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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New hangout indicator meanings

I have started using hangouts now that it has merged in with all my sms messages and it's cool. However i was wondering if someone could explain the indicators that show up at the bottom left of the ...
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How can I save a thread from Go SMS Pro to my SD card?

I have tried several things, but haven't found one that works. How can I save a message thread from Go SMS Pro to my SD card?
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How to edit and merge two different sms backup from two different phone?

I have my SMS backed up using SMS Backup and Restore, and also my girlfriend's SMS was backed up using the BlackBerry Desktop tool. I converted the BB SMS back up to an .xml file. I just wanted to ...
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Hidden gesture to scroll to top of SMS list, or glitch?

I've noticed that sometimes my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3, Android 4.3) jumps to the top of a SMS list. This is a useful feature that I'd like to reproduce but I never found a gesture or option for ...
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Pics being added to slideshow when tetxting

How do I stop a picture from being added to slide show when I try to send it via text message on my Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime?
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How to keep Hangouts from adding a “1” before SMS shortcode?

I frequently use SMS shortcodes to get my account balance from my bank. I send a text message to the bank's short code (in this case, 728464), and my bank replies with a text message containing my ...
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How Do I Send a Group SMS with Google Hangouts to iPhone?

How do I send a group SMS with google hangouts? Referenced conversation above. This answer appears to only work when chatting with other Google Hangouts users. This does not appear to be possible ...
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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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Message format in andriod [on hold]

In which format messages are stores in android. I wanted to push message from computer using Message Access Profile.
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Forwarding or syncing SMS to another Android phone

I have two Android phones and I am looking for a way to foward SMS messages to another phone and let me answer with my first number. I don't have both phones with me all the time, but still want to be ...
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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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Resetting SMSC for Lollipop 5 SMS bug

Ok, so I tried to do this tutorial to fix the SMS bug that was keeping me from texting my buddy in Switzerland (I'm in the US using AT&T on a Samsung Galaxy s6 Edge with Lollipop v5.0.2); I ...
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I can't send a picture attachment within a text message - using NET10 (Motorola ATRIX 2)

I can't send a picture attachment within a text message - using NET10 (Motorola ATRIX 2) - have only had the service for a month and this is the first time I've tried sending a picture
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Send SMS through internet to another country

I came to Europe from Canada for a month, but I want to keep in touch with relatives and friends back in Canada. Assuming I have WiFi access on my Android, how can I text them, and be able to receive ...
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Not receiving texts from certain numbers

I am using the latest version of CM11 (11-20150524-NIGHTLY-jflte) on my Samsung Galaxy S4 (SCH-I545) on the Verizon Network. My baseband version is I545VRUAMDK and Android version is 4.4.4. The ...
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How to find installed apps which are using SMS feature

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (Android KitKat). Some of the apps are using my SMS feature and SMS are costing pennies from my pocket without my knowledge. I want to know what are all the apps ...
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HTC One Messages app extremely slow, but just when I text one person!

Yesterday my friend (who texts me a LOT of pictures of his kids) sent me a barrage of pictures and one video. Ever since then, texting him is excruciatingly slow. These things happen: 1) Just getting ...
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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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Long texts not sending; if I set my phone to split them up, some don't go through

I have a Droid RAZR and I'm on Verizon, and when I try to send a text that's over 2x160 characters to another Verizon phone, it usually doesn't send. In the message details, my phone says "Received", ...
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How to tell if you are part of a group text message

When being texted by another Android user, is there some way to determine whether you are part of a group text or being contacted individually?
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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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The application Text Messaging (process com.motorola.conversations) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again

Picked up the Photon 4G for my wife about a week ago, and she's been getting this notification periodically ever since. Sometimes, it won't show up for days... Other times, it'll show up whenever she ...
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Auto forward sms to Telegram messenger Group

I'm a volunteer firefighter and I receive emergency calls and at the same time an "emergency SMS". I'd like to forward those incoming SMS to a group in Telegram/WhatsApp, so my family and friends know ...
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Can't receive text messages; everything else about phone works fine

Starting at exactly 3pm (EST) on Sunday two weeks in a row my phone could not receive SMS text messages. It could send SMS, send and receive calls, and send and receive MMS (mutli-media messages). I ...
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How to recover messages [duplicate]

I have accidentally deleted text sms messages from my galaxy note phone.Please let me know how to recover
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SMS-only to Data-only texting

My wife has an unlimited SMS plan, but she doesn't have a data plan or access to WiFi. I have a data plan, and can receive unlimited SMS but I can't send them for free. We're both on Android. Is ...
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Looking for texting using data plan [duplicate]

Have a plan that only allows 200 text messages a month. What is the best free app that will use my data plan and not my texting plan? I do not want anyone I am texting to have to download an app to ...
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No Service Error

I am having trouble with my device (galaxy s4 ,model number SPH-L710, running android 4.4.2). In particular I cannot send or receive text messages or send or receive calls. I noticed that if I dial in ...
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How to block texts received from numbers that are longer than n digits?

In South Africa, we are plagued with SMS spam, and it's practically impossible to get rid of it. All the numbers that the spammers use are usually 13 or 14 digits - much longer than the standard 10 ...
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Text messages copies appearing in Exchange mail client [duplicate]

The following question was answered for a previous model but what about the Samsung Galaxy S6? The 'More' section doesn't exist. When a text message comes in, the stock Email app throws a copy into my ...
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SMS notifications and ringtone stopped working on my Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

On an Android Lollipop powered Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, no notifications are being shown for new SMS arrivals in the notification bar nor the ringtone that was set is being played.
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On screen notifications for Samsung s4

I have a Samsung Galaxy Gt 19505. I am currently running andriod 4.4.2 I was wondering if there's any way to get on screen notifications for messages etc whilst using other apps. I used to have an ...
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How to remotely turn mobile data on if phone is missing

In the event that I loose my phone, like what happened today, when I left it at a store, I want my mobile data to be switched on. This is primarily for two reasons: Lockwatch will send photographs ...
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Is there a way to auto-reply to blocked SMS messages?

I wish to block numbers from text messaging me, but with an auto-reply. I tried every single suggestion here and other places and for one reason or another, they would not do this for me. The built in ...
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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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Sim change alert - Unforunately, Settings has stopped

I'm trying to disable the SIM change alert in my phone, but both "Remote Controls" and "SIM change alert" options in my Settings app are crashing it with the message "Unfortunately, Settings has ...
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Backup/Restore SMS/MMS via ADB on a non-rooted device?

Is there any way to backup/restore SMS and MMS messages using ADB, when the device is not rooted? adb pull won't work here, as the corresponding database ...
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How can I get the old Emojis or Kik-style Emojis on my updated GoSMS Pro?

Okay, I use GoSMS Pro for my SMS, and I use SwiftKey for my keyboard. GoSMS just updated because of a "copyright issue" with their emojis, and now the only emojis available aren't really ideal for me. ...
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how do I import sms from Allview viper v1 to samsung galaxy s4 mini with android 4.4.4? [duplicate]

I have some important sms that i would want to keep on my new phone- samsung galaxy s4 mini. I can't find how to import messages.
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Is there a way I can make the font size smaller on default messaging app of LG L70

I have a rooted LG L70 (D325) and I want to make the font size of default messaging app smaller. I changed the font size on the settings but it is quite large to me that the person beside my can read ...
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Notifications not showing

With the new updates, I can't see any of my notifications on the lock screen. I have to unlock my phone to see anything. It's so inconvienent. How can I change it back or fix it or something???
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Android: Change Samsung Galaxy Ace default message type to text (160 charactors )

My Samsung Galaxy Ace default message is multimedia type messages (70 characters) and is costing me a fortune, over 10p a text (UK). How do I change this to normal text (160 characters) which my ...
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How to automatically crop text messages when SMS character limit is reached?

Is there a way to prevent the Messages app from sending long texts? It's generally a nice feature, but my current plan has free SMS which I cannot use when overstepping the character limit - instead, ...
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Insufficient storage -> not receiving sms?

Sometimes I reach the capacity of my phones data storage. It then tells me that I may not receive SMS. If somebody sends me a message during this time, will it get lost? Or will I get it once I free ...
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Message Center Missing Galaxy S4

I cannot find the message center of my galaxy s4 phone. I know exactly where it is supposed to be, however it is not there. The section reads: Text Message (SMS) settings Delivery reports Manage SIM ...
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SMS not working on Moto G, 2nd gen

I bought Moto G, 2nd Gen. Also got my old sim replaced with new micro sim. Sms on the new phone are not working. Neither I am receiving sms nor my sms are getting delivered. Calls, watsapp, internet ...
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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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How can I stop sending auto-reply messages when somebody calls me in Sony Xperia M Dual?

I'm using a Sony Xperia M Dual. How can I stop sending auto-reply messages when somebody calls me and I fail to answer in time? This problem has been bugging me for a quite a long time.
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Message notofication appears even after reading the message on the notification bar

This happened with me many times. After an sms appears in the notification bar I will click and read it but even after reading it the notification doesn't end up it still appears and even on the ...
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Hangouts SMS not showing emoticons

I have a Nexus 5 with Kitkat 4.4.2 and have the Hangouts app as the SMS app. My friend has an Samsung Galaxy S Relay and also uses Hangouts app as SMS app. Whenever we send SMS to each other with ...