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Sending emoji via SMS with UTF-8 (rather than UTF-16)?

Trying to find out why emoji caused even short messages to being sent as multiple chunks I came across this question, explaining this happens because they are encoded UTF-16 rather than ascii. My ...
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Free SMS to shortcodes/Magic?

My current cellular plan does not include free SMS, so I'm trying to find an alternative way to send SMS for free from my Android phone. In particular, I'm trying to use the Magic service, which ...
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SMS notifications on Moto G2 no longer appear

Recently my Moto G2 device stopped showing text message notifications on the notification bar. The device has been running on Android 5.0 (the upgrade caused no issues) I am using the stock ...
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How do I create a group text with the Hangouts app when I already have a conversation with the recipients?

This doesn't work, btw: How do I send a group SMS with google hangouts? I want to send a group text to Recipient A and Recipient B. I already have conversations with both A and B. When I tap the "+" ...
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Hide SMS message in notification bar

I am using Moto E powered by Android Kitkat. When I receive an SMS, I get a notification displaying the sender name with the message. I don't want the message text to be displayed in the ...
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Download one thread of text

How do I select one string of text messages and download to PC so that I can print? I've tried downloading and it provides a .hbk file which I can not open. I don't even know where to look on my HTC ...
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Send group SMS in Android to all contacts but exclude international numbers

I have a Samsung Android mobile. I am with the Three network. I want to send a text message (SMS) to all my contacts except those with an international number (so as not to incur costly international ...
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Transfer all sms from gingerbread to laptop

I want to transfer all my sms from my old phone HTC Explorer with Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) to my laptop. How can i do it?
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How to edit and merge two different sms backup from two different phone?

I have my SMS backed up using SMS Backup and Restore, and also my girlfriend's SMS was backed up using the BlackBerry Desktop tool. I converted the BB SMS back up to an .xml file. I just want to ...
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Hidden gesture to scroll to top of SMS list, or glitch?

I've noticed that sometimes my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3, Android 4.3) jumps to the top of a SMS list. This is a useful feature that I'd like to reproduce but I never found a gesture or option for ...
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How to keep Hangouts from adding a “1” before SMS shortcode?

I frequently use SMS shortcodes to get my account balance from my bank. I send a text message to the bank's short code (in this case, 728464), and my bank replies with a text message containing my ...
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How Do I Send a Group SMS with Google Hangouts to iPhone?

How do I send a group SMS with google hangouts? Referenced conversation above. This answer appears to only work when chatting with other Google Hangouts users. This does not appear to be possible ...
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Send SMS through internet to another country

I came to Europe from Canada for a month, but I want to keep in touch with relatives and friends back in Canada. Assuming I have WiFi access on my Android, how can I text them, and be able to receive ...
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Not receiving texts from certain numbers

I am using the latest version of CM11 (11-20150524-NIGHTLY-jflte) on my Samsung Galaxy S4 (SCH-I545) on the Verizon Network. My baseband version is I545VRUAMDK and Android version is 4.4.4. The ...
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How to find installed apps which are using SMS feature

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (Android KitKat). Some of the apps are using my SMS feature and SMS are costing pennies from my pocket without my knowledge. I want to know what are all the apps ...
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The application Text Messaging (process com.motorola.conversations) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again

Picked up the Photon 4G for my wife about a week ago, and she's been getting this notification periodically ever since. Sometimes, it won't show up for days... Other times, it'll show up whenever she ...
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Auto forward sms to Telegram messenger Group

I'm a volunteer firefighter and I receive emergency calls and at the same time an "emergency SMS". I'd like to forward those incoming SMS to a group in Telegram/WhatsApp, so my family and friends know ...
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No Service Error

I am having trouble with my device (galaxy s4 ,model number SPH-L710, running android 4.4.2). In particular I cannot send or receive text messages or send or receive calls. I noticed that if I dial in ...
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Text messages copies appearing in Exchange mail client [duplicate]

The following question was answered for a previous model but what about the Samsung Galaxy S6? The 'More' section doesn't exist. When a text message comes in, the stock Email app throws a copy into my ...
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On screen notifications for Samsung s4

I have a Samsung Galaxy Gt 19505. I am currently running andriod 4.4.2 I was wondering if there's any way to get on screen notifications for messages etc whilst using other apps. I used to have an ...
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Is there a way to auto-reply to blocked SMS messages?

I wish to block numbers from text messaging me, but with an auto-reply. I tried every single suggestion here and other places and for one reason or another, they would not do this for me. The built in ...
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Backup/Restore SMS/MMS via ADB on a non-rooted device?

Is there any way to backup/restore SMS and MMS messages using ADB, when the device is not rooted? adb pull won't work here, as the corresponding database ...
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how do I import sms from Allview viper v1 to samsung galaxy s4 mini with android 4.4.4? [duplicate]

I have some important sms that i would want to keep on my new phone- samsung galaxy s4 mini. I can't find how to import messages.
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Is there a way I can make the font size smaller on default messaging app of LG L70

I have a rooted LG L70 (D325) and I want to make the font size of default messaging app smaller. I changed the font size on the settings but it is quite large to me that the person beside my can read ...
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Notifications not showing

With the new updates, I can't see any of my notifications on the lock screen. I have to unlock my phone to see anything. It's so inconvienent. How can I change it back or fix it or something???
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Android: Change Samsung Galaxy Ace default message type to text (160 charactors )

My Samsung Galaxy Ace default message is multimedia type messages (70 characters) and is costing me a fortune, over 10p a text (UK). How do I change this to normal text (160 characters) which my ...
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How to automatically crop text messages when SMS character limit is reached?

Is there a way to prevent the Messages app from sending long texts? It's generally a nice feature, but my current plan has free SMS which I cannot use when overstepping the character limit - instead, ...
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Insufficient storage -> not receiving sms?

Sometimes I reach the capacity of my phones data storage. It then tells me that I may not receive SMS. If somebody sends me a message during this time, will it get lost? Or will I get it once I free ...
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How do I save sms messages e.g. to SIM?

Today have fired up my new Samsung Galaxy S II. To find that managing SMS messages is not as intuitive as on my old - non-smart Sony Ericsson. Cant seem to find a way to save messages to SIM - or ...
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How can I stop sending auto-reply messages when somebody calls me in Sony Xperia M Dual?

I'm using a Sony Xperia M Dual. How can I stop sending auto-reply messages when somebody calls me and I fail to answer in time? This problem has been bugging me for a quite a long time.
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Message notofication appears even after reading the message on the notification bar

This happened with me many times. After an sms appears in the notification bar I will click and read it but even after reading it the notification doesn't end up it still appears and even on the ...
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In the Hangouts app, how do I “mark all as read”?

I'm using Hangouts for texting with my Samsung Galaxy S4. Usually the preview is enough to see the whole message. I hate having to open a message just to mark it a read. Is there a way to mark one, or ...
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Not All SMS Get Sent

I have a weird problem for quite a while now. For some reason not all SMS get sent. Those SMS don't look any different to those that were sent. There is no indication in the SMS-app, if I tap the ...
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How to know on which Google account text messages (SMS) are saved?

I have 2 Google accounts on my phone. How can I know on which Google account text messages (SMS) are saved? I use a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A with Android 5.0.
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Grant access to the phone to additional users

I have a rooted Nexus 5 with multi users enabled (with gravity kk). This is great except when I receive calls or SMS... only the account marked as "owner" receives it. The most frustrating is that ...
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Text multiple people on Nexus 5 - KitKat / Hangouts 2.3

I have been unable to figure this out. I have seen multiple instructions online but none of them describe what I see on my phone. I am running the latest KitKat and Hangouts and I want to create a new ...
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How to delete duplicate SMS?

After unlucky using some SMS backup tool I have the duplicates of all my SMS. So question is which way better to delete them.
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s4 upgrade - randomly takes a long time to send text

Ever since I did the upgrade to lollipop my phone will randomly take 10-15 minutes to send texts. I receive them ok, it's just sending and it's driving me crazy. Also my phone gets very hot and the ...
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app People : contacts from hotmail account disappeared

Android 5 Motorola G 4G in app People all contacts from a syncronized hotmail account disappeared. Only a few from a gmail account remain. No way to add new accounts now to people. I copied the ...
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I have mmssms.db but the telephony.db is lost, can I get back my SMS messages in any way?

For reasons unknown, my SMS messages disappeared today. I have a rooted SGS2. I've discovered that SMS messages are stored in mmssms.db and I was lucky enough to find a backup file. However, no such ...
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Duplicate SMS notifications

I have a new-to-me Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos (http://www.samsung.com/sa_en/support/model/SM-G530HZWDKSA). I chose to use Hangouts for SMS. It is set up and working normally. I continuously ...
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When not on data, how can I sent sms message that comes from my Google Voice number?

I have a Moto G (via Republic Wireless if it matters). Android 4.4.4 When I am on data (wifi) I can use the Google Voice app. In that case any outgoing text messages look like they are coming from ...
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Bugs w/ SMS w/ Iphones

When in a group chat with iphone users I often get: Messages that are received late Messages that send late Error messages stating a have received a "multimedia message" from one member of the group ...
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phone number tag in SMS details

I have contacts with 2 phone numbers. One "work" and other "home". In my call logs it shows name and type of number (work or home), But in SMS it only shows name and number. Every time I have to check ...
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Not able to know to which SIM sms was received

Short Description: I am using JellyBean in a dual SIM featured phone. I am using Go SMS software also standard Messaging also I used. I find it peculiar to know that there is no such feature to know ...
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SMS saving to SD

Is there any way of saving simple SMS mixed with MMS messages to an SD card prior to running a full factory reset? I got a Sony Z3 that refuses to send pic messages other than when I'm hooked to WiFi ...
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Check receipt of text messages sent on Samsung Galaxy S3

Is there a way to check receipt of text messages sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3?
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SMS sending error 254, Defy+ KitKat

Cannot send any SMS from my Defy+ with latest (2015-06-11) quarx2k's CM11. Tried different basebands via Defy Parts to no avail. The SMS app says "Error 254" when checked in details. SMSC number is ...
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How to extract SMS from an HTC One ICS SMS backup file?

I have an HTC One V and I backed up my SMS using the phone's messaging application (which is a part of the ICS stock ROM) to the SD card. The resulting backup is a file called SD_20121221_448193_0 and ...
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Long single SMS messages are received as multiple split messages

From the recent time my Android 5 phone sends long SMS messages as if they were split. Actually they seem to be sent as solid messages (at least this is how I see them in the messaging apps), but when ...