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Intermittent failure to receive SMS and MMS messages

I noticed an issue in mid December where a few messages in a row that were sent in a group MMS were never received on my phone. A few days ago, I had the same issue with an SMS message sent to me. ...
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How to fix emojis showing gibberish on incoming SMS messages Google Fi service

Yesterday for no apparent reasons I started to see text like this in the body of the text if the sender had both text and emojis: hi you smell like poo! ~9weuaisigjei3 When I expected to see: hi you ...
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How do I keep the shopping site open whilst I retrieve the SMS 2 step verification code

Samsung S8. Online shopping using 2 step verification via SMS. When I have to get an SMS verification code I have to go into my SMS folder to retrieve it. But as I have then left the website I am ...
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Text messaging question

All of a sudden a “delivered” notification showed up on my last text to someone. It never has on all my previous texts. Whats up could I have been I blocked?
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SMS Only Works When Disconnected from LTE

I have a really weird issue that I can't find any information on: My SMS only works when I am disconnected from LTE. Essentially what happens is that if I'm connected to LTE (I can be on WiFi too that ...
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Sim and facebook messenger SMS

Please could someone clarify this, if you have the answer: You download messenger on your android phone and you register with the number of the sim card which is in your phone. Do I need to have the ...
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How to actually delete SMS/MMS messages using third-party SMS applications like Pulse SMS?

A while back, I switched from Samsung's default SMS app (Samsung Messages) to Pulse SMS. For many months, I've been using Pulse SMS to delete old SMS and MMS messages. After deleting almost all MMS ...
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Truecaller reads new SMS sometimes even without having SMS permission

I use Redmi 9 Prime. On that I use Truecaller app. I want to use Truecaller only for calls and strictly not for SMS. So I never give SMS read permission to Treucaller app. But still sometimes ...
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Send SMS to myself for free

I'm testing a Tasker script that looks for a sequence inside a received SMS. The problem is: who will send me this SMS ? I could steal another phone and send me a text, but I'd be charged for the SMS'....
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Why Google is sending SMS messages to me?

I have just received a SMS message... from Google (?): What is this? Does this mean that some "bad guy" has my phone number and is playing some nice tricks with me, pretending that he is a ...
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Turning on SMS delivery report on Android 9

How can I turn on SMS delivery report on Android 9? In messaging section, I go to settings, but there's no "advanced" option. I'm using Huawei Y5 2019. Here's a screenshot and there's no ...
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where are the backed up chat and messages stored on google acccount

I want to delete specific messages (what's up chat and SMS) backed up to my google account. I am not getting a way to delete some messages from google account. The data I want to delete is few years ...
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Android 11 - Default Text Messaging App - SMS button not showing for some contacts

On Android 11 - Default messaging app: When I type some text, "SMS" appears under the send button for some contacts but not others. Just curious as to why. Contact 1: Contact 2:
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Google messages app says text message sent by SMS

Pixel 4a, Android 11 As in the title, why does messages app say sent by SMS? (Text messages are sent by SMS anyway, why emphasize?). See below OK in screen shot. This is a self answered question, to ...
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How can I selectively delete hundreds of SMS conversations?

I work in IT and I'm part of an on-call rotation. Normally we use a dedicated on-call phone, but that's not available since covid, so I'm using my own device right now. We had a major networking ...
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How can I export all of my MMS pictures before changing phones?

I am currently using the stock Google Messenger app which came installed on my LG V20. I'm getting a new phone and backing up my data beforehand. It turns out that Messenger doesn't have any method to ...
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Can't enable notifications for SMS messages with MIUI 12

I'm using a Xiaomi 9 SE phone, with MIUI 12.0.2 (global). I'm not getting notifications about incoming SMSes! :-( I tried the general phone settings, under Notifications; the slider toggle for SMSes ...
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Pressing Enter key with an external keyboard doesn't send SMS on Panasonic P100

I am using a Panasonic P100. I want to use an external keyboard to SMS to my friend, but the Enter key is not working to send SMS.
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My phone loses connection after sending 150-200 sms

I'm sms spamming to my business number (because of a campaign from my provider). But after sending 150-200 sms from my personal number to any number my phone loses connection. I called the service ...
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How do you remove my user icon on hangouts?

Like how the green light can be disabled, is there any way to completely remove the icon which dims and brightens depending on whether you have seen the message or not?
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Backup MMS on Android without Google Play Services

Is there a way to backup and restore MMS without Google Play Services? I'm running Graphene OS on a Pixel 3 (no root). Thanks in advance!
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Can I copy data to be restored, if phone is stuck in bootloop?

My phone is stuck in a bootloop. I can get into TWRP recovery, which has a file manager. I can also connect the USB cable to computer and see the phones internal memory. Is there a way to copy text ...
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Hangouts with multiple accounts — alternatives for 2021

I use Hangouts on my phone to effectively text people using multiple phone numbers: my cell phone as well as Google Voice numbers associated with my other google accounts. However, Hangouts is ...
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Google Messages: Disable the “New contact?” banner?

In the Google Messages SMS app, can I disable the "New contact?" banner that appears at the top of the SMS view when the phone number is not in the Contacts? There are a lot of automated SMS'...
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Does MMS messages with pictures always use your data?

I have the Pixel 3a running android 11. My Wi-Fi is always on. And my mobile data is always off. I have the app "My Data Manager" installed so I can see when my mobile data is being used. ...
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How to make a contact an SMS receiver for Android's Share menu (specifically not using Direct Share)?

Using Android's Direct Share, users can share content directly with contacts via SMS. Direct Share has its limitations and troublesome quirks, but it more or less works okay when an SMS app happens ...
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Unify SMS and signal-messages on both a phone and a desktop

Signal Android app has a unified interface that groups SMS and signal-protocol messages in a user convenient way. On the other hand, Signal desktop app handles signal-protocol messages only (messages ...
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Can I recover my SMS messages after I do a factory reset on my Nexus 4? [duplicate]

I have a Nexus 4 and I've been using the default app called “Messenging” for my text messages. I now want to do a factory reset. But there are a few message threads that I would like to keep and ...
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How to monitor SMS being sent by apps?

I just found from my mobile bill that SMS is being sent out to some 4 digit number (permium number) from my mobile. I could not find the message in my SMS app - "Messages". I checked with ...
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After switching SMS app back to original, few messages are missing

I had Google Messages set as the default SMS app. Then I tried Pulse. Pulse sent/received a few messages but then I changed the default back to Google Messages. However, the messages sent/received ...
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How do I bookmark the sms: scheme?

I use a local town public transport service and it also offers an SMS ticket service that I find pretty easy to use. One thing I dislike about it is remembering every single code for particular routes ...
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Recovering SMS messages from a non-rooted LG G6 H870

I've accidentally deleted some SMS messages on a non-rooted LG G6 H870 (which AFAICT can't have its bootloader unlocked). I assume they weren't deleted from /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/...
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How do I manually transfer the mmssms.db database from one phone to another?

Backstory: My phone (HTC One M8) died last year and not until today I had the time to desolder the NAND-chip and extract all files from it. When it worked I used the app "SMS Backup & Restore&...
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How do I recover deleted text messages and attachments on Samsung Galaxy Note10+?

While attempting to delete an SMS ad on Samsung Galaxy Note10+, I did not notice that every message in my log was checked and I deleted my entire text history. How do I recover deleted text messages ...
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Unable to send a text containing “.xyz”

I discovered this while trying to send friends URLs ending in .xyz. The texts appeared to be sent, but no one was receiving them. At first I assumed it was because the link was blacklisted somewhere ...
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Value for “Global auto (prl)” to fill default_preferred_network on build.prop

My Smartfren Andromax A with LineageOS 15.1 can't send & receive SMS unless I set my default preferred network to global auto (prl) and then perform a hot reboot. I have an idea to edit my build....
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Is it possible to remove the ability to choose between which sim card to send text from default android sms application?

I have this requirement where I need to completely disable sending sms and calls even by accident from SIM 2 which I only use for Mobile data (Sometimes I Force network to LTE and SMS and calls won't ...
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Why does typing “One way they can fit it in” as a text message create a link to Google Maps?

Today I noticed that when I typed and sent "One way they can fit it in" in the Facebook Messenger app for Android, it created a link (underlining the text, see first image below). When I ...
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How to transfer a text message from phone to sim card? [duplicate]

I'm using huawei nova 3i,and right now when I transfer my sim card to other phone, my text messages are not there. But when I put it back to my phone, it's there. What should I do to transfer it from ...
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How to restore deleted text messages from an galaxy s9 phone

I only touched the one text message I wanted to delete and all of my text messages got deleted from my galaxy S9 phone from the default text message app. I really need to restore those messages ...
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Information about transactional SMS

*this is not a coding query, rather a how stuff works question * I am working on a project for which I will 'receive' a huge number(say 1000/day or more) of transactional SMS (transactional SMS means ...
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Android 9 Pie where are SMS stored please? What is the path to the SMS database?

Android 9 where are SMS stored please? What is the path?
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Moto G8 plus - Android 9 - no support for sms message restore from Google backup - how do I manually access these messages?

I need to restore a Moto G8 plus running Android 9, turns out according to the carrier the crucial messages app does not support restoring SMS. Can I debug and manually access these messages? If so ...
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How does Photo Caller ID work?

Sometimes someone will call me and their photo will show as the phone rings. In the cases I'm referring to I've never added a photo to the contact---somehow the phone picks up their image over the ...
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When “might” reported spam be sent to my carrier, and when “might” this incur an additional cost?

From https://support.google.com/messages/answer/9061432?hl=en Learn about spam reports If you report spam, Google will get a copy of up to 10 of the spammer's last messages so we can improve spam ...
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Disable link previews on Android Messages app

Android Messages app can show the preview of the link in an SMS. I am trying to figure out a way to detect if the request comes from a preview so I don't get false positive visits. Is there a way to ...
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Does the Lg V40 ThinQ allow for mass texts?

My previous phone, the Galaxy Note 4, allowed me to send the same message to multiple people without having to first make a group. It does not seem that this is a feature on the Lg V40. Is that ...
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Filtering/hiding all SMS based on recipient number

I'm looking for a possibility to hide all SMS sent to a certain number in a dual sim environment. I have number A and number B and I would like to see only SMS for number B, num
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Get number of SMS notification

Some services use SMS notifications. Examples would be Amazon and others for 2FA, some banks for TAN services and so on. Today I received an phising attempt via SMS for a bank account. It contained a ...
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Is Google Voice susceptible to hacking like regular MMS or Whatsapp messages?

I have been using Google voice in a public facing way so as to reduce the chance of receiving malware messages over SMS/MMS or Whatsapp. But is it just as susceptible for someone to be able to sneak ...

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