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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Opening a GPS location from an SMS

How can I format an SMS in order to send the GPS location? The recipient should be able to tap the text and open the coordinates with their favorite location software (e.g., Google Maps).
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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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Is there an app that will let me text from my pc with the same phone number? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Send SMS from PC through Android Phone or to Android Phone I have a Droid x, and I wanted to know if there is an app that will allow me send and receive text messages ...
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Yellow, Green, Red icons with contacts and with sms messages

I have seen these icons coming in front of sms messages and in contact list. What they stand for? These icons are just like a "clock"
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number recognition inside SMS?

Is there any messaging manager that would allow me: to see a contact name instead of phone number if the number is in my contacts? make me able to call phone number from inside a SMS like: "call ...
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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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“Message Not Sent.”

I'm on Edge connection because I have a third party device which I love. It's pretty fast most of the time, but today I think something happened. Android (4.2) keeps telling me "Message Not Sent" ...
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Using two messaging apps on Ice Cream Sandwich?

I want to use Textra for SMS and Handcent for MMS, because they're both top in each class, respectively. I want to use Textra as if it were the only messaging app. Then when I want to send an MMS, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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how to determine which number a text came from when the contact has multiple numbers

I received a text from a contact that has multiple numbers. I'd like to reply, but I don't know which number to reply to. I can't simply reply normally because the text was sent to several people ...
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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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I need an app that transfers SMS to SD and can be moved to SD card itself

I just transferred phones from a Motorola Droid 2 to the Galaxy S III. I usually use Handcent, but forgot to back up my SMS before the new phone was activated. Now I have all my old SMS logs on the ...
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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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Reset texting settings

I have Google Voice on my Android and originally I didn't have texting, so I checked the box that has it send text from Google Voice all the time. But recently my phone company just randomly gave me ...
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SMS delivery confirmations – are they really deleted?

I am requesting SMS delivery retrieval. When they come instantly, it is no problem to acknowledge them. But when they come after e.g. 1 day, it is possible to miss them?? Does android remember the ...
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Alerts & Reminders based on SMS content

At work I get paged by our automated system. The problem is that the numbers come across unique each time. 1(999)000-0001, 1(999)000-0002, etc. The body of the SMS is the same each time tho, in the ...
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Typing/sending text messages using Kies

Does the Kies software allow one to type and send text messages from the PC?
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Duplicate Text Messages, Verizon: DroidX2

I have a DroidX2 on Verizon and I always get duplicate text messages and it's super annoying. Is there a simple way to fix this? Or is this a carrier issue?
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Error 331 sending SMS

An SMS failed to be sent and when I checked out the details the last line said "Error code 331". What does this error mean ?
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Received messages are not showing names of contacts on HTC Desire S

I just bought a new HTC Desire S (so no custom ROM has been installed or rooting done). Everything else seems to be working fine, except in messages the names of at least one contact are not ...
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What does the TO DO button in GoSMS do?

In GoSMS, an incoming SMS is usually shown within a popup containing buttons like DELETE / TO DO / OPEN. What functionality does TO DO provide?
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Text messaging Force Close issues after OS upgrade

I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S GT I 9000 to Android 2.2 yesterday...but I just can't open my messages...it says Force Close every time I try...any solutions?? If not, how can I downgrade to the ...
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How do I send a group SMS with google hangouts?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon if that matters. Thanks!
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Messaging app (stock) not using full phone number to send text/sms

I am using Android 4.2 Jelly Bean stock Messaging App and the get "message not sent" error whenever I use my contact to send the message. I noticed that the Messaging App might not be using the full ...
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Is it possible to create 100+ tasker profiles from a spreadsheet?

I'm looking to create multiple tasker profiles that trigger based upon DOB of a client and send a SMS wishing them a happy birthday. That's easy enough, but replicating the same thing time after time ...
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Can I install CyanoGenMod's or AOSP Messaging app on top of existing Messaging app by my vendor

I want to install default Android SMS/Messaging app by Google, or even the one that comes with CyanoGenMod Custom ROMs. They feel more native and plain, which is awesome. Can I have 2 Messaging ...
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Save a draft message using 'hello sms' app

I have started using hello sms as my everyday SMS app and it is great. One problem though is I cannot work out how to save a draft message.
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Sending a group the same message and get individual replies

First, I'm an android rookie. I'm managing a softball team. I need to be able to send 40+ phones the same message at the same time (SMS is fine), but get individual replies (each player/parent's ...
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Texting with Samsung Galaxy S4

My Samsung Galaxy S4 has been saying that my text is "sending" for hours now. However, one of the recipients has responded to my text. Was not doing this earlier today
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Where is the scheduled message option?

I've upgraded my Galaxy Note II to Android 4.3 and if I open the menu when writing an SMS there is no scheduled message option anymore. Where is it gone?
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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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How do I disable faces on contacts?

On an older version contacts without images are a solid color. Now its a solid color with a blank face drawn on top of it. It's irritating. How can I disable it? I also would like to disable the ...
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SMS messages disappear right after being received

I have LG Optimus one with android 2.3. I get text messages (SMS) and notification appears in the notification bar. But I can't find them (messages) in the "messages" app. They simply disappear!
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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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How to turn off Viber's new SMS income message notification

I am getting double SMS notification, i.e. one from system SMS app and another one from Viber. I don't want Viber SMS notification and need to turn it off. I'm looking in Viber app's setting but I ...
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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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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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my android wont let me open up my text messages?

My phone ( android incredible) was working perfectly fine. Then it just stopped letting me open up my text message threads. All it does is say loading and I left it for about 10 minutes and still ...
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How to monitor child's SMS messages?

Is there any way to have my son's phone set to where any text message that he receives or sends comes to my phone too.
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Using speech-to-text in text messages [closed]

I've got an Android P690. When I go to compose text in a text message I would like to input it via the microphone by using Google's networked speech recognition engine. However when I hold down the ...
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How to change message vibration type on s2?

How can I change message vibration type on galaxy s2? After jb update it vibrates the same (basic call). In settings I changed for example into heartbeat, but it doesnt vibrate this type when I ...
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How do I find out which number an SMS is from, out of all the numbers associated with the sender?

In the messaging application it says who is the sender of each message, but it doesn't say the phone number the message was from. From each thread I can get to the corresponding contact, but some ...
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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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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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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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Contacts History for SMS Stopped Working

I noticed that when I go to Contacts > History, the last entry for SMS history is February. All text messages made from then on is no longer being logged in the History view. However, all call history ...