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How to embed Android material icons such as "☰" or "⋮" in SMS / social-media messaging

I often find myself in a difficult situation while trying to explain how to do something on an Android device or app to people who are not Android literate. For instance, if I write Press the ...
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RCS Messaging Encryption

With the launch of Google's RCS messaging protocol, is there any reason as to why it doesn't support end-to-end encryption, or is it a feature that they intend to implement at a later time?
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Galaxy S6 edge sms not working

My Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (7.0 Nougat), cannot send basic sms messages, I have to add a Subject to every text. this makes having a conversation with anyone impossible. How can I restore this ...
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How to turn off incoming text message notification vibration off in Android 10?

I would like to turn off vibrations for incoming message on Google Pixel 1, default SMS app, and I can't find a way to do this. I searched several places, mostly messages app settings and general ...
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Unable to make phone calls or send text message because of "call barring"

There is nothing wrong with my sim card nor the providers of it. However I am unable to call anyone or send text messages to anyone but I am able to receive calls and text messages from anyone. ...
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Apps are not allowed by Google to read SMS messages, but why can they read OTP SMS directly?

Termux:API app has a command termux-sms-list to list SMS messages on the Termux terminal. However, the wiki says that it is not supported anymore because of Google. Usage of this API is no longer ...
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Using mobile data on sim card 1 and sim card 2 for calls and messages?

Can I use both sim cards in order to use internet and handling calls? For example, while browsing on the internet on sim card 1, can I get calls to sim card 2 and also call to somebody else?
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Tracking push notifications that I receive on my android phone

I'm trying to set up a tracker that stores text messages and push notification that I receive on my phone in a google sheets spreadsheet. I have already found a way to forward each SMS that I receive ...
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Group SMS in Android by similar Sender Id

In my country, SMS from different services usually come with a sender id. It mostly look like XXYYYYYY where YYYYYY is 6 digit service name, and XX is kind of a 2 digit random value. What I want to ...
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Can SMS be received by Samsung's smart watch if a third-party SMS app is used?

I own a Samsung S7 and the phone is connected to my Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. Is it possible to use another SMS app in order to get the SMS on my watch rather than the default Samsung application?
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Sharing contact throught SMS

When I am share the contact throught SMS, during the addition of contact it is converting to MMS formate and message is not going. Please help me. Phone mode: MIA3 andriod one
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SMS archiving and control

I've searched throughout the web with no joy. My background: I've got 16+ years in software (I'm out of it but not before I built some Android apps for myself). My problem is that I'd like to reduce ...
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Copy messages from my old phone

How can I transfer my SMS and MMS messages from my old phone to my new phone? My old phone uses Android 2.1 and it seems that you currently need at least Android 2.2 to log in to a Google account. ...
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Huawei stream S can't send or receive text messages

I have a Huawei stream S which is a Japanese version of Huawei p6 . I cannot send or receive text messages . I did factory reset . Help me to fix my problem
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Enable data and sms on CDMA network programmed number Galaxy S7 Edge

My Galaxy S7 edge (G935P) sim card slot is broken. It doesn't recognize any sim card I put. I managed to program my phone number into the phone using CDMA Network. I can make calls, but I can't send ...
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Quick way to send a link to a Google Play store app via SMS

I feel like I'm not seeing something obvious. I have several apps installed via the Google Play store on an Android device. I want to send links via SMS to the appropriate Google Play store pages so ...
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Remote control of Android from PC or another Android device

Is there a way s.t.: Whenever SMS with specific keywords are received, that those are then forwarded through SMS to another mobile ? Or, whenever SMS with specific keywords are received, that those ...
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2019: Can Google Assistant send a message from lock screen?

I'm looking for a way to allow Google Assistant's speech-to-text to send a message while phone is locked, preferably only to certain contacts and without being able to read past messages. I've ...
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Unknown "________ would like to send a message to 45567" notification

I keep getting these random SMS permission notifications. The app or service requesting to send the message is always changing. Pixel 2 XL on Android 9 on Freedom Mobile in Canada. Play Protect and ...
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"Mark all as read" in Messages... doesn't mark all as read?

I've asked the Microsoft Launcher to add a badge (unread message count) to the Messages app's icon The badge always shows "34" even after I've done "Mark all as read" in the app. Any clue as to how ...
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SMS messages are coming slower after moving from S8+ to S10

Recently I moved from my Samsung Galaxy S8+ to Samsung Galaxy S10. One thing that caught my attention is the time required for an SMS to arrive after being sent by a service that uses SMS messages to ...
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I don't receive text messages on time

Using a Samsung Galaxy S7, When someone send me a text message (sms), I often receive it several tens of minutes late, sometimes even a few hours late. For instance: Other: - We're going to the ...
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Why am I still receiving old—and resolved—Amber alerts on my Android phone?

For the past 2 months, every few days to a week, I've been getting an Amber alert. Oddly, though, it's the same one every time. The notification reads as follows Messages 3/13/19 Emergency Alerts ...
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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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Possible Virus? Link at the bottom of some messages

My friend is getting this Chinese writing at the bottom of the odd sent text message, only on very few texts. It seems to be a link to a website something like 11.am. I have used AVG, Malwarebytes and ...
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programatically edit numbers from messages

Here is the issue i changed phones.. i before hand backed up calls and messages using sms backup and restore. everything went fine. I have the xml files i can see the messages and the numbers ...
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How do get SMS messages off a damaged Android phone (Samsung J2 pro)

I dropped my Samsung J2 Pro and damaged it this morning. Only part of screen responds to touch commands now. So it's almost certainly time for a new phone, but I'd like to get photos and SMS messages ...
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How do I transfer text messages from iPhone 5 (running iOS 10.3) to a Galaxy S5 (running Android 6) for free?

I love Android and I'm trying to get my friend to transfer to an Android phone from their iPhone. I can use iCloud and other apps to transfer contacts and other things, but I can't figure out how ton ...
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Can I get rid of fake messages from the preview?

On a Galaxy tablet, underneath "Messages 3 x 2", or "Email 3 x 2", some fake messages are appearing. John Doe Tomorrow's event Marissa Haro [illegible] Raye Re: Re: How's it ...
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how can i gain access to texts if i dont have the phone in hand

So let's just say I dont trust my husband, and I want to access his calls and texts on my computer. I dont have his phone right this second, but I am the account holder for both phones and they are ...
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What does this sms mean( >4 157>?0A=>)

I'm not sure if this is android related but can't find anything on this, I keep on getting a sms with the message(>4 157>?0A=>). Does anyone know what this error is? edit: I live in South Africa, I ...
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How can I delete a draft message when it is an attachment and not text?

I accidentally selected the wrong contact initially. I'm not seeing a way to delete the draft. There isn't any text to delete. I am using Message+ 6.7.12 on a Samsung Galaxy S8.
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Just rooted and can't enable premium messaging

When I attempt to enable it, it's stuck like in the picture. I then receive the message: Free Msg: Unable to send message - Message Blocking is active. I've tried other messaging applications, but I ...
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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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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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How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact in Android Messages running on Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact? in the answer at https://android.stackexchange.com/a/16653/13886 it is claimed that this option exists in the dot-dot-dot menu, but it does not for ...
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Determining which app keeps asking me to choose a SIM card

I have a dual-SIM version of Sony Xperia XZ Premium (G8142) running Android 9. In my "Dual SIM" settings I have explicitly asked the phone to use one of the two SIM cards for "Cellular Data", "Calls" ...
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Send an SMS from an Android 8.0 using adb

A lot of docs are explaining how to send an SMS from an Android using adb command line, but none of these work for the newer Android version 8. I am eager to know where are the docs for service ...
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Text message is being divided into two messages

I use a pre-paid cellular service from T-mobile. Each text message is deducted from my account at a preset rate. Too often, a text message I receive of 100 or less characters and spaces is broken ...
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I've accidentally given permission to message app to receive and send text messages

This is because my messages won't send on my new Huawei y6 2018. I'm trying to rectify this but how is the question. Cheers Kevin
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Get rid of Messages' notifications when application is connected to a PC

I am using and very enjoining the fact I can connect my base Android Messages application to its web counterpart on my PC and get much more flexibility in writing and managing all my SMSes. But, I am ...
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What version of Android starts “Messages for Web” support?

The Messages for Web documentation gives the impression (as does the Chrome OS documentation on the matter) that this feature has been available since Android 1.0 as it lists no "if you have Android ...
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Disabling sms delivery report globally in android

I know we can enable/disable the sms delivery report in the messaging app. But is it possible to disable it for all apps? I use an app that sends sms to control a device and I guess it's using the ...
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How to load URLs in a separate browser from within Samsung Messenger?

In Samsung Messenger, if an SMS message includes a URL, clicking on that URL seems to always load the website in Android System WebView. Is there a way to specify which external browser app to use to ...
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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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What is Error 38 when sending SMS and how do you resolve it?

My phone is working normally and network connection is fine. While trying to send an SMS, I get a notification for 'Error 38: Unable to send sms'. The message remains unsent after multiple attempts. ...
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Why does Google Messages (SMS/MMS) app lose phone number?

I've been using Google Messages since it released a year or two ago on the same phone. Suddenly, three days ago the app popped up a message and said, "Your phone number isn't available in the ...
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Is there a way to combine SMS from different Android versions

I'm looking for a proper way which will allow to combine SMS from two different devices with different Android versions. I took a look into this solution but it doesn't explain the step "4. Edit both ...
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How to restore SMS from sms.vmsg backup?

I made a backup of my contacts and SMS on an Android 6 phone with what I think is a stock Backup & Restore app. I ended up with two files: contact.vcf and sms.vmsg. However, my new phone (Android ...
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How to merge text conversations from multiple numbers into a single one?

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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