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offline control sms and contact from PC

Airdroid and Vysor provide the ability to control contacts and Sms send, recieve, browse, delete from PC browser or App. But both need internet connection for both PC and mobile, while many time you ...
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True text message archiving [migrated]

I am using a Galaxy Note 4, AT&T version, on Android 6.0.1. I am currently using the "Messages" app for texting (the one with the blue circle with a single white text bubble, currently). I have ...
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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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Tasker - Text Message Editing (sort of)?

My work sends my next day work schedule via text message from their e-mail system. This results in collecting numerous messages from weird send numbers such as 10122291 10122288 10122214 etc. The only ...
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Use Viber on secondary device without SIM

I only have 1 sim card in my phone but want to activate Viber on my Android tablet. The problem is that the moment I activate Viber on one of the devices the other one automatically logs out. In other ...
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Android Messages Permissions

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 none 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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Whatsapp messages disappearing automatically

In WhatsApp, random messages are disappearing from chats chronologically. Messages from earlier dates are missing. Not all of them disappeared. It's happening randomly. Like if i asked somthing on ...
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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. ...
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Write text messages using Vim

I have an Android phone (Motorola XT 1068 Moto G) that I use mostly for sending text messages. Being a heavy Vim user, I'm frustrated with the low speed of writing messages using the Android keyboard....
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What is this popup message without notification entry and disappeared immediately without trace when I select cancel?

Recently I received multiple popups that looks like this: The popup has high priority since I can't do any other thing when the popup is displayed. It also doesn't appear in notification. When I ...
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Alert only on Text Message

I use a Motorola G5 Plus with Android 7.0 on it. I'm on-call sometimes on nights and I want to be alerted in case there's a problem. I've forwarded important alerts to SMS text. I do NOT want to be ...
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how determine if java object is null or not in tasker?

I want a tasker task that reads sms from a particular person, and, extracts some information out of the latest message... For e.g. I get a lot of messages from my bank due to transactions I make. At ...
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Is Google Allo supposed to capable of being the default SMS app?

On a Moto G5 Plus with Android 7.0 (Nougat), Google Allo was installed from the Google Play Store. Going into Settings > Apps > (gear icon) > SMS app the list shown does not include Allo. ...
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Android automatically adding people to text messages

This has been happening since I got the phone so for months. I will send a text to someone and then the phone automatically adds someone and sends it. So after I send it and go to the main text screen ...
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SMS glitch? Good text sent, garbled text received. (Comes with bonus cat facts!)

Two friends and I were texting in a group message swapping fake cat facts. I sent a message which read According to the PEW national research institute, feline density since the 1991 premiere of ...
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Phone and Messages not sync

I am using my Moto X4 running android 8.0 oreo. My problem is that phone and message app not syncing. Phone and Messages application is of Motorola's Stock. Say, if I call a person A from phone it ...
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Unknown Messaging App usage

Can anyone tell me which messaging app produces this in Google account activity? Thanks in advance.
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Why am I getting double text messages?

I'm getting double text messages from people and they tell and show me that they've haven't. Also these text messages show up three minutes apart. Why is this happening?
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Brand new Moto G6 won't send or receive SMS

My brand new out of the box Moto G6 won't send or receive SMS. I'm using the official SMS app which has SMS permissions (triple checked this) and is the default SMS app. I tried everything: cleaning ...
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About accessing premium sms in Samsung j7pro

On my J7 phone under Apps, Special Access, Use Premium text message service, it is not showing my messaging service, so I can't set it to Always Allow.so how to fix this problem
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How can I trigger IFTTT when new SMS arrives from a sender without a number?

I want to setup IFTTT to trigger an action when I receive a new SMS from my Post Office. The problem is, the Post Office doesn't have any number associated with it. All I can see is the display name ...
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Copy message text in android 7

In my past phone (Android 6) I could long tap a message and sow "Copy" context menu. Now in Android 7 I see only some strange icons on taping a message. Could somebody advice how I can copy message ...
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Can deleted backup messages be restored from Google Drive?

I deleted the backups from my Google Drive. Is it possible that anyone can check my Whatsapp messages with the help of my Google id and password?
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How to input punctuation via Google Assistant?

Lately I've become a fan of using Google Assistant to dictate text messages. This works well for hands-free texting; however, I haven't been able to figure out if it's possible to insert punctuation ...
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Diagnosis Text Issues With iPhone

When diagnosis email display issues everything is fairly straight forward because everything is sent as plain text(or HTML+CSS) which allows you to determine the issue. How can I get the plain text ...