Questions tagged [sms]

For questions about text messaging.

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How to disable MMS using APNs

Is it sufficient to simply clear (leave as blank) the MMSC, MMS proxy, and MMS protocol in an APN to disable MMS messaging completely? As mentioned here these are the three fields related to sending/...
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Changing Settings for Android Emoticon Conversion

Whenever I send a classic emoticon in text, like one of these: :-) ;-) :-P The messaging app displays it as an Android head, similar to one of these: A couple questions about this: Is this just ...
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Can not receive SMS

I bought Prestigio model PSP3528DUO about month ago for my kid. Everything works perfectly except receiving SMS. The SMS can be send without any problems but receiving one simply does not work. If I ...
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How can I print a conversation on Samsung S7?

I need to print a conversation that contains over 200 messages, can it be done?
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Edit native android app

How can i edit the native text app on android 6.0 from my phone? I have a Wiko U Feel rooted with TWRP. Is there a Xposed Module i can use? ty
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Tasker/IFTTT - Dual SIM missed call auto sms respond

Is it possible to create a script that send sms automatically when there is missed/declined call but send them based on which SIM the call was missed? For example i miss a call that was going onto ...
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As a Google Voice number user, what app should I use for texting now?

Google has decided to push hangouts for enterprise, or something, and now there's a big obnoxious message that takes up half the Hangouts app whenever I open it into the "conversations" view. I use ...
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How to send and receive SMS remotely (thru HTTP server)?

I would like to send SMS receive SMS get log of incoming calls (phone number, date & time) drop the incoming call with some app installed on my old Android phone. Can I do it? Ideally, I think ...
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Disable notifications for subsequent messages from same sender

Is it possible to, either through the OS or third-party app, to disable subsequent text message notifications from the same sender? For example, Sender A sends four text messages in the span of 30 ...
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Text message on multiple Messaging applications on same device

Presently, I am using stock Message app(Lineage 14.1, System app). Now, I have installed and made Google Messenger as default app(installed from Play Store). When a message is received, a message ...
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String of jumbled text is appended to every incoming SMS with Project Fi

I just picked up a new Honor 8 (running EMUI 5/Android Nougat) and I'm having an odd problem when receiving SMS messages. Whenever I get a message, an odd string of text with a length of 16, ...
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android - can't send or receive sms with android official sms app

after i installed custom ROM on my phone(android 4.2.2), i rooted it and uninstalled hangouts(system app). [i think] hangouts was default sms app after installing ROM . now i can't receive sms ...
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Android Messages can't send images

I am using "Android Messages" (until recently called "Google Messenger") for SMS on my Moto G (3rd generation). Works fine, except for sending images. It tries (Sending...) for a few minutes, and ...
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Trying to restore SMS messages after a factory reset

Before I did a factory reset on my LG G3 I copied everything in the internal memory to my PC (drag and drop over USB) just in case I needed any of it later. What I stupidly forgot to do was make a ...
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Google Messenger : Moto g4 / g4 plus does not show links in SMS

As shown in the screenshot (sorry it's in French), Google Messenger does not display links under phone numbers on my Moto G4 Plus (Moto G4 has the same problem). In this case I was expecting (like ...
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In Google Voice, do all SMS messages have to be transmitted via a data connection?

If someone is using Google Voice, do they need a data connection (cellular or WiFi) to be on in order to send/receive any SMS messages? This seems to be a big limitation, as keeping data on all the ...
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How to block incoming advertisement sms from senders with no visible phone number?

I get spam ad messages from a few companies regularly on my phone. And when I try to block them using the option given on the messaging application a custom message says that the number is invalid and ...
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How to prevent Google Hangouts from showing nagging “Upgrade Required” screen?

I am using Google Hangouts old version v10 for SMS because its seems no other SMS app does support merging SMS threads by contact (I have tested all top SMS apps). I have disabled playmaket auto-...
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Search Text Messages

I would like to search my past text messages. I often forget which person I was talking to about the different issues and global search is helpful. Here is a picture of the equivalent functionality ...
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Unable to view messages from one person

I'm receiving most text messages as would be expected, but it would seem one person in particular is unable to reach me. I am receiving the messages. I have the notifications telling me that I have ...
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SMS is stuck as “not received” and reappears each restart

Several months ago I received a spam message on my Android phone (nothing unusual there). What is unusual, is the fact that this SMS is now stuck somewhere inside my phone's messaging module and it ...
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Not receiving MMS messages from iPhones?

Whenever someone with an iPhone sends me a text, I can't see it, and instead get a "Download" link...which always fails to download anything. Googling shows this is likely due to a non-standard ...
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Read/Send SMS and Make Calls on Flip Phone via Rooted Android?

I have a Verizon LG-VN251S Cosmos 3, and a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 (rooted; custom android 7.1 Nougat ROM). The Cosmos states in its Bluetooth menu that it has the following "Supported Profiles": ...
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HTC One SMS Backup File with no Extension Restore issue

I backed up my SMS an year ago via HTC One phone's messaging application. The backup file that was created on SD card had no extension and its name is "SMS_nai_SD_20160625_701301_0". I was never able ...
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WAP Push messages - what and why are they?

I've recently noticed that my phone received a strange SMS from sender called "wap_push_si!". Googling about this message provides that it might be some kind of cellular-network-carrier maintenance/...
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I accidentally checked a “never send SMS” box on my phone, so now I can't find how to change that

So I can't send SMS messages on my Samsung On5...is there a way to fix it?
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Some apps' notifications disappear after half a second

I have an Acer T07 (aka Liquid Zest 4G aka z528) with Android 6.0. I got it for Christmas so I did not have the time to tweak it for now ! Whenever I recieve an SMS, a notification does show up, and ...
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Whatsapp to SMS?

I learn in a school, where a large portion of the students don't use smartphones (because of addictions, pornography and so on) My classmates and I have a Whatsapp group, and sometimes we send ...
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Phone is trying to store incoming SMS messages on SIM card

My Nexus 5X has stopped being able to receive SMS messages. Every time I'm supposed to get a text, I instead see a notification: "SIM card storage is full -- No more space for SMS messages on SIM card....
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How to open a message database(.db) file from Sony Xperia phone in computer?

So I had backed up my files and messages from sony xperia phone and saved all files in the computer.... Now I need to open the messages file in the backup folder which has the format of .bk... I ...
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Recover Hangouts data using Android File Transfer

My nexus 5's screen just went black :( ... In the past days I noticed a bit of flickering and was planning to do a full phone backup, but didn't get to it on time. Luckily, I removed the passcode (...
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SMS bug: “@” at the end of messages

I recently started receiving a lot of messages ending with the "@" character. I asked why and they said they weren't doing that. We both use android, both use Textra, and I checked in other SMS apps ...
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How to stop SMS spam from mobile operator?

I keep getting SMS spam from Three mobile and I'm looking for a way to block it. The problem is that the SMSes don't come from a regular number, it just says "From Three" but there's no associated ...
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Samsung galaxy S7 - sms automatically converted to mms

When I'm texting or copying a very long texts and pasting it in my message, it automatically converted to mms, changing mms setting from free to restricted is not working on my phone! can someone help ...
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I have Galaxy S3 and Kies 2.6 its not backing up SMS messages.. HELP!

I have Galaxy S3 and I tried to back up all my contents with Kies 2.6... it completed all but my messages (SMS) which is the most important because it contains needed evidence for court. How do I ...
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Problems receiving German characters in SMS

I am learning German with a friend of mine, so we send texts in both German and English. I can send an umlaut (a/o/u with two dots above) to him, but when he sends to me it is replaced with a question ...
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My moto 4G play treats incoming messages as if they are group messages

For some reason the messenger app that came installed with my Moto 4G Play is treating some messages as if they are group messages. Even though these messages were sent from a friend to only me when ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

How do I stop my text messages from coming through my emails? Text messages are coming through my work email computer. I am trying to unsuccessfully find the turn off for the sms. However, I cannot ...
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Pixel imported contacts' names not showing up at top of messages

I'm coming to a Pixel from an iPhone. When I set up the Pixel, I imported my messages (using the switch process) and contacts (synced through gmail), among other things. However, I wasn't aware that ...
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How can I quickly delete ALL texts on an unrooted phone?

On a rooted phone, I merely delete /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/mmssms.db and then reboot. Is there anything similarly quick that can be done on an unrooted phone? I have a ...
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Android messages deleting themselves/ Not showing up!

All my messages were working fine until a few weeks ago when i could message everyone and receive messages. Now one of my contacts can receive messages from me and can send messages successfully to ...
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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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Something fishy with sms

I am frequently getting a message at the bottom of my coolpad note 3 lite screen. It says "send sms". See the attached pic: I don't know what it is and whether it is sending something. Pls help.
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“Try Again On Your Phone” error—Android Wear

When I try to send a text message on my Moto 360 (2nd gen, 2015) connected to my Nexus 6P, an error message pops up saying "try again on your phone." The text message actually does send successfully ...
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Text message appears as Chinese Symbols in AT&T [duplicate]

When I send a text with letters (in English) and Emoji's to a friend from my Galaxy S5, she receives text that looks all Chinese. She has a Galaxy S7 and we are both on AT&T
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Auto-repeat “unread SMS message” notification sound

I'm about to replace my "dumb" old mobile phone with an HTC One M8, but (initially, at least) there are likely to be days when I never even think about using it. My old phone was set to beep once a ...
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How can I read my text messages from another device?

I have been using my country's local network for quiet some time, this number is used for all my transaction and other otp authentication stuff, also i use this to track incoming text messages from ...
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Receiving Chinese blocks of texts in the Messaging app

My wife is getting some weird text messages as replies in middle of conversations with her friends. The messages are blocks of Chinese characters. She gets these in the stock messaging app from ...
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How to see pictures in your text messages

I have done what was posted before. When I tape the download button it doesn't download
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SMS sending to some contacts but not others in Messaging app

I have a Nexus 5 with Cyanogenmod 13.0. I use the built-in "Messaging" app for SMS. I've never had a problem with it until now. I have been able to send texts to any number I've tried. A week or two ...