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press the shift key and see the change in the icon for the smiley. It changes to the enter key.


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I was facing the same problem for long time on my Galaxy S3, at last i figure it out by default android SMS allow you to send same message to multiple people without converting it to MMS. But when you Select the option Group Messaging under the multimedia message (MMS) setting it now set group messaging only for MMS try un-checking the option hope this ...


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As per Broam's suggestion above, I'm posting my comment as an answer. Hopefully some people finds it useful. If you add a Subject to the message you're making, it gets converted to MMS format. Even if the Subject is empty, at least, that's what I know


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They go to your Download folder by default, typically at /sdcard/Download. Note that this may not necessarily be a physical SD card (e.g. on devices that don't have an SD slot it's emulated). From a practical standpoint, if you need to access them on your device, just open the Gallery or Photos app. The picture will appear in either of those as long as you ...


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I especially wonder why adb backup doesn't cover this. It is not that adb backup doesn't want to cover the app com.android.providers.telephony. This app is not much different from any other system app based on its AndroidManifest.xml. The problem is with the flag its developer has declared in the manifest which as a default mechanism for some reason adb ...


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I just solved this issue on my phone, mms only works through 3g or 4g. It doesnt work over wifi so turn your wifi off, turn your mobile data on and it will work! Or at least it did with mine anyway. That's had me stumped for a veeery long time haha I hope ive helped someone with this :-)


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When in the message window, "long press" the image (hold your finger down on the image for a second or two) and a menu should pop up giving you the option to download or save the attachment. When you go to your gallery you'll usually see attachments you've downloaded in a folder called "Downloads" or "Messaging."


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If you keep using the Google Voice app for texting, it doesn't matter if you activate SMS via Hangouts. However, any texts you send out of Hangouts will go through your Verizon number, incurring carrier charges. If you are running CyanogenMod 11 ROM, you may want to look into Voice+. It's a custom app that allows you to pipe all "regular" SMS through ...


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I updated my ROM to a CM variant (SlimBean to be specific) and found this in the settings This worked for me. Thanks to bassmadrigal's comment.


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If your Android is not root, you can try another pc program called Backuptans Android SMS + MMS Transfer. Connected your phone to computer via usb or wifi and then click the backup button to save messages on computer. And yes, MMS restoring from computer to Android is supported. Tested with my Galaxy S3. PS: It also can work for an Android phone with ...


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This has happened to me at least once before. Very annoying. In my case I had to check every thread, and scroll up to look for failed mms messages in the thread(red !). Once one fails, apparently nothing else except regular txt will go through until the offender is deleted for some reason. I think I narrowed it down to a message I sent from my garage. With ...


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I can only comment on GoSMS which, while being a great app, has a few obvious issues. Texting via GoChat is, at best, unreliable. With both parties connected to hi-speed broadband, texts take their own sweet time to deliver. These texts shouldn't expire but they do. Given a certain amount of time, texts stay undelivered. If you have root access and are ...


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Nicolas, possible solutions very much depend on how far you will go (and partly, how far your carrier goes along). There is no 100% cure, but a few items you might consider: Say Goodbye to Hangouts. If you can live without that app, make another one the default SMS/MMS handler and don't use Hangouts – at least not until Google fixed that "autoplay". I'd ...


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You can install a 3rd party SMS app called Handcent Next SMS which provides the option to disable emoticons on all (incoming/outgoing) sms. Install the app → Settings (inside app) → Custom style → Conversation settings → Disable smileys Click to enlarge Alternatively if you're on rooted android, you can recompile your ...


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SMS backup and restore has Option to select which text conversations to backup or restore Though it is manual and not by date . This should be fine in your case as you don't have too many On the next screen you can select the messages manually and create a backup Thanks to a acejavelin who pointed out that restoration can be done for a specific date ...


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Although no one writes about this, the downsize of installing one of those apps is the fact of consuming more resources than the built in app. Cons: More disk space used More RAM used But the increase is so irrelevant that it doesn't even count as a downsize by most reviewers.


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It hasn't. The status would change if the message went through. Now you'll have to check you MMS settings from Messaging ->menu-> Settings -> Multimedia message settings and your MMS APN from Settings -> Wireless -> Mobile networks -> Access point names (or Settings -> More.. -> Mobile networks -> Access point names in newer ...


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It differs with your connection quality, in normal situations Wi-Fi is faster. Wi-Fi mostly not usable for MMS, so you need to use e-mail.


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On my android 4.4.2 tablet running the app "messaging 4.40.150" do a long hold on the message body not the photo. It opens a dialogue which allows saving the attachment. It was easy after that.


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When I just saw my T-Mobile bill for Feb it became evident that since upgrading the OS from version 4.1.2 to 4.3 when I send a ‘Group’ text message it creates individual MMS messages, one for each recipient. These are picked up by T-Mobile and charged for at 25p each even though they are text only and I have an unlimited texts allowance. In addition, if ...


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Got it, went snooping into Handcent messaging settings and turned off pop up and notifications.


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Android doesn't have native support for vCards and it's annoying. Fortunately, since they come through as SMS/MMS messages they aren't only in Hangouts, any SMS/MMS-handling app you install can read the messages so long as you haven't deleted them. You can install bizcardmanager (it's $1.50 but there's a free version too) and it will show a list of vCards ...


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To disable MMS Under your phones network settings you will see a section called “access point names” or “apn’s”. You will see either one or two apn’s listed. If you have two, the second one will be the MMS control. If you only have one the MMS control will be down the bottom of the apn settings. Just highlight the apn and choose “edit”. Look ...


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Trucaller disables this feature when the phone in question lacks sufficient storage space, typically there is only about 100 MB left.


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It automatically changes to MMS when a message's length goes over 160 bytes (160 ASCII characters). You should be able to go back to SMS by starting a new message.


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You can use tools like ffmpeg in command line with a terminal to re encode the video to your liking before sending it.


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There are some applications available in Google play store. Take a look at SMS MMS Messenger.


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This might not be the most efficient solution. It is baffling that this functionality still isn't present on stock Android. You could use this Video Converter app to convert your HD videos.


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In the stock messaging app: settings->multimedia message (mms) settings->Group messaging. When this is checked, it will send a single MMS message to multiple people (all within the group), like in examples 2/3. When it is unchecked, it will send a message to each person in the group individually, like in example 1. All incoming group messages will come in ...


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You can use newline in Android Jelly Bean while texting too. While typing hold shift key the smiley icon will change to newline icon then move your finger to that newline button, it gives me newline in my text message. Just make sure that holding shift and moving finger to that newline button will be done very fast and quick otherwise the button will do ...


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