How to momentarily stop receiving texts without losing them?

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  1. veniceboy

    veniceboy Member

    Hi everybody,

    Do you know if there is a way to momentarily stop receiving texts without losing them? I mean sometimes I m out with friends and I dont wanna be bothered by receiving texts and I dont want to receive them since they might read them etc. I just wanna stop receiving texts (but still be able to browse the H+ network since I sometimes throw youtube video on my phone, so flight mode is not a solution). But I dont wanna lose them, once I reactivate my "text capability" I wanna receive the texts that were be sent by my contacts to me ( for example T-mobile keep sending texts for 72 hours and even if your phone is off once u turn it on you receive them). Thanks for any help

  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    I'm not aware of any way other than using airplane mode + WiFi for your data
  3. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member

    Airplane mode, then enable 3G/4G. Texts are 2G.
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  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Im tryin hard to think of an easy way. What about an sms app with blacklist or an app that does it?
  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Rukbat's thing doesnt seem to work for me on aosp...
  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    How about just disabling the Messenger app in Settings, Applications, ALL?
  7. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    Turn message notifications off - they arrive, but the phone doesn't tell you.
  8. veniceboy

    veniceboy Member

    That does not work. If my friends go on my inbox the find them and can read them. I ll give it a try with disabling the app...but are u sure that text are retrieved when reneabling it? I ll try
  9. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    So its not that you don't want to be bothered by them, its that you don't want others to see them, right?
  10. veniceboy

    veniceboy Member

    Both things, mainly the second you are right. And I had the private box of go sms pro for this, but it is not working on my new phone with Android 4.04 (see my post ) . So basically I am looking a for a easy switch (texts on-texts off) that is provisional and allows me to retrieve the texts when the switch is on. And I do want to receive calls, so flight mode is not an option.
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  11. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Well-Known Member

    The easiest way I can think of is to not let your friends use your phone. Especially if you can't trust them to not read your texts.
  12. veniceboy

    veniceboy Member

    Ok. I am dating a girl. She has full access at my phone. That s what she wants. I am not cheating on her or anything like that, but I have no privacy whatsoever. I have friends that are girls and I have no interest in them but explain that to my girl! The phone has to appear normal (i.e. no flight mode enable) when we are together, I have to receive calls, I just need not to receive any texts so easy life and no discussions.
  13. veniceboy

    veniceboy Member

    I actually think that if you are in a serious relationship and almost getting married there should be no secrets and both should have free access to the phone. This is not my case though, I know her since 2 months.
  14. Stuntman

    Stuntman Well-Known Member

    The only thing I can think of is to deactivate notifications in your Messaging app. You will still receive messages, but no notification sound will play and the notification will not appear in the notification bar. The only way that someone will know if you received a text message is if that person goes into your Messaging app and constantly checks to see if you received any messages.

    In a serious relationship, I believe you should respect and trust the other person. There should be no need to go snooping into the other person's messages even though you can. My wife and I can access each other's phones freely, but we do pry into each others messages and emails regularly.

    Perhaps times have changed since I've been dating. At least in my circle of friends over the years, we don't freely access each others' emails and messages. We didn't have smartphones back then or even text each other. Still, we do use each others computers, but no one launches someone else's email program to see the message.
  15. veniceboy

    veniceboy Member

    That would not work, she checks my inbox every now and then. I will give it a try with disabling the Messenger app in Settings, Applications, ALL. I just need to find a friend next to me that texts me to see what happens (desired behaviour:not receiving the text when app is off and when the app is enabled again the text is received)
  16. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Be warned, If you disable the messaging app it won't show up in the app drawer.

    Personally, that's going to look way more suspicious and as if you're deliberately trying to hide things

    Not the route I'd suggest going down.

    It will work for the "I don't want to be bothered scenario" originally presented, but will likely backfire in the snoopy gf scenario
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  17. veniceboy

    veniceboy Member

    Oh I didnt know that. Thats absolutely not my solution.
  18. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Check out handcent SMS.

    It'll allow you to schedule when it checks for new messages. It may even have an option to not receive messages
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  19. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    For other options, search hide SMS in the play store, it'll give you plenty of options that privatize your SMS.

    However, those are going to look suspicious as well
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  20. veniceboy

    veniceboy Member

    I have hide sms. It was working great. I love it. Also go sms private box was great! they both filter texts and u can decide to have a fake notification (like "update google") or no notification for texts. they solved my problem on my sony xperia with jelly bean. In my new Blu quattro 4.5 featuring android 4.04 I have this issue ( and they are not filtering anymore my texts. My life got so complicated now.
  21. veniceboy

    veniceboy Member

    Ok thanks for the suggestions I agree with you but know I d like just to solve this problem with a switch or app and enjoy my time without discussing with her about who is he or she that texts me. Any suggestion in this direction?
  22. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Well-Known Member

    Go through your female contacts and replace their pictures with pictures of guys? Give them male nicknames?

    Seriously though...I'd just let her read the messages. If they're not anything shady and she gets pissed anyway...drop her and move on.
  23. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    I'm with bjacks12. Just let her read them. You say things about not keeping secrets yet you want to keep stuff from her. Better yet just introduce her to these girl friends and if they get along she won't mind messages from them.
  24. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    She'd better be worth it lol. My wife sometimes reads mine if shes bored but yours sounds like a bunny boiler. D/load some dating sites and see how far a phone can fly :p
  25. Stingerxxx

    Stingerxxx Member

    Lol.... Another way to do it is download textfree and install go launcher or another launcher that has the hide app function, then hand out that number to the people that you want to text you but don't want your girlfriend knowing about and hide the app in the hide app drawer. Unless she's familiar with the function she won't know to look for it, and you can keep the app closed until you want to read any possible messages. There might also be a disable notifications on there, and the app itself is login protected. The reason for going with go launcher or another app? You simply want your phone to look cooler.

    The above said, you're going out of your way to be deceptive and have your way, which is not conducive to a healthy relationship in my opinion.

    But, you came on here for a solution, so there it is :)
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