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My phone was stolen and ended up in a prison,

My cell phone was stolen ended up in a prison, I have my email for Gmail, but they have changed my password and my security questions, I had to change my phone number because when I reported it stolen ...
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Can't Send Texts to Some Phones unless Internet Turned on on my Pixel 5

I have a Google Pixel 5 phone, am running Android 13, and use Verizon as my carrier. I'm trying to use the internet less so I usually keep my internet off, including turning off my data and wifi ...
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One contact not recieving SMS messages

There is one contact who I text and call regularly cannot receive SMS messages from my phone. They can receive calls and MMS messages. Forcing MMS costs too much on my network plan so is unfeasible. ...
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Why is it that I get texts when both wifi and cellular data are turned off?

Just wondering if everything is normal on my cell phone... It's an LG and they stopped updating, but I don't remember this behavior before...
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issues sending SMS over ADB on a 'screenless' android system

I recently picked up a android based AP/WWAN device - basically one of these. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) and android 4.4.4 (as per adb shell getprop ro.product.board and adb shell ...
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How do I check if Google One (Google Drive) backup for android is backing-up ALL text messages?

My previous SMS/MMS backup solution, SMS Backup & Restore, regularly reported that I had about a gigabyte of combined SMS and MMS on my Android phone. I just did my first backup on Google One (...
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Phone won't receive MMS from one specific number after switching carriers

I don't suspect this is an Android specific problem, but I don't think there's another more relevant Stack Exchange. I switched my carrier from Verzion to Google Fi and took my phone number with me, ...
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SMS messages don't appear for secondary user profile

i've got a secondary user profile set up and i've enabled sms/calls for it. when logged in to the secondary profile, when i send an sms to the phone, i get a notification, but clicking it takes me to ...
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Friendly way to read Samsung's built-in Messages app's XML backup

I have an old Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android 8. I am using what seems to be the built-in SMS app, called "Messages," the icon is I used this app's Backup feature to create an XML file. I ...
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In Android 9.0 call or SMS or WhatsApp call or message, is there a feature of turning on loud tone for a contact, while phone otherwise remains silent

I am using a Huawei Y9 Prime. It has Android 9.0. I need a way to turn on a very loud tone for my boss's number, for both normal mobile-network SMS and call; as well as WhatsApp message and call; even ...
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Android Hook For Node.js Scripts

My goal is to hook SMS receiving events to a Node.js script so every time when I get a message, I can send its content over to a private API on my personal server. So I can keep reading text messages ...
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I have lost text messaging fuction

Yesterday morning I noticed the text messaging function on my Moto G Power phone is disabled. I called consumer cellular and their attempts to fix it did not work. I did everything short of factory ...
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Reading incoming SMS from a computer through an API over WiFi or internet

I want to read incoming SMS'es from my computer, through an API, preferably in Python but I can write the Python code myself if the API is plain HTTP or JSON. The phone uses the same WiFi as the ...
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Is there a way to import a .db SMS archive from iPhone to Samsung?

I have the original .db and also a CSV archive for the SMS from my iPhone. Is it possible to import it to Android (particularly, Samsung on Android 12) devices?
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How to make incoming text messages remind me every 2 minutes?

Most notifications I get from my Android are not urgent. But Text messages (SMS) probably are. I would like my phone to not stop notifying me about Text messages until I finally acknowledge it. How ...
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Message center number is missing in android 10

I wanna change message center on Android 10 but unfortunately no that option on my Android message app. I wanna change it. When I try to dial *#*#4636#*#*, nothing happens rather than just calling a ...
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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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