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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how do you turn off the vibration alert for incoming text messages on a samsung galaxy s3 mini?

I've gone through the settings menu but can only find options to change the vibration pattern, not to turn it off completely. Any ideas??
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Migrate from Sony Ericsson W810i to Galaxy

I just bought my new Galaxy S. My old mobile phone is Sony Ericsson W810i. I wonder if I can do something in order to migrate my SMS and contacts. For example I was thinking the following: Connect ...
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Where on the file system are SMS messages stored?

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? I'm using ES File Explorer to browse around but can't seem to find this - is it on the phone or the SD, and where? I have an HTC Wildfire but I ...
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Why is the SMS app crashing when sending SMSes to a three digits number?

The SMS application crashes when I try to send an SMS to a three digits number. With other "regular" numbers, works just fine. phone-HTC desire Rom - AOKP Rom 4.2 JB I tried to replace ...
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How can I decrease the font size of incoming messages on the Samsung Galaxy Note permanently?

After the regular update of my Samsung Galaxy Note to Android 4.1.2, the font size in the messaging section is quite oversized. By using the volume keys I can indeed reduce the font, but this setting ...
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Transfer sms data from a Samsung Gal. 3 with black screen of death

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with the black screen of death. I was able to download files from phone and sd card onto my computer. However, I would like to access my old sms text messages. I have "sms ...
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Reset capital letter in SMS

I've noticed that my SMSes don't start anymore with a capital letter, the same happens after punctuation. Maybe I've accidentally changed some settings? How to solve this? Thanks in advance
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How to automatically send an SMS if a call is missed?

Due to a busy schedule, missed call are a constant, and many times the person calling insists on keep calling until I answer. The ideia is to automatically send an SMS with a pre-defined message to ...
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Install the Galaxy Nexus Messaging app onto the Nexus 5

It seems that Nexus 5 ships with Hangouts as the default (only) app for SMS messaging but I'm not interested in Hangouts and I prefer the messaging app I had on my Galaxy Nexus. How do I get the ...
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Texts automatically converted to MMSs

Information of my device samsung galaxy GT-S5830i android 2.3.6 baseband version S5830iXXMD1 kernel 2.6.35.7 gingerbread.xxmd1 my phone has recently started automatically converting SMSs to MMS, ...
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Message (SMS) contain text from other messages in Android

Has anyone experienced this issue where the content of an SMS is not complete and some other content (from different message) is added to that at the end. I have experienced this problem many times. ...
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Contacts not coming up in messaging

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. Usually, when I send a message, as I type the name of the contact, it auto-completes or gives me options. Now, the name I type isn't in there at all. If I go to ...
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Move Nokia Backup (NBF) contents to Android Phone

Recently I started using Android phone (Samsung Galaxy Y Duos) with Gingerbread. Prior to this switch I was using Nokia 6303c (S40 Device). Before I exchanged my Nokia for this phone I had made a ...
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Twitter ReceiveSMS permission

On Twitter November 25, 2013 update, they ask for receive text messages (SMS) permission. Does anyone know what exactly this is for ?
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Text communication with iphone users

What are the non-voice options for communicating with iphone users to and from an android phone? Strengths and limitations of said options? I don't have a smart phone but am thinking of finally ...
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Android SMS path [duplicate]

I can't find the path of SMS database files in android os. where is the right path for SMS database files? I already tried these values and these values are not right: ...
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Extract DB from accidentally formatted /data

I had to factory reset my Samsung Galaxy Note i717 (1stGen AT&T), and I forgot to backup before formatting /data. I need to extract the messages DB from it, because I have many important messages ...
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Integrate Facebook chat and SMS

Is there a way to seamlessly integrate Facebook chat and SMS messaging? I am looking for a method that hides the detail of how a message was sent to a given contact or number as much as possible.
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SMS Thread / General Limit?

Is there a limit within Android, or possibly set by OEMs (heard this from a friend who is a technician), of the total amount of SMS messages you can have? As in, messages within a thread and/or all ...
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SMS messages won't delete no matter what

I have a phone which has thousands of SMS. Now it's very difficult to delete them all and the SMS app always hangs. I have tried the following to no avail: Select All SMS > Delete Downloaded SMS ...
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How do I get the SMS “pop-up” screen on my S4?

When I first got my S4, full text messages would automatically pop-up when received, even when I was using my phone. How do I make this happen again? I am not talking about the lock screen nor the ...
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Opening a GPS location from an SMS

How can I format an SMS in order to send the GPS location? The recipient should be able to tap the text and open the coordinates with their favorite location software (e.g., Google Maps).
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Is it possible to get an answer to a silent sms from a turned off phone?

Silent SMS Silent messages, also known as “silent tms”, “stealth sms” or “stealth ping”, are employed nowadays to locate a person and thus to create a complete movement profile. They do ...
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Different notification sounds for sms and email?

Is there a way to use different sounds for a sms text alert and an email alert? I can't find the setting. I'm on HTC Hero, Android 2.1
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Inbox showing date instead of time

My SMS inbox suddenly began to display the date instead of the time. Previously it has shown for example 18:54, but now it says OKT. 27 in the inbox. When I open a conversation it will now say ...
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Android device as SMS Gateway? [closed]

I'm searching for an app to make my phone act like sms gateway. What exactly: Web Server (to visit URL and send from there) and ability so send one sms to multiple contacts. I've tried Servers ...
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What is the path where GoSMS stores the SMS messages

How say the title I can't find where the sms are stored. I see this similar question but the replies haven't helped me. I have gosms and I want delete all messages, but if I do this option with gosms ...
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How can I make an actual heart symbol in a text on my htc inspire? [duplicate]

I've recieved text message where the the heart wasn't <3 but an actual heart symbol and I have an HTC inspire, how do I send one like that?
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How to send a text to multiple recipients with personalised details filled in from their contact information?

Is they a way to send a text message to multiple recipients but include details taken from their contact card and have them automatically inserted into the text when it's sent? Something like 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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Message Sender in Lock Screen only Saying 'Message"

Hi i have just changed over to a Galaxy S4 from an iphone5 and it is really frustrating me when i get a text message it shows on the lock screen but all it says is "Message" and not who its from. ...
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What's “creation mode” in the Galaxy S's offical messaging application?

If you open the official messaging App, go to menu then settings, there is a setting "creation mode" which has the following options (in that order): restricted warning free What does this change? ...
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Undo removed prediction in swiftkey android app

I have by mistakenly removed some predicted texts and confused how can i get them back ? this has happened without my awareness when the phone was in pocket without display lock. I have lost many of ...
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How to save or back-up whole SMS threads on SIM [duplicate]

I have a Samsung-SGH -I927 and would need to save on my SIM card or send to my email for back up several text SMS messaging threads. I know that I can do this with an individual SMS' by lightly ...
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How to change message vibration type on s2?

How can I change message vibration type on galaxy s2? After jb update it vibrates the same (basic call). In settings I changed for example into heartbeat, but it doesnt vibrate this type when I ...
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SMS backup in Android [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? How can I make a backup of SMS messages to the SD card in Android 2.2?
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Any suggestion on how to recover deleted sms? [duplicate]

Yesterday I just picked my phone from my pocket and it was prompting me to delete all my messages, and I accidentally tapped the confirm button and lost all my messages. I don't have any backup and ...
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SMS for small screen - workarounds or replacement app

The default SMS app's text size on my current phone is far too big for my tiny screen, and it wastes further screen real estate with a suggestion bar, which isn't much good if you can't see what ...
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Pop up message when sending large amounts of SMS messages

When I send a relatively large number of text messages using GoSms, I get this pop up after I send a message: I have seen this on other forums but I have yet to see a way to get rid of it (that is, ...
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Recieved an SMS that deleted all my SMS

A weird thing happened to me today. I received an SMS and upon opening it from the notification bar on top, my SMS are all gone. I didn't even get to read the message. I have my SMS backed-up from a ...
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Know of an app that lets you transfer a text message conversation into an email? [closed]

A friend of mine is looking for an application that he can grab a text message conversation from his phone and maybe copy/paste it into another application like an email app or just "send to email" ...
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Why an SD-card saved app uses phone memory

Lately I had issues with my phone's (Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570) internal memory aw well as with the SMS memory. I deleted all unwanted messages, rooted my phone and used Link2SD to move some apps ...
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Disable notification sounds but keep SMS Sounds

Device: Galaxy Ace Duos 6802 I want to to turn off all the notification sounds, but keep the SMS sounds when I get SMS, WhatsApp messages, Skype messages, etc. It is very frustrating having to hear ...
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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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Contacts with and without international extensions

I'm in the UK. My Nexus S received its update to 4.0.4 yesterday, and I now have the following problem. If I have a contact with (say) the number 07123456789 and I receive a text from this contact, ...
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SMS sent from abroad loses the international prefix on the sender's phone number

So this is the scenario: I am in France, using a French SIM. My parents are in Italy and they send me an SMS. When I send an answer the SMS is sent to the number, without the international prefix ...
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Hidden sms message sent at every startup

My Samsung GT-I8150 is sending a text message after every reboot witch is not appearing at all in the sms area of the phone. The phone is rooted and has cyanogen mod 9 installed. I think someone at ...
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How do I change my photo in my message threads?

I have an LG Optimus Elite and I am running the stock ROM. In my text message threads, under "Me" where my messages are, it shows one of my contacts, rather than my Facebook or Google photo. How do I ...
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Cannot open message application on Samsung Galaxy S2 and Deleted all of my Contacts

I was originally getting an error message about the logserver not working, which I fixed through managing the application and forcing it to close, but now I get another error when I try to access text ...
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Message app doesn't merge messages sent/received from same number but different format

My network provider usually sends incoming SMSs with number format like +84123456 (equivalent to 0123456), but sometimes 0123456, and I usually save in my contact, and send SMS to 0123456. In my old ...