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 the Hangouts app, how do I “mark all as read”?

I'm using Hangouts for texting with my Samsung Galaxy S4. Usually the preview is enough to see the whole message. I hate having to open a message just to mark it a read. Is there a way to mark one, or ...
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Not All SMS Get Sent

I have a weird problem for quite a while now. For some reason not all SMS get sent. Those SMS don't look any different to those that were sent. There is no indication in the SMS-app, if I tap the ...
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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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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 do I send a google hangouts sms to my groups from my google contacts?

I want to send SMS to a large group from my contacts & do not want to have to find each person & click on them. How can I just check one box to send to all 40 people in each group?
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looking for my old phone whatsapp [on hold]

I have changed the phone I was ppreviously using,I am trying to aactivate my what'sup account but Ii'm facing some difficulties please help me.
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Sending single SMS message to multiple contacts causes MMS

I'm experiencing an annoying (and costly) problem on my HTC Desire X. (Android 4.1.1) Every time I send a single message to multiple contacts at the same time, the message will be sent as MMS rather ...
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How to transfer calls and texts. to another phone?

I am diabled. I have a 3.0 LG Android phone ...this one...I need my calls/texts to go to Obama phone when this is shut off in two days.Obama phone is an Alcatel trac phone .
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How to know on which Google account text messages (SMS) are saved?

I have 2 Google accounts on my phone. How can I know on which Google account text messages (SMS) are saved? I use a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A with Android 5.0.
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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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Grant access to the phone to additional users

I have a rooted Nexus 5 with multi users enabled (with gravity kk). This is great except when I receive calls or SMS... only the account marked as "owner" receives it. The most frustrating is that ...
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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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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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Text multiple people on Nexus 5 - KitKat / Hangouts 2.3

I have been unable to figure this out. I have seen multiple instructions online but none of them describe what I see on my phone. I am running the latest KitKat and Hangouts and I want to create a new ...
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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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s4 upgrade - randomly takes a long time to send text

Ever since I did the upgrade to lollipop my phone will randomly take 10-15 minutes to send texts. I receive them ok, it's just sending and it's driving me crazy. Also my phone gets very hot and the ...
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app People : contacts from hotmail account disappeared

Android 5 Motorola G 4G in app People all contacts from a syncronized hotmail account disappeared. Only a few from a gmail account remain. No way to add new accounts now to people. I copied the ...
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I have mmssms.db but the telephony.db is lost, can I get back my SMS messages in any way?

For reasons unknown, my SMS messages disappeared today. I have a rooted SGS2. I've discovered that SMS messages are stored in mmssms.db and I was lucky enough to find a backup file. However, no such ...
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How do I turn off text to email syncing for Galaxy S6?

Somehow I've got text messages syncing to my email account. I can't figure out how to stop a copy of all text messages going to my email. I hope someone can help me with instructions. Thanks!
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How can I forward texts to my tablet and reply back?

I have a tablet running Android 4.0.1, and a cell phone running 2.2. When I'm working on my tablet, I would like to be able to see my texts and phone calls get forwarded to the tablet, which doesn't ...
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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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My S4 Mini won't (even try to) send text messages

I tried to send text messages yesterday. When I pressed send, my text disappears from the text field but nothing else happens. The message doesn't appear in the chat log as sent or trying to send or ...
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Duplicate SMS notifications

I have a new-to-me Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos (http://www.samsung.com/sa_en/support/model/SM-G530HZWDKSA). I chose to use Hangouts for SMS. It is set up and working normally. I continuously ...
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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 stop sending auto-reply messages when somebody calls me in Sony Xperia M Dual?

I'm using Sony Xperia M Dual and there has been quite a lot of trouble I'm facing including automatic change of timezone/time in my phone. Now my serious problem is: How can I stop sending auto-reply ...
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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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When not on data, how can I sent sms message that comes from my Google Voice number?

I have a Moto G (via Republic Wireless if it matters). Android 4.4.4 When I am on data (wifi) I can use the Google Voice app. In that case any outgoing text messages look like they are coming from ...
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How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact?

If it matters any I have an HTC Desire Z with the original Sense install. We have this monitoring service at work that keeps an eye on the various servers and starts frantically SMS'ing me whenever ...
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Bugs w/ SMS w/ Iphones

When in a group chat with iphone users I often get: Messages that are received late Messages that send late Error messages stating a have received a "multimedia message" from one member of the group ...
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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 know message receive in hangout in which sim

I use moto g in which hangout as messaging app.When msg rec in hangout it not show on which sim rec.So guide me how i know in which sim(sim1 or sim2) msg rec.
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Android SMS-App shows wrong sender

On my android 5.0 phone (nexus 5), the sms app shows sms from some (but not all) senders within a wrong conversation view. The sender's numer is +49171xyz, which is also shown in the details view if I ...
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phone number tag in SMS details

I have contacts with 2 phone numbers. One "work" and other "home". In my call logs it shows name and type of number (work or home), But in SMS it only shows name and number. Every time I have to check ...
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Not able to know to which SIM sms was received

Short Description: I am using JellyBean in a dual SIM featured phone. I am using Go SMS software also standard Messaging also I used. I find it peculiar to know that there is no such feature to know ...
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SMS saving to SD

Is there any way of saving simple SMS mixed with MMS messages to an SD card prior to running a full factory reset? I got a Sony Z3 that refuses to send pic messages other than when I'm hooked to WiFi ...
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Check receipt of text messages sent on Samsung Galaxy S3

Is there a way to check receipt of text messages sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3?
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SMS sending error 254, Defy+ KitKat

Cannot send any SMS from my Defy+ with latest (2015-06-11) quarx2k's CM11. Tried different basebands via Defy Parts to no avail. The SMS app says "Error 254" when checked in details. SMSC number is ...
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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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Long single SMS messages are received as multiple split messages

From the recent time my Android 5 phone sends long SMS messages as if they were split. Actually they seem to be sent as solid messages (at least this is how I see them in the messaging apps), but when ...
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Hide SMS message in notification bar

I am using Moto E powered by Android Kitkat. When I receive an SMS, I get a notification displaying the sender name with the message. I don't want the message text to be displayed in the ...
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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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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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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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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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Send Android Notifications(like SMS, Gmail, WhatsApp) to PC

Most of the time, when I keep my device for charging, away from my PC where I work, I get lot of notifications from things like Gmail, WhatsApp, SMS and Hangout, and other communication apps. I know ...
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No Default SMS App!

I have a Huawei Honor 3C with android 4.2.2. I can't specify an app as default SMS app. In settings for Messaging (the standard SMS app in this phone) the clear default button is disabled! I turned ...
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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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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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Where are SMS stored on Samsung Pocket DUOS GT-S5302 (Gingerbread 2.3.6)?

I've had this phone for a really long time and it has so many messages that are important to me, that may be the only reason I'm keeping it. So does anyone know where can I find them and how to copy ...
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Sending as Unknown number in Hangouts

In Hangouts 3.1.89134953 I get a "Sending as Unknown number" message at the top of my texts. I googled for this message and found nothing. What does this message mean?