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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), ...
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Help! I can no longer access photos from my gallery when trying to send a picture

I have a Samsung S4. wen I want to attach a photo to an sms I used to get an option of accessing the photo via galary or samsung link. Usually I click gallery. This time I accidentally clicked Samsung ...
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How can I save a thread from Go SMS Pro to my SD card?

I have tried several things, but haven't found one that works. How can I save a message thread from Go SMS Pro to my SD card?
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All text messages deleted overnight, during Android update. Recovery?

Last night my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100T) downloaded a system update & this morning I woke up and all my text messages were gone. I've checked the /data/data/com/android.providers.telephony/...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 quick message responses limited to 160 characters

My Samsung Galaxy S5's messaging app has a quick-response feature that will cause a new message to pop up on the screen, regardless of lock status, a lot like the app 'Glowfly' used to before 4.4 ...
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Group message issues with iPhone users

I just switched from an iPhone 5S just two days ago and now using LG G3. I am having trouble with group messages. As an example, let's say there are four users in a group chat, 1 Android, 3 iPhones. ...
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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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Resetting SMSC for Lollipop 5 SMS bug

Ok, so I tried to do this tutorial to fix the SMS bug that was keeping me from texting my buddy in Switzerland (I'm in the US using AT&T on a Samsung Galaxy s6 Edge with Lollipop v5.0.2); I ...
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Can Hangouts limit the number of SMS messages for specific contacts?

One of my SMS contacts has several thousand messages; I'd like to limit the number of messages per contact to a much smaller number (my prior SMS app had a per-contact setting). I found an option "...
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Can too many text messages and phone calls cancel out your alarm?

I was blamed for canceling a friend's alarm clock from half a country away and recently I wondered if it was even possible.
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SMS Delay (Samsung Galaxy S5 KLTE - SMG900F)

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SMG900F). The phone is rooted and I'm using a Team UB 5.0.2 Custom ROM. I've noticed over the past couple of weeks that I've began to experience a considerable ...
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Restore SMS Messages with Titanium Restores then Deletes!

I understand I /should have/ used a different app for backing up my messages. I did not. I used Titanium, and made full backup of apps and data. I was apparently also using Android Messenger and ...
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How do I stop my phone from auto completing numbers (samsung galaxy s3)?

I like predictive text generally, but whenever I am texting a number (address or phone number or whatever reason to use numbers) it auto completes from something normal, such as 123-456-7890, to ...
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On Windows, how can I send/read text messages from my phone? [duplicate]

Is there a convenient way of reading/sending text messages from my phone through Windows? I remember Nokia's Symbian phones had a piece of software to do just that, but I can't find any simple ...
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email, text message [duplicate]

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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How to tell if you are part of a group text message

When being texted by another Android user, is there some way to determine whether you are part of a group text or being contacted individually?
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Android 4.4.4, Droid Mini, intermittant texts sent but not received

On Verizon Wireless with a Motorola Droid Mini, running Android 4.4.4. Stock Os, not rooted. All updates applied as offered by Carrier or Google Play Store. Noticed over the past month or two that ...
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I can't send a picture attachment together with a text message any more ( Samsung Galaxy S). Any idea why?

I tried to send a text message - attaching a photo already on my phone ( the first time ) and attaching a picture taken at time of send ( the second time ). However, when I try to send this text ...
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“Converting to multimedia message” when forwarding large SMS

When I receive a large SMS and when I select "Forward" from options, it shows "Converting to multimedia message" and I'm getting charged more. Furthermore, if the person on receiving end doesn't have ...
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How can I change language for word suggestion while writing an sms text message

I will be extremely disappointed if there is no way to change language WHILE writing an SMS without having to go to the phone's settings and changing the language there. Surely somebody in the android ...
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Can I receive SMS from a bluetooth connected phone?

I have a Windows Phone 7.5 phone and recently got an used (non-returnable) Android 4.4 phone. I love the Android experience but the phone is not on the right carrier. Is there a way to use bluetooth ...
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Send predefined sms/text message to group with a shortcut

I would like to install a "panic button" on my phone's home screen or lock screen that would send a predefined sms/text message to a selected group of people. I am NOT looking for a group sms app ...
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Prevent multiple recipients of group message to be displayed on other recipients

I once sent a message to multiple recipients and my friend told me he could see the other recipients and that it was a group message. This was a while ago and he was using a BlackBerry (though my ...
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search and delete select sms?

I get all these spam sms from everywhere... I tried the phone's usual search feature. I search for a spam keyword in my messages, and then try to delete all those messages. The problem here is that ...
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Display only the sender's name in text notifications

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 notification, just the sender name is enough.
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Can't find text message that was to a group

When John Doe texts to a group that includes me, it appears as a notification in the upper left corner, but then when I go to the text message conversations between me and John Doe, its not there. ...
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Messaging crashes instantly every time

Every time I try to start the messaging app it immediately crashes with the message "Unfortunately, Messaging has stopped." This problem started happening within the past two days - by which I mean I ...
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How to remotely disable MobiUCare from sending “SIM card change” SMSes?

My mother just changed her SIM card. I forgot to disable MobiUCare and I'm about a thousand of kilometers away from the phone. I keep receiving an SMS: SIM card changed. Plz check phone if lost ...
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How to copy SMS messages from phone to PC if I can't install apps?

I want to back up the SMS messages on my phone (an Alcatel One Touch Evolve 2), and I guess the simplest way to do that is to copy the SMS database to my PC. According to this answer, the SMS ...
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Can people tell whether I've read their SMSes?

I'm using Google Hangouts on Nexus-5 with 4.4-KitKat. I wonder if people can tell when I read their SMSes? Does my setup do automatic receipt notification without asking me?
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incoming SMS messages duplicated

Why does this happen? My guess is that it's the network and there's nothing that can be done about it, however, it only started happening within the past couple months. Every message isn't ...
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Is there a way to permanently clear all notifications and mark them as “read” from the lock screen or notification menu?

Background: I often get no signal on my phone, so use apps like Airdroid and O2 TuGo which allow for texting and calling over wifi and from multiple devices. The problem is, when I get my signal ...
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What does “SMS Messaging Account” mean in Hangouts?

I'm using Nexus 5. In my Hangouts settings, I noticed that the setting called "Default SMS Messaging Account" was set to my email address with my full name (And can alternatively be changed to "SMS" ...
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How to copy selected text in an SMS message

what I would like to do is be able to take a text message and copy a PORTION of it to use somewhere else. This comes in handy if an email address or phone number wasn't automatically picked up. ...
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Can I merge two, or more, separate Titanium backups

In this case I'm looking to restore SMS messages from Titanium. I have made a backup of all SMS. Then I started on a new ROM without restoring SMS. I then made a new backup of the current SMS. Is it ...
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Unable to backup/export/access an SMS conversation on Android

I am attempting to use "SMS Backup and Restore" to backup 2 particular SMS conversation threads from my phone. The SMS app I use is Textra. My problem is when I go to select the conversations (or ...
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Transfer SMS message history, without Google account

How can I backup and restore SMS message history, and restore on a later Android version — using only the SD card storage? I am upgrading from one device to another: Existing device: Google Nexus ...
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SMS messages not being saved on M developer preview 3

Tl;dr: texts getting received but not saved. I have a Nexus 5 running Marshmallow preview 3 (build MPA44I) – it was running preview 2, then the OTA failed and I dirty-flashed the preview 3 image on ...
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Android 5.1 & Group SMS in Messenger defaults to MMS

Am I right in thinking that as of Lollipop 5.1 all group messages sent via Messenger are sent via MMS? In prior versions I had the choice to send them as multiple SMS messages, which is what I want ...
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Can I make my phone recognize numbers in both international and local forms as equal?

In an earlier question, I asked how to handle international phone book entries while traveling internationally. The simple answer was simply to store phone numbers in their international form, which ...
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How can I merge SMS and Hangouts messages within Hangouts?

It made sense to me to merge SMS, WhatsApp style messaging and video calls into one app to save resources and switching between apps so I set up Hangouts to be the SMS app. I just had one problem - ...
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Configure Android to allow third-part application to handle SMS (text) messages?

I have a Huawei P8 Lite running stock software (Android 5.0 and EMUI 3.1), and use a third-party application (MyPhoneExplorer, a.k.a. MPE) to handle SMS messages from my Windows computer. Although I ...