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Sending single SMS message to multiple contacts causes MMS

I'm experiencing an annoying (and costly) problem on my HTC Desire X. (Android 4.1.1) Every time I send a single message to multiple contacts at the same time, the message will be sent as MMS rather ...
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How do i forward a text with a link?

I'm using Motorola Moto E (first gen) running Android 5.1. I'm fairly new to Android, I know I could forward message if I tap and press on the message for a while, wait for the dropdown menu to pop ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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I can't send a picture attachment within a text message - using NET10 (Motorola ATRIX 2)

I can't send a picture attachment within a text message - using NET10 (Motorola ATRIX 2) - have only had the service for a month and this is the first time I've tried sending a picture
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Single SMS won't delete from Messaging app

I have a phone (HUAWEI Y6 2018) that recently received a text message claiming to be from a postal company (AusPost). However, the subject for the message simply says '(No subject)', and when I try to ...
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Stop prompting to Block Number when deleting a text message

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ and every time I delete any text message, the phone prompts the option to "Block Number". How do I disable this so I can just select the message(s) I want to delete? My ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Google Now confused about my texts

I know that the last SMS I received was spam from the local pizza takeout; before that was a message from Joe. If I ask "Ok Google; read my last text" it replies that "You have one last text message; ...
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Sending SIP text messages

I have a Galaxy S3 mini (running 4.4.2). I configured my SIP account in the corresponding part of the settings, I told Android to accept incoming calls over SIP, it is properly registered. I then ...
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Android - Can't send SMS to short numbers

I am using Android 6.0 and when I try to send SMS (via Hangouts or Messenger) to a 4-digit number I get a confirmation pop-up and then an error saying "can't send message with %SIM_name%, error 28" I'...
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Why are my replies to a group text appearing multiple times?

It used to be that when I would reply to a group text, my reply would only show up once. Now all of the sudden when I reply, my reply shows up multiple times. If 5 people are on this group text, my ...
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Configure Android to allow third-part application to handle SMS (text) messages?

I have a Huawei P8 Lite running stock software (Android 5.0 and EMUI 3.1), and use a third-party application (MyPhoneExplorer, a.k.a. MPE) to handle SMS messages from my Windows computer. Although I ...
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No longer I get SMS notifications

I‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ have installed a few new SMS management apps to test them and uninstalled them ...
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How to edit and merge two different sms backup from two different phone?

I have my SMS backed up using SMS Backup and Restore, and also my girlfriend's SMS was backed up using the BlackBerry Desktop tool. I converted the BB SMS back up to an .xml file. I just want to ...
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How to block texts received from numbers that are longer than n digits?

In South Africa, we are plagued with SMS spam, and it's practically impossible to get rid of it. All the numbers that the spammers use are usually 13 or 14 digits - much longer than the standard 10 ...
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How do I send a google hangouts sms to my groups from my google contacts?

I want to send SMS to a large group from my contacts & do not want to have to find each person & click on them. How can I just check one box to send to all 40 people in each group?
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Android SMS-App shows wrong sender

On my android 5.0 phone (nexus 5), the sms app shows sms from some (but not all) senders within a wrong conversation view. The sender's numer is +49171xyz, which is also shown in the details view if I ...
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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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What does this reoccuring allert mean “NEW MMS message to download: size is 1KB, expires on ___, _:__PM.”

I get this all the time from contacts who insist they never sent me anything. Any clue? I have a suspicion that somehow it is an error relating to others using imessage trying to contact me? or not?
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How do I set my texts to vibrate differently from other notifications?

So I switched from iPhone (4s) to Android (Galaxy S5) recently and I love everything except the sound settings. With my iPhone, I could set the phone to vibrate once for emails, twice for texts, and a ...
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Text messaging so slow it is nearly unusable

I have a Galaxy S5 running 4.4.2. I am trying to send a text message to a certain contact. When I select their name from the list of messages, there is a 30 second delay. While typing, sometimes ...
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Messages remain unread

I have three messages which show up as unread, even after I open them. The messages icon does not show any unread messages, and the message status persists even after I restart the phone. Apparently ...
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SMS App with DIFFERENT conversation list style for unreplied threads.

I've been searching everywhere to find an SMS app where I can see at a glance which conversation threads might need my attention. I often forget to reply to a text and would love to be able to look at ...
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View text messages with time on the side

Today my Samsung Galaxy S3 (running Android 4.3, using Verizon Wireless as a service provider) received a software update, update_SCH-1535_MF1_to_ML1, which changed the way that text messages are ...
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Extract DB from accidentally formatted /data

I had to factory reset my Samsung Galaxy Note i717 (1stGen AT&T), and I forgot to backup before formatting /data. I need to extract the messages DB from it, because I have many important messages ...