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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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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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Notifications from default messages app?

Ive noticed something about the default Messages app on my Samsung Galaxy A71 5G. When I have the conversation open for a given contact and they send me a new message there's no audible notification. ...
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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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Can't text someone without my phone adding another person to the message

I recently got the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. As soon as I left the store, I received a text (SMS - not any outside app) from Person A - and it showed as a group text between Person A, Person B, and ...
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How can I recover my deleted messages? [duplicate]

I'm a symphony i110 user.unfortunatly I deleted some sms which was important.now how can I get those back?
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Is it possible to set an unlimited number of Call Logs and SMS on Samsung Galaxy A10?

I have a backup using a SMS Backup & Restore for a long time. But, the number of Call Logs stopped at 2000 and doesn't increase. I thought it was a limit of free version, but I found on the ...
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Recovering a deleted text message on Android

I accidentally deleted a very important text message that I received that included a link. I need to locate this text message. Is this possible on my Android Alcatel chatr wireless (cell provider) ...
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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's Messages app says text message sent by SMS

Pixel 4a, Android 11 As in the title, why does Google's Messages app says sent by SMS? (Text messages are sent by SMS anyway, why emphasize?). See below OK in the screenshot. This is a self answered ...

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