Questions tagged [sms]

For questions about text messaging.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unknown popup message with a text input, “cancel” and “send” buttons, but without notification entry

Recently I received multiple popups that looks like this: The popup has a high priority since I can't do any other thing when the popup is displayed. It also doesn't appear in the notification. ...
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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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Unknown Messaging App usage

Can anyone tell me which messaging app produces this in Google account activity? Thanks in advance.
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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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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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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 ...
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Sending SMS to Numbers with Five- or Six-Digit Short Codes Are Bounced

The error message I receive is, "Error: this message was not successfully delivered." This happens whenever texting my bank, or other business services that use short codes like this (e.g., 50292, or ...
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SMS application to block sms without setting it as default app [closed]

Is that possible to have a SMS app, that can block some kind of sms (i.e. where text contains "XYZ" phrase). But i Don't want it to be set as a default sms app. I've seen something like this, but ...
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No SMS/MMS Notification Sound Sporadically for only a Specific Contact?

Phone: HTC Desire 530s - MetroPCS Stock Rom - Android 6.0 - Rooted. The Issue: No notification sound for a specific contact. Call notifications seem to come through from said contact, but SMS/MMS are ...
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Messaging apps no longer work right after last update - Galaxy S8 Plus

I updated 2 days ago. Samsung Galaxy S8+ REV1.0 Now I no longer receive message notifications on my lock screen The field to set the individual SMS/Message tone has disappeared as well and ALL ...
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Opening google hangouts or another voip based sms app from browser links

My work requires me to text a number of people with a preset text message(ETA for their deliveries). We have a sms: link for each customer which automatically opens the sms app and pre-fills the ...
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Archiving or Exporting SMS Group Messages

How do you export/archive SMS messages received from a group? Are they stored in some other database separate from all other SMS messages? I have a Samsung Galaxy S7, and the stock SMS app. I have ...
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Two of my contacts are internally being mixed up

Recently I've stumbled upon a very weird and cumbersome bug. Android mistakes one of my contacts for another. As far as I know it happens to exactly one pair of contacts on my phone (let's call them A ...