Questions tagged [sms]

Short Message Service (SMS) is a text messaging service component of phone, web, or mobile communication systems, using standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices.

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Any solution to display history (Calls + SMS) on Nokia Lumia?

I often forget writing down the time when arriving at a customer's home, or leaving it, so that SMS and calls that were sent or received just after/before are a great help to know how much time I ...
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Being charged for emoticons sent from my nokia lumia

I have been charged by O2 for some text messages I sent though I have unlimited free texts. When I asked O2 about it they said these messages were charged as multimedia messages because I included an ...
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very important text messages microsoft lumia 535

I had to do a factory reset on my Lumia 535. I dont think I backed anything up as I had no contact and backup app. If my text messages were saved to the cloud etc where would they be or what other ...
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How can i check my Windows Phone Messages in outlook

Previously I have an option to check my text messages in outlook. When i tried with the link it is opening my outlook mails. Is there any way to check my text messages or to backup?
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How to automatically forward all sms from Windows 10 mobile to PC?

Is there an app or settings to allow me to automatically forward all my SMS from my Windows 10 mobile (phone) to my windows 10 PC (email or an app like is available for iPhones and android phones)? ...
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No text message notifications at all

Some time ago my phone stopped giving any notifications when I receive text messages. Given the nature of the problem I have no idea when exactly this happened, as I just thought that I wasn't getting ...
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I sent an SMS containing these special characters: ă, â, î, ș, ț and received it unchanged. How is it possible?

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 running Windows Phone 8.1. I sent an SMS to myself (in a foreign language) containing these special characters: ă, â, î, ș, ț and received the text unchanged. How is it ...
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about blocked incoming calls and sms

I want to ask how can we block some number permanently in windows Lumia phone 525 such that its not even visible in blocked messages and calls.I even don't want caller calls and messages in blocked.
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How can I retrieve a deleted conversation in my text messages on Nokia Lumia 635?

I had a whole important conversation in my text messages and I accidentally deleted it. I haven't backed-up my phone in two weeks, so I'm wondering if there's a chance to get back that conversation ...
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Why SMS app won't save drafts?

How do I get stock SMS app to save my draft messages and appear in conversations for further editing at any time. Many times I write a SMS and do something else with other apps and return back my ...
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Why I can't choose the number for contact with multiple numbers when I send a SMS?

When I send a SMS to a contact who has two numbers,Windows Phone doesn't give an option to choose which number should receive the SMS. Why Windows Phone doesn't ask me to choose which number I want to ...
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Curse words and dictionary

This behaviour I have observed with the Polish dictionary, but I'm assuming that it applies to other languages similarly. I've noticed that the dictionary in Windows phone seems to ignore curse words....
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Where does Windows 10 Mobile store SMS messages?

I'm trying to sync text messages between Android and Windows 10 Mobile, or at least have a solution to move them from Android to W10M and preserve all formatting. (My main device is Android, but I ...
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Got a broken screen. How do I transfer SMS to another Lumia?

I dropped my Lumia 950 xl a lot of times. The last drop broke the screen totally. It still turns on and can still be accessible via USB. I do not plan to replace the screen anymore but I do want to ...
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(1) Do not see the character counter for SMS. (2) How can I strip letters of accents?

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with WP8.1. I have never sent a TEXT message with it. 1) I have tried to send an SMS but I did not see a counter that would have told me how many characters I had typed and ...
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How to recover text messages?

I had my back-up on, but I mistakenly deleted my few text messages. I was wondering if there is any way that I can recover them back. It is very important, any help would be appreciated.
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No Audio/Vibrate Notifications for Texts when Phone Locked

A few days ago my Lumia 950 (AT&T) acted up, and now for some reason I get absolutely zero sound on texts when the phone is locked. Let be more clear: if I am using any app (or home screen, start ...
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How to block non-numbers?

Recently I've been getting promotional SMS messages, and I'd like to block them. Problem is, they don't seem to be coming from an actual phone number, instead the sender shown is the name of the ...
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How can I backup my SMS

I need to restore my phone. How can I make a backup of my text messages on my computer? Is it possible to restore text messages on the new phone?
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Not able to send SMS from my Lumia 640 XL LTE?

I bought a new Lumia 640 XL LTE and after inserting SIM, I am able to call and receive SMS but not able to send text messages. Can anyone suggest what might be the issue and do I need to change any ...
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How to delete sms backup?

I recently upgraded to a Lumia 950 on windows 10 (previously had a Nokia 930 on windows 8.1). I noticed my backed up text messages were duplicated and sometimes tripled on my new phone which causes ...
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How to merge multiple conversations for the same contact into a single converstation

How do I merge multiple conversations for the same contact into a single conversation in SMS app?
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Access SMS and Whatsapp messages via pc

My mother's windows 8 phone has a broken screen which won't respond to any touch input. I would like to access the sms and whatsapp messages so they can be transferred to another phone. Is there an ...
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Cannot change SMS notification sound in windows 10

I copied an Mp3 file into the Ringtone folder in phone through PC. I had 6 files in ringtone. But the device only shows two. The files are all mp3 and short length and size files. What's the reason? ...
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How can I stop or turn off mobile operator notifications for SMS?

How can I turn off SMS notifications from my mobile operator? I get a notification each time I send a text and it is really annoying.
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How to send multiple SMS from desktop through Windows Phone?

Is there some way to edit and send SMS from a desktop PC through Windows Phone , via USB ? Sent to approx. thirty numbers. The message is similar, however each includes some info specific to the ...
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Custom SMS ringtone for authentication SMS?

Most of the time, I can set my custom SMS ringtones for individual contacts just fine. On my Android device, I was used to having a specific, quiet tone for authentication SMS. On my Lumia 640 with ...
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A recycle bin app for Windows phone?

The other day I somehow managed to delete some of my important messages (text) and immediately it reminded me of my old Samsung duos slider (non-android) phone which had a recycle bin that stored the ...
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No SMS notifications windows 10

I've upgraded my 640 and have lost SMS notifications. Not sure if it's something I did or not but Settings / System / Notifications & Actions / Messaging is turned on. Battery saver settings have ...
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Why doesn't messaging app convert smiley shortcut codes to smileys?

Why does messaging app Windows 10 Mobile doesn't automatically convert smiley shortcut codes to smileys? Because it is very irritating for me when I receive messages with lots of smileys and I don't ...
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Backed up text messages are duplicated after Windows 10 install

I backed up my text messages to OneDrive before upgrading to Windows 10. Now all of the backed up messaged are being displayed twice. This does not happen for messaged received after the update. I ...
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Lumia 520 doesn't ring or shows any sign of incoming call or message when locked

When My Lumia is locked (I mean when it generally asks for Password), it doesn't respond to calls or messages. When I unlock the phone it does alert me on incoming calls and can see all the calls, ...
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Recovering lost texts from “Mobile Operator: Couldn't get message”

I often erroneously receive MMS messages from "mobile operator." It gives me the option to download the message, but downloading it has a 100% failure rate and just changes the text to say "Couldn't ...
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Can I View SMS online

Since Windows Phone syncs photos, videos, apps settings and SMS to the cloud (OneDrive), Did Microsoft provides any URL to read the synced SMSs online?
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Can I back up text messages onto OneDrive AND delete them from my phone, Nokia Lumia 810?

Is it possible to backup my text messages onto the OneDrive AND delete these messages from my phone? I need space on my phone, Nokia Lumia 810, but I don't want to completely delete my messages from ...
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Get all the text messages(SMSs) on my phone as a file on my computer [duplicate]

I have a Nokia Lumia 710 which is running Windows Phone 7.8. I would like to get all the text messages I have on my phone as a text file on my computer. There seems to be solution for phones running ...
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Some sms like OTPs, ATM transaction message are not being received on my LUMIA 525

Since last two days Some sms like OTPs, ATM transaction message, IRCTC msg or online recharge confirmation sms are not being received on my LUMIA 525 whereas the text sms are working properly. Please ...
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Cannot see sent or received messages on any application on my Nokia Lumia 525

This has happened twice even after I hard reset my phone. I cannot see any texts I receive or send even though the other person can see my sent texts. On applications like Viber, Whatsapp, Facebook ...
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Is there an App to automatically forward SMS to email?

Is there an app that automatically get all the SMS received on a Windows Phone and forward them in my email? iPhone has an option to do that and Android has Apps that can do this task. Can I do this ...
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Messaging (SMS) app missing from Windows 10 Mobile build 10536

The SMS (Messaging) app is missing on my Microsoft Lumia 535 dual-SIM with Windows 10 Mobile TP build 10536.1004 after resetting. How can I get it back?
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Open and process SMS in ZUNE like it was done Nokia PC SUite

I frequently use SMS messages to control some SMS interface control/alarm/measurement instrument. With the old Nokia PC Suite it was possible to download SMS messages to a PC and even use the PC to ...
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SMS Backup : where are sms that I've sent?

I've got a WP8.1 phone and I activated SMS backup a few days ago. After several tests, I can finally view my sms message on outlook.com via Category Filters. However, I can only see my received sms, ...
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Personalise ringtone for SMS or mail

I looked to that post to personalise ringtones. But ringtones are not available as 'Alerts'. Do you think there's any way to do it?
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How can I export or extract my text messages to a file?

I would like to save all of my text messages that are on my phone to a file on my computer. The WP cloud did a good job of saving them across new devices and software resets, but I'm going back to a ...
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How can I transfer text messages from Nokia Lumia 930 to my PC? [duplicate]

Would like to retain their integrity and strings,and read on my laptop as I do on phone, Could do this years ago with old small Nokia phone but struggling with this one
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How do I print out sms message?

I may need to use some SMS message as part of a legal dispute, therefore how can I print them out?
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Repeat unread SMS and missed calls alerts?

Is it possible to repeat unread SMS alert and missed calls tune (Lumia 535)? Similar functionality on iOS:
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How to disable alerts/notification for operator confirmation on sms

I have seen the settings where the sms delivery confirmation can be turned off, but what I need to do is to disable the notification that comes on top. Any way to get this done on Windows Phone 8, I ...
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What can be backed up?

I just read this Q: How can I backup my SMS I am curious about what any other thing IS or IS NOT possible to back up in my phone? I expect a list of things that CAN be backed up a list of those ...
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Accidentally deleted important SMS on Lumia 625, how can i get it back? [duplicate]

I've accidentally deleted an important sms from my Nokia Lumia 625. Anyone has an idea of how to recover it?