Switching to a new mobile phone could be tricky as you have to not only move most of your data but login to your accounts all over again. Perhaps you have forgotten the login information for some of these accounts and may want to backup all of your data before moving to a new Android smartphone. There are many other problems that could also arise, for example, when people switch off their mobile phone for some time and then move to a new one, they receive a ton of text messages they could not receive when their phone was turned off.
They could also experience the strange problem of non-stop repeated text messages when the same text message is received time and time again from your mobile service provider. For example, your friend sends you a text message at 8 AM, and you receive it at the same time. But it does not stop there, you keep receiving it at 9 AM, 10 AM, 11:30 AM and so on.
There is a simple solution to this, all you have to do is switch over to Android Messages app from Google. Here is how:
- Open Android system settings from the app drawer and then tap on Apps.
- Find Messaging app (or any other text message app that you have been using) and tap on it.
- First, tap Force Stop and then Disable. This will disable the default text message app on your device.
- Now launch Google Play store and look for Android Messages app by Google LLC and install it on your smartphone. You can also find it from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.messaging&hl=en.
- When you launch the newly installed Android Messages app, it will guide you through all the steps for making it the default texting app for your device.
That’s it. From now on, you won’t face any repeated text messages app problem on your Android smartphone. However, if you still face this problem, then you may have to reset the Android phone.
What if I’m already using the Google messages as my default
If I disable the message app on my LG phone will I lose all the message history when I start using a new app?
AS above. This doesn’t work for most preloaded apps like the Samsung “messages” app that comes with the phone. They won’t let you disable it. Which is ridiculous. There must be a way, but probably involves rooting the phone or something and I can’t be arsed.
Disable is greyed out and not an option when I tried this.
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