Short Messaging Service (SMS) is a system by which users can send a short text message to a phone or online SMS service.

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Is it possible to retrieve deleted text messages from an iPhone 4?

I have an iPhone 4. My text messages which were NOT backed up were deleted by mistake. Is there anyway to retrieve them?
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If my iPhone 4 has spyware on it will encrypting my sms messages with an encryption app keep them private?

I am currently dealing with a stalking situation and my iPhone 4 is being monitored. The person knows all my phone info like meid, imei, phone number etc… Also I believe my phone has spy software on ...
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Sending SMS through iPad Air's iMessages

How do I send text messages to non apple devices with my iPad Air with cellular? I have the iMessage worked out but can't figure out SMS.
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iPhone 4S: how to set up multiple phone numbers under text messages send/receive option

Under settings text messages send/receive I had 3 phone numbers listed - mine and my children. I am not sure how this setup occurred although they have iPhones that use and are associated ...
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Sending and receiving text messages (SMS) over iPhone 5 with Bluetooth from Win7

I have tried to connect my iPhone via bluetooth to my Windows 7 PC. After following some suggestions online, I updated the Broadcomm drivers from here: ...
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iOS and android confusion with iMessage, FaceTime, and SMS

My friend has an Android phone ( primary use ) and an iPad ( home use ) As a result when I message her I have two threads in my iOS messages app. One that hits the iPad, one that hits her Android ...
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Unable to receive SMS from iPhones

My wife just changed from an iPhone to a non-iPhone, and now it seems she can only receive SMS messages from non-iPhone users on her new phone. She can send SMS to anyone fine, it's just receiving SMS ...
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Refurbished iPhone 4 won't send SMS

I recently purchased a refurbished iPhone 4. I trimmed my sim card to make it a micro-SIM and installed it into the phone. I can make calls and receive SMS, but I'm unable to send SMS. What could be ...
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iOS 7 Messages app reverts from iMessage to SMS at random

I am having an issue with the Messages app on iOS 7.0.4 (11B554a) whereby on conversations that were previously all SMS and the other person purchases an iPhone, Messages reverts from sending ...
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Not receiving SMS from fellow iPhone users

With Wi-Fi disabled on iPhone 4 with iOS7, or when out of range of a signal, I only receive text messages from other iPhone users as iMessage posts once the Wi-Fi is enabled, or am within range of a ...
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iPhone 4s receives blank SMS when message contains special or international characters

The iPhone 4s purchased some time ago outright through a budget carrier (Cricket in the US) is having issues receiving messages that contain, I can only assume, non-ASCII characters. If the message ...
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Lost my iPhone 5s, can I get non-iMessage texts back after I replace it?

I recently lost my iPhone, and have some important non-iMessage texts from android devices on it -- is it possible to restore these after replacing the phone, or am I out of luck here?
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Filter/archive SMS messages from specific senders and send them to PC without going to computer

A friend stumped me with an odd request. His platform is iPhone 4S with iOS 7. His computer is a PC with Windows 7. The question is: how can he have SMS messages from a specified set of phone ...
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Bulk SMS App for iPhone on Schedule

A friend who runs a spa wants to send out a reminder to all her customers four weeks after their last appointment. It is a small number, half a dozen per day. But I need an app that can send an sms to ...
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Text messages go to iPhone as iMessage instead of my samsung. HELP [duplicate]

I just changed my phones from an iPhone to a Samsung. However, whenever I receive a message from people who still have an iPhone, the message comes to my iPhone as an iMessage as oppose to a text ...
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Deleting Message cache

Trying to delete all SMS and iMessage cache. Other forums and research indicates a SYNC will do this. Have tried, but old messages keep showing up in Spotlight search. I want them deleted for good. ...
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How do I know if my long sms is sent properly?

I've heard of concatenated SMS whereby SMSes longer than 160 alphanumerals are broken down, sent separately, and then recombined on the receiver's phone. How do we know whether our long SMS is sent ...
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How do I disable iMessage for a contact who no longer has an iPhone

A friend had an iPhone and when I added her contact I set it her number as "iPhone". She's recently got an Android device but my iPhone keeps trying to iMessage her, needless to say she's not ...
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What is the max number of SMS & MMS messages that the iphone can store?

iOS currently has a limit of 100 phone calls that can be stored in the call log. Is there a similar limit for SMS or MMS messages? If so, what it is? Where is this documented?
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How can I send iPhone to iPhone messages rather than SMS messages?

My friend has an iPhone the same as mine, but when we message each other they get sent as SMS messages not iPhone to iPhone messages? This of course costs us more money through our telephone provider. ...
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Jaibroken iPhone sms.db file not updating right away (sms.db-wal)

I am developing my own "back up sms system", so my sms.db is backed up few times in a day (whenever I use SBStoggle button to make a backup). I've encountered a problem with sms.db-wal not passing ...
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How to send the entire iMessage conversation to a friend? App to take a screenshot of the whole conversation?

Is there an app for that? I want to send the entire iMessage conversation to a friend, organized, so he can understand the conversation. Not just the text in there. Is there a way to do that?
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How did Starbucks send bold text in an MMS to Messages.app?

I received the discount message shown below from Starbucks on iOS 7.0.3. Somehow they managed to make part of the message text bold. How did they do this, or better, how can I recreate it? I ...
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Pictures attached to messages “vanishes”

I get a notification on the main screen of a picture that was messaged to me and can see the picture, but when I go into the message the picture isn't there.
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Is it possible to trace a spoof SMS-message?

A friend of mine needs to prove that a text message was sent by a third party (or probably by the victim herself) and not from my friend's iPhone. His phone number was registered on the victim's phone ...
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View/search iPhone text message history

How do I read and/or search the history of text messages from my iPhone? Some messages are SMS, others are iMessage, often interleaved within the same conversation. My understanding is that the phone ...
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I've received text messages from two numbers with same phone

My girlfriend and I were texting today and all of a sudden I got a text from her old number she doesn't use any more. She says it's because her iMessages were just turned on by her and her phone has ...
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Why won't an SMS go through in certain geographical areas on my iPhone 5s if it contains exactly 148 or 149 characters?

This is odd. On my iPhone 5s (iPhone6,1 on Sprint 15.1 running iOS 7.0.2), whenever I try to send an SMS that contains either 148 or 149 characters, it fails to deliver. It took me a couple weeks to ...
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Create an SMS shortcut on homescreen?

Is there an application the creates a homescreen shortcut that sends a particular message to a specific number when pressed ? So basically something that allows : Add number Add text message ...
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Not receiving Text Messages after upgrade to iOS 7

Upgraded both iphone5s to ios7 approx two weeks back. Suddenly last Thurdays I cannot receive his texts. Phone calls and FaceTime yes. Texts no. He can receive texts from me. Any ideas?
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How can I view the time of a text message in iOS 7?

In iOS 7, I've noticed that some SMS/MMS messages have a date and time stamp displayed above the message. Although this is useful, not all text's in the list receive such a date and time stamp. Is ...
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iMessage routing with multiple devices - Forcing SMS delivery

I have a relative who is currently travelling abroad. They are not using data roaming on their iPhone, but occasionally grab some hotel of coffee shop WiFi. I have a problem communicating with them ...
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Allow SMS without other data

I am out of my home country, so data is pretty expensive (~ $20 USD/mb). However, I do have an international SMS package. In iOS 7, if I turn Data Roaming off, I cannot send or receive SMS. If I ...
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Is it somehow possible to merge iMessage history from two different iOS devices?

I have to different iPhones and planning to get rid of one but I would like to keep the iMessage/SMS history from that one. Is that somehow possible using a 3rd party application?
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Undelivered SMS is read in an automated voice

A work colleague sent me an SMS that I didn't get. Instead an automated voice keeps calling my number and starts reading this message out to me when I answer. Is this a feature of the iPhone, and if ...
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Send short message to another Mac on the LAN

I am looking for an OS X application that will allow me to send a short message (URL, etc.) to another Mac running on the same LAN or WiFi. I have two Macs at work, my company iMac and personal ...
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How to send “delayed” sms?

Instead of sending an SMS right now, I would like to send a "delayed" SMS. For example, delay it by 45 minutes, or 60 minutes, etc. Is there any way to do it? I have tried the apps txtot, ...
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How much space is SMS taking up?

When I plug my iPhone into the PC and iTunes comes up, the "Other" is taking up about 40% of the bar. I suspect most of it is SMS/iMessage, since I am a heavy user (with photos and sometimes videos). ...
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iMessage vs SMS on command

I've got a really dumb question. I just got my new (to me) iPhone 4 on a plan and activated through a service provider. Yay! My iPhone was restored to a backup of my iPod so all the data and stuff ...
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Text Stuck in Message Field

Using an iPhone 4 and within Messages, a previously sent message text is stuck within the text box! Whenever I open a new message window, the text box shows with the old message text pre-populated ...
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Ipad multi network chat and SMS app

Is there an ipad app for various Instant message networks and SMS? Please recommend something that's as minimalist as the iMessage app, not a big flashy mess.
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Is there a way to mass-delete SMS messages that match a pattern?

At work, I have a job that sends me a SMS when a critical job fails. Because of a bug, it ended up sending several hundred SMS messages over the course of a night that I wish to delete. Is there an ...
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What are the reasons that an imessage would send as a text message instead?

I think my girlfriend is using facetime to talk to an ex-boyfriend so that it does not register as a call on our joint phone bill. (Or I'm the one worried about my secret relationships being spied ...
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How to send text messages to non apple devices from an iPad?

i just bought my iPad mini for 2 weeks or more which has been jail broken. So since I'm using a weekly prepaid data plan, I need to renew the data plan again and again for every week. Hence I wanna ...
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Selectively force Siri to send SMS instead of iMessage

I carry an iPhone. On occasion, I will use Siri to send a quick text message to a person, e.g. "Text Alice I'm on my way." My problem is that Alice has a non-Apple phone and an iPad, and I've used ...
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Ensuring replies to group messages go to the whole group rather than just the individual who sent the original

When I send a group text - I get back replies as individual messages all in their individual conversations and no one else can see the reply - this is fine if I want them private. But I have once ...
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Can an iPad Mini with cell phone service SMS another phone?

I understand that the iPad mini is Data Only, but does that mean it's impossible to send/receive a SMS from the device?
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How to save the contact from who I received an SMS?

I received an SMS from a phone nr that I don't have saved in my iPhone. How do I save that number as a new contact?
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What is this text message, and how worried should I be?

The following text message popped up on my iPhone, and it doesn't seem to be coming from the Message app or any other apps on the phone. Obviously this is a spam. But which app is showing this ...
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What is the iPhone SMS database called in ios6?

I need to migrate SMSs from an iPhone to an android, and I'd like to use solutions suggested here, but I can't find the SMS db file (reportedly named 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28) in my ...