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Receiving duplicate messages in Samsung's Messaging app

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S9 running on Android 9.0 Pie. When I send an SMS message, most of the replies that come back are shown twice. How to stop the duplication?
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Galaxy S6 edge sms not working

My Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (7.0 Nougat), cannot send basic sms messages, I have to add a Subject to every text. this makes having a conversation with anyone impossible. How can I restore this ...
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How to turn off incoming text message notification vibration off in Android 10?

I would like to turn off vibrations for incoming message on Google Pixel 1, default SMS app, and I can't find a way to do this. I searched several places, mostly messages app settings and general ...
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Unable to make phone calls or send text message because of “call barring”

There is nothing wrong with my sim card nor the providers of it. However I am unable to call anyone or send text messages to anyone but I am able to receive calls and text messages from anyone. ...
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Apps are not allowed by Google to read SMS messages, but why can they read OTP SMS directly?

Termux:API app has a command termux-sms-list to list SMS messages on the Termux terminal. However, the wiki says that it is not supported anymore because of Google. Usage of this API is no longer ...
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Huawei Y7 can"t received calls and messges

I can't receive calls or messages. Tried rebooting the phone. Even tried to put flight mode on and off but still no sign and i really need my phone for work .Please help me.
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Forward Some, not all, calls to another number whilst on holidays

I run my own business which means when I go on leave there isn't anyone else to take my calls and all my calls come to my mobile which I need to take on leave with me. Is there a way that I can ...
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Using mobile data on sim card 1 and sim card 2 for calls and messages?

Can I use both sim cards in order to use internet and handling calls? For example, while browsing on the internet on sim card 1, can I get calls to sim card 2 and also call to somebody else?
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Tracking push notifications that I receive on my android phone

I'm trying to set up a tracker that stores text messages and push notification that I receive on my phone in a google sheets spreadsheet. I have already found a way to forward each SMS that I receive ...
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Group SMS in Android by similar Sender Id

In my country, SMS from different services usually come with a sender id. It mostly look like XXYYYYYY where YYYYYY is 6 digit service name, and XX is kind of a 2 digit random value. What I want to ...
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Can SMS be received by Samsung's smart watch if a third-party SMS app is used?

I own a Samsung S7 and the phone is connected to my Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. Is it possible to use another SMS app in order to get the SMS on my watch rather than the default Samsung application?
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HTC Messenger App for Samsung Galaxy S8

So Ive been trying to restore an old SMS backup that I created when I still had an HTC phone but I havent been able to find a messenger .apk that will work on my S8 anybody know where I can get one ...
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Android Blocked Numbers storage - blocks sms from banks that don't have a proper number

Twice now I've been caught in a loop of trying to complete a banking transaction that requires a code from an SMS message to be entered as confirmation on a web transaction. The SMS messages are ...
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Merging SMS threads from 2 numbers of a given contact

I looked through some of the similar questions but all of them seem to be atleast couple years old. I have a couple contacts who have more then one phone number associated to them. I receive messages ...
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Sharing contact throught SMS

When I am share the contact throught SMS, during the addition of contact it is converting to MMS formate and message is not going. Please help me. Phone mode: MIA3 andriod one
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Google Assistant Opens Facebook Messenger instead of SMS app

I've had my XiaoMi Redmi Note 7 with the stock MIUI 10 Global OS for a while and just started playing with the Google Assistant. Every time I try and use commands for text messages (reading, reviewing,...
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forwarding my calls and sms over the internet

I want to find a way where I can use my phone in Australia to forward calls and SMS so I can run my own VoIP considering I can have the pone located on wifi always on charge and will only cost me $5 ...
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New smartphone + old simcard after 3 months (messages)

The police have lost my smartphone that i pay a monthly contract for. It has been lost for 3 months but i am holding out hope that it will be found as i am currently in communication with them hoping ...
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Not receiving ALL text messages

I have a samsung galaxy s5....I started NOT getting texts from one person but she gets mine and I get other texts as well. I've tried a "reset settings" but not a "factory reset" because I don't want ...
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SMS numbers preceded with the + symbol

I had difficulty SMS texting from Android using the dialing number form: + 852 xxxxxxxxxx Eventually it worked when I changed the number to the following form: 011 852 xxxxxxxxxx In these examples ...
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Change default options when sharing link

Whenever I share a link (by SMS/messages, facebook messenger, hangouts...), there is a subject/title included and sometimes added text prior to the link. This didn't happen before, it started a couple ...
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Reliable way to send sms to google sheets

apologies if this is the wrong place. I have a temperature sensor, which every hour sends an SMS to my android phone, using IFTTT this then gets sent to a google sheet, from there I have a python ...
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Fix corrupted contact

This is driving me nutty. I have a contact that is linked to two other numbers of people who have moved away. Every time I reply to a text message in which that contact appears, the other two people ...
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Not showing up SMS content when receiving

So I need to verify my phone number, by just writing a code that I get in SMS (This is for Steam). So, it's Steam Guard, I have to do it on mobile. When it is about to send code in sms, I actually ...
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SMS archiving and control

I've searched throughout the web with no joy. My background: I've got 16+ years in software (I'm out of it but not before I built some Android apps for myself). My problem is that I'd like to reduce ...
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Getting Message History off Deactivated Android Kyocera E6833

My old phone is not holding the WI-FI signal anymore, not long enough to get any of the old message history transferred. I've fully charged the old phone and it says it loses the WI-FI connection ...
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Copy messages from my old phone

How can I transfer my SMS and MMS messages from my old phone to my new phone? My old phone uses Android 2.1 and it seems that you currently need at least Android 2.2 to log in to a Google account. ...
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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 ...