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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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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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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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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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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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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Edit SMS and call log history

I have a bunch of friends who have changed their phone numbers. I have already updated their numbers in the contact list, but the call log and the SMS conversations still have the old number, and thus ...
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How can I copy SMSes from Nokia N8 to Android for free?

How can I copy SMSes from Nokia N8 (Symbian) to Android for free ? It is for my very important. I have found MobileTrans application, but it is paid and I wanna not pay 39 $. Thanks in advance ! ...
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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 turn off the home screen preview of SMS/text messages in my Galaxy Note 2

On an Android device (Galaxy Note 2) 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 can see it ...
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How to delete frequent sms list on my HTC One S?

If I write a sms and go on contacts I see the list of frequent contacts. How do I delete this frequent contacts?
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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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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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Adjusting between Group & Single text messaging on Galaxy S4

I recently got the Samsung S4 on AT&T. I used to have the Motorola Razr M on Verizon. On my Razr M I was able to switch between group text and individual text messages at the time of sending. So ...
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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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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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Does Samsung Galaxy S II show any indication that sms sending is complete?

If I send an sms from Samsung Galaxy S II, it just shows a toast message saying Sending Message... which disappears in a few moments. Is it possible to set it to show some kind of confirmation that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Messaging icon in Samsung S3 always show one unread message

My Samsung S3 messaging icon always show one unread message. See the screenshot below. I have thoroughly checked if there are any unread messages and also restarted the phone couple of times. I also ...
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How to delete duplicate SMS?

After unlucky using some SMS backup tool I have the duplicates of all my SMS. So question is which way better to delete them.
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Is there a way to receive my SMS messages on my desktop?

I just purchased an S4 Mini, my first android phone. I was wondering - is there a way to send/receive messages on my Windows 8 desktop when my phone is connected to my machine?
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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 ...
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SIM contacts are shown in Messaging application, but not displayed in Contacts list

I changed the option to only see my Google contacts (GMail) (and hide my SIM contacts). This is working perfectly in the "Contacts" app, but when I try to send a text message, and I provide a keyword ...
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Simplified prepaid phone balance with Tasker

On my prepaid phone, I can receive current balance as text message responses. They are five messages, four indicating the balance itself and some additional bonuses, and one more indicating remaining ...
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Why does my phone need 20MB before it can recieve text messages and can I do anything about this? [duplicate]

I don't see how a 160 byte text message should need 20MB of free storage before it can arrive. Is there some kind of hack that can force the messages to arrive? Or is there something I'm not ...
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Using Google voice number without data

So I know similar questions have been asked, but I feel my situation is a bit unique to everything I've read. So I transferred my old number that everyone knows to Google voice, then I got a new ...
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Where is the backup folder of TextSecure?

In TextSecure, you can choose to backup your SMS to the SDCard. It says "Success" but there is no evidence where it does store it on the SDCard. I cannot find it.
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Skype and Samsung Galaxy S3 Messaging stopping working

I am totally new to Android Enthusiasts so I apologise if this question has already been answered. I recently downloaded Skype for Android on my Galaxy S3. However, I found that my Samsung Messaging ...
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Huawei Ascend P1 is sending SMS automatically everyday

I bought a Huawei Ascend P1 and installed some apps. But for the past 3-4 days, I see an alert that an SMS has been sent and 1.50 INR has been deducted. How will it unlock and send an SMS? I found ...
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How can I read Chinese characters sent using messaging?

My mother sends texts in mostly Chinese due to her lack of knowledge on the English language. However, it seems like it can only be seen on iDevices, and not my Android running CyanogenMod 10.2. The ...
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Locked out of my phone. How can I backup my sms? [duplicate]

I am locked out of my Samsung Galaxy y Duos Lite and I have forgotten my password. USB debugging is not turned on. Is there any way to backup my sms onto my pc??
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Is Android messaging like iMessages?

Does Android have free texting like the iPhone? If I'm texting to another Android user, will it be free like it is for iPhone users, or will I have to pay for the messages? I'm new to the whole ...
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Galaxy S3 Bug: No text appears when typing SMS message

Summary: When starting to write an SMS text message using the stock Messaging app, no text appears. Reproduction: It's intermittent. However IIRC it has only happened when replying. Workarounds: ...
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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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New line for system built-in SMS message in Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The built-in SMS application doesn't allow me to enter new line as below snapshot. What's wrong with my keyboard :( ?
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Is there any way I can delete individual text messages?

I have a Huawei U8850 running Android 2.3.7 and want to manage my text messages more efficiently. At the moment the only delete options I can see are to delete all thread or the current thread. ...
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Sending & Receiving SMS via WiFi

Is there a way to send and receive SMS when a cellular signal is not available, but WiFi is? I'm often on-site at locations where the building has a strong WiFi (Internet) connection, but a simple ...
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How to change Moborobo's SMS time

I'm currently using the Android Smartphone Management Software Moborobo and was amazed of what it can do. But I noticed that everytime I send a SMS, the time in my message is not synchronized to the ...
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Is there a way to detect that SMS text messages have been deleted, or is there a text message deletion history?

I don't know if this is possible, but is there a way to detect that SMS text messages were deleted on an android phone, specifically the Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, Android OS 4.2? I'm not looking to ...
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Errors when receiving iMessage group texts

Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 I've tried talking to Samsung, AT&T, and reading forums looking for a good answer to this, and I seem to be the only person experiencing ...
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Send SMS to Email address using Android without Internet

I would like to know whether its possible to send an SMS text message to an email address in Android. Moreover, I need to send it without using Internet. I have heard of SMS to Email gateways but then ...
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how to open a .hbk files which contains the sms backup from htc one s

I can't open the backup of sms because after sending it on my mail I discovered it's a hbk file. How can you open this type of file? I need to print them! thanks
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Sporadic SMS on Galaxy Nexus after upgrade to 4.3?

I have an unlocked Galaxy Nexus I bought directly from Google and use a T-Mobile plan. Last week, I got the OTA update for 4.3. Since then, I haven't consistently been able to send text messages. The ...