Questions tagged [sms]

For questions about text messaging.

0
votes
0answers
29 views

How can I control my android phone using my PC thru wifi? [duplicate]

In PC there is a VNC control. But in android is there an app without rooting my phone? Like example, while having my laptop on couch I can remotely run my app 'wifi file transfer' my android phone and ...
1
vote
2answers
21k views

How do I unmute a contact?

On my S6 with Android 6.0.1, one of the contacts in the default SMS app has a mute symbol (strike-through speaker) displayed next to the name. For this contact, new text messages don't trigger a ...
0
votes
1answer
283 views

Schedule SMS in Message+ on Samsung Galaxy S7

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7. It comes with Message+ which I would like to keep using. How do I schedule a text message to be sent later? In other words, I would like to delay send the SMS.
0
votes
1answer
221 views

Stop Text Notifications From Showing On Edge

I have the Galaxy Note Edge and have tried the stock app, Handcent as well as Chomp, but all of them will display a text message on the Edge Screen. I have disabled the display message over lock ...
1
vote
0answers
407 views

Can I display a person's full name for SMS in Google Hangouts?

For the Google Hangouts app, it appears that SMS messages (as opposed to actual Hangouts messages, which I'm sure would behave differently) only display a person's first name under an SMS received ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

SMS only fetched when I turn the screen on

XPeria Z3C on Marshmallow. Starting some weeks ago, I don't receive notification unless I turn on the screen. While that was business as usual for games and other "come check X", it started to do ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

SMS autoinstallable

How can I send a sms with net settings, like the one some providers send when you plug the sim first time? P.S.: No hack intention! My girlfriend is anti-tech and 600 km. away. I want to send her APN ...
0
votes
2answers
99 views

Site sends costly sms without asking for permission

since some time, while browsing(SFW sites, news, blogs etc.), my phone browser - chrome redirects me sometimes to some strange pages asking me to go further if i am an adult, which I've never did. It ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
908 views

Helium won't restore SMS

EDIT: I found a solution, and I made an answer below! ;D Hello everyone :) (fisrt, I apologize for my English, I'm french... :/) Before doing a factory reset to upgrade my android version (Alcatel ...
0
votes
1answer
525 views

Saving a picture from a text message to my phone (asus, zenfone)

how do I save pictures to my phone that I receive through a text message?
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Can your carrier tell which sms app sent a text?

When I send a text through my messenger app, it arrives. When I send it through the smsgateway.me app, it does not. However it shows in my messenger app as sent. Can the carrier tell and filter out ...
0
votes
2answers
56 views

Prevent spelling suggestions from being inserted in text messages

In text messaging, I noticed that whenever I try to enter a word different from the spelling suggestions, the latter prevail and my intention is ignored. Is there a way to get around this?
0
votes
1answer
43 views

How do I plug in an emoticon into my keyboard

I have the original Swype keyboard on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). When I type some words, sometimes some emoticons appear, and I can click on them to insert them into the text flow. This is handy at ...
0
votes
2answers
57 views

Default Samsung S4 messsenger application name

I disabled all the default samsung apps on my S4. I was using google messenger. Now I want to revert back to the samsung apps. I need to go into all apps menu and find the default samsung messenger ...
0
votes
0answers
436 views

MMS images do not work in Google Messenger

I am using Google Messenger application as my default text messenger application. I am using a Samsung Galaxy S4. When I get text messages that have images, the image stays frozen at "downloading..." ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

Force emoji to display as it was sent

I understand that apps exist to change one's global emoji font, and therefore send and display emojis universally in a specified emoji font. Does any software exist which checks the font in which an ...
0
votes
1answer
525 views

Android 6.0.1 'Message Service' crash on boot - S7 Edge

I recently purchased a Samsung S7 Edge. As I like to play around with my phones a lot, one of the first things I did was root it. Not thinking properly, after enabling 'OEM Unlock' and rooting my ...
0
votes
1answer
166 views

Photos not sending when attched to a sms on a UMI Touch mobie

I have a UMI Touch mobile phone and when i attach a photo to a message it doesnt send. It says sending but just sits and then says message failed. Any clues. Many thanks.
0
votes
1answer
40k views

Send pdf file as attachment to text message

Maybe this is a naive question, but I was wondering if I could attach a pdf file to a text message. I have a Sony Xperia M4 Acqua running on Android 5.0.
1
vote
0answers
310 views

How can I import about 900 SMSs stored in about 50 folders into a phone running Lollipop / 5.1.1 whilst RETAINING the folder structure?

Over the past few months I've successfully migrated from a Nokia 6220 Classic (running S60 3rd Edition software) to my current phone, a Sony Xperia Z, running Android Lollipop (5.1.1). On the Nokia I ...
1
vote
2answers
13k views

How to send sms to all contacts in Android 6?

I need to inform all the contacts with mobile numbers in my contacts list on my new mobile number. How do I do that?
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Font in messaging has became huge

In the stock messaging app on my LG-G3 I have the following problem: Suddenly, all my conversations is displayed with a font size that is incredibly large. This happened out of the blue. On the other ...
2
votes
1answer
801 views

Change SMSC on dual-sim phone

I've got a Wileyfox Swift with two SIM cards, running CyanogenMod 13. I can only send SMS from one card/carrier, not from the other. My guess is that is has to do with the Short Message service ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Can I send messages using the SIM from the same carrier as the recipient? (wildcard sending)

Sorry guys am using two sim phone to connect to my gateway for client purchase notifications. I would like to send messages based on receiver phone number carrier. e.g if sender uses MTN number I wish ...
3
votes
0answers
480 views

Restoring SMS database in Marshmallow

My SMS database has gotten very large (45k+ messages) and as such, backing up and restoring it with SMS Backup & Restore literally takes hours. Years ago, I used to just copy/restore the mmssms.db ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

IFTTT custom android notification sound

I added a recipe that sends notifications to the IFTTT app on my android device. Right now the notification sound is the same as for an incoming SMS. Is there a way to either change the IFTTT ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Some SMS Display Date, Others Time

I'm trying to figure out why some of the text messages on my Android only display the date while others display the time? Do the older messages have the date only?
5
votes
2answers
449 views

How to prevent two-factor code being exposed on lock screen in messages notification?

On Lollipop, the text message notification on the lock screen includes some of the content of the text message. For two-factor code text messages, this will display the two factor code to anyone ...
-1
votes
1answer
51 views

Send SMS using Galaxy Tab (Wi-Fi) [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to send SMS messages from my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi GT-P5113). The unit is connected to the net via Wi-Fi.
2
votes
2answers
106 views

Email through sms is in separate threads

When I receive an sms from an email address, the name of the thread is something like 0000000000000001. If I respond, the person gets it, but then if the person responds to that, it comes in a new ...
0
votes
1answer
963 views

Group messaging on Samsung J2

How do you do group messaging on a Samsung J2? I can send out a group message but when people reply, it comes in as individual texts, not in a group conversation. I cannot find the option to turn on ...
1
vote
1answer
33k views

Message thread with mute icon (speaker w slash through)

My message thread to my GF has a mute icon (speaker w slash through) and it doesnt alert me when she messages, how do i get rid of that? Phone just recently updated to marshmallow > Galaxy S6
0
votes
1answer
240 views

Why is SMS to contact group not using contact's default number? Sends to wrong number

Scenario: contact group ABC contains 3 contacts, A, B and C. I regularly text the group, and it works fine. One day, contact A gets a new phone and a new SIM. As is my habit, I retain A's old number ...
1
vote
0answers
601 views

Suspicious Text Message Received

I received an html text message from a Leah_Condello where I could not click MORE except to delete it, but I don't know anyone with that name and the code made me wonder if this is a new virus attempt,...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

How to move SMS from hangouts to messenger app

My Nexus 6p has 2 messaging services. Google Hangouts and the stock Google messenger app. I usually use the Google messenger app to send SMS, but the problem is that the message they respond with ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Is there a way to show OTP messages on screen without opening OTP messages?

I am having problem switching between apps when using banking apps or online transaction on android phone when they sends OTP and I need to enter the OTP code. Sometimes when I switch to inbox to ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

Can my location be tracked/can my phone be duplicated

I believe someone is keeping track of me via my phone. Is this possible and, if so, what can I do to disable that? Also, is it possible for someone who has had access to my phone to duplicate it so ...
1
vote
3answers
52k views

After upgrading to Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), can't send or receive SMS texts?

After upgrading to Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), I can't send or receive SMS texts. I'm on a Galaxy S6 on Verizon. I tried rebooting in Safe Mode, disabling Google Hangouts, uninstalling Mighty Text, ...
0
votes
1answer
670 views

How to clear erroneous unread sms indicator

I am using the stock SMS app on Android 4.1.2. I received an SMS message and read it but when I return to my home screen, the (1) in the top right corner of the app is still there. Inside the ...
7
votes
2answers
4k views

How to import an existing mmssms.db to an Android Virtual Device?

I've downgraded from Cyanogenmod 13 (Android 6.0.1) to Android stock 5.1.1, and kept my previous mmssms.db file, but it is incompatible with older Android versions. I would like to import this ...
1
vote
0answers
140 views

Messages not Sent Error

My phone (Moto X) keeps telling me I have 2 messages not sent. However when I tap on the notification it take me to the message app but there are no drafts saved. How do I get rid of this? A hard ...
2
votes
1answer
9k views

Blank Text Message from random number - is it a virus?

So I just got a blank text message from some number that I don't know. My worry is that this is some sort of intrusion attempt. My understanding is whenever I receive a text message, or a message ...
6
votes
1answer
56k views

Text bubble randomly changing color on Galaxy S6's stock Messaging app on Android 6.0

I have a Galaxy S6 through Sprint and just upgraded to Android 6.0. Since the OS upgrade, my text messages have been seemingly randomly changing color. The text is always the same color, but the ...
5
votes
5answers
91k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
550 views

MMS messages end up in a new conversation with my own phone number as a recipient

I recently got a Nexus 6P. One very strange and annoying behaviour is that whenever I receive an MMS from someone I have a conversation with the MMS message will be stored in a separate thread with ...
2
votes
1answer
160 views

How can I import new SMS into my phone without wiping the current SMS?

Situation: Old phone broke, got a new phone. Used new phone for a week and accumulated a fair amount of SMS (on a fresh new phone) Decided to finally restore from previous phone backup that was a ...
1
vote
1answer
121 views

How can I add non numeric sms senders to my contacts (for custom alerts)

I get on call alerts via text messages from a non-numeric number, is there any way to add this as contact so I can set an individual alert tone for it? Copying and pasting wont' work due to numeric ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Recover pending text messages deleted before sent

Last night I got a number from a girl, I tried to send her a message, but it hung on "message sending". I decided to delete the message without saving the number to my phone, and the whole thread ...
0
votes
0answers
686 views

Disable call back link on text message previews?

Android 5.1.1 on a Samsung Note 4. Text message notifications show the text message and then "CALL" and "REPLY" links. Sometimes I accidentally hit the "CALL" button and find myself calling someone ...