Questions tagged [sms]

For questions about text messaging.

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Huawei stream S can't send or receive text messages

I have a Huawei stream S which is a Japanese version of Huawei p6 . I cannot send or receive text messages . I did factory reset . Help me to fix my problem
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Enable data and sms on CDMA network programmed number Galaxy S7 Edge

My Galaxy S7 edge (G935P) sim card slot is broken. It doesn't recognize any sim card I put. I managed to program my phone number into the phone using CDMA Network. I can make calls, but I can't send ...
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Samsung S9 Plus showing text message cell number in the call log for actual calls

I am using Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. When I send a text message, the S9 Plus is putting the cell number I am texting in the actual call log for Phone calls. It never used to do that before all this mess ...
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Quick way to send a link to a Google Play store app via SMS

I feel like I'm not seeing something obvious. I have several apps installed via the Google Play store on an Android device. I want to send links via SMS to the appropriate Google Play store pages so ...
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How can i recieve multiple recipients messages; in the group message, instead of downloading individually before opening in group?

I was added in group message, yet i recieve single message from each person. How can i recieve all recipients in just the group message? Why do i have to download then first before going to group ...
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Remote control of Android from PC or another Android device

Is there a way s.t.: Whenever SMS with specific keywords are received, that those are then forwarded through SMS to another mobile ? Or, whenever SMS with specific keywords are received, that those ...
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2019: Can Google Assistant send a message from lock screen?

I'm looking for a way to allow Google Assistant's speech-to-text to send a message while phone is locked, preferably only to certain contacts and without being able to read past messages. I've ...
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Unknown “________ would like to send a message to 45567” notification

I keep getting these random SMS permission notifications. The app or service requesting to send the message is always changing. Pixel 2 XL on Android 9 on Freedom Mobile in Canada. Play Protect and ...
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“Mark all as read” in Messages… doesn't mark all as read?

I've asked the Microsoft Launcher to add a badge (unread message count) to the Messages app's icon The badge always shows "34" even after I've done "Mark all as read" in the app. Any clue as to how ...
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SMS messages are coming slower after moving from S8+ to S10

Recently I moved from my Samsung Galaxy S8+ to Samsung Galaxy S10. One thing that caught my attention is the time required for an SMS to arrive after being sent by a service that uses SMS messages to ...
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Send group SMS with a dynamic list of contacts

I want to be able to send an SMS from my android to a group of people. This list of people needs to be dynamic that is updated automatically. I have set up such that google Contacts labels/groups are ...
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Can incoming sms be stalled?

Some times my Motorola won't receive much correspondence. Until recently, it seemed pretty normal in relation to my family and friends work schedules. In the past couple months my husband andSome ...
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Why does google translate refuse to work without sms permission

Google Play Services required permissions Is a related question. I understand that "messaging" needs access to sms messages. But "play services" has no business there. I disabled it. Today i tried ...
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I don't receive text messages on time

Using a Samsung Galaxy S7, When someone send me a text message (sms), I often receive it several tens of minutes late, sometimes even a few hours late. For instance: Other: - We're going to the ...
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Why am I still receiving old—and resolved—Amber alerts on my Android phone?

For the past 2 months, every few days to a week, I've been getting an Amber alert. Oddly, though, it's the same one every time. The notification reads as follows Messages 3/13/19 Emergency ...
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Single SMS won't delete from Messaging app

I have a phone (HUAWEI Y6 2018) that recently received a text message claiming to be from a postal company (AusPost). However, the subject for the message simply says '(No subject)', and when I try to ...
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“Messages for Web” always sends mass/group text as MMS instead of multiple SMS as set on phone

When addressing a text message to multiple recipients, my phone (Messages app) is set to "Send an SMS reply to all recipients and get individual replies (mass text)" and does indeed do that when I ...
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How do I disable sms archiving on my android 9

How do I disable sms archiving on my android? It is getting a little frustrating. Seems to be archiving all my important texts as well. Sometime there are some sms that straight away get archived ...
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Possible Virus? Link at the bottom of some messages

My friend is getting this Chinese writing at the bottom of the odd sent text message, only on very few texts. It seems to be a link to a website something like 11.am. I have used AVG, Malwarebytes and ...
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programatically edit numbers from messages

Here is the issue i changed phones.. i before hand backed up calls and messages using sms backup and restore. everything went fine. I have the xml files i can see the messages and the numbers ...
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How do get SMS messages off a damaged Android phone (Samsung J2 pro)

I dropped my Samsung J2 Pro and damaged it this morning. Only part of screen responds to touch commands now. So it's almost certainly time for a new phone, but I'd like to get photos and SMS messages ...
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How do I transfer text messages from iPhone 5 (running iOS 10.3) to a Galaxy S5 (running Android 6) for free?

I love Android and I'm trying to get my friend to transfer to an Android phone from their iPhone. I can use iCloud and other apps to transfer contacts and other things, but I can't figure out how ton ...
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Can I get rid of fake messages from the preview?

On a Galaxy tablet, underneath "Messages 3 x 2", or "Email 3 x 2", some fake messages are appearing. John Doe Tomorrow's event Marissa Haro [illegible] Raye Re: Re: How's it ...
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how can i gain access to texts if i dont have the phone in hand

So let's just say I dont trust my husband, and I want to access his calls and texts on my computer. I dont have his phone right this second, but I am the account holder for both phones and they are ...
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How do you enable auto-complete in the contact bar when composing a message?

Pretty much the title, I'm brand new to android and this is the one thing that has been annoying me! As it is now, I have to type the entire contact name and then begin composing before my phone ...
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What does this sms mean( >4 157>?0A=>)

I'm not sure if this is android related but can't find anything on this, I keep on getting a sms with the message(>4 157>?0A=>). Does anyone know what this error is? edit: I live in South Africa, I ...
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How can I delete a draft message when it is an attachment and not text?

I accidentally selected the wrong contact initially. I'm not seeing a way to delete the draft. There isn't any text to delete. I am using Message+ 6.7.12 on a Samsung Galaxy S8.
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Smiley face doesn't work

All of my Emojis work, except one. This one ☺️. In the emoji archive it's listed simply as "smiley face". It works in every other application except Google messages (not to be confused with Facebook ...
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Just rooted and can't enable premium messaging

When I attempt to enable it, it's stuck like in the picture. I then receive the message: Free Msg: Unable to send message - Message Blocking is active. I've tried other messaging applications, but I ...
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How to determine what if any charge will actually occur when sending to an SMS short code

I keep getting texts from a short SMS number asking me to fill out a survey, or reply "STOP" to stop getting these messages. But when I reply "STOP", Android gives me the message: this may cause ...
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how to text a pic from web directly on Android

Is there a way to send a picture say from the web, say from google image search? If I use the share button, it will send the link instead of the actual image... on IOS, you can simply hold on pic to ...
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Stop prompting to Block Number when deleting a text message

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ and every time I delete any text message, the phone prompts the option to "Block Number". How do I disable this so I can just select the message(s) I want to delete? My ...
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How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact in Android Messages running on Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact? in the answer at https://android.stackexchange.com/a/16653/13886 it is claimed that this option exists in the dot-dot-dot menu, but it does not for ...
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Unread SMS message is invisible AOSP 6.0.1

My phone shows one unread SMS message on Home screen, but when I open the Messaging app there's no unread message. How can I reach this message and get rid of the notification on Home screen? Phone is ...
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Determining which app keeps asking me to choose a SIM card

I have a dual-SIM version of Sony Xperia XZ Premium (G8142) running Android 9. In my "Dual SIM" settings I have explicitly asked the phone to use one of the two SIM cards for "Cellular Data", "Calls" ...
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Send an SMS from an Android 8.0 using adb

A lot of docs are explaining how to send an SMS from an Android using adb command line, but none of these work for the newer Android version 8. I am eager to know where are the docs for service ...
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Text message is being divided into two messages

I use a pre-paid cellular service from T-mobile. Each text message is deducted from my account at a preset rate. Too often, a text message I receive of 100 or less characters and spaces is broken ...
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Samsung Galaxy S9 running android 9 SMS pending

New to the forum and having an issue. I upgraded my S9 from android 8 to android 9 last night and now when I try to send a message it got a spinning circle next to the time and has a status of ...
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How does backup files work on SyncTech's “SMS Backup & Restore” app?

When doing a backup with SyncTech's "SMS Backup & Restore" (com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore), it creates a local backup (on internal memory, SD card, or through OTG), and I notice the size the ...
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I've accidentally given permission to message app to receive and send text messages

This is because my messages won't send on my new Huawei y6 2018. I'm trying to rectify this but how is the question. Cheers Kevin
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How do I send SMS to contact groups on Android 9 / OnePlus 5T?

I've created a group and added four contacts to it in gmail contacts. How do I send an SMS to this group on my phone? This was easy to do from both the SMS app Messaging and the Contacts app on ...
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How to prevent an extra space from being entered before every SMS in Samsung Messenger?

In the stock Samsung Messenger, using the stock Samsung Keyboard, every time I create a text message (SMS), the SMS begins with a blank space. Is there any way to fix this besides using a different ...
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App or feature to easily maintain SMS list, sending individual messages to each number

I am a leader in a group and would like to communicate important information to the group. I've found that most people do not read their email despite important information coming through the email ...
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Get rid of Messages' notifications when application is connected to a PC

I am using and very enjoining the fact I can connect my base Android Messages application to its web counterpart on my PC and get much more flexibility in writing and managing all my SMSes. But, I am ...
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A script that sends sms to the GPS tracker to turn on and off the alarms

I've just bought a Lekemi GPS tracker to protect my car. it works like this : if someone moves the car it sends to me an SMS message. And it sends to me another SMS if someone exceeds the speed ...
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What version of Android starts “Messages for Web” support?

The Messages for Web documentation gives the impression (as does the Chrome OS documentation on the matter) that this feature has been available since Android 1.0 as it lists no "if you have Android ...
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Disabling sms delivery report globally in android

I know we can enable/disable the sms delivery report in the messaging app. But is it possible to disable it for all apps? I use an app that sends sms to control a device and I guess it's using the ...
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How to load URLs in a separate browser from within Samsung Messenger?

In Samsung Messenger, if an SMS message includes a URL, clicking on that URL seems to always load the website in Android System WebView. Is there a way to specify which external browser app to use to ...
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Termus/Python - How to mark unread SMS messages as read?

I made a simple SMS reader script with Python and Termux/Termux API (I use termux-tts-speak to read the messagees and execute the script from Termux). The script reads messages (with termux-sms-list) ...
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What is Error 38 and how do you resolve it?

My phone is working normally and network connection is fine. While trying to send an SMS, I get a notification for 'Error 38: Unable to send sms'. The message remains unsent after multiple attempts. (...