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 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 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 ...
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iPhone-Android texting compatibility

Text messages from my iPhone to my friend's Android phone do not stay in the 160 characters as sent. Sometimes they appear as two or three separate texts when they are received.
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Application to copy SMS messages from Sony Ericsson Bluetooth-equipped phone to Mac?

What application could I use to copy SMS messages from a Sony Ericsson Bluetooth-equipped phone to a Mac? I previously used BluePhoneElite 2 for this. But it no longer seems to be able to read the ...
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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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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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Recovery of deleted SMS

I have never backed up or sync'd my iPhone 4S and need to recover deleted text messages. Are these stored until they are overwritten? When would the overwriting occur on a 32GB iPhone?
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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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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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Do multimedia messages sent with iMessage impact data?

When I send a pictures from my iPhone (which has a SMS/MMS plan), does it impact data if I'm on a 4G network, and send it through iMessage? Similarly, if I disable iMessage, then send an MMS over 4G, ...
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Seeing SMS messages on iPad and iMessages on iPhone

I receive iMessages on my iPad and not on my iPhone. I receive SMS messages on my phone but not on my iPad. This is really bad and has caused me to miss 2 work leads in the last 24 hours. Where's the ...
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How to text a message to a number on an iPhone?

On my iPhone 5, how do I text a message to a number? I am trying to send the words "HELLO WORLD" TO 888765?
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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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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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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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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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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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iMessage User “is not registered with iMessage”

Recently bought an iPhone 5 & iPad Mini. Today tried to message a non-iphone user and got a red name icon in the addressee box that came up as "...is not registered with iMessage" that came up" ...
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iOS app store submission - including a screenshot that isn't a screenshot of the app [closed]

Along with the screenshots of my app, I'd like to include a screenshot that shows what my app delivers e.g. an SMS message (picture is just for reference): One of the features of the app is to send ...
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App to text for free to Hong Kong

I'm traveling to Hong Kong and I want to install an app on my iPhone which will allow me to text for free to non-smart phones in Hong Kong (specifically, to this provider: +852-90207 XXX). Is there ...
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Is there an iPhone 3GS app that stores incoming SMSes encrypted?

I'm looking for an app which will store the incoming SMSes encrypted. Is there any?
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Is it possible to determine the date a photo (received via text message) was taken?

Is it possible to download a photo received in a text message and determine the date that the photo was taken? I have an iPhone.
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iMessage unread count on Mac

I use iMessage/SMS on my Mac linked from my iPhone, I have been having issues with it on my Mac lately with the unread count being incorrect. It says that there is a message unread when its been read ...
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How to send text message when they also what imessage

My brother has a Windows Phone, and an iPad. Whenever I try to text him, it sends him an iMessage to his iPad, not a text message. Since he does not always have his iPad with him, he doesn't get my ...
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Iphone 6 plus will not default to SMS when other user iphone is not on wifi

My iphone 6 plus will not revert to SMS when another iphone user is off wifi. No problems before when I had an iphone 4s full plan and hubby had iphone 3gs go phone (no data) the imessage app worked ...
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SMS remotely deleted

Can an SMS be remotely deleted, or have a Self deleting expiration Time? I recently experienced a situation where an SMS was remotely deleted or disappeared without my knowledge, off my phone. Just ...
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Receiving a SMS during a Facetime call, causes Facetime to drop and reconnect

I have a problem which happens quite repeatably: If i am having a Facetime call and someone sends me a SMS message, the Facetime call drops and says "Reconnecting". (Receiving an iMessages is fine ...
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SMS Relay – Hardware requirements?

I am unable to activate SMS Relay (aka Text Message Forwarding) between my iPhone 5s running iOS 8.1 and (a) my iMac running Yosemite and (b) my iPad Air running iOS 8.1. Neither the iMac nor the iPad ...
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SMS Relay Breaking Up Messages

On my iPhone 6 with 8.1 and my Macbook Pro with Yosemite, I have SMS relay enabled and it works perfectly from my end. However, I've had two Android users tell me that my messages to them come ...
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Is there a way to selectively enable “Text Message Forwarding”?

Yosemite's new "Text Message Forwarding" feature is a great convenience for communicating with friends and colleagues who use SMS for texting, but it has the potentially to fatally* undermine 2-factor ...
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iMessage on iPad: how do I know when the message is an sms or not?

I've upgraded to iOS8. I have an iPad and an iPhone. I'm chatting with a friend through his phone number with my iPad. I guess the iPad is using the iPhone carrier to send the sms. All works good. ...
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Is there any way to read incoming SMS on cellular iPad or redirect them to email/other phone number?

I want to log in on a web-site to manage my sim-card services. To do this i should know a one-time password, which will be sent to my number while sim-cars is used on iPad. Is there any way to read ...
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How do I send group sms to non-iPhones?

I've got an iPhone 5 running iOS 8. My carrier is Ting, which uses Sprint's network. Whenever I try to send a group SMS to people who don't have iPhones, I get the "Not Delivered" error. It doesn't ...
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Facetime drops when receiving SMS

I have a iPhone 5S, and when I'm on a Facetime video call over 3G, the call stops and goes to the "reconnecting..." screen whenever there's an incoming SMS. What's the problem? Incoming iMessages ...
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How to forward iPhone SMS with original received/sent date stamps attached on iOS 6.1

I receive text messages on my iPhone. When I forward them, the original sender's contact info and date time stamp do not forward with it. Is there a way to include this information when forwarding to ...
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iOS Delete old SMS Messages

I'm not an iPhone user, but help support them at work. We have a user who has a large amount of SMS messages for having the same iPhone for quite a few years. He's trying to delete old SMS messages. ...
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IPhone4S is not allowing to text; use email nor certain apps

l accidentally did the reset statistics button on my phone and now my phone is all out of whack. What can I do to restore it back to its normal function?
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Will I receive all the SMS on my iPhone although it has been disconnected for some time?

After having my iPhone disconnected for some time, will all the text messages people have sent me, arrive to the phone once I reconnect it?
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How to mass-delete text messages by partially matching phone number on iPhone?

Is there a way via an app on iPhone or Mac, to select and delete messages originating from a phone number that matches a pattern? Specifically, I get many text messages every day from my ZWave ...
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Spam SMS on iPhone - any chance of stopping it?

Possibly due to some in-app purchase done by a kid before the in-app purchasing was disabled, an iPhone 5S user receives this type of link weekly ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Iphone 3g sms problems

I've been having this problem where I cannot send text messages but I can receive text messages connect to the internet make calls. I've called my network which is 3 and they have ...