Handcent vs Stock SMS auto retrieveGeneral


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  1. Singindierain

    Singindierain Member This Topic's Starter

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    Has anyone tried to turn off auto retrieve for mms on the stock sms app and turn it on through Handcent? It seems pointless to have two programs auto retrieving mms messages. Does anyone know if this would help battery life?
     

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    incrediblenotinstock Well-Known Member

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    what does auto retrieve do?
     
  3. rsambuca

    rsambuca New Member

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    I have been using Handcent and can't figure out how to turn off the stock sms app either. Very annoying to have double notifications.
     
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    Singindierain Member This Topic's Starter

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    I BELIEVE "auto retrieve" automatically retrieves your sms and mms messages from the network.
     
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    cableguynoe Well-Known Member

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    I have everything unchecked in the stock messaging app since i dont use it at all.

    However, i dont know about saving battery since if you retrieve the message in Handcent, open the stock messaging app, the message is there and has already been downloaded.

    I think all messages are downloaded once... and then can be viewed on any messaging app. So it shouldn't really make a difference.
     
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    cableguynoe Well-Known Member

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    Open the app, then hit MENU - SETTINGS- and uncheck everything
     
  7. Singindierain

    Singindierain Member This Topic's Starter

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    rsambuca, there's a thread on how to do that.

    To turn off notifications, go into the stock app, click settings and uncheck the notifications box.
     
  8. Singindierain

    Singindierain Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thx CableguyNoe!!
     
  9. rsambuca

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    Thanks guys. That seems to have done it!
     

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