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Questions tagged [sms]

For questions about text messaging.

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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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SMS Backup and Restore didn't restore all text messages but can still see view them in app

I had been using SMS Backup and Restore on my old phone. I had been copying them to a laptop so the SD card didn't get full. I now copied them to the same SD on my new phone. Many conversations were ...
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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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Recovering Deleted Text Messages S9

my goal is to recover text messages that have been deleted from my S9. I have not rooted my phone because all the guides I have found said that my model is not compatible with one of the programs used ...
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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. (...
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Android Messages No Longer Showing Notifications

Whenever I receive a text, I no longer get a notification for the text, nor do I get the notification sound (but it does sometimes vibrate, other times nothing). I do not have do not disturb on, and I ...
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Why does Google Messages (SMS/MMS) app lose phone number?

I've been using Google Messages since it released a year or two ago on the same phone. Suddenly, three days ago the app popped up a message and said, "Your phone number isn't available in the ...
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Is there a way to combine SMS from different Android versions

I'm looking for a proper way which will allow to combine SMS from two different devices with different Android versions. I took a look into this solution but it doesn't explain the step "4. Edit both ...
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Text messages from instagram direct message

I am sending messages via direct message on instagram on my iphone with my sister and my husband is receiving my messages on his samsung as text messages and when he replies in the text messages it ...
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How to restore SMS from sms.vmsg backup?

I made a backup of my contacts and SMS on an Android 6 phone with what I think is a stock Backup & Restore app. I ended up with two files: contact.vcf and sms.vmsg. However, my new phone (Android ...
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How to merge text conversations from multiple numbers into a single one?

I have a handful of people who have more than two numbers they contact me from, and I find it annoying to have so many different conversations for one person. I'm looking for a way (preferably, an app)...
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Backup Messages for Web?

My phone's screen died, and neither did I root it nor enable USB debugging, so I can't back up my SMS messages the traditional way. However, I have messages for web (messages.android.com) set up, and ...
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Not receiving SMS from short numbers on Xiaomi Mi Max 3 (MIUI)

Phone doesn't receive 2fa messages, bank codes, etc. This is chinese Xiaomi Mi Max 3 with unlocked bootloader which came with global 10.0.1.0 miui (Android 8.1). What I've tried: checking sms ...
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How to find out what is causing vibration when sending and receiving texts?

After updating my LG V20 phone to 8.0, everytime I get a text message my phone vibrates twice. My phone has also started vibrating when I send a text. I am using the message app that came with the ...
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Is it possible to successfully adjust predictive text for offensive words?

I am using a oneplus 5t, and Gboard. I use signal to text. I have cleared the personal dictionary within gboard, and I have also enabled "do not make offensive suggestions" in the keyboard options. I ...
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Forward WhatsApp messages to e-mail or SMS

Some friends of mine want to use WhatsApp to send me messages from time to time. But, I don't want to install the app (or I don't want to have it running all the time). Can I configure something ...
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Send SMS messages using National Language locking/single shift tables

I would like to send SMS messages from my Android 7 device (specifically this is a Huawei Honor, but I'd like to use pretty much any Android device) but using one of the National Language locking ...
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Android phone has SMS messages not sorted chronologically by date

I have an old phone huawei y635 with android 4.4.4 kitkat, the problem is that all sms messages are messed up not following chronologically by date. I tried every thing I read on internet but no ...
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Can I manually reattempt restoring SMS messages from backup?

I have a Nexus 5X updated to the latest Android version. I did a factory reset and chose to restore everything from backup. But my SMS messages are gone. I'm pretty sure the SMS backup was activated ...
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How does an app reads an OTP SMS without SMS permission?

I have recently installed an Android app from the Play Store. While registering in it, I realized that it was able to read my message of OTP without even asking for my permission to read the message. ...
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Is it possible to search for gifs in messages? (Samsung Note 8)

I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which in the default messaging app has a keyboard option to send a gif image. When selected gifs appear and there are categories at the bottom (Trending, ...
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How to get phone icon in messenger off?

The phone icon when texting someone is very annoying because it calls the person. Almost every time my phone is in my pocket I accidentally call someone. Anyone know how to get it off the screen?
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How can i delete all non-contact SMS from my android phone?

I have 7 year's worth of SMS in my phone, and I decided to delete all the useless ones, I intend to keep all the conversation (threads) for all my contacts and remove the rest (meaning the SMSes which ...
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MMS messages go into a group conversation with sender and my own number instead of the regular SMS conversation

Let's say I have a conversation with Alice. If Alice sends me an MMS, it appears outside of that conversation, as a group conversation with Alice and my own phone number as participants. Could this be ...
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Why does phone keep saying “sending”?

What does one do after typing a message but it just gets stuck on "sending"? Also, it asked something about SMS.
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How to change contact colors with Messages 3.5?

I used to be able to change my contact/conversation color in Android Messages. With that latest update I can't find this feature. Where should I be looking?
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Mute SMS audio notification

My phone is kept always on vibrate mode. When the screen is on and I get an SMS I can see the pop up notification and that's fine. Problem is when the screen is off - SMS sender name is read out aloud ...
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Sort or search text messages by date

How do I search and or sort individual text messages by date/time? I am using an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5.
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What does “messages” mean in the Priority Only settings in Do Not Disturb?

In the DND (Do Not Disturb) settings in Android 8.1 there is an option to allow "Priority Only" notifications through. You can set what types of things qualify for priority (e.g., someone calling ...
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How can I set up canned response in Android Messages app?

Is there a way to configure Android Messages with a list of custom templates? For instance: "I'm away right now." "Thank you for contacting us. We will get back to you soon" ... In the Android ...
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Delivery List (DL) or Mailing List for Texts

I have a group of friends who like board games, and want me to text them any time we have a board game pick up night come up. But as friends move away or new friends are made I want to update this ...
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How to copy the phone number of the sender of a text message in Android default messaging program?

How to copy the phone number of the sender of a text message in Android default messaging program? Does one have to go through "create a new contact" through the + menu, or is there any faster way? I ...
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Web messages interface - How do I control if messages are sent as SMS or MMS?

I've been using messages.android.com for a few weeks now and it's amazing, even if sluggish when "new conversation" is clicked. The only issue I have is that if I'm texting more than one person it ...
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Android SMS/MMS not getting deleted

I've tried many different things to delete my SMS/MMS messages but nothing has worked. Things I've tried so far History Eraser https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.eraser&...
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My texts are going to the reciepients email

When I create a new text using Messages (orange colored app) on my Android it automatically selects the recipients email address and i cannot select their mobile #.
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Remove Gmail contacts from SMS contacts Samsung Galaxy S9?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9 and when I try to send a SMS message to someone I have to search through all my Gmail contacts that for some reason appear on the app along with my phone contacts. I don't ...
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Android Messages using Titanium Backup - restores sms, then deletes automatically in front of my eyes.

So I backed up my SMS from my Android Messages app using Titanium Backup, flashed my new rom, restored everything else perfectly fine, but when I restored my messages, I would open Android Messages, ...
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Restoring SMS from Samsung Note 8 dropped in River to new Samsung S9+

I lost a Samsung Note 8 in the river while kayaking. I have a Google Drive backup of the phone from a few days prior to the loss. I have a new Samsung S9+. Is it possible to restore my previous ...
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Unable to send/receive SMS intermittently

Sometimes SMS fails to come through when my device is asleep. I can generally fix this by sending myself an SMS, then the pending messages come through. Sometimes when I try to send that SMS to myself ...
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Is there Malware on LineageOS that causes to receive SMS Spam

I never get SMS text spam on my phone. Installed Lineage OS on a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini phone. I installed TWRP and LOS both from official website (not various links on google or XDA). Installed F-...
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How does Messages suggest replies?

Quite recently, Android Messages (com.google.android.apps.messaging) started providing reply suggestions to SMS messages I receive. The suggestions are (usually) relevant to the content of the ...
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Sharing contact groups

Is there any way to share the contact groups made using the Samsung Contact app to another Samsung phone? The phones in question are a bit old - S5 and Note 4. Is there a third party app that can do ...
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How can I use volume control to adjust font size in messaging app on Galaxy phones?

I previously had a Galaxy S7, and while I was in the messaging app adjusting the font size could be done by manipulating the volume controls. Now I have a different S7 and this doesn't work for me ...
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How do I log in to Android Messages for Web without my phone?

I recently discovered the Android Messages for Web service! My immediate thought was, awesome! If I forget my phone at home, I can still text when I'm at work. In an emergency, I could send a text ...
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Why won't android messages for web connect?

The other day I got the update for Android messages that allowed me to use messages on the web. I am able to open the "Messages for web" menu in the app and scan the QR code generated on the site. ...