does my HTC Evo 4G send a single text message to the same person 30 or 40 times? Sprint won't help us and it drains my battery and annoys people. Thank-you.
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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 ...