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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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How can I selectively delete hundreds of SMS conversations?

I work in IT and I'm part of an on-call rotation. Normally we use a dedicated on-call phone, but that's not available since covid, so I'm using my own device right now. We had a major networking ...
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How can I export all of my MMS pictures before changing phones?

I am currently using the stock Google Messenger app which came installed on my LG V20. I'm getting a new phone and backing up my data beforehand. It turns out that Messenger doesn't have any method to ...
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Can't enable notifications for SMS messages with MIUI 12

I'm using a Xiaomi 9 SE phone, with MIUI 12.0.2 (global). I'm not getting notifications about incoming SMSes! :-( I tried the general phone settings, under Notifications; the slider toggle for SMSes ...
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Pressing Enter key with an external keyboard doesn't send SMS on Panasonic P100

I am using a Panasonic P100. I want to use an external keyboard to SMS to my friend, but the Enter key is not working to send SMS.
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My phone loses connection after sending 150-200 sms

I'm sms spamming to my business number (because of a campaign from my provider). But after sending 150-200 sms from my personal number to any number my phone loses connection. I called the service ...
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How do you remove my user icon on hangouts?

Like how the green light can be disabled, is there any way to completely remove the icon which dims and brightens depending on whether you have seen the message or not?
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Backup MMS on Android without Google Play Services

Is there a way to backup and restore MMS without Google Play Services? I'm running Graphene OS on a Pixel 3 (no root). Thanks in advance!
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Can I copy data to be restored, if phone is stuck in bootloop?

My phone is stuck in a bootloop. I can get into TWRP recovery, which has a file manager. I can also connect the USB cable to computer and see the phones internal memory. Is there a way to copy text ...
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Hangouts with multiple accounts — alternatives for 2021

I use Hangouts on my phone to effectively text people using multiple phone numbers: my cell phone as well as Google Voice numbers associated with my other google accounts. However, Hangouts is ...
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Google Messages: Disable the “New contact?” banner?

In the Google Messages SMS app, can I disable the "New contact?" banner that appears at the top of the SMS view when the phone number is not in the Contacts? There are a lot of automated SMS'...
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Does MMS messages with pictures always use your data?

I have the Pixel 3a running android 11. My Wi-Fi is always on. And my mobile data is always off. I have the app "My Data Manager" installed so I can see when my mobile data is being used. ...
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How to make a contact an SMS receiver for Android's Share menu (specifically not using Direct Share)?

Using Android's Direct Share, users can share content directly with contacts via SMS. Direct Share has its limitations and troublesome quirks, but it more or less works okay when an SMS app happens ...
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Unify SMS and signal-messages on both a phone and a desktop

Signal Android app has a unified interface that groups SMS and signal-protocol messages in a user convenient way. On the other hand, Signal desktop app handles signal-protocol messages only (messages ...
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Can I recover my SMS messages after I do a factory reset on my Nexus 4? [duplicate]

I have a Nexus 4 and I've been using the default app called “Messenging” for my text messages. I now want to do a factory reset. But there are a few message threads that I would like to keep and ...
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How to monitor SMS being sent by apps?

I just found from my mobile bill that SMS is being sent out to some 4 digit number (permium number) from my mobile. I could not find the message in my SMS app - "Messages". I checked with ...
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After switching SMS app back to original, few messages are missing

I had Google Messages set as the default SMS app. Then I tried Pulse. Pulse sent/received a few messages but then I changed the default back to Google Messages. However, the messages sent/received ...
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How do I bookmark the sms: scheme?

I use a local town public transport service and it also offers an SMS ticket service that I find pretty easy to use. One thing I dislike about it is remembering every single code for particular routes ...
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Recovering SMS messages from a non-rooted LG G6 H870

I've accidentally deleted some SMS messages on a non-rooted LG G6 H870 (which AFAICT can't have its bootloader unlocked). I assume they weren't deleted from /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/...

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