Support Text messaging...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by veccster, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. veccster

    veccster Well-Known Member
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    Why is it so freaking complicated on this phone?

    Why do I have to view my texts as conversations? I like to see them in the order they came in.


    Why do texts with picture and video attached not 'play'? Instead, they show up as having attachments (a song and a picture).


    Why can I not figure out how to save a draft? I typed a message but decided I was not ready to send. Had to "discard" and retype later.



    Is my smartphone smarter than me?
     

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  2. mahsan88

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    To answer all of your "whys"

    Because you are a n00b and need to learn how to use Android.
     
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  3. Vihzel

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    It's all a learning curve. Once you know how to do it, it's a breeze. Texting isn't complicated to me at all and I've had this device for a day. I've never had any Sense interface device before.
     
  4. Droidboy850

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    Where have you been lately? Threaded SMS is the new standard for smart phones.
     
  5. veccster

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    I know I'm a noob and I'll look back on this post in a few months and laugh at how naieve I was. Until then, can you help a brother out?

    I'm not a computer newb. I'm great with settings and love to try and figure it out. But this is pissing me off.
     
  6. veccster

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    Well, i've been living in the non-smart phone world.
     
  7. jbuck1984

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    damn, even dumb phones have threaded text messaging now. I suggest you read, read, read, the forums, and spend time just using the phone. You will get it.

    I took an entire day off from work to play with my new incredible. Setting up the UI, different apps, its a whole work in progress.
     
  8. jbuck1984

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    damn, even dumb phones have threaded text messaging now. I suggest you read, read, read, the forums, and spend time just using the phone. You will get it.

    I took an entire day off from work to play with my new incredible. Setting up the UI, different apps, its a whole work in progress.
     
  9. mahsan88

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    So you DO NOT want threaded messages?

    Honestly, i have never heard of anyone wanting that, or even an app that does this. It might even be a system setting to have it like this no matter what.

    As far as the messaging app i concerned, try download Handcent, it is an amazing app that shows you bubbled threads and allows you to enable pop up messages:
    For example, i am typing this right now in my internet and i receive a text message, it pops up on top of everything and i can quickly, reply delete or close it. and once i do that i am right back to this typing!!!
     
  10. brandonhutch

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    1.) That's just how the SMS/MMS client on DI is set up. That's how it is. If you'd like something different, I'd suggest looking in the app market to see if there's another client you might like better.

    2.) Do you have a microsd installed? If not, this might be your answer. If so, then I really don't know other than to mess with the 'settings' menu ... which brings me to ... The MENU SOFTKEY works for more than just Sense. It works differently depending on what app or program you've got running. Try getting into your SMS/MMS client ( MESSAGES ) and then hit the MENU SOFTKEY. It will bring up a list of choices ( settings being one of them ).

    3.) In the stock SMS/MMS client, if you hit the BACK SOFTKEY ( left arrowy looking key on phone ) after composing a message it will return you to your 'message view pane' and automatically save your composition as a draft. Then, from the 'messages view' screen you can hit the MENU SOFTKEY, then click DRAFTS, and that's where your message will be. You can click on it, edit it if you like, and then send it.
     
  11. nikfen

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    Thanks for the tips... I had this happen a couple times in the past few days. Was finally able to locate the draft messages and delete them! YAY! :D Thank you brandonhutch!!!
     

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