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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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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When typing, automatically replace specific characters with others (ie accented uppercase Greek vowels)

I'm looking for an app or other way to automatically replace specific characters with others, from a list of my definition. This should be done in every possible text edit field, inline. Ideally I ...
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Sending an automated SMS before switching off the phone

Can I send an automated SMS to any specific number by an application/service (which I set ON), if phone gets switched off before closing that service or application? Also can I do the same if phone ...
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SMS converts to MMS and only sends when data mobile is on [duplicate]

I have had a Galaxy S2 for 2 years. I just upgraded to the S4 3 weeks ago. Until this morning, I was able to send SMS messages without data mobile being on via my Wi-Fi connection. I have made no ...
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Read Out Text Messaging Notification

I just bought a new Galaxy S 4 over the weekend - I did some light googling on this topic, but no luck yet. I want to know how to configure my Text Messaging Notifications. Ideally, the phone would ...
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How to copy SMS messages to computer with phone screen broken [duplicate]

I own a Samsung Galaxy S III (rooted). My phone recently fell out of my car and was ran over multiple times before I could recover it. The phone still works. I can turn it off and on (sound and ...
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Problem with SMS vibration on Samsung Galaxy S3 [closed]

When I turn on vibration in the notification bar, my phone doesn't vibrate when I get SMS but it vibrates when someone calls me. I saw that there is a setting in Messaging > Settings > Vibrate ...
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My phone's screen died but it still works. How can I get the text messages from it? [duplicate]

People are still sending me texts even though I can't read them. I've gotta get a replacement quick, but I also need to get the important texts I missed. Is there any way I can get them through my pc? ...
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How can I use external modem for voice calls on Android tablet?

My tablet doesn't support calling/messaging function by default and also it doesn't have an app for that by default. Is it possible? In my case I use Micromax Infinity P275 tablet and Huawei E1732 ...
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disabling sms content and just seeing name on the lockscreen

I have an htc one. Is there a way to disable the sms content in lockscreen and just see the name, without using any other application?
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Stock Messaging App Locks and is Slow

I upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S4 (from iPhone) and still trying to make the transition and learn all of the new features. One issue I have is with the stock messaging app. It completely freezes up ...
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How do I migrate my SMS (text messages) from iPhone to Android?

I want to export my SMS history from an iPhone and import them into a new Android phone, including timestamp, message direction (incoming|outgoing), and correspondent (sender or recipient). My ...
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Transferring data (contacts, SMS, call log(s), browser history, application data) from rooted phone

My understanding is that, even with access to the filesystem exported over USB, one still does not have access to SMS data, for example. I have a phone that needs to be sent back to my insurance ...
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Cannot receive group messages from iPhone users

I switched from an iPhone, of which I was a fanatic, to the Samsung Galaxy S3. I can receive individual messages from iPhone users, but I cannot receive any group messages. I have downloaded many apps ...
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Restore SMS from a phone with broken screen [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S phone with a broken screen. I have text messages on it from about 2 years ago (which I need for court). After the screen broke I changed service providers. Now their is no ...
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Is there a way to recover a deleted SMS?

I deleted an entire SMS thread by mistake from my HTC Wildfire. Is there any way I can retrieve that thread ?
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All of my texts disappeared, what can I do?

All of my old text messages disappeared. What might I be able to do to recover them?
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Not able to know to which SIM sms was received

Short Description: I am using JellyBean in a dual SIM featured phone. I am using Go SMS software also standard Messaging also I used. I find it peculiar to know that there is no such feature to know ...
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How can i turn off the message received tick

I have a sony ericsoon xperia x10 mini. when I send a text message, a tick appears to let tme know it has been received by the recipient. This costs me money, how do I turn this off? I have looked ...
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Pressing backspace whilst typing an SMS causes the screen to exit to the “Delete by Selection” view, how can I stop this?

As in the title - When I'm writing a text and hit backspace, it always exits to the 'delete by selection' view for the person I'm writing to. Which is especially annoying b/c when I hit back to ...
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Tapped Always instead of Once

I'm sorry for the stupid question, but I accidentally tapped "always" to choose the app when I meant to tap "once" (in text messaging). How do change it? I tried to tap "Clear Defaults", as ...
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received SMS with content “request failed”

Today I received two suspicious SMS from two different sender - both from the same provider. The messages only contained the text "request failed". The numbers do not look like some special expensive ...
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How to disable SMS preview displayed over a locked screen?

On an Android device (HTC Desire S if that matters) with a locked screen whenever an SMS is received it's preview is displayed over the locked screen. This is super inconvenient - anyone who is nearby ...
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Import SMS messages from Samsung .nef file to Sony Xperia S

How can I import my SMS message from a Samsung phone to a Sony one? New PS Studio gave me a .nef file that I can't import to my Sony phone.
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How to read conversation while writing long message

When I'm replying to an sms, writing area can take whole screen space. As I've written text which is long enough, previous messages from that person at the top dissapear. How can I view them? ...
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Text Messages Sporatically Get Stuck In Unsent State On Droid 3

I have been having this issue for a long time on my rooted Droid 3 using the ROM it came with and this happens daily with relevant logs being left or any clear trigger. Basically what happens, and it ...
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Send sms through internet without using native services [closed]

Is there any way to send SMS to another device using internet? I don't want to use phone native. I want to use internet to send messages. I'm not talking about android applications like Viber, ...
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How can I set a custom per-person ringtones, but for texts and not calls? [duplicate]

I know how to set a custom ringtone for a given caller on my phone: pull up the person's entry under People, open the menu and select "Set ringtone." However, this only applies to regular voice phone ...
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Text messages sent from Outlook do not show in my Android's messaging folder

I can send and receive text messages with my Outlook 2010 on an Exchange 2010 server. Received text messages appear both on the phone and Outlook but sent text messages only appear on the device that ...
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What is the easiest way I can send one contact's phone number to another on my Android?

I have to send two contacts in my phone book to another contact, on my Nexus One Android 2.2. How can I do this easiest? On my old SonyEricsson this function was on a nearby menu, but I can't find it ...
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How can I transfer SMS messages from my old iPhone to my new Android phone?

I think my previous SMS are stored somewhere in iTunes, can I get them back and store them in my new Android?
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How can I integrate and manage SMS from many phones?

I'm looking for a way to integrate SMS messages from my two phones and manage them online using a web site. I mean that I will be able to send and receive SMS by web, and search my SMS by text.
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Cursor positioning in SMS editor

I bought an Android phone (Philips w632) and I'm unhappy with the text editor used when I SMS because when I want to edit a letter in the middle of a word I need to keep tapping the letter until the ...
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Is there a way that you can set an Android Vivid to delete messages of the number you select

How can you set an Android Vivid to delete text messages after a certain number that you pick
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How to disable SMS notification during phone call?

I call somebody, or somebody calls me, we are talking. Now, during the call I got SMS and I cannot hear anything because the SMS notification is playing. So how to disable this notification when call ...
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Limited space and Full SMS memory

I am getting a message that the internal memory space is full. I checked that I have 15MB intenral memory left and 50MB on my SD card. I also get a message that the SMS memory is full. I deleted some ...
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mobile connectivity is down

I have a Galaxy S and my mobile connectivity is down. I can't go onto Google Play Store because it's down, and my phone won't send messages or make calls, but I can receive messages. I can't call ...
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How can I search the SMSs/MMSs using the default search interface?

I have an Cyanogenmod 10.1 ROM installed. I love the Google Search interface and can search most of my phone using it but I am unable to find "Messaging" as a searchable item. I've seen a lot of ...
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Change sms signal for specific broadcast number

At work I'm on standby certain days and nights and get alarms through sms messages, I would like to give those messages another notification signal so that I know if it's an alarm or not. They seem ...
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How can I get Google Voice to forward texts only when I'm not using Google Voice?

Google Voice app has the option "Receive text messages" with two choices: Also via the messaging app Only via the Google Voice app If I choose the first option, I will still get the text messages ...
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Reply to an SMS and send it to someone else

Sometimes when I reply to an SMS, I also want to send that same SMS to another person. On my previous non-android phones this was easy, every SMS was a single message, as opposed to the threads in ...
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Transferring messages to android from a sqlite db on my laptop

I am a new android user. I switched from nokia to android today only. Been googling around for various solutions to transfer my sms (text messages only) from my old nokia to my new Android (Galaxy Ace ...
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I changed my sim card - how do I find which app is sending sms messages to my old number?

I recently traveled to another country and I'm using a local prepaid sim card on my Galaxy S2. My prepaid credit was depleted rather quickly, and when I checked the phone record I found out my phone ...
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Change to a different vibration for text messages on a Galaxy S 2

When I get a text message I get the same default "beep beep" vibration for every text message when the phone is set to vibrate. I created a new customized vibration that is continuous for 5 seconds. ...
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Can adb be used to recover SMS messages while in permanent “Safe Mode”?

I have a non-rooted Droid X2 that is in permanent "Safe mode", but I want to recover SMS messages. SMS Backup and Restore will NOT work because safe mode only allows system apps to run. adb shell ...
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How to transfer text messages from iPhone to Android with iOS 5?

I'm trying to switch from an iPhone 3GS to a Galaxy SII and got multiple questions. This one concerns migrating the text messages (SMS). I've found quite some articles, basically they fall into two ...
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How to clear up SMS space?

I just got a notification that I can't receive an SMS because "the space/memory was full". Which is it, the internal or SD space, and what's the best way to free it up? Note - I just installed a ...
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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 ...