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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Larger edit area for SMS writing?

The Handcent app has a feature where with a click of a button I can switch to a larger edit area. This allowed me to preview my messages in whole before sending them off and edit them comfortably. ...
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Is it possible to change the text bubbles on the s3?

I just am trying to figure out how to change the backgrounds behind text messages. Is there a setting or some app which lets you do this?
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How do I set the default messaging app to use google voice? (4.2.2 Galaxy S4)

I keep seeing advice to set the default messaging app by going to Settings> Manage Applications> All Applications> And then clicking on the messaging app (I also tried google hangouts since that can ...
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TMobile Galaxy 3 adjusting between group & single text messaging

I want to send the same text to many individual people (only allowed 10 on G3). I don't want this to go out as a group message where if they reply all the others see the comments. Someone who has a ...
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Retrieving text messages from stolen Android phone

My Samsung Galaxy Nexus was stolen the other night. Is it possible to retrieve my texts and save them to my computer if I know the phone number and IMEI? I have a Gmail account set up on the phone ...
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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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All SMS being converted to MMS on Galaxy S3?

I received 3 MMS the other day (same message, it was my father so a bit confused) and now Galaxy S3 automatically converts texts to one contact only (my wife) into MMS. As soon as I try to text her ...
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Issues making or receiving calls and texts with a LG P500 (Software Version V20e)?

I just got a LG P-500 device and I want to deploy with it. Everything is working fine, except that I cant make phone calls, receive phone calls, send SMS or receive SMS. The phone is on its stock ROM ...
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How can I see only phone contacts, not SIM contacts?

I have a Dell XCD35. My phone book was showing phone contacts as well as SIM contacts. So when I see the list it shows some contacts twice. I don't want that, so in display option of contacts I just ...
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I can't delete my messages [duplicate]

I didn't realize that I had the 'automatically delete old messages' feature turned off and I have a lot of texts on my phone. I clicked 'delete threads' and 'select all' and the app crashed. I went ...
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How can I import sms from iphone 4s / IOS6 with Samsung Kies

I've got a brand spanking Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I want to import my SMS's - I've installed Kies, detected an iphone backup, (my iphone's name and date displays) but the import screen just ...
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Archive SMS messages, without extra permissions

Answers to the following question list a number of Android apps that can be used to backup SMS messages: How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? However, all of the applications mentioned in the ...
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How can I use 2G voice calls in Nexus 7 [duplicate]

I have bought a Google Nexus 7 3G Tablet. But, My country and area doesn't allow me to use 3G sims/Wi-Fi. We have only 2G sims. When I insert the sim, I can connect to the Internet. I can send and ...
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Tablet sending Message automatically to a fixed number (everyday)

I have same problem as described in My phone is sending SMS automatically everyday, but I have a Croma CRX-1125 tablet. It's deducting Rs 1.5 almost everyday, and it's sending message to Swipe telecom ...
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Sent text (SMS) messages sometimes show up under wrong contact's conversation

I'm on a Nexus One with Android 2.3.7 (CyanogenMod-7.2.0-passion), and recently I've noticed some sent messages go into the wrong contact's conversation: I send a message to person ABC, the person ...
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Can I send text using S-voice through Google Voice?

I have a Galaxy S 3. Can I send an SMS using Google Voice using S-voice (like I can natively)?
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How can I be informed through my computer if a new SMS is received?

While I'm working with my computer, my mobile lies next to me and every time I receive a new SMS or WhatsApp message, I have to grab the phone, read the message and answer it. So It would be really ...
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Is it possible to recover deleted text messages after a factory reset on LG Optimus One 2.2.1?

I have never backed up anything off my phone. The text messages I need are from within the last month. The factory reset was done a week ago..
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View text messages with time on the side

Today my Samsung Galaxy S3 (running Android 4.3, using Verizon Wireless as a service provider) received a software update, update_SCH-1535_MF1_to_ML1, which changed the way that text messages are ...
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How to set a distinctive tone for SMS or phone call from a particular user/ phone #?

I find that I'm getting "alert fatigue" and ignore most of them, even thought I've disabled all but SMS and maybe a couple of others. If I am out doing something like riding my bike/skiing/etc. I ...
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How can I stop my phone sending an SMS every time I insert a SIM card?

I have one Samsung tablet and one Samsung mobile phone. When I insert my Airtel SIM in tablet then it automatically sends one SMS to an unknown number, and when I insert the same SIM card into my ...
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Is there any way to remove the 10 recipents limit from the SMS app?

Can you actually do this? I know that there are some apps where you can send SMS to a unlimited number of recipients, but I would prefer to remove the limit of the built-in SMS app. My phone is a ...
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How do I have the contacts name only once a text comes?

on my samsung android 4.3 I turned off in messages settings preview, now when I receive a text I get "new text messages". When turned on I get the contacts name & some of the text written from the ...
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wiped SD card, trying to find text messages

A friend borrowed my microSD card to take some pictures and ended up deleting the android directories. I assumed that text messages were stored on this card. No message history appeared after the ...
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How can I send a SMS (Instead of MMS) from a Motorola Atrix 4G? [duplicate]

I was writing a text when suddenly I noticed the message say MMS not SMS. How do I change it back?
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Is it possible to save SMS in folders?

Can I create folders and move sms's that I want to keep to these folders? For example, I would want to save all my sent sms's in a Sent folder.
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Cannot send or receive SMS on Galaxy Young Duos, someone help?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Young Duos S6102. The problem is I cannot receive nor send SMS. Sometimes, I cannot receive calls, nor call someone. I have tried rebooting my phone, changing the sim card ...
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Stop the nag notification for enabling texts on Hangouts?

Pretty much every time I get a text message, Hangouts gives me an annoying notification asking to handle my text messages (which I don't want to do). Is there a way to disable it?
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My SMS app is crashing

On my Samsung Galaxy S2, I am unable to read my SMSes as it keeps coming up sorry force close. I have tried rebooting and "wipe cache partiton" but without any luck. Please, help.
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How can I send a text message to a group that has more than 10 contacts in it?

I made a group that has around 18 contacts. I wanted to send a text message to everyone. When I was prompted to select contacts from the group, it would not let me select more than 10. Anyone know how ...
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Can't recover my .db files

I did a backup before reseting my phone. I've got two .db files (contacts & text messages); I really want to put them back into my phone but when I try to open them it says "unable to open". How ...
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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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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 ...