Questions tagged [sms]

For questions about text messaging.

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Emoticons/emojis not being sent via SMS

I have a Lenovo K6 with Android 7 and when I try to send an emoticon from any keyboard like Gboard, Swift or Chrooma (the device does not have a native keyboard) the emoticon does not appear at all to ...
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S7 Edge Messaging App Cannot Block a number that is not a contact

I can block a number that is a contact such as my mum. But I cannot block numbers by companies such as my network proviser Three. By block I mean stop receiving annoying text messages, It is not ...
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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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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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switching from sms to chat automatically

On my phone in the text app, it keeps switching automatically from sms/mms to chat for just one contact. I keep switching it back over and over but it always switches right back after each message.
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How to show a “large text” SMS preview? (e.g. for confirmation code)

Some online services send you a SMS with a confirmation code (e.g. when requesting a new password). When sliding the notification window (from up to down) in some cases I can see that the actual code ...
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make google voice forwarding number the same

I have a tasker script that triggers based on number. Is there a way to keep my Google Voice number the same? I am giving my Google Voice number out to the public and I don't want anyone to know my ...
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Hangouts, Google Voice, and SMS is no longer supported Notification

Although I have been a long time user of Google Voice and Hangouts, I only recently got my first Android tablet(WiFi only, no cellular). The way the first two interact with the tablet is puzzling ...
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Can I disable SMS ID?

I received a phishing text yesterday that purported to be from "NatwestUK". That in itself isn't entirely surprising; what bothered me was how easy it apparently is for any scam artist to use a ...
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How are timestamps created for text messages or 'chat' applications?

Does the mobile device create the timestamp (hours, minutes, seconds) for a text message? Or does the wireles network create the timestamp?
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Why can't my Galaxy S7 send and receive messages simultaneously?

So I've had my S7 for several months now, and by and far the most annoying thing is that it can't seem to send a message while simultaneously receiving a message. Way too often I'll be texting back ...
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When am trying to change my number on Sumsung Galaxy A5 it's “unknown”. And I can't also make a call with the current number

What do I have do to be able to change my number and also to make a call?
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SMS/MMS database location?

I'm trying to pull SMS messages from an old Nandroid backup, but need to find the database before I can. I found an article listing its location in Kitkat, but can't find anything for Nougat/Oreo. (Or ...
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How do I send an SMS to a contact that only has an e-mail address?

I can start a conversation in Google Messages to an e-mail address. When I send the message, it appears to go through an SMS to e-mail gateway, and I (or whoever owns that e-mail address) can in fact ...
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SMS messages notification on my desktop computer?

Is there any way (application or other) to have PC receive notifications about text messages on Android phone (ability to reply is also welcome)? I don't want to have my messages uploaded to the cloud ...
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Oreo's “Autofill with Google” tries to “autofill” the SMS entry field in Messages

In Oreo, every time the message entry field in Google's Messages app receives focus, it immediately pops up an annoying "autofill" suggestion listing my phone numbers. (I use a dual-SIM phone, so it ...
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Possible cause for not sending SMS messages on one of two Moto Gs

I have two Motorolas Moto G: from the same line (new, purchased in the same place in one month period), with the same operating system -- now Marshmallow 6.0.1, using exactly the same GSM provider / ...
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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 can delete a draft for a no-reply sender?

I have a few messages in my Messages app from contacts that don't support replies. I've accidentally forwarded a message from one of my other contacts to a non-reply contact, now whenever I look at ...
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How do I keep capitalization I put in? My Galaxy S7 switches it to lower case

If I capitalize in a text message, my Galaxy S7 changes it to lower case. It works fine with most names, etc. and leaves the upper case, but common words, like Stone Mountain (a town in GA), it keeps ...
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Not receiving SMS messages

I recently switched phone provider, and since then many of the messages sent to me never show up, as if it was never sent. But the sender shows it as sent (though I think it can't know it's been ...
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How can I text a photo from Google Photos instead of a link?

On my Pixel 2, I can include a photo in a text message in these two ways: Open Messages app, select recipient, Hit "+", select photo on phone, touch "MMS" to send. Open Google Photos app, select ...
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SMS group text alerts

I'd like to be able to send out occasional group text alerts via SMS blasts to a small set of people. I'd rather not use a standard group text message because I want everyone's individual number to ...
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How to extract SMS/MMS from Android to readable format?

Looking for a way to extract text messages, photos included, to a readable format like HTML, PDF, RTF, etc. Is there any free software that can achieve this?
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Android Messages does not recognise phone numbers in messages

I have a Nexus 5X with Android 8 (Oreo) and Android Messages v2.5.211 I can not call most numbers in messages by tapping them. After some research I found that is works for others, but not on my ...
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Why many unrequested 6-digit SMS login codes sent to my Nougat Phone?

I have received the following SMS messages from Google within 24H hours where all but one message (first) is not requested by me. You can note that only the codes sent 23:16 and 23:22 have ...
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Provide APN settings from outside without Internet (i.e. SMS, QR Code)

I'm looking for a way to provide APN settings to a device that doesn't have an internet connection yet. It is intended to set up hundreds of devices more quickly by a variety of users across the ...
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What happen with my message on my friend's device if I deactivate Viber

My question is quite clear, what happen with my message on my friend's Viber if I deactivate it? Thanks
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Unlock SMS Limit on Android Marshmallow

Does anyone know how to unlock SMS limit on android marshmallow? I already tried downloading app from play store that unlock sms but no luck, although I completed the required prerequisites, seems ...
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Is it possible to send a text as my un-rooted device is shutting down using Tasker or any other method?

I've set up a Device Shutdown event on Tasker, and I'm trying to use it to send an SMS text before the device dies due to the battery dying. I've got: Event: Device Shutdown -> Task: Phone: Send ...
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Why do I need to confirm my phone number to send a group SMS?

I am using the Android Messages app to send an SMS to more than one person at a time. I get prompted with a message that "Messages needs your phone number" and a button labelled "Fix". I then get this ...
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Is there a phone number I can use to test sending a text message that fails each time? [closed]

I am wondering whether I could test my application by sending a text message to a phone number that will always fail. My idea is to see that my application behaves as expected when the sending of a ...
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How do I send a GIF in a text message with version7.0

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android version 7.0 How do I send a GIF in a text?
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How can I delete duplicated SMS?

I have a lot of duplicated SMS on my Android 7.1.2 Phone, because of the app "SMS Backup & Restore". I would like to delete redundant SMSs. How can I do that? Before actually doing it, I would ...
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MB Data affect on texting

I have a Samsung model SM-S120VL phone that I bought through Tracfone. This may be specific to Tracfone, I'm not sure. The problem is at times I can not view text mesages sent to groups and I can not ...
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“Invalid Input” error when trying to set a service center number

On an LG G4 (Android 6.0), I'm unable to send SMS messages, when I called my provider they told me that I need to change the Service center number in the Messaging app settings. Currently it's +7, ...
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Short, less than 160 character SMS being split

I'm receiving SMS messages that are being split into multiple messages. These messages are well below the 160 character limit. For example, I checked three at random that were split and they only had ...
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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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How to transfer a few text messages from one phone to another

I had a Samsung Galaxy S3 which I used for some time. After getting a Galaxy S7, I transferred all my text messages and other stuff to the new phone using Smart Switch. However, last week I had to ...
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How to get rid of “SMS is no longer supported” notification

My 5.1.1 tablet has an icon in the notification area. It looks like a Google Hangouts icon. But the drop-down reads "SMS is no longer supported. To read and send SMS messages, please download Android ...
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Messages app stuck notification bubble

I have had an odd problem where the Android Messages app had a notification bubble with a number of 1 or higher. That is, the app acts as if there is one unread message. Looks kinda like this: But ...
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How do I get rid of spam SMSs that do not want to delete?

I get these spam SMSs on my Sony Xperia. I try to delete them, but I can't. I select the SMS to delete, then confirm to delete. It takes ages and then my phone tells me the message is deleted, but it ...
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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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Force country code on known numbers to send an SMS

I've been looking on the internet for an answer, to no avail. I have a phone mostly used in France, I recently brought to the US with a US sim card. Unfortunately, most contacts were added with the ...
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Exporting SMS on sim card to text file

It seems to me like Android comes with the "veiled" idea that management of SMS that may be present on sim card is not so important (and maybe it's true). Anyway, take me, I have to deal with them at ...
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I want to carry on using hangouts for sms

I assume i can install an older apk before the sms integration timer was added, freeze updates and use hangouts for SMS forever. I have two questions 1) how can i find the most recent version that ...
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Detect Which App is Sending SMS

I noticed on my phone bill that I have a lot of sent SMS messages which I'm not aware of and can't find in the sms app. Is there a way to find out which app is sending these messages? And how to view ...
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Random text string in messages

Recently i factory reset my LG Tribute HD. As soon as setup compleated. I got a message from a random number. Any clue what this is? It reminds me if stagefright.
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Phone not receiving text messages unless messaging app happens to be open when message is sent

My phone only receives text messages if the messaging is open when they are sent. Messages that are sent at other times (eg when I've just opened a different app) never show up on my phone, even when ...
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Droid Turbo Won't Receive Texts

I have a Motorola Droid Turbo with Verizon as my carrier. Earlier this week (May 30th), my phone began to receive text messages intermittently. I now go hours without receiving any text messages and ...