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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stock sms client creates multiple threads for the same number

Running the default android SMS application, multiple threads get created for the same number. This is how it started: I was visiting a foreign country, I got a legit sms from the service provider ...
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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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My messaging application sometimes closes itself while typing - How can I fix this?

When typing an SMS message, the messaging application will automatically close and the typed text is deleted, causing me to have to retype the text. It seems to happen after two or three messages. I ...
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How to transfer SMS message store to new phone which does not have an SD card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? There have been many duplicate questions asking about transferring SMS messages from one Android phone to another. The agreed ...
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timestamp on messages is wrong

My phone is turned off 11:00 - My friend sends me a text message/sms 2:00 - I turn my phone on. 2:01 - I receive the text message/sms, the timestamp is 2:01 But I want the timestamp to be 11:00 How ...
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Maximum ring volume for one contact, vibrate for others (SMS)

I keep my phone on vibrate all the day because of my work. So I mostly get back on people when I have the time. However, I must be informed immediately when some server goes down. For that I have ...
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Combine/merge/concatenate/unsplit long SMS/text messages?

I've Googled and searched the market and can't believe there's no such app. Maybe some other SMS management app has this simple function, to unsplit messages longer than the 160-character limit that ...
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How can I reduce the length and intensity of SMS notification vibrations?

After upgrading my Galaxy GT-i9000 to Gingerbread, the vibration when receiving an SMS is unbelievably long and hard. Before the upgrade (2.1?), the vibration was two short vibrations. How can I ...
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Delete draft sms in ICS

I see there are some other threads here about the same thing but they are not for ICS. If I start to write a sms to someone and not send it the text will be stored as a draft. How can I delete this? ...
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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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Rooted phone - sending SMS message via command line

I have a rooted Droid (Sholes), with ConnectBot installed. I can ssh into it via dropbear copied to /system/xbin, and/or also the instance of Debian installed on it via the "Linux Installer" ...
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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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How do I save sms messages e.g. to SIM?

Today have fired up my new Samsung Galaxy S II. To find that managing SMS messages is not as intuitive as on my old - non-smart Sony Ericsson. Cant seem to find a way to save messages to SIM - or ...
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Images are getting deleted from “camera shots” once sent in a text message

I have an HTC Desire Z, Andorid 2.3.3 with HTC sense version 2.1. If i take a photo and text it, that photo is getting deleted from my Gallery/camera shots. How can I fix this so the photos are ...
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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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Save more then 200 SMS per contact on 2.3?

I've noticed that my Samsung Galaxy Gio (Android 2.3) saves only 200 SMS per contact. Is there any way to save more?
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How can I insert a customized emoticon in SMS? Galaxy S2

Just wondering if is it possible to insert a customized emoticon in SMS. I get only those :-) default ones. I'd like to use smth like :) or :-x or 8-)
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How can I build the TextSecure app from source code?

Unless I’m mistaken, the TextSecure app (which provides encrypted text messaging—both over the wire and on disk) was pulled from the market a while back, leaving no way to install the app is readily ...
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Phone will not vibrate for incoming text messages

No matter what I do, I can't get my phone to vibrate for text messages anymore. I am running Cyanogenmod 7.1.0. It vibrates for phone calls and for haptic feedback, so there's obviously nothing ...
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Sending sms from tablet not allowed or not possible?

This is more of a meta question, but the best place to ask I'm sure.. Why can't I send an sms from my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 3G tablet? Is it because the hardware does not support it (most likely), ...
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How can I prevent long SMS messages from auto-converting to MMS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Converting to multimedia message” when forwarding large SMS I have a Galaxy S I9000. I can't send long messages. When it reaches the 3 SMS limit it changes ...
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Where on the file system are SMS messages stored?

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? I'm using ES File Explorer to browse around but can't seem to find this - is it on the phone or the SD, and where? I have an HTC Wildfire but I ...
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Why does my phone come up with a multimedia message sometimes when I am sending a message [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent my device from automatically converting SMS to MMS? Can I turn off the multimedia on my phone . Why does it come up sometimes when I am trying to send ...
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Encrypting SMS and calls

Is it possible to encrypt calls and SMS messages between two Android phones (or even from android to iPhone)? This firm delivered a beta on Android Market before: http://www.whispersys.com/
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I have full service but all my messages refuse to send?

Yesterday I encountered a problem with my phone: I have full service and I can make phone calls, download, and use internet without a problem. I can also receive messages, but anytime I try to send it ...
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What does locking an SMS message do?

I have noticed that long clicking an SMS message brings up a menu containing a "Lock message" option. What does this do? I have a Nexus S.
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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 make sure I have no sms virus?

I'm using a non-rooted, non-hacked Samsung GT-I5700 device which runs Android 2.1. Today I've received an MMS from an unknown phone with something which looked like a spam for Mastercard. I've ...
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Why are my SMS messages being sent automatically?

When I start composing an SMS message on my Samsung Galaxy S2, if I pause for a couple of minutes the SMS gets sent automatically, even though the message hasn't been finished (and I haven't hit the ...
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How to read out the data in HTC Desire SMS backup file?

Unfortunately my HTC Desire SMS app crashed (HTC official android 2.2), all SMS and MMS were lost. When I tried to recover from a previously backed up SMS file (generated by Desire SMS app), but it ...
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How to avoid to have my carrier resend information to my G2X after losing sms over 4g after instaling a rom

Ever since I got that great/not so great phone I have been attempting to get a good version of gingerbread running on it since the stock version of froyo LG has on it is too unstable for me. Every ...
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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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Only first part of long text messages received

When someone sends me a long text message, I'm only receiving the first part of the message instead of receiving multiple messages. I am able to consistently reproduce the issue. When I first ...
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Are there any apps for storing SMS online for latter viewing and searching?

I like how Google voice stores all my text messages online so I can search them and store conversations for ever. But I am not a fan of Google voice and want to use my own number etc. I saw a few ...
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Save txt messages to PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? Is it possible to move/backup txt/sms message from my phone to my PC? I have Android 2.2 If this could be done via a usb ...
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How can I set different ringtones - one for new email and one for new SMS in Nexus One?

Currently I can't find the selection box anywhere in the configuration in my Nexus One to allow this; i.e. they are the same and when I'm expecting SMS from my friend, I get distracted by the emails ...
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Is there a SMS to bluetooth router app?

I have a bluetooth device that is paired with my phone. The BT device can receive and send text. How can I route incoming SMS text messages to the BT device? And conversely, how can I have the BT ...
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Text message time issue

My text message app is behaving rather oddly: When receiving a text message from a friend, and instantly replying, so that the time of receiving his or her text message is equal to the time of my ...
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Disable SMS Syncing on Outlook

I've already asked this question on Superuser (given it's Outlook related), but now I'm trying to see if anyone else on Android Enthusiasts can help me. The details are as below. I've paired up my ...
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HTC Incredible says SMS storage is full, but it isn't

My HTC Incredible refuses to let me view my SMS messages. It will show the list of SMS senders, but when I click one to see their messages I get blocked by this popup: Unable to manage your ...
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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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How to make my phone vibrate when a text or an email is received when in vibrate mode?

Currently, when I put my phone into vibrate mode, it only vibrates for calls. It does nothing for texts or emails, however, so I don't know when I've received one. Does anyone know a way to enable ...
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Why do get SMS send to the wrong recipient ( HTC Thunderbolt)?

My SMS texts on numerous occasions have crossed from one thread of text and gone to a completely different person. That person usually has recently texted me. I close out the keyboard and make sure ...
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Getting crash while deleting mesage?

I am using LG P500 Optimus one, recently upgraded to Gingerbread. Sometimes when i read any messages and delete the same, Messaging service crashes with a Force Close error, how to rectify this ...
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text messages beginning with '!' trigger automated responses?

Whenever I send a text message to my friend with an Android phone (further testing has shown this happens with iPhones as well, though not blackberries) that starts with '!', I get an automated ...
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SMS converts to MMS after only one word

I've been searching around Google and other forums and many people have their SMS messages converted to MMS after 3 pages, but as soon as I start typing my phone converts the SMS to an MMS even though ...
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Can I use the stock SMS/MMS app on an Android tablet without UMTS module?

I just got my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet. It does not have a GSM/UMTS/3G module but there is an SMS/MMS icon. What is the purpose of this app? Does Android allow me to send and receive SMS/MMS over my ...
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Export contacts/text messages in a readable format

I would like to export both my contacts and my text messages. But I would like be able to easily read the file formats that it exports to. I can export the contacts as a VCF yet when I view it there ...
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Sprint Android Sends Same Text 30 Times

Why does my HTC Evo 4G send a single text message to the same person 30 or 40 times? Sprint won't help us and it drains my battery and annoys people. Thank-you.
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SMS rules application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good app for blocking incoming sms? There is a service number that always sent me sms messages. 10 or 20 times in a day. Can you suggest an app. for creating a rule for ...