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Questions tagged [sms]

For questions about text messaging.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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Recieved an SMS that deleted all my SMS

A weird thing happened to me today. I received an SMS and upon opening it from the notification bar on top, my SMS are all gone. I didn't even get to read the message. I have my SMS backed-up from a ...
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Sporadic SMS on Galaxy Nexus after upgrade to 4.3?

I have an unlocked Galaxy Nexus I bought directly from Google and use a T-Mobile plan. Last week, I got the OTA update for 4.3. Since then, I haven't consistently been able to send text messages. The ...
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Text Messages Sporatically Get Stuck In Unsent State On Droid 3

I have been having this issue for a long time on my rooted Droid 3 using the ROM it came with and this happens daily with relevant logs being left or any clear trigger. Basically what happens, and it ...
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Hide certain numbers when picking SMS recipients

So many of my contacts have both home and cell numbers in my contact list. But when I am typing in names I the recipient field go sms pro), I don't really want to see numbers that cannot receive ...
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In a group/mass text message from an iphone to other phones, who sees my reply to the group msg from my android?

If an iphone user sends me a group/mass text message on my android and I text back and hit reply (not reply-all) not realizing that it is a group/mass text, who sees my reply? Just the original sender ...
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Issues making or receiving calls and texts with a LG P500 (Software Version V20e)?

I just got a LG P-500 device and I want to deploy with it. Everything is working fine, except that I cant make phone calls, receive phone calls, send SMS or receive SMS. The phone is on its stock ROM ...
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Twitter and SMS

I have just installed the Twitter app on my Galaxy S3. I have discovered that there this an option in Twitter to receive tweets via SMS. Unfortunately, the country I am living in is not supported by ...
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In MIUI 2.10.12, where do I set it so that I get pop up notifications?

This is the first time I'm using MIUI as my ROM and I swear I managed to make it pop out an alert window when someone messages me. Now, however, I can't seem to figure out how to do it again. When I ...
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SMS-draft on incoming call

I have a tiny problem with my Android on HTC Wildfire. When I got incoming call and my screen is blocked, I have to move a ring to unblock and answer the phone; but if I move this ring fast enough and ...
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Reduce message textbox size

I have ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S2 using the stock messaging app. When unlocking the phone after getting a new message, I'm taken straight to the message itself. This is good. However, it seems to go ...
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How to make Message app search for phone number, not just email

Even if I have the correct information on a person in the contact app, I am unable to make the "To field" in the message app find me the phone number (the auto-suggest feature). All it does is display ...
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SMS Apps as Front-end to Google Voice

Suppose I use Google Voice for text messaging rather than my carrier's SMS plan. Would it be possible to use SMS Apps such as Handcent etc. as the interface or front-end to GV's text messages?
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Copy Text from SMS pulls wrong text

On my ICS 4.0.4 Nexus S when I go to a message that I've just sent to a person and select it, then 'Copy Text' and somewhere else 'Paste' the text it seems to pull the 4th/5th message above the one I'...
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stock sms client creates multiple threads for the same number

Running the default android SMS application, multiple threads get created for the same number. This is how it started: I was visiting a foreign country, I got a legit sms from the service provider (...
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Only first part of long text messages received

When someone sends me a long text message, I'm only receiving the first part of the message instead of receiving multiple messages. I am able to consistently reproduce the issue. When I first ...
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How can I bulk import texts (SMS) from a SIM card?

How can I bulk import texts (SMS) from a SIM card ? I'm using a Nexus S with Gingerbread. The 1by1 import feature (copying the sms to the phone) removes the original sender.