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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 ...
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s4 upgrade - randomly takes a long time to send text

Ever since I did the upgrade to lollipop my phone will randomly take 10-15 minutes to send texts. I receive them ok, it's just sending and it's driving me crazy. Also my phone gets very hot and the ...
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app People : contacts from hotmail account disappeared

Android 5 Motorola G 4G in app People all contacts from a syncronized hotmail account disappeared. Only a few from a gmail account remain. No way to add new accounts now to people. I copied the ...
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I have mmssms.db but the telephony.db is lost, can I get back my SMS messages in any way?

For reasons unknown, my SMS messages disappeared today. I have a rooted SGS2. I've discovered that SMS messages are stored in mmssms.db and I was lucky enough to find a backup file. However, no such ...
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Duplicate SMS notifications

I have a new-to-me Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos (http://www.samsung.com/sa_en/support/model/SM-G530HZWDKSA). I chose to use Hangouts for SMS. It is set up and working normally. I continuously ...
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When not on data, how can I sent sms message that comes from my Google Voice number?

I have a Moto G (via Republic Wireless if it matters). Android 4.4.4 When I am on data (wifi) I can use the Google Voice app. In that case any outgoing text messages look like they are coming from ...
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Bugs w/ SMS w/ Iphones

When in a group chat with iphone users I often get: Messages that are received late Messages that send late Error messages stating a have received a "multimedia message" from one member of the group ...
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phone number tag in SMS details

I have contacts with 2 phone numbers. One "work" and other "home". In my call logs it shows name and type of number (work or home), But in SMS it only shows name and number. Every time I have to check ...
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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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SMS saving to SD

Is there any way of saving simple SMS mixed with MMS messages to an SD card prior to running a full factory reset? I got a Sony Z3 that refuses to send pic messages other than when I'm hooked to WiFi ...
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Check receipt of text messages sent on Samsung Galaxy S3

Is there a way to check receipt of text messages sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3?
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SMS sending error 254, Defy+ KitKat

Cannot send any SMS from my Defy+ with latest (2015-06-11) quarx2k's CM11. Tried different basebands via Defy Parts to no avail. The SMS app says "Error 254" when checked in details. SMSC number is ...
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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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Long single SMS messages are received as multiple split messages

From the recent time my Android 5 phone sends long SMS messages as if they were split. Actually they seem to be sent as solid messages (at least this is how I see them in the messaging apps), but when ...
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Send Android Notifications(like SMS, Gmail, WhatsApp) to PC

Most of the time, when I keep my device for charging, away from my PC where I work, I get lot of notifications from things like Gmail, WhatsApp, SMS and Hangout, and other communication apps. I know ...
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No Default SMS App!

I have a Huawei Honor 3C with android 4.2.2. I can't specify an app as default SMS app. In settings for Messaging (the standard SMS app in this phone) the clear default button is disabled! I turned ...
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Where are SMS stored on Samsung Pocket DUOS GT-S5302 (Gingerbread 2.3.6)?

I've had this phone for a really long time and it has so many messages that are important to me, that may be the only reason I'm keeping it. So does anyone know where can I find them and how to copy ...
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Sending as Unknown number in Hangouts

In Hangouts 3.1.89134953 I get a "Sending as Unknown number" message at the top of my texts. I googled for this message and found nothing. What does this message mean?
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Unable to send messages ICS

Whenever I sent a message it is in Sending... status all the time. I've checked the SMSC settings and they are entered correctly. Restarted phone several time. Still the problem is there.. I ...
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How to extract sms from HTC sms backup file [duplicate]

Recently I backed up SMS in my HTC phone. I found that my problem is pretty same as in this question. But I am layman and I can't understand the solution provided in that thread. Can someone explain ...
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Unable to use Network: “Not Registered On Network”

I am using Samsung Galaxy Chat B5330 (officially upgraded from 4.0.4 to 4.1.2). It used to work fine, but since a few days I am not able to call or send sms or use any network related services. It ...
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Disabling smiley key on keyboards with the stock messaging app in ICS

I'm using a custom ROM for ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S. I like being able to create a new line in a text message, but the 'enter' key on all keyboards I use (though primarily Swype) is replaced with a ...
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How do I send SMS from PC through Android Phone or to Android Phone?

I'm looking for an app that will let me type text messages on my PC and send the SMSs directly from the PC through my phone, or save the messages to the phone for later use. I'm basically looking at ...
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How to Search within SMSes in Hangouts App?

The default messaging app on Android provides the search feature, which allow users to search within SMSes. But I wasn't able to find Search in hangouts app. (as I have Sms integration with hangouts, ...
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How do I select the number of an incoming SMS?

I received some SMSes that show up both in my SMS app and in Google Hangouts; however for the life of me I can't figure out how to just copy that number (in order to report it as a spammer), short of ...
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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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Stop GOSMS from encrypting private messages

I use GOSMS app because it have Private Box Feature which i like the most, but now GOSMS encrypts the messages in private box. I have to sometimes use the apps which show SMS(of phone) on Computer ...
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SMS Text Messages take a long time to load

So I have a Galaxy S4 and only happens to a couple of people like my husband which I text the most too and when I open my messages (Conversations) to him it takes forever to open is it because I have ...
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My LG G2 phone won't receive texts

I recently switched from a iPhone to an LG G2 and now my phone won't receive texts. But it is sending them just fine.
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“Unknown address” when receiving text message on Samsung Galaxy S3

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 and whenever I get a text message from my friend, my phone says "Unknown address" although I've already saved the number. All their messages are kept under "Unknown address", ...
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no incoming messages shown on my mail box

My phone shows no incoming messages on my mail box icon. the mailbox icon on my home screen, doesn't show incoming messages ( in the red circle) please help.
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Is it possible to read SMS with broken touch and disabled usb debug?

I've just broken my touch screen, but there is an extremely important text message in my device. USB debug is disabled, and I can't enable it because touch is broken. :\ Is it possible to reach that ...
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changed my 'message centre' number and now sms will not send.?

S2 galaxy note. I changed my 'message centre' number in 'message settings' and now sms will not send.? also, Searching for WHY MOST address book contacts do not show an icon for incoming sms…? ...
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How to merge SMS threads from same contact with different numbers?

I'm looking for a way to do the following: I have a contact with 2 numbers. He sends me messages through one number and I have to reply to the other one. I want to merge the threads and have a number ...
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How to get text messages off phone with broken screen [duplicate]

I would like to access and transfer text messages from an Xperia E to a new phone. I've found several applications that appear to let me do so, but all of them require USB Debugging to be on. Since ...
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How to tell what app or process periodically sends SMS messages?

About a week ago I purchased a T-Mobile SIM card and activated it on a $3/mo prepaid program. This program requires you to load your account with $3 per month to keep it alive, and these include 30 ...
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Set up an automated SMS server with Android (and a computer)?

I'm looking for a way to set up an SMS server (I don't know if there is better terminology for this, but probably). What I want: use the phone as an SMS gateway for an automated server let the ...
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Send a SMS for every Android notification (goal: get notifications on Garmin Edge 1000)

I am wondering if there is a way, or an app, to send a SMS for every notification the Android phone is getting. My goal is to try to find a way to send all the Android notifications to my Garmin Edge ...
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Install messaging tablet app on non-network phone

I've got a regular cell phone through Verizon. In addition, I also have a Galaxy Tab and a Galaxy S3, both of those using Wi-Fi only. I use Verizon's messaging app on my regular phone as the default ...
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group text messages being converted to MMS on samsung galaxy S3 [duplicate]

I've just discovered that when I send a group text (normally short messages) my samsung galaxy S3 automatically converts it to a picture message. I have been charged for this and the mobile company ...
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SMS backup apps, SMS Backup+, SMS Backup and Restore

I've been using SMS Backup+ and when I restore not all my messages are restored, even though I can see them there in gmail. I've used SMS Backup and Restore before but it doesn't have a feature to ...
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When sending a text message to multiple recipients, how does one see the other recipients?

I sent a text message through MightyText to 5 recipients. One of them showed me on his phone it indicates the other people the message was sent to. How is this possible? Does SMS include each ...
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Disable Auto MMS Conversion on Lollipop Galaxy Note 3

I am having some problems regarding auto conversion of long SMS to MMS. Here in our country, we don't usually use MMS. I just want my stock messaging app to stop converting my long SMS to an MMS. Is ...
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Can I forward my text messages from my Android phone to a Chromebook?

I am coming from an iPhone and a mac book, and I am used to the idea of being able to send and receive all my texts, calls, and face times from my laptop. After making this huge switch, I am confused ...
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Why won't my THL android allow my number to connect?

I bought a THL phone on eBay. I purchased a 4G pay-as-you-go SIM to go with it. The problem I'm having is that voice and text messages cannot be sent or received. I set up the SIM card on an iPhone ...
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No notification sound, even though enabled

My phone doesn't play the notification sound (only vibration) for any app. This is particularly annoying when I get an SMS as I never notice when I get a message. It appears that all notification ...
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How can I bulk import texts (SMS) from a SIM card?

How can I bulk import texts (SMS) from a SIM card ? I'm using a Nexus S with Gingerbread. The 1by1 import feature (copying the sms to the phone) removes the original sender.
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Disable prompt when sending an SMS that “may cause malicious charges”

Since I got my new phone Lenovo S960, I have a problem when sending an SMS. If I send an SMS to any numbers, it prompts me this message: Try to send to 0784xxxxxx a sms may cause malicious ...
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How can I block texts on android 4.4.4 (Moto G)?

I'm always getting spam texts and I am sick of regularly losing a couple seconds of my life to these assholes when I hear the message sound and check my phone. How can I block them? I would prefer ...
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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 ...