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Questions tagged [sms]

For questions about text messaging.

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Auto detect and run ussd code android application

Is there any way to detect USSD in newly received SMS and automatically run it?
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Android Messages No Longer Showing Notifications

Whenever I receive a text, I no longer get a notification for the text, nor do I get the notification sound (but it does sometimes vibrate, other times nothing). I do not have do not disturb on, and I ...
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Why does Google Messages (SMS/MMS) app lose phone number?

I've been using Google Messages since it released a year or two ago on the same phone. Suddenly, three days ago the app popped up a message and said, "Your phone number isn't available in the ...
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Is there a way to combine SMS from different Android versions

I'm looking for a proper way which will allow to combine SMS from two different devices with different Android versions. I took a look into this solution but it doesn't explain the step "4. Edit both ...
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Text messages from instagram direct message

I am sending messages via direct message on instagram on my iphone with my sister and my husband is receiving my messages on his samsung as text messages and when he replies in the text messages it ...
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How to restore SMS from sms.vmsg backup?

I made a backup of my contacts and SMS on an Android 6 phone with what I think is a stock Backup & Restore app. I ended up with two files: contact.vcf and sms.vmsg. However, my new phone (Android ...
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How to merge text conversations from multiple numbers into a single one?

I have a handful of people who have more than two numbers they contact me from, and I find it annoying to have so many different conversations for one person. I'm looking for a way (preferably, an app)...
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Backup Messages for Web?

My phone's screen died, and neither did I root it nor enable USB debugging, so I can't back up my SMS messages the traditional way. However, I have messages for web (messages.android.com) set up, and ...
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Straight Talk - I don't receive texts until I make a call?

I can't make a straightwireless forum account to ask them because they need to update their recaptcha thing. Anyways my 4G works and stuff but I don't recieve calls or texts until finally I make a ...
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Not receiving SMS from short numbers on Xiaomi Mi Max 3 (MIUI)

Phone doesn't receive 2fa messages, bank codes, etc. This is chinese Xiaomi Mi Max 3 with unlocked bootloader which came with global 10.0.1.0 miui (Android 8.1). What I've tried: checking sms ...
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How to find out what is causing vibration when sending and receiving texts?

After updating my LG V20 phone to 8.0, everytime I get a text message my phone vibrates twice. My phone has also started vibrating when I send a text. I am using the message app that came with the ...
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Is it possible to successfully adjust predictive text for offensive words?

I am using a oneplus 5t, and Gboard. I use signal to text. I have cleared the personal dictionary within gboard, and I have also enabled "do not make offensive suggestions" in the keyboard options. I ...
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Forward WhatsApp messages to e-mail or SMS

Some friends of mine want to use WhatsApp to send me messages from time to time. But, I don't want to install the app (or I don't want to have it running all the time). Can I configure something ...
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Send SMS messages using National Language locking/single shift tables

I would like to send SMS messages from my Android 7 device (specifically this is a Huawei Honor, but I'd like to use pretty much any Android device) but using one of the National Language locking ...
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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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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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How does an app reads an OTP SMS without SMS permission?

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 non-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 ...