Nexus 6 Android 6.0.1. Somehow I managed to turn on a function that displays my most recent texts when I access the contact screen. I don't want that info displaying every time I access a contact. How do I turn it off? Thanks in advance folks!


  • Do you mean the text itself or information like when the text was received/sent?
    – SarpSTA
    Dec 31, 2016 at 16:12
  • The text itself. When I bring up my contacts (say, to make a call) and pick one, it lists the last couple of texts underneath their name and number. Dec 31, 2016 at 20:21

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I think I found the fix. Settings -> Apps & notifications -> App permissions -> SMS permissions. Remove permission for it to access Contacts. It's kind of backward thinking. It looks like the Messaging app (default on my Pixel) was posting my recent text activity to the Contacts app. My phone history is still listed under each contact as most apps do.

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