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Weird case, only internet working, calls and messages are stopped

My mobile is Moto G4 Play and has a Jio Reliance SIM in it. I am receiving full mobile networks and I am able to browse internet. But, I cannot receive any calls and messages. I cannot make any call ...
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Disable prompt when sending messages to shortcodes

I use Textra for my messaging, and am running Android 12 (kernel version 5.4.86) on my OnePlus 9 Pro. I interact with several services via shortcodes and know and trust them (and know I do not get ...
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Recover messages after a factory reset on Samsung phone

Recently, I factory reset my Samsung Android phone and I lost some important messages. Can I recover them? If so, how?
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How can i recover my deleted messages

Recover deleted SMS message using Google Backup? I u Google auto backup service is turned on. Recently I deleted my SMS messages and now I want to recover one particular SMS. Is it possible via Google ...
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I woke up this morning to find the Handcent SMS app had been deleted from my phone and the Google app, what's going on? [duplicate]

I'm missing the Handcent text app from Google Play as well as my phone. It doesn't make sense, no warning, nothing!
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MMS and SMS blocked by operator. How to unblock?

MMS and SMS blocked by operator. How to unblock?
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RCS chat on Messages not working

One of my friends also have an Android phone, and ever since we've been texting, we've been using the RCS chat. Recently, I went outside the country, and the chat defaulted to SMS instead. Fine. But ...
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Is there an app that will allow me to track my phone without data using SMS?

I have an Android phone, but I don't have a data plan. However, I have unlimited SMS and calling. I lost my phone recently (and thankfully, I found it), but it was hard to find, since I couldn't ...
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Android phone can send SMS messages but not receive

Trying to secure many of my accounts with 2FA I resorted to the SMS functionality of my phone VFD 600 phone running Android 6.0.1. I know this may not be ideal, but it is what I have. Now, none of the ...
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SMS Keeps Marking Old Messages as Unread in Samsung 21 Ultra

My S21 Ultra is a few months old now (September, 2021), and has recently developed a problem where it will start marking old text messages as unread. Sometimes it will mark a dozen at a time, ...
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I can't join my class group chat because of iPad users who require iMessage [duplicate]

I'm trying to join my class's group chat, but the owner of the chat (on iOS) can't add me. This is because I'm the only person on Android in the group. Normally I would be able to join (via SMS/MMS) ...
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How do I export my text messages from either my Android phone, or from the Android Messages web interface, with the timestamps?

This question is referring to Android Messages. For Signal and WhatsApp, there are either tools (or just copy paste) that allow you to export messages to a plain text file in this format: [2022-01-29 ...
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Duplicate text messages

My device is a Samsung Galaxy A21 & my text messages come through the Messages app (v. 12.2.20.63) that is native to my device. Why do I sometimes receive the exact same text message from someone ...
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Retrieving messages from phone where cannot see screen

I damaged my old phone. The screen is almost completely shattered to the point I cannot see or touch it. Everything else works fine. I have a USB otg cable and can use a keyboard to type in my PIN. Is ...
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Texting while video is available in WhatsApp

I would like to know, on WhatsApp, for instance in the Android version, when making a video call, is it possible to have a text based chat area at the bottom, with the keyboard pooping up on the ...
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How can I allow mobile data but disable all outgoing texts and all outgoing phone calls?

I have a Google Pixel 6 on Android 12. How can I allow mobile data but disable outgoing texts and outgoing phone calls?
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How can I transfer old text messages to my friends new phone?

I have a long thread of messages with my friend on an old number, but they broke their phone and don't have access to the messages. I still have all the messages on my phone, is there any way I cant ...
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Can I prevent hyperlinks in messages being clickable on Android?

My father has a Samsung Galaxy A6 phone running Android (don't remember the version on the top of my head, but I guess 8 or 9). From time to time he gets these scam SMS with hyperlinks, and now during ...
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Restore SMS messages from Google Drive backup to new Android Phone

New Samsung A52 to replace S10+ with bad charge port. Did full restore upon initial setup, but SMS messages didn't come through. All call history did come through though. My backup on Google Drive ...
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How do i recover deleted text messages from my Lg stylo 6? [duplicate]

I had locked the messages on my phone and then deleted the text thread thinking it wouldnt delete the locked text messages. And now i dont know how to get them back
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Android in-built backup to Google Drive: Can I retrieve some of the data, like SMS, myself?

Seems like it saves the data such as SMS/MMS on my Google Drive and encrypts the data with "the phone's screen lock". I guess one can the in-built feature to restore the whole data to the ...
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How can i find out how many sms and mms texts messages I've sent

How do I see how many SMS and mms text messages that I have sent and received on my Galaxy Note 8?
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SMS sender ID does not identify inbound SMS numbers with (9)

I live in Argentina. Whenever I receive a phone call from +54 11 xxxx-xxxx and I have that number associated with Roger in my contacts, Roger is identified. But if I don't pick up for whatever reason, ...
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Configure SMS autoreply suggestions

I periodically receive SMSs from automated systems that require a response. For one of them, all I need to do is reply "Yes" when it's convenient for me. Sometimes my phone (Samsung Galaxy ...
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How To Send Text Message With BlueTooth Keyboard, Instead Of Starting New Line? [duplicate]

I'm not just talking about sending in Whatsapp. I'm talking about the native texting system for andriod phones. I have a MX Key, and for some odd reason. No matter what I do, I can't get "enter&...
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SMS text messages on Huawei p smart 2017 [duplicate]

How do I recover SMS that have been deleted from my phone? I have phone of brand Huawei p smart 2017.
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Android phone not displaying SMS sender ID

My Android phone does not show SMS sender ID, for example if one of the friends from my contact list, texts me, my phone will not show the name of the sender (which is saved in my contact list), it ...
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How to access texts on rooted Android device from terminal

How do I access text messages on my rooted device using the command line? I specifically want to extract a text transcript, without using any cloud services and thereby exposing sensitive or personal ...
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Google won't stop asking me to agree to new features for text messaging

I keep getting the following pop up message on my phone. "Faster, richer, higher-quality chat on Wi-Fi or data To turn on chat features from Google, you agree to the Terms of Service. Google will ...
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Where's the list of TLD that are converted to link in SMS?

When you send an SMS/Text, the Messaging app converts to clickable link certain patterns of text, when it matches a URL. Of course I can use the Android emulator to emulate SMS messages and check ...
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Is it possible to autocorrect the last word when sending an SMS?

iOS has the capability that, when pressing the send button in the Message app, that the last word gets autocorrected, without having to hit the spacebar after the last word. Is there a way to do this ...
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Forwarding SMS to Email

So my sister has to input a verification code into her school website (Desire2Learn,) and it comes in the form of either a text or call. Unfortunately, she's abroad and it costs too much to text her. ...
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Does WiFi calling also send SMS over data lines?

Our only carrier in this area gives us one bar at home due to thick brick walls. I read that Android supports WiFi calling. This has helped phone call quality immensely. Does SMS also get sent via our ...
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Is there a way to transfer SMS mesages from a Samsung Galaxy S5) to an Ubuntu PC, in a form in which I can view the SMS messages on my PC?

I want to transfer the SMS messages on my Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone to my PC (with Linux Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS), in a form in which I can open and view the messages on my PC as I do on my smartphone. ...
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What could cause missing text notifications?

I'm having a very strange problem with my phone, a refurbished Samsung galaxy a10e with Android 9. About 5 - 10% of the time I don't get notifications for text messages. I go to send one and find two ...
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Stop outgoing SMS in Android without using operator barring or blocking

I want to block any outgoing SMS from my phone so that I cannot send SMS to anyone without using operator barring or blocking. I also want incoming messages to still work, but not outgoing. Is there ...
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Why do my recent sms show elapsed time instead of time sent or received? Pixel 3 android 11

Why do my recent sms show elapsed time instead of time sent or received? ie:"10 min ago" instead of 10:27pm. Pixel 3 android 11
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`adb shell service call isms` message size limit

I am using the following: adb shell service call isms 7 i32 0 s16 "com.android.mms.service" s16 "%num%" s16 "null" s16 "'%THISMSG%'" s16 "null" s16 &...
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Restore mmssms.db without root?

So I have managed to get this file from a broken install, I'd like to restore my sms but I don't want to root my phone. How can I manage this ? I've thought about converting to xml and using sms ...
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Broken OTP SMS on Xiaomi

I have a Xiaomi Mi Max 3 phone. Recently, I changed my app for SMS to "Messenger for messages" from "Messaging" that is, I assume, the app from Xiaomi. For the login of Dropbox or ...
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How to prevent an app from sharing its data with Google?

The changelog of a popular SMS/MMS app, Textra, states: Textra is now backed up automatically [emphasis added] using the built-in Google Backup service. Makes it so easy to swap devices or uninstall /...
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How to receive email when missing or receiving call or sms?

I have a couple of phones with their own sim cards and provider (for many different reasons) and so, given I don't want to: Hear different ringtones Hear the same ringtones but multiplied Monitor all ...
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How can I find the oldest SMS that is stored on my phone?

How can I find the oldest SMS that is stored on my phone? Since SMSs are threaded I can't just scroll all the way down to find my oldest message. The reason I want to do this is that I use a backup ...
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I no longer receive sms from services (bank, google otp, confirmation throught sms, ...)

I found myself in a really strange problem, I have not received text messages from services for several months, while I continue to receive any other type of text message (e.g. if a friend of mine ...
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Why can I receive a 7mb video text but it is too large to forward?

Problem: I have an A51 Samsung. I can't forward a text video that was attached and text to me from another A51 (my wife's). What I tried: I tried saving smaller since I cannot trim it. It just doesn't ...
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Lost text messages

Today I did a factory reset on my s21 ultra. I have lost all the text messages. I assumed they would restore from Google, but I'm using the samsung text app and the only back up in samsung cloud is ...
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SMS not received on new Android

I just purchased a new Moto G Power (Android version 10) and replaced my old iPhone 6s backup phone. When I put the Sim card in, everything worked except incoming SMS. Outgoing SMS worked fine, just ...
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Recover draft text message

I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 Star. I was recently hospitalized and needed to write important information but didn't have anything to write on. I chose a random contact and started to write the ...
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How to stop an SMS message thread from being a "conversation" in Android 10?

I have noticed today that in the SMS Messages app on Android 10, it's very easy to add someone to the "conversations" feature which enables contact-specific message and notification settings ...
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How do I archive old phone numbers?

I have contacts from years ago (college friends, old colleagues, etc.) that I don't want to delete, but I also don't want to accidentally butt-dial at 3 am. How do I archive those old numbers for ...
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