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How do you delete thousands of text messages at once?

I have a HTC Vivid and need to delete about 30,000 texts. Every time I try to do it, it freezes my phone. The same thing happens when I try to create a backup.
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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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What does it mean when it says a Spam report message might be sent to carrier

I accidentally reported a conversation that I did not mean to report spam, and my carrier is someone I don't want to see these messages. What does it mean when it says it might get sent to the ...
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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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Messages app keeps crashing

For a few days now, the Message app keeps crashing. There has not been a system update for a while, but I do check and update all apps daily. If I open the Messages app, it opens I can scroll up and ...
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Are there any SMS apps that allow recipient set after message is typed [migrated]

I have side-loaded quite a few SMS apps on F-droid & other app repositories (I don't use Play store) but all I tried require recipient selected before message text. Reason: I much prefer to have ...
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I want to customise my phone to forward SMS messages automatically

My goal is that I want to customise my own Android phone to automatically forward text messages from user defined phone numbers onto other user defined phone numbers. I tried updating a very simple ...
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Will clearing Android Messages storage and cache cause lose of text messages?

I recently discovered that my Android Messages app (version: messages.android_20240109_01_RCO4.phone_dynamic, updated on Jan 25, 2024) in my Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781V, Android 13) has been ...
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How can I get the old Emojis or Kik-style Emojis on my updated GoSMS Pro?

Okay, I use GoSMS Pro for my SMS, and I use SwiftKey for my keyboard. GoSMS just updated because of a "copyright issue" with their emojis, and now the only emojis available aren't really ideal for me. ...
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How can I copy entire chain of text messages (not just a single one) with the stock Android messages app?

How can I copy or export an entire chain of text messages (not just a single one) with the stock Android messages app? This is needed for a claim. I know I can screenshot stuff, but the date for older ...
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I have a long string of group SMS/MMS messages on my Google Pixel 3 How can I back them up to a computer?

My wife and I run a small real estate business. In the course of our business we often setup a group text between ourselves and the tenants so that everyone is on the same page regarding anything ...
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How to tell if you are part of a group text message [closed]

When being texted by another Android user, is there some way to determine whether you are part of a group text or being contacted individually?
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What is the 'Chat' function on my Smart Prime 6

I just got my new phone (Vodafone Smart Prime 6) and have a function called 'Chat' when in Message settings. The messages sent on this chat function are shown in green (compared to the blue ones when ...
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Does blocking a number from a phone app blocks even SMS messages?

If I block a number from the first paragraph of this help, will SMS messages from the same number be blocked?
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Show sender of WhatsApp conversation converted into SMS

I come from here: Send a SMS for every Android notification (goal: get notifications on Garmin Edge 1000) I have a Forerunner 30 that I only receive SMS notifications on. I have managed to convert a ...
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SMS/MMS Backup with offline search

Over many years, I have established a cumulative backup of all text messages. I have used various utilities with root over the years: Titanium Backup, SMS Backup Restore, Swift, etc. My final zipped ...
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SMS Notifications stopped showing

On a Lollipop powered Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, no notifications are being shown for new SMS arrivals in the notification bar nor the ringtone that was set is being played.
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Send a SMS for every Android notification (goal: get notifications on Garmin Edge 1000)

I am wondering if there is a way, or an app, to send a SMS for every notification the Android phone is getting. My goal is to try to find a way to send all the Android notifications to my Garmin Edge ...
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How to fix: iPhone users are not receiving my SMS messages

A few days ago my Pixel 6 phone (on Verizon through Xfinity mobile) stopped sending messages to iphone users. Symptom: Send and receive to another android phon. Messages sent to 2 different iphones ...
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Syncing a tablet to another tablet

I have a DIALN S10 but I don't use it as my main. i use a Lenovo Yoga Tab 13. I want to sync the DIALN tablet with my Lenovo tablet, but it seems the ones that might work either didn't make anything ...
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Is it possible to delete messages off a Samsung Galaxy remotely?

Can a Messages be wiped remotely off someone's Samsung phone? My friend has been working at this place for a few years and recently had a pretty serious problem with his manager. He's continuing to ...
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Recovering a deleted text message on Android

I accidentally deleted a very important text message that I received that included a link. I need to locate this text message. Is this possible on my Android Alcatel chatr wireless (cell provider) ...
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Is there a way to stop website I search through Chrome Android requesting me SMS reading?

While I'm logging in website through SMS it always asks me to read SMS and code inside of it. Is there a way to prevent such requests?
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How to show year of all incoming SMS on Android 14 (Pixel 6)?

I have a Pixel 6 phone and noticed that the year of incoming text messages is not shown if they are less than a year old. Is is possible to enable display of the year on all messages? For example, I ...
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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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1 answer
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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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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 emoji react in SMS to iPhone users in Google Messages

I've tried searching online but haven't found an answer but is there any way to emoji react to SMS messages (Samsung Galaxy A53) on messages sent from iPhone users? They are able to add emoji ...
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1 answer
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Chats are no longer RCS after restore

I have Android 14 with root. I restored my text messages from a backup made with Swift Backup. Now no conversations are using RCS, even the ones that did before the restore. For example it's now ...
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App send texts that cost money

I accidentally allowed Text permissions on an app and in the same second I was hit with three texts in my spam folder. I went to texts and there I saw that my phone sent some code and than sent yes to ...
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How to send SMS from terminal in background on Android?

I'm trying to send text message (SMS) from my Android terminal app in background (sim 1 or 2). I can send message in foreground using this command: am start -a android.intent.action.SENDTO -d sms:121 -...
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Forwarding or syncing SMS to another Android phone

I have two Android phones and I am looking for a way to foward SMS messages to another phone and let me answer with my first number. I don't have both phones with me all the time, but still want to be ...
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1 answer
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Does Android OS impose an SMS sending limit?

Is there an SMS sending limit? I have sent SMSs totaling >30,000 characters within 24 hours and am no longer able to send any SMSs (though I can receive them). Is my SMSC blocking me, or is the ...
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Change SMS service center (SMSC) number via adb?

How do I change the SMS service center (SMSC) number, preferably from the commandline, using adb (service call?)?
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2nd line: timestamp of messages?

I'm using 2nd line as my primary phone number, and I see that messages are sometimes "bunched" together making it impossible to tell even what hour a message was sent. Is there any means to ...
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1 answer
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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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Why does the Android no disturb mode says that only some calls and messages are allowed even though I thought I allowed all calls and messages?

I thought I configured Android no disturb mode so that I would be notified of any calls and messages I may receive: However, it says that only "some calls and messages" are allowed: Why?
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Is the received SMS from Google with a code genuine?

I just received an SMS, the phone shows that the sender is "Google" it says: .Google (some Arabic) G-123131231 (some code basically). Could this actually be Google? Why was it sent to me?
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1 answer
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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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1 answer
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How to merge text conversations from multiple numbers into a single one? [duplicate]

I have a handful of people who have more than two numbers they contact me from, and I find it annoying to have so many different conversations for one person. I'm looking for a way (preferably, an app)...
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Sort or search text messages by date

How do I search and or sort individual text messages by date/time? I am using an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Moved the SIM card from an iPhone 6 to a Samsung Galaxy S20, cannot receive texts from iPhone users

A friend had an iPhone 6 and received a newer Samsung Galaxy S20 phone. He moved the SIM card from the iPhone to the Samsung phone. He had trouble receiving text messages. He removed the SIM card and ...
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Backup SMS and MMS to Google One on G Suite or Google Workspace account

I'm a G Suite/Google Workspace user. I have 22977 messages including media (MMS & RCS), but it can't backup to Google. In Android backup, it only shows 1.0 MB for backed-up SMS and MMS. How to ...
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Cannot receive SMS on Android Second Profile

I have a OnePlus 10 Pro with Android 14, with the second profile for work use. I have never been able to receive SMS on the second profile, which is a pain in the butt to say the least, like getting ...
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termux-sms-send hangs

I installed Termux using F-Droid, and the termux-api package. When I run $termux-sms-send -n (number) text, the command never returns, nor does it produce errors. I press Ctrl+C to exit. Per the ...
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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.
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Where is the saved .vzm file?

I am trying to save text messages for a particular caller. In the Message+ app, in the "Conversations" window I long press on the caller and select Save messages. The next window "Save ...
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How can I change a friend's photo on Message+ with my Galaxy S21?

I somehow placed my own picture on message threads from a friend. How can I restore his picture? I have a Galaxy S21 FE 5G.
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Google Messages: Contact names are not displayed

Recently, I've found that Google Messages doesn't show a contact name for most of the messages. It's just a phone number displayed. When I click on Details, there is no contact information. When I go ...
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Is Android backup no longer able to back up SMS and MMS for G Suite users?

I am using G Suite legacy and recently around October 2023, I discovered that my SMS and MMS were not backed up in the Android backup provided by Google One. On a Gmail account, backups work normally ...

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