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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Phone will not vibrate for incoming text messages

No matter what I do, I can't get my phone to vibrate for text messages anymore. I am running Cyanogenmod 7.1.0. It vibrates for phone calls and for haptic feedback, so there's obviously nothing ...
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How do I expand the 'Type message' area in Messaging 4.4.4-35 on Moto E?

Using Messaging 4.4.4-35 App that comes on Moto E. The 'Type message' area is too small to see more than 2.5 lines at a time. Is there a way to expand this area?
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how can I tell if someone has read text message?

Does delivery report mean that the person reads the message on android phone?
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Only vibrate when there are no active notifications

Is there a way to tell android only to vibrate if there are no active notifications? Example: I use telegram messenger, and when receiving a message the phone vibrates. Even so I do not use the phone ...
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Attaching contact info in sms message

When I first got my Moto G, I was able to attach contact info in a message. Now that it updated its OS, I can no longer do this. The point is, my "smart" phone got stupid. Really? Are your ...
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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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Why don't android 4.4 SMS apps put each copy of a multi-recipient SMS in the right conversation?

I recently upgraded from Android 2.3.4 to 4.4.4. In my old Sony Messaging app, sending an SMS (not MMS) to multiple recipients would result in a copy of my message appearing in each recipient's ...
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Stop text messages from going into my Exchange account's Inbox

When a text message comes in, the stock email app throws a copy into my Exchange email accounts that are on the phone. I want to turn this feature off but cannot find a setting for it anywhere. I have ...
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facebook messages coming in unwanted on SMS text on my Razor

Recently FB communication started showing up on my SMS text. How do I keep FB from populating that system?
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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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I want to display the sender's name rather than their contact photo within a text message conversation

I want to display the sender's name rather than their contact photo within a text message conversation. I don't have everyone's contact photograph memorized and I have multiple people with the same ...
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How do I change the default SMS application on my HTC Hero?

I recently got completely fed up with the built in Messages (SMS) application and switched it out for Chomp (also looking at Handcent, haven't decided on one yet). I want to use the "Messages" icon ...
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My device (Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus GT-S5301) doesn't send any SMS and even sending or receiving files through Bluetooth

Recently I remember stopping some 2 services in order to boost ram performance but later my phone refused to send any SMS and it dosent also receive or send any files through bluetooth but it does ...
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Text Message Sequence

I am receiving my text messages but they are not in sequence. The reply to my question ends up above the questions instead of below. How do you fix it?
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HTC Desire 510 Ghost texting

I am having a issue where my phone would sometimes "ghost text" a HTC customer support called it. I think its just heating up when it happens but i'm not sure of the issue. When I text it would ...
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What are the technical reasons that SMS is not backed up in a full ADB backup?

When performing a backup with ADB, I use the command: adb backup -apk -shared -all Why doesn't SMS get backed up? Every guide says to backup SMS separately. It seems like that would be the #1 ...
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“Error: Invalid Number.” when sending an SMS

I have the 2014 Moto X, running Lollipop. For some contacts, when I try to send them a message, I get an SMS saying "Error: Invalid Number." I have noticed that this happens when I go to compose a ...
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Android mixes various parts of multipart SMS message

A Samsung GT-S5300 device, with Android 2.3.x, stock ROM (Plus, Polish network), non-rooted. The issue is the fact that multipart SMS messages are often mixed with parts of previously messages. ...
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How to Backup All of my data in Android(Jelly Bean)?

Is there any way to backup All of my data, by "All" i meaned everything, even messages, IMs(Instant Messenger)'s messages i.e hike, whatsApp etc. i need those data and have to reset/flash my device, ...
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Messaging doesn't scale well

About a year into owning each Android, my messaging starts to slow to a crawl. 10 second hangs, etc... This has happened with every messaging app I've ever used. My first question is: What causes ...
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How can I view contacts and SMS on my SIM card (without importing them)?

I need to replace my SIM card with a newer one, because the new phone I ordered has only a micro-SIM slot. The replacement SIM has just arrived. As soon as I activate it, the old one will get ...
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How can I forward messages from a dual SIM phone?

Is it possible to forward a message received on a dual SIM phone? The message could be received onto either of the SIM cardS and can be sent from any one of the SIM cardS (doesn't really matter which ...
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Google Hangouts vibrates although vibration is disabled

I'm having a really annoying issue to where when i receive a text message through hangouts my phone will vibrate and make a sound when it isn't muted even though in the hangouts app and in the ...
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Can't send SMS, but can receive them

I have a new Moto X on the Cricket network, running 4.4.2. Everything on the phone works fine - calls, data, and I can receive SMS and MMS... But not send any! I am new to android so I don't even ...
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Go Sms is converting gifs to jpgs

When I attached a gif, after Go SMS converts it to a MMS, it converts it to a jpg. Tested this by texting it to myself. I thought Go SMS can send gifs, am I doing something wrong? GO SMS Pro: ...
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When creating a SMS with Google Search using my voice, Hangouts is not an option for sending

While driving, I may tell Google Search with my voice to "Text ". Google will ask me what the message is, and eventually after completing the required back-and-forth, my phone prompts me to select an ...
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Is there a way to cancel a sending message?

While the message is "sending", I discovered that I had sent to the wrong person. Isn't there anything you can do about this? I used to use Nokia. In those older phones (or systems) you simply press ...
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Messaging app (stock) not using full phone number to send text/sms

I am using Android 4.2 Jelly Bean stock Messaging App and the get "message not sent" error whenever I use my contact to send the message. I noticed that the Messaging App might not be using the full ...
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Is there a real “Gmail Tap” app?

Gmail Tap, one of Google's April fools, would give the phone a three-keys Morse keyboard. Is there a way to get this functionality for real, preferably for input to any fields?
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Is it possible to create 100+ tasker profiles from a spreadsheet?

I'm looking to create multiple tasker profiles that trigger based upon DOB of a client and send a SMS wishing them a happy birthday. That's easy enough, but replicating the same thing time after time ...
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Hello SMS app - Is it possible to send messages to multiple contacts as SMS?

I've been using the Hello SMS app for a few months now and the only unsatisfactory thing I found about it is that I noticed that when trying to send a message to multiple contacts, it will be ...
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Text messaging so slow it is nearly unusable

I have a Galaxy S5 running 4.4.2. I am trying to send a text message to a certain contact. When I select their name from the list of messages, there is a 30 second delay. While typing, sometimes ...
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Why does Wiko Cink Peax 2 reboot when it receives an SMS containing only '=' (equal sign)?

I have a Wiko Cink Peax 2 and when I receive one SMS with the only character '=' (equal sign), my phone reboots the system. How can I fix it?
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How to turn off auto-capitalization on the HTC One M8?

This is bugging me while texting. I don't see an option to turn it off in the text app's settings, or Settings -> Language & keyboard. Here's the screen when I open settings from the keyboard: ...
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Can't send/receive text messages on Nexus 5

My Nexus 5 has been able to send and receive text messages perfectly fine for 6 months now but as of a day or two ago it has just hasn't been able to send or receive messages from any text messaging ...
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Is there any way I can delete individual text messages?

I have a Huawei U8850 running Android 2.3.7 and want to manage my text messages more efficiently. At the moment the only delete options I can see are to delete all thread or the current thread. ...
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Hello, can anyone help me recover a history of text messages sent/received from one number?

I am a single father who has physical custody of my daughter. Her mom is coming in trying to take that away from me. I need to see text messages past what my phone has stored. Sprint will not help me ...
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Send SMS from PC through Bluetooth

I have an HTC Amaze with Android 2.3. Is any way I can send and receive messages on my PC via Bluetooth to my phone? I tried to connect with MyPhoneExplorer app, but its does not support HTC Amaze.
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Hello SMS - how can I directly jump to an existing conversation?

I like Hello SMS, but there's something I'd like to be able to do, and seems reasonable, but I can't see how to do it. Conversations are shown via icons representing individual people down the left ...
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Recover deleted content from userdata partition?

So it came to pass, that Amanda did have a blonde moment and deleted all her threads in the SMS app by mistake. Yeah, "Delete all threads" probably shouldn't be quite so easy to invoke. The phone's ...
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“Save as draft” option missing from the default message app?

I have a Samsung galaxy Y mobile phone, and I have just discovered that the option to save messages as draft is completely missing in the app named "Messaging" that I got pre-installed. I am really ...
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Can I use MIUI's auto SMS + MMS backup + restore thing on another custom ICS rom?

MIUI's built in SMS + MMS backup works quite well. However, I want to try out new custom ROMs. Is it possible to add integration of that MIUI service onto another ICS rom?
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Voice to text app for Messaging ICS

I am using stock ICS 4.0.4 on my phone and it seems to be missing a utility which I have seen on other Android phones with ICS. It doesn't have the option for voice to text native app for messaging. ...
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Unusual file under Android on SGH-1337M DO_NOT_DELETE

Under Android Folder I have two files Data and DO_NOT_DELETE, within the DO NOT DELETE file are some sub files opening these in notebook shows text conversations from my text messages. Why would ...
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Galaxy 4 - received message ident

newbie to android - just got a galaxy s4 and it's got this infuriating display on the screen that previews every message that I get - basically so everyone can read it. I've been through the reports ...
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Suppress Class 0 Flash SMS, show as notification or redirect to inbox

My mobile operator sends Flash SMS (Class 0) about remaining balance (prepaid) after every SMS, call and data session. The messages are helpful reminders but I really don't like the fact that they ...
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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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Messages take a very long time to open

Every time I try to open a message I have to click on the message about 7 or 8 times and it takes anywhere from around 25 seconds to a minute to actually get the message to open. What can I do to make ...
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HTC One M7 SMS Issues

Before I begin Before I ask this question, I just want to say this: I have looked through the web for answers, formatted my phone and tried alternate SMS applications. They have not helped, my ...
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Sending & Receiving SMS via WiFi

Is there a way to send and receive SMS when a cellular signal is not available, but WiFi is? I'm often on-site at locations where the building has a strong WiFi (Internet) connection, but a simple ...