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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Contact name in SMS not recognised

I have all my contacts with phone numbers (area code + the number) and during incoming calls the phone shows the contact name but when I get a SMS from the same person, the phone (or may be the ...
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Hide certain numbers when picking SMS recipients

So many of my contacts have both home and cell numbers in my contact list. But when I am typing in names I the recipient field go sms pro), I don't really want to see numbers that cannot receive ...
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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 to make my phone vibrate when a text or an email is received when in vibrate mode?

Currently, when I put my phone into vibrate mode, it only vibrates for calls. It does nothing for texts or emails, however, so I don't know when I've received one. Does anyone know a way to enable ...
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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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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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How do I enable the character count when typing an sms?

I have a Sony Xperia U with Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. I don't know exactly if the SMS composer is Android's or belongs to Sony's launcher, so I don't know if the question applies to all Gingerbread ...
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How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact?

If it matters any I have an HTC Desire Z with the original Sense install. We have this monitoring service at work that keeps an eye on the various servers and starts frantically SMS'ing me whenever ...
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Is there any way to change the emoticons in the standard android sms app?

The green robot smilies are incredibly irritating, IMO. I'm open to suggestions of other SMS apps that have different emoticons as well, but the few I've looked at seem to just skin the standard SMS ...
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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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no sound alert to let me know i have a text message received

I can't seem to get an audible sound when text message received.
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How do I get SMS messages to be sorted in chronological order?

I just got an HTC Desire HD, and it's sorting my SMS texts by what the sender has sent up at the top of the conversation page, and what I reply down below. It's almost like two conversations in ...
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Why do get SMS send to the wrong recipient ( HTC Thunderbolt)?

My SMS texts on numerous occasions have crossed from one thread of text and gone to a completely different person. That person usually has recently texted me. I close out the keyboard and make sure ...
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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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SMS-draft on incoming call

I have a tiny problem with my Android on HTC Wildfire. When I got incoming call and my screen is blocked, I have to move a ring to unblock and answer the phone; but if I move this ring fast enough and ...
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Sending sms from tablet not allowed or not possible?

This is more of a meta question, but the best place to ask I'm sure.. Why can't I send an sms from my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 3G tablet? Is it because the hardware does not support it (most likely), ...
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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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Restoring messages from ClockworkMod backup

Here's the story. Today my phone (modded with Cyanogen mod) started bootlooping. So, I did a ClockworkMod backup and went about installing the latest version of Cyanogen mod. When that was done, I ...
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Why have i received a message that wasnt sent from the said sender?

I received a message in error yesterday, i am using the Samsung Galaxy. It wasnt sent by my friend, who i was chatting with over sms at that time, but i still received it and it shows time of sending ...
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CM7 messaging shows only date, not time

I have installed cyanogenmod 7.2.0.1-bravo on my HTC Desire. For messages received before today the messaging app shows only the date without the time. (For today it shows only the time.) ...
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Email, Text Messages, What's app

Is there any way to get all messages in one application. I use 5 email accounts, text messaging and WhatsApp. I dont' want to have to go to 3 different folders when I get 3 different types of ...
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Android Read recent SMS messages from command line

I have recently broken my Android's screen. (Again) Its a T-Mobile G2 Trying to keep up with my busy technology related life is hard enough without losing my link with everyone. I have rooted the ...
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How do I merge SMS threads?

I sent an SMS to several contacts, so Android put it in one thread as "Alice, Bob, Charlie, Dylan, Ed, and 5 more". Then Bob and Ed replied, each having their own threads. Can I merge Bob's and Ed's ...
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How to move contacts and other data from Symbian to Android?

I am changing my mobile from Symbian(Nokia 5800 XpressMusic - S60v5) to Android(Samsung Galaxy SII). I want to move the following data from my old mobile to the new one somehow. Contacts Calendar ...
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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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Set recurring notification for sms message

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Mini and would like to know if it is possible to be alerted to a new SMS message every few minutes until it is acknowledged. Sometimes I am away from the phone and ...
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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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In a group/mass text message from an iphone to other phones, who sees my reply to the group msg from my android?

If an iphone user sends me a group/mass text message on my android and I text back and hit reply (not reply-all) not realizing that it is a group/mass text, who sees my reply? Just the original sender ...
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How do I find out which number an SMS is from, out of all the numbers associated with the sender?

In the messaging application it says who is the sender of each message, but it doesn't say the phone number the message was from. From each thread I can get to the corresponding contact, but some ...
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Reply-by-SMS with Google Voice

I've got a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running stock Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1. As you probably know, Jelly Bean has a new feature that allows you to "respond-by-SMS" to incoming phone calls. Unfortunately, ...
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Can receive but cannot send SMS on SGS3, help me debug with logcat?

For a couple months now (during which time I've tried ~20 ROMs), I can receive & make calls fine, receive & send emails fine, sync fine, everything is fine except I cannot send SMS. I've tried ...
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Is There a Computer Application To Manage SMS Messages The Same as Nokia PC Suite Can?

In Nokia PC Suite we can backup mobile data (contacts, message etc) on a computer. We can also send, receive sms or manage sms by computer using Nokia PC Suite when a Nokia mobile is connected with a ...
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Yellow, Green, Red icons with contacts and with sms messages

I have seen these icons coming in front of sms messages and in contact list. What they stand for? These icons are just like a "clock"
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Forwarding text messages from an android phone to a TCP port of a PC

We are going to have an online poll using SMS in an upcoming ceremony. We also want to show the result of the poll on a large screen using a video projector. The idea that I have is to use an android ...
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Accessing the Android Phones SMS and other feature via Data Cable [duplicate]

Is there any way by which I can connect my computer to my HTC Wildfire S and access the SMS (read, compose, delete) without touching the phone? I am looking for something similar but no hope yet. ...
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Combine/merge/concatenate/unsplit long SMS/text messages?

I've Googled and searched the market and can't believe there's no such app. Maybe some other SMS management app has this simple function, to unsplit messages longer than the 160-character limit that ...
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Copy Text from SMS pulls wrong text

On my ICS 4.0.4 Nexus S when I go to a message that I've just sent to a person and select it, then 'Copy Text' and somewhere else 'Paste' the text it seems to pull the 4th/5th message above the one ...
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Is it possible to read SMS headers?

Is there a way on Android (I've got Samsung Galaxy S3) to read SMS message headers? If yes, how can I do this?
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Show the original timestamp on received messages

Is there any way I can change the message settings on my LG Nexus 4 to show the time a message was sent to my phone, rather than the time it was received?
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Getting a list of applications with SMS permission

I installed many applications, and some of them have specific permissions. How do I get a list of all applications with a specific permission? I'm interested in SMS permissions. I do not want to write ...
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Samsung Note 1 mystery SMS notification

Every time I get a text message, my phone rings an irritating notification that I can't figure out how to disable. It's not the one that I set the notification to in the settings menu. I disabled any ...
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Rooted phone - sending SMS message via command line

I have a rooted Droid (Sholes), with ConnectBot installed. I can ssh into it via dropbear copied to /system/xbin, and/or also the instance of Debian installed on it via the "Linux Installer" ...
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Changing the appearance of messages in the Messaging app on Droid RAZR Maxx?

I was just wondering if there was any (easy) way to change the appearance of the native messaging app on Droid RAZR Maxx - it doesn't need to be fancy, just resetting it to the default Android 2.3 ...
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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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iMessage like group messaging

My friends with iphones frequently group message me and I am never able to participate because when i hit reply it only sends the message back to the original person sending the message, not the whole ...
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Google Voice Input special characters and symbols no longer working?

I use Google's default voice input all the time, for texting and navigation and searching and such. Previously, if a scenario arose when I needed to include a symbol (such as an exclamation point!) or ...
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How to show own photo in SMS conversation?

How can I show my own photo profile icon in SMS conversations? I cannot find where to set it.
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Text Messaging: Group Text Message

I have a DroidX running Android 2.3.4. When somebody sends me a text message that goes to other devices too, is there anyway I can tell? Usually the only way I find out is when somebody else does a ...
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Is there a way to speak “Send” in order to send an SMS?

I know I can pull up my SMS app and press the microphone to activate speech. I speak my message, but then I need to press the "send" button to actually send my message. Is there a way to activate the ...
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Why are SMS messages sent on my Samsung Galaxy S III running AOKP appear as unable to be sent?

Why are SMS messages sent on my Samsung Galaxy S III running AOKP appear as unable to be sent? The SMS is actually sent. I tested with a message to myself: Any thoughts would be appreciated. ...