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Determine app sending SMS Premium messages

I normally have "Block Premium Messaging" set up on the phones in my family. This is a verizon content block the prevents you (or family members) from sending messages to premium services that charge. ...
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Set up an automated SMS server with Android (and a computer)?

I'm looking for a way to set up an SMS server (I don't know if there is better terminology for this, but probably). What I want: use the phone as an SMS gateway for an automated server let the ...
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Can I use Google Maps Drive mode without entering a destination and still have it control texts and music?

I have a Pixel 4XL on Android 12. I would like to get in my car and have one app that controls my hands-free texting and music like Android Auto used to. Google Maps navigation mode has the ability to ...
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I no longer receive sms from services (bank, google otp, confirmation throught sms, ...)

I found myself in a really strange problem, I have not received text messages from services for several months, while I continue to receive any other type of text message (e.g. if a friend of mine ...
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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 ...
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How to add a text message server to contacts

I work in a rather large company, and I'm a emergency first responder (basically: provide life-saving first-aid, fight small fires and ensure buildings are properly evacuated when necessary). The ...
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How to avoid to have my carrier resend information to my G2X after losing sms over 4g after instaling a rom

Ever since I got that great/not so great phone I have been attempting to get a good version of gingerbread running on it since the stock version of froyo LG has on it is too unstable for me. Every ...
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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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Block all SMS sent by email addresses

I'm using the stock Google Messages app on Android. I have started to get spam SMS sent from email addresses with some regularity. It's all from senders that look like as apps.servmmbership-...
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Can I prevent hyperlinks in messages being clickable on Android?

My father has a Samsung Galaxy A6 phone running Android (don't remember the version on the top of my head, but I guess 8 or 9). From time to time he gets these scam SMS with hyperlinks, and now during ...
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Google won't stop asking me to agree to new features for text messaging

I keep getting the following pop up message on my phone. "Faster, richer, higher-quality chat on Wi-Fi or data To turn on chat features from Google, you agree to the Terms of Service. Google will ...
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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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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&...
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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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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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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 ...
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All texts grouped under own phone number

I have android 4.4.4, using republic wireless. For some reason, all of my texts are being grouped under my own phone number, and instead of being identified as my contacts, only the senders phone ...
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How to tell what app or process periodically sends SMS messages?

About a week ago I purchased a T-Mobile SIM card and activated it on a $3/mo prepaid program. This program requires you to load your account with $3 per month to keep it alive, and these include 30 ...
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SMS sent contains text from other SMS

I sent an SMS and my contact received only part of the message I sent, to which some text I sent to another contact, a few months ago, was appended. I have proof it happened twice, but here is what it ...
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How to send event appointment via SMS with ability to add it to user calendar?

I want to send event's appointment (date and time) via SMS messages, I want the user to be able to click on it then Android will open the Calendar for them to add this event to their calendar. For ...
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Receiving text messages multiple times

The problem is that I sometimes recieve bizarre text messages: two different kinds. 1st kind: I receive a text message multiple times after receiving it a first time. 2nd kind: I receive a duplicate ...
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Sent text (SMS) messages sometimes show up under wrong contact's conversation

I'm on a Nexus One with Android 2.3.7 (CyanogenMod-7.2.0-passion), and recently I've noticed some sent messages go into the wrong contact's conversation: I send a message to person ABC, the person ...
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Message (SMS) contain text from other messages in Android

Has anyone experienced this issue where the content of an SMS is not complete and some other content (from different message) is added to that at the end. I have experienced this problem many times. ...
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Is there a way to detect that SMS text messages have been deleted, or is there a text message deletion history?

I don't know if this is possible, but is there a way to detect that SMS text messages were deleted on an android phone, specifically the Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, Android OS 4.2? I'm not looking to ...
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Save SMS to phone directly

Some of my text messages get saved in my SIM card automatically and this does not show up in notifications and I miss out on reading them. I only realize the messages have arrived when I get a ...
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Tapped Always instead of Once

I'm sorry for the stupid question, but I accidentally tapped "always" to choose the app when I meant to tap "once" (in text messaging). How do change it? I tried to tap "Clear Defaults", as ...
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How to stop receiving group text messages

How do I stop receiving text replies from people in a "group conversation"? For example, if user A sends a group text message, to users B, C and D, and myself (user E), I just want to see user A's ...
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Sync SMS inbox and Google Voice

I use Google Voice for my phone, for voicemail and SMS. It is very convenient to read and send texts from my computer, but if I do not use the Google Voice app on my phone (which, unfortunately, is ...
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How can I use external modem for voice calls on Android tablet?

My tablet doesn't support calling/messaging function by default and also it doesn't have an app for that by default. Is it possible? In my case I use Micromax Infinity P275 tablet and Huawei E1732 ...
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Is there a way to change default language for emergency SOS feature?

By default, the SMS language of the alert is the one set on the phone. I would like to change the default template/language on my own way. Is this possible?
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How can you distinguish between SMS and MMS if the message is short and contains no media?

I sent a short message to someone, and I thought I was sending an SMS, but when I asked them if they have read my SMS, they corrected me, and said "yes, I read your MMS". How did they know ...
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How to restore SMS from Google One backup

My Google Pixel 5a suddenly stopped working and I bought a Moto G84 as a replacement. I used the "without device" restore which reinstalled my apps but I don't have any of my SMS messages. ...
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How to un-delete SMSes

A bunch of messages got deleted from my phone. I can see them when using various recovery software (FonePaw etc) but the major flaw of them all is that recovery is only available outside of the phone -...
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Cannon receive SMS messages sending works

I have this error with receiving sms and mms messages on a phone running LineageOS 20. The problem started after a migration from another phone which I think was running a different version of ...
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How to prevent additional user from sharing SMS?

I have a Google Pixel 4A 5G phone running Android 13. I added an additional user with System -> Multiple Users and enabled calls and SMS for the user. I am surprised that my messages are shared ...
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issues sending SMS over ADB on a 'screenless' android system

I recently picked up a android based AP/WWAN device - basically one of these. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) and android 4.4.4 (as per adb shell getprop ro.product.board and adb shell ...
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Reading incoming SMS from a computer through an API over WiFi or internet

I want to read incoming SMS'es from my computer, through an API, preferably in Python but I can write the Python code myself if the API is plain HTTP or JSON. The phone uses the same WiFi as the ...
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Disable prompt when sending messages to shortcodes

I use Textra for my messaging, and am running Android 12 (kernel version 5.4.86) on my OnePlus 9 Pro. I interact with several services via shortcodes and know and trust them (and know I do not get ...
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Is there a way to transfer SMS mesages from a Samsung Galaxy S5) to an Ubuntu PC, in a form in which I can view the SMS messages on my PC?

I want to transfer the SMS messages on my Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone to my PC (with Linux Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS), in a form in which I can open and view the messages on my PC as I do on my smartphone. ...
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Broken OTP SMS on Xiaomi

I have a Xiaomi Mi Max 3 phone. Recently, I changed my app for SMS to "Messenger for messages" from "Messaging" that is, I assume, the app from Xiaomi. For the login of Dropbox or ...
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Why does typing "One way they can fit it in" as a text message create a link to Google Maps?

Today I noticed that when I typed and sent "One way they can fit it in" in the Facebook Messenger app for Android, it created a link (underlining the text, see first image below). When I ...
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What can class 0 message (flash SMS) do to Android devices?

I'm using a Samsung phone and I recently got an anonymous message via Class 0 Message Class 0 Message URGENT MATTER ,CONTACT ME MY EMAIL NOW (email redacted) From: (phone no. ...
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"Device is reachable" SMS without SIM

I'm using a Huawei Honor P9 Lite with a German carrier and SIM card. My carrier offers the option to send SMS to me, whenever I miss a call. The other way round, whenever someone does not reach me (...
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How to determine what if any charge will actually occur when sending to an SMS short code

I keep getting texts from a short SMS number asking me to fill out a survey, or reply "STOP" to stop getting these messages. But when I reply "STOP", Android gives me the message: this may cause ...
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Termus/Python - How to mark unread SMS messages as read?

I made a simple SMS reader script with Python and Termux/Termux API (I use termux-tts-speak to read the messagees and execute the script from Termux). The script reads messages (with termux-sms-list) ...
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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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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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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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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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