Questions tagged [sms]

For questions about text messaging.

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My LG G2 phone won't receive texts

I recently switched from a iPhone to an LG G2 and now my phone won't receive texts. But it is sending them just fine.
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Is it possible to save SMS in folders?

Can I create folders and move sms's that I want to keep to these folders? For example, I would want to save all my sent sms's in a Sent folder.
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Can't send sms to short code recipients like 567676,56161 etc. From galaxy note 8

The message I get is "Failed to send message. Review and send again". I've tried entering the correct smsc number, allowing premium access , nothing has worked. I'm able to send sms to normal phone ...
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Huawei stream S can't send or receive text messages

I have a Huawei stream S which is a Japanese version of Huawei p6 . I cannot send or receive text messages . I did factory reset . Help me to fix my problem
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Samsung S9 Plus showing text message cell number in the call log for actual calls

I am using Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. When I send a text message, the S9 Plus is putting the cell number I am texting in the actual call log for Phone calls. It never used to do that before all this mess ...
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How do I send SMS to contact groups on Android 9 / OnePlus 5T?

I've created a group and added four contacts to it in gmail contacts. How do I send an SMS to this group on my phone? This was easy to do from both the SMS app Messaging and the Contacts app on ...
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Android - Can't send SMS to short numbers

I am using Android 6.0 and when I try to send SMS (via Hangouts or Messenger) to a 4-digit number I get a confirmation pop-up and then an error saying "can't send message with %SIM_name%, error 28" I'...
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Enable data and sms on CDMA network programmed number Galaxy S7 Edge

My Galaxy S7 edge (G935P) sim card slot is broken. It doesn't recognize any sim card I put. I managed to program my phone number into the phone using CDMA Network. I can make calls, but I can't send ...
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Messages take a very long time to open

Every time I try to open a message I have to click on the message about 7 or 8 times and it takes anywhere from around 25 seconds to a minute to actually get the message to open. What can I do to make ...
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Can't receive text messages; everything else about phone works fine

Starting at exactly 3pm (EST) on Sunday two weeks in a row my phone could not receive SMS text messages. It could send SMS, send and receive calls, and send and receive MMS (mutli-media messages). I ...
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SMS notification on Bluetooth

How can I get text notifications on my 390 plantronics bluetooth device from my galaxy prevail 2 if It has that feature? I have tried my settings in my phone but it only has the option for call audio. ...
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Quick way to send a link to a Google Play store app via SMS

I feel like I'm not seeing something obvious. I have several apps installed via the Google Play store on an Android device. I want to send links via SMS to the appropriate Google Play store pages so ...
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no alert tone when receiving a message

I have Samsung galaxy s duos 2 GT-S7582. my problem is that, everytime I receive a txt message, I don't hear any alert. ive already checked all the notification settings and all of it were turned on..
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“Converting to multimedia message” when forwarding large SMS

When I receive a large SMS and when I select "Forward" from options, it shows "Converting to multimedia message" and I'm getting charged more. Furthermore, if the person on receiving end doesn't have ...
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How can i recieve multiple recipients messages; in the group message, instead of downloading individually before opening in group?

I was added in group message, yet i recieve single message from each person. How can i recieve all recipients in just the group message? Why do i have to download then first before going to group ...
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Remote control of Android from PC or another Android device

Is there a way s.t.: Whenever SMS with specific keywords are received, that those are then forwarded through SMS to another mobile ? Or, whenever SMS with specific keywords are received, that those ...
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2019: Can Google Assistant send a message from lock screen?

I'm looking for a way to allow Google Assistant's speech-to-text to send a message while phone is locked, preferably only to certain contacts and without being able to read past messages. I've ...
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Hangouts SMS not showing emoticons

I have a Nexus 5 with Kitkat 4.4.2 and have the Hangouts app as the SMS app. My friend has an Samsung Galaxy S Relay and also uses Hangouts app as SMS app. Whenever we send SMS to each other with ...
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Sending text messages to e-mail addresses on Samsung S4

I would like to send a text message to an e-mail address using Messaging on Samsung S4. I have already done it before as a test, but I cannot get it to do it any longer. How to enable this feature ...
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Unknown “________ would like to send a message to 45567” notification

I keep getting these random SMS permission notifications. The app or service requesting to send the message is always changing. Pixel 2 XL on Android 9 on Freedom Mobile in Canada. Play Protect and ...
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“Mark all as read” in Messages… doesn't mark all as read?

I've asked the Microsoft Launcher to add a badge (unread message count) to the Messages app's icon The badge always shows "34" even after I've done "Mark all as read" in the app. Any clue as to how ...
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SMS messages are coming slower after moving from S8+ to S10

Recently I moved from my Samsung Galaxy S8+ to Samsung Galaxy S10. One thing that caught my attention is the time required for an SMS to arrive after being sent by a service that uses SMS messages to ...
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My phone keeps converting sms to mms even when messages are under 20 characters?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Note and having enough trouble with the texts to just throw it in the trash and never buy samsung again. I never even start typing and it says "converting to mms" the moment ...
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Send group SMS with a dynamic list of contacts

I want to be able to send an SMS from my android to a group of people. This list of people needs to be dynamic that is updated automatically. I have set up such that google Contacts labels/groups are ...
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Why are all my messages getting auto archived?

I have One Plus 3 running OxygenOS (Android 6.0.1). Of late I am facing a weird issue. All my important incoming messages (SMS) are automatically moving to Archived section. Also I am getting no ...
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Can incoming sms be stalled?

Some times my Motorola won't receive much correspondence. Until recently, it seemed pretty normal in relation to my family and friends work schedules. In the past couple months my husband andSome ...
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Sent messages not synced on first install of new SMS apps

I just installed Textra to try out as a new primary SMS/MMS app. However, I've noticed that none of my previously-sent messages seem to have been imported into Textra. I see most (if not all) of my ...
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What is Error 38 and how do you resolve it?

My phone is working normally and network connection is fine. While trying to send an SMS, I get a notification for 'Error 38: Unable to send sms'. The message remains unsent after multiple attempts. (...
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How do I delete the frequent SMS list on my HTC One S?

If I write an SMS and go on contacts I see the list of frequent contacts. How do I delete these frequent contacts?
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How to see at what time an SMS was sent?

My phone runs Marshmallow. When I recieve an SMS, the messaging app only shows me the time at which the message was recieved locally on my phone. There are various circumstances in which this time ...
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How do i forward a text with a link?

I'm using Motorola Moto E (first gen) running Android 5.1. I'm fairly new to Android, I know I could forward message if I tap and press on the message for a while, wait for the dropdown menu to pop ...
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How do I transfer text messages from iPhone 5 (running iOS 10.3) to a Galaxy S5 (running Android 6) for free?

I love Android and I'm trying to get my friend to transfer to an Android phone from their iPhone. I can use iCloud and other apps to transfer contacts and other things, but I can't figure out how ton ...
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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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“Error: Invalid Number.” when sending an SMS

I have the 2014 Moto X, running Lollipop. For some contacts, when I try to send them a message, I get an SMS saying "Error: Invalid Number." I have noticed that this happens when I go to compose a ...
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Why does google translate refuse to work without sms permission

Google Play Services required permissions Is a related question. I understand that "messaging" needs access to sms messages. But "play services" has no business there. I disabled it. Today i tried ...
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HTC One M7 Text messaging problems

I Have a HTC One M7 that had it's software updated 5/26/15. The only problem i'm facing is that I can't read my text messages. I can open my text threads, but it won't show the actual text messages....
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SMS sent but still shows sending

Many of my SMS messages are still showing as "sending" in Samsung Messages app, even though they are already sent. I know they are sent, because they have been replied to. After a reboot, the ...
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How to revoke “SMS Services that cost you money” permission?

I have an Android 6, Samsung S6 smartphone and today I bought a tram ticket via SMS. Before sending, a warning popped up asking if I wanted to grant the Messages app the permission "SMS Services that ...
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changed my 'message centre' number and now sms will not send.?

S2 galaxy note. I changed my 'message centre' number in 'message settings' and now sms will not send.? also, Searching for WHY MOST address book contacts do not show an icon for incoming sms…? ...
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Error 21 while sending SMS

Occasionally, I am unable to send SMS to a phone number and the error message just says "Error 21". I have read that it may be due to having space character in phone number. But Contacts app itself ...
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I don't receive text messages on time

Using a Samsung Galaxy S7, When someone send me a text message (sms), I often receive it several tens of minutes late, sometimes even a few hours late. For instance: Other: - We're going to the ...
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How to block some SMS, but only allow phone calls?

Hi I have a Samsung Galaxy 2S. How do I block SMS texts of my choice and only allow the phone calls? How do I block certain numbers from texting and not all of them, in other words, but allow the ones ...
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I can't send a picture attachment within a text message - using NET10 (Motorola ATRIX 2)

I can't send a picture attachment within a text message - using NET10 (Motorola ATRIX 2) - have only had the service for a month and this is the first time I've tried sending a picture
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How can I be informed through my computer if a new SMS is received?

While I'm working with my computer, my mobile lies next to me and every time I receive a new SMS or WhatsApp message, I have to grab the phone, read the message and answer it. So it would be really ...
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Can't read my SMS on my Android phone

An update fixed my problem. It was - as I suspected - just a bug. Recently I upgrade my Samsung s4, and now every time when I get a message via SMS, the text - and background - all white?: (Click ...
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My huawei phone is not receiving text messages?

My huawei Y3II was working fine and receiving messages without any problem. But, one day I realized that one or two weeks have been passed and I did not got any text message. Then I checked by sending ...
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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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Why am I still receiving old—and resolved—Amber alerts on my Android phone?

For the past 2 months, every few days to a week, I've been getting an Amber alert. Oddly, though, it's the same one every time. The notification reads as follows Messages 3/13/19 Emergency ...
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How to import/restore .vmg SMS backup to Android?

I have got an old Samsung mobile that exports all the SMS messages in .vmg format. How can I restore those messages on my Android? Is there any tool to convert .vmg messages to .xml so I could ...
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Can adb be used to recover SMS messages while in permanent “Safe Mode”?

I have a non-rooted Droid X2 that is in permanent "Safe mode", but I want to recover SMS messages. SMS Backup and Restore will NOT work because safe mode only allows system apps to run. adb shell ...