Text forwarding using the contact list?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Prophesy, May 22, 2010.

  1. Prophesy

    Prophesy New Member
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    Ok so I know this is probably basic but I have to ask anyway. When I want to forward a picture or text message to someone else on my contact list I always have to enter information in the "To" box.
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    In this instance, I want to forward a text message to "Bryan." I hold down the message until the "Forward" option pops up and I select that. In this "To" box I type Bryan and nothing comes up but the number's corresponding number (B=2, R=7, etc) I do not get a drop down list giving me Bryan's name. For any text message I send I have to know the complete number of who I'm wanting to forward it to. Is there a setting I need to adjust? Or is there a app that will give me the option of bringing up my contact list so I can just select the person I want to send to via touch screen? Its very annoying.

    I have searched and read that most people can just type the first few letters of a name or number and get a list of people from the contact list to choose from on the contact list however I never get anyone :thinking: Thank you for any information.
     

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  2. oops-sorry

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    ive got basically the same problem. sometimes i can type the first few letters of the persons name and it brings it up on the list and other times it wont. kind of irritating.
     
  3. pasquale

    pasquale Member
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    I use handcent and never see this prob. It'll give you a + to add from contacts or type in a few letters.
     
  4. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member
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    hello. Make sure the person you are trying to forward the SMS or MMS to has his/her phone number as a mobile number not home. The stock messaging app will not bring up names that does not have a number designated as a mobile number.
     
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  5. oops-sorry

    oops-sorry Member
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    thanks alot, that solved the problem
     
  6. Prophesy

    Prophesy New Member
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    Thank you! Also going to look into Handcent. Thanks again guys. Still seems silly that something like this should be a annoyance with this phone.
     

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