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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to set Signal as default SMS app

I tried to set Signal as the default SMS app on my Samsung Galaxy S23+ after I enabled the SMS permission, but for some reason, it won't let me or even make it show up on the default apps menu as an ...
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Why do I keep receiving blank texts from a specific contact that they are NOT sending?

My mom and I have been texting all day and for quite some time I thought my mom was horsing around with me and beating around the bush to tell me something. I noticed though that it kept happening ...
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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 does Tinder get SMS verification code? [duplicate]

When you log into Tinder you can use your mobile number. Tinder sends you a verification code via SMS. Tinder automatically detects this number and can log you in. Tinder has only permission to show ...
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SMS: How to merge two groups with the same three individuals in both groups?

For phone text (messages) groups, How to merge two groups with the same three individuals in both groups? I have a google Pixel 5a phone, Android verson 14. I don't know what other information would ...
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Is it possible to force a country code on messages which automatically sent via apps?

I am trying to use an application which requires me to send a message to its service from my phone number. The service is in a different country than where I am so the messages are being sent to the ...
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Where are text messages stored on Android 13 (Pixel 6)?

All the research I've done told me it's located at Internal Memory > data > user_de > 0 > com.android > providers.telephony > databases > mmssms.db Best I could find was Internal ...
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Android messages app not adding the correct number to group chat

I am running Android version 10 with the latest Messages app. At some point a group chat was created with me and 2 other people, one of whom's phone number is not correct (the incorrect number is the ...
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How do I delete texts from the OS itself?

I use Textra for texting. I recently went through and deleted all my texts from Textra to try and clean up my phone. But if I look at contacts, I can still see some recent texts listed. I know Textra ...
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Can Android device send emergency message to 911 without SIM card?

I already know that Android devices can call 911 without a SIM card (ref: Can an Android phone with no SIM card make an emergency call?), but can they can send a message to 911 without a SIM card?
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How to unhide Phone and Messaging apps

I have an embedded device running Android and using SIM card for data connectivity. For whatever reason, the Phone and Messaging apps are hidden. I can see them in the System Apps list and Messaging ...
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Put SIM card w/service and number that didn't come with Blu M22 tablet

Is there any to make Blu M22 a phone? I put a different SIM card on my tablet with service and a number. I have TextNow on the phone and can make calls and send/receive texts from that number. I just ...
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Sporadically not receiving texts sent to me from iMessage users-- how do you deal?

As most here are probably aware, there are issues communicating between iMessage and Android MMS/SMS apps. For me, I will send a message to an iMessage user and they may or may not receive it with no ...
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How to permanently disable the annoying "RCS chats" popup in Messages app

I have a Pixel 3. I try to avoid using SMS and instead use Signal whenever possible. When I do use SMS (the Messages app), I don't want "RCS chats" to be enabled. But nearly every time I ...
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Can I use a US SIM card on my xiaomi Note 8? [closed]

I am trying to use my Verizon SIM card as well as a SIM card from airvoice wireless on my xiaomi Note 8. It says that it's reading the cards but I don't know how to enable them if I can.. Please help?!...
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Export SMS & MMS messages from Samsung S23

I want to get a readable backup of my messages. I want something that works like, e.g., Coolmuster but ideally for any OS (Ubuntu) and fast, doing only one thing, ideally copying all SMS and MMS as if ...
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I need to get deleted text messages from my android phone this is majorly important please help [duplicate]

I received threats in text messages SMS on my android phone and they have been deleted accidentally 4 weeks ago
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Why does outgoing delivered SMS sent correctly now show Red failure to send dot?

I'm using Samsung text messages. The problem I'm having is with outgoing text messages that were already sent correctly and received by my recipients. The red dots appeared out of nowhere as of ...
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Prevent notifications on SMS messages from a contact during off hours on Google Messages

I'm using Pixel 7a and Google Messages. I wonder if there is a setting or an app to stop notifications on texts message coming from people I cannot block during off-hours in a systematic way: e.g. ...
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Disable default SMS app on OnePlus

I'm trying to debranch my phone from OnePlus and Google as much as possible. In the last few days, I removed some packages and replaced them with FOSS & trusted companies' apps. I'm stuck though......
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Block spam SMS based on unique words

I have many annoying SMSes with unique words, such as: "For Cancel Enter 12". I am looking for a way to filter those SMSes based on a phrase.
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Possible to mirror texts to a second phone?

Is it possible to use a second phone to send/receive texts via my primary phone? I would like to mirror all of my texts (including RCS and ideally MMS) to a second phone in my apartment so that when I ...
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How do SMS senders (Companies) have a profile picture in SMS in REALME Messages App?

I found nothing on the web regarding the same except this thread. But from the thread, it seems like this is shown only when using Google Services which I apparently am not (And it's for common ...
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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 can I restore my SMS messages from google drive or samsung cloud backup?

My previous phone is damaged. I have created backups to Google Drive and Samsung Cloud. I see that Messages are backed up to both cloud services, but I cannot access the content of these backups. How ...
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On the Messages app, how to silence notifications by default but unmute certain individuals?

It's a Motorola phone, Android 12 (I think, might be 13). I can go to settings in Messages and disable all notifications. If I then go to a particular conversation, it won't allow me to enable ...
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Recover accidentally deleted texts on Samsung Galaxy S21 [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted all my text messages on my Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. I tried to find them in the cloud. The trash, but to no avail. Is it possible to retrieve them?
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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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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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Samsung Messages fails to make conversations considering country code

I have a weird bug when standard Samsung messages app does not recognize numbers without a country code and hence not wrape them into single conversation. Example: When I send the message to a person ...
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How to troubleshoot Easy Launch not accessing SMS messages on Ulefone?

Adapting to a Ulephone and am using the built-in "Easy Launch" app for organizing the apps. The icon to launch the text messenger stopped functioning for no apparent reason. There's no ...
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Is there a READ_SMS type permission just for eSIM

I have an app that has READ_SMS permissions, but it doesn't "see" my eSIM, which is the one I want to READ_SMS. Is there a special permission to see the incoming SMS for the eSIM? [edit] As ...
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Newbie to android needs help transferring texts from iPhone to new Pixel 7 after setup [duplicate]

all. My only smartphone experience is with an old iPhone 6S someone gave me. My 92yo MIL's landlline went down and won't be back up for a while (we're in the country--things take forever), so we ...
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Displaying scheduled text messages and icon widget on home screen

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. When using the SMS application, it is possible to schedule a text message (for instance, it might be night, and you don't want to wake the receiver up, ...
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