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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In MIUI 2.10.12, where do I set it so that I get pop up notifications?

This is the first time I'm using MIUI as my ROM and I swear I managed to make it pop out an alert window when someone messages me. Now, however, I can't seem to figure out how to do it again. When I ...
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Is there a way to fix the sms notification in Galaxy S2, ICS

The SMS notification behavior is inconsistent on the Samsung Galaxy S2 after upgrading to 4.0.3 ICS. When receiving a text message, the phone does not make a sound or vibrate, regardless of the ...
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How do I send text messages multiple recipients on CyanogenMod 9?

How do I send text messages to multiple recipients on CyanogenMod 9? I don't see any contacts icon in my messaging app i.e, ICS Messaging App. Is there any way to do it? I am using an HTC Wildfire S. ...
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What encoding is text messaging in?

The reason for the question is that I have a friend with an iPhone who sends emoticons, and I receive them as a single rectangular box. I wonder if it's an encoding problem.
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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 do I start a new SMS conversation?

All the messages I ever exchange with one number are listed as one conversation. How do I start a new conversation with someone on the same number? If this is an organisational thing, then I'd like ...
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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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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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Why do I get a phantom text message when I reboot my phone?

Every time I start up my HTC One X I get a notification of a new text message. That text message is blank and is 'from' a string of gobbledygook. Here is a screen-shot of the message:- Note that ...
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sending messages off pc through phone, with only having app on phone.

I want to be able to send texts through my laptop, but without having to download anything onto it. Is there any app i can download on my phone to be able to tdo that?
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How do I add a phone number to contacts from the text message app?

I have a text message sent from a phone number that is not yet linked in any other method. Is there a way to use this message's number to create a new contact or modify an existing one directly from ...
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Sync to my own server for contacts, sms and notes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for syncing data to someone besides Google? Funambol? Does anyone know any effort on Android which can sync contacts, sms or even notes/todos to my own ...
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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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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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Load only small subset of messages

I have thousands upon thousands of text/picture messages on my Samsung Galaxy S 2, ice cream sandwich. When I go to open a conversation, the phone stops for a good 30 seconds, even after a fresh ...
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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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What keeps my sms notification volume down?

Every now and then I need to Messaging app > Menu button > Settings > Select ringtone > press the up volume button to set the volume up because something (but what?) turn the volume ...
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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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Left Justify Outgoing Messages ICS [closed]

Since upgrading to ICS on my Droid 4, all my outgoing texts appear centered instead of left-justified. Is there a way to change this?
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Can I merge two, or more, separate Titanium backups

In this case I'm looking to restore SMS messages from Titanium. I have made a backup of all SMS. Then I started on a new ROM without restoring SMS. I then made a new backup of the current SMS. Is it ...
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How can I attach a file to an MMS message?

Can I attach files to an MMS message? I am looking for a way to attach files like doc, pdf, or zip and send them over MMS.
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How can I deal with mass texts from an Apple phone when using an Android phone?

Occasionally one of my friends using an iPhone will send out a mass text, and for the next few days I get spammed with texts from all the other numbers they sent it to, most of them unidentified on my ...
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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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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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Import SMSes from Nokia 6300

I want to transfer all SMSes from my old phone Nokia 6300 to Philips W626. I have tried several tools but all of them failed. Does anybody know tested way to do it?
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Can I customize the list of text messages that I can send when I slide to 'Text' instead of 'Answer' for an incoming call?

I love the ICS feature that allows you to select 'Text' instead of 'Answer' or 'Ignore' for incoming calls, but I would love to be able to set what the options are for outgoing texts. Is this ...
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Migrating SMSes from Windows Mobile to Android phone

I want to migrate all my SMSs from WinMo to Android. I currently use PIM Backup to make a backup in case WinMo gets hard resetted, and it works fine. I have complete history of received and sent ...
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Reduce message textbox size

I have ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S2 using the stock messaging app. When unlocking the phone after getting a new message, I'm taken straight to the message itself. This is good. However, it seems to go ...
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Where is the SMS “Drafts” folder on the Xperia Play?

The manual says when typing a text, if you stop to answer a call, whatever you were typing is placed into a "Draft" folder or is saved as a draft. The thing is, that I have never seen or found any ...
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SMS thread retrieval [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to recover a deleted sms? I hope I am able to get this resolved as this is very important. Eventually, I have a Samsung Galaxy S and I have been keeping ...
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Are SMS messages queued or discarded when there's no signal?

I'm thinking of getting an Android phone (a Samsung Galaxy S2) but I need to know whether it queues SMS messages (when there's no carrier) and then sends them when it's in signal again, or whether you ...
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Is there any way to change the size of the text box in Messaging?

I find it hard to edit text messages in the tiny Messaging box. Is there any way to increase the size of it? I'm using CM10 (JB), but the app looks the same as the CM9 (ICS) version.
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Can I force a message to be sent as an MMS?

Is there a way to force a message to be sent as an MMS?
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Messaging contacts color change

I got my Galaxy S3 about two weeks ago, and have been texting on it normally. Now, for some reason, when I look at my text log some of the names of my contacts are in blue, while some remain in white. ...
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Recover deleted content from userdata partition?

So it came to pass, that Amanda did have a blonde moment and deleted all her threads in the SMS app by mistake. Yeah, "Delete all threads" probably shouldn't be quite so easy to invoke. The phone's ...
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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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How to stop a text received from splitting up?

I just got my first Smart phone (Galaxy S II) and it splits up texts longer than 160 characters when I receive them. I often forward these long texts. Is there something I can do?
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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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Duplicate message thread for same contact

I have a strange problem, occurred after I added a new number to my contacts (google). In the message lists I have a duplicated thread for this contact (only for this one) As you can see below the ...
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Disable emoticons [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to change the emoticons in the standard android sms app? How do I disable those green smilies in the SMS app? I am using Cyanogen 7.2.0, if that ...
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Unable to access text messaging after updating to ICS

I have a Droid RAZR and the stock messaging app just keeps loading forever and Handcent SMS crashes when I access it. I have tried to leave it be and let it load but nothing happens. I would use SMS ...
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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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Can an Android text message set off an alarm? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how be woken up by receiving a text message with an Android phone? Is there an Android feature that will allow my phone to set off an alarm when I receive a text message ...
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Strange text messages at five minute intervals with no sender

So I've been having this problem recently where I get these extremely strange text messages being sent to my phone. They have no sender associated with them, and just look like a bunch of gibberish. ...
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How to make Message app search for phone number, not just email

Even if I have the correct information on a person in the contact app, I am unable to make the "To field" in the message app find me the phone number (the auto-suggest feature). All it does is display ...
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Unable to send a text message

When I try to send a text message why does it go to drafts? And I still cant send the message even from drafts.
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What does the SMS limit per conversation do?

On the Samsung Galaxy S3, there is an option under the default SMS application called "Beschränkung für SMS" ("limit for SMS"). It was set to "200 messages per conversation" when I bought the phone. ...
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Can I mark read SMS messages as unread in 2.2?

I've just switched to a Samsung Galaxy Europa from a push-button Sony Ericsson K660, and already I'm finding a few features in the old device that I'm missing in the new one. For example, sometimes ...
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How to transfer text message backup file to my Samsung Galaxy S III?

I used "SMS Backup & Restore" to create an sms.xml file with all my text messages from my old phone. My new phone, Samsung Galaxy S III, can't mount as USB mass storage, so I can't figure out how ...
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Sync SMS inbox and Google Voice

I use Google Voice for my phone, for voicemail and SMS. It is very convenient to read and send texts from my computer, but if I do not use the Google Voice app on my phone (which, unfortunately, is ...