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How do I send a google hangouts sms to my groups from my google contacts?

I want to send SMS to a large group from my contacts & do not want to have to find each person & click on them. How can I just check one box to send to all 40 people in each group?
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Messaging icon in Samsung S3 always show one unread message

My Samsung S3 messaging icon always show one unread message. See the screenshot below. I have thoroughly checked if there are any unread messages and also restarted the phone couple of times. I also ...
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nexus 5, can't see new texts for one person

Yesterday, I was texting this friend with whom I am romantically involved when all of a sudden, I couldn't see the texts between us anymore. That is to say that I type the text and send it and she ...
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Delete call logs more than 5 days old

I want to delete call logs and sms that are older than a few days. Is there any way to delete call logs and sms that are older than 5 days? I using android 4.1.2, micromax a110q.
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how to send to special number in the new hangouts

before the update I can send messages to number like "2200" no problem but since the update hangouts instantly adds +63 to the numbers and now I can send sms to it and it doesn't even let me compose a ...
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How do I send group SMS text to specific contact numbers from the new Hangouts?

Before the most recent changes to the Hangouts app, I was able to send group texts by clicking on "Anyone else?". It would then let me choose not only which contact to add to the conversation, but ...
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Set APN by textmessage?

Anyone knows if it's possible to program an APN by sending a text/sms message? If so, what to send? It regards an LG Leon (3G model) with Android 5.0.1 Thanks for your input!
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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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Delay in text icon loading up and texts sony xperia z3 compact

Since I updated my Sony Xperia Z3 Compact about a month ago I'm not happy at how delayed the normal text app has gone. I press the icon and now there seems to be a delay to going into the texts. Also, ...
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How to freeze SMS reception for X hours?

Sometimes I would like to temporarily block any incoming SMS for X hours. I don't want to discard those SMS: after this period of time, I'd like to see all SMS that were sent to me. I still want to ...
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LG power L22C & Tracfone not texting

Trying to save money I went to Tracfone, and a new LG Power (Leon). I never had so many problems before with an iphone 4 and Straight Talk. Now I'm not getting or being able to send half of my text. ...
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No longer I get SMS notifications

I‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ have installed a few new SMS management apps to test them and uninstalled them ...
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SIM contacts are shown in Messaging application, but not displayed in Contacts list

I changed the option to only see my Google contacts (GMail) (and hide my SIM contacts). This is working perfectly in the "Contacts" app, but when I try to send a text message, and I provide a keyword ...
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Transfer SMS from Nokia E72 to Android

I would like to reopen an old thread involving moving SMSs from Nokia phones to Android. Specifically, I need to move them from a Nokia E72 to a Zopo ZP520 model based on Android KitKat. The heap ...
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Group Messaging

I received a group text from some coworkers and I don't have any of them saved as contacts. I can receive most of their messages fine; however I can't send one. I can type in the message but the send ...
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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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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 ...