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I recently got the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. As soon as I left the store, I received a text (SMS - not any outside app) from Person A - and it showed as a group text between Person A, Person B, and myself.

Person A has an iPhone. He did not change any settings or do anything different on his phone - he went to our most recent conversation and used that to text me. On his side, it shows he's only texting me. Person B does not receive Person A's texts, only mine.

We have tried so many different things, with no success

  • I have removed Person B from the group, it will show that he's gone, and that I'm only texting Person A and as soon as I hit send, it shows it went to Person B as well.
  • I have deleted both contacts from my phone as well as from Google. I have tried texting Person A's number with and without a 1 in front of the area code. Even when they are not contacts on my phone, I will enter Person A's phone number - all seems good, then I hit send - and now Person B's number shows up, too. It seems I can't text Person A alone - I have to include another contact/phone number when texting him. I can remove Person B from the group and add someone else to it, but I can't text Person A alone.
  • I have turned off Person A's iMessages, and have made sure I'm in his contacts as "mobile" not as "iPhone".

I feel like I have literally tried everything - besides a factory reset.

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    Are you talking about sending SMS or ist it inside a messenger (Whatsapp, Signal, Telegram, ..)?
    – Robert
    Mar 25 at 14:53
  • Just regular old text/SMS, not within an app or anything.
    – Katie
    Mar 25 at 16:10
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    So your question is most likely about the Samsung SMS app or do you use a different app for writing SMS?
    – Robert
    Mar 25 at 16:17
  • I do not use a different app. So are you saying this forum isn't the place for my question? Sorry about that!!!
    – Katie
    Mar 25 at 16:35
  • I never said that the question is wrong here. But your question was missing relevant information that is obvious for you but not clear if you just read the question.
    – Robert
    Mar 25 at 16:47

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