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  1. bhixon

    bhixon Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I'm using a droid on verizon and now that I start using handcent sms whenever someone sends me a text i get it twice.

    any thoughts?

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  2. tdog7879

    tdog7879 Newbie

    Turn your notifications off under settings
  3. bhixon

    bhixon Newbie
    Thread Starter

    no, not two NOTIFICATIONS....two messages.....
  4. alamoe

    alamoe Android Enthusiast

    i think whats happening is you're getting 1 msg in handcent and 1 msg in the regular msg app. tdog7879 was saying to turn off the notification for the regular msg app in settings. that way u would only get notified for handcent, even though u would still get the msg in the regular msg app, too. but...if you mean you're getting 2 msgs in handcent then...i don't know what that could be
  5. galt

    galt Well-Known Member

    Are you sure its really two messages? Try turning off notifications in the standard message app, reset your notifications and see if it clears up.
  6. krazykrivda

    krazykrivda Well-Known Member

    Under handcent settings, there is a retrieve message settings. Can you open that and let me know what IS checked?
  7. sinned72

    sinned72 Lurker

    I get two messages as well. One from Handcent, and one from the factory mms system. Is there a way to turn off the factory installed service so only Handcent will receive/send text messages?

    I also have aproblem with the sped of both the factory mms and handcent. Te virtual keyboard does not seem to keep up and misses letters more often than not. I do not like the slide out keyboard at all, I love the virtual keyboard when it works. Is there a fix for that?
  8. I havent found a way to turn off the factory sms system, so to avoid getting two msgs, (one in factory sms and one in handcent) I switched apps to sms popup. Its very similar to handcent but doesnt run into that problem. To avoid getting two notifications, open factory sms messaging, hit the softkey menu button and then disable factory sms notification. Hope this helps
  9. gnur

    gnur Newbie

    In the factory messaging app, go to settings and disable notifications, easy as pie :).
  10. sinned72

    sinned72 Lurker

    That only prevents you from getting dual notification. It does not prevent both the Handcent and the factory messaging systems from both opening when responding to a message.
  11. bhixon

    bhixon Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I think i may have solved it. I went into the individual contact within the message list and reset notifications to fac default. seems to do it.
  12. crowell392

    crowell392 Newbie

    how do you add a text or email notification ring tone from your music
  13. krazykrivda

    krazykrivda Well-Known Member


    Easiest - get Ringdroid app. Open it, pick your song, edit accoringly and save as Notifaction (for texts etc) Ringtone (obvious) or Alarm (obvious again). It will then create file to work.

    Alternatively - on the sd card place a folder called 'media', within it 'audio', within that 'notifactions', 'ringtones', and 'alarms'. Place file appropriatley.

    Now, open up handcent, open a thread with the contact you wish to use, top right corner has custom edit for contact. Change notification for the contact.

    Let me know how that works.
  14. robiousa

    robiousa Newbie

    Looks like I'm running into the same problem as many. When I downloaded handcent sms I now get two meesages one in the default that came with the phone and one in Handcent. I have tried to disable the factory one, but have not got lucky. Can anyone help please, Thank you...
  15. johnLEE

    johnLEE Member

    there is no way to disable the factory messaging system. it will still receive messages even if you have handcent. all you have to do is turn off the notifications from the factory app. that way, you'll only get one notification from handcent.

    btw, i have a question of my own. when receiving MMS messages, does handcent automatically retrieve it, or do i have to manually download it myself all the time?

    thanks guys!
  16. robiousa

    robiousa Newbie

    That's a bummer JohnLee. I quess I will just have to uninstall Handcent and download SMS popup, otherwise I will have to go back to my default messanger and delete all the messages on a weekly basis so I don't have double of everything. I never recieved an MMS on Handcent so I don't know what to tell you, but I think I did see where you can have it set in settings to auto download MMS.
  17. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I just checked mine. You can see dual messages, one in handcent and the other one with the factory program. When you delete the thread in one both are cleared of the messages which leads me to assume (I know) that there is only one copy but both can display it. I don't think it is two messages. So if you shut down notification in one, you will only be notified once.
  18. Okay I have the eris and I my texts are coming through intermittantly sometimes they will some times they wont the same as sending messages? any ideas?
  19. robiousa

    robiousa Newbie

    Thanks JustDriftin. Just now need to decide if I want to keep Handcent or keep the regular one and download sms popup...
  20. FrayAdjacent

    FrayAdjacent Android Enthusiast

    I just installed Handcent a little while ago, and I like it. Disabling notification in the 'stock' app seems to suppress it. Looks like the actual messages are centrally stored, and both apps can access and manipulate them.

    I would like to know if there's a way to completely prevent the stock app from running in favor of Handcent.
  21. robiousa

    robiousa Newbie

    Fray, From what I have studied right now it is not possible to completly stop the factory app. Hopefully soon we will see an update. That would be our only option.
  22. jujigote

    jujigote Newbie

    I am trying to understand whats the big deal if you can read your messages thru either Handcent or the stock message. There is only 1 message coming through and you are choosing which to view it. Why do you need to turn off stock messaging? I use Handcent and don't see any stock messaging in running services..
  23. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Android Expert

    Ok I googled my question and I came across here and this is an old thread I know. But on my EVO 4G this happened and I forgot what I did or where the setting is to fix this and now It's happening on my Evo 3D it's making a sound every time I send an SMS. I only want a sound when I get an sms. I forgot how to turn it off. Thanks,
  24. fssia

    fssia Newbie

    I have issue sending MMS with the stock messaging app, a friend recommended Go SMS Pro but I wish to look around and found this thread. Downloading SMS Popup now though I dunno if it'd handled MMS but just for the fun of trying out a different SMS app. Thanks for the info.
  25. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Android Expert

    I love Handcent and never used the popup before then I started using it Even ifmy phone is locked I see a popup and I like it I have htis cute summertime skin and I like handcent cause you can have a different sound and a different notification colored envelope for different people. But this happened on my EVO me and my friend compared settings and we figured it out and I forgot how we did it. But I don't like hearing a sound when I send a text. I may try Handcent I think they have a forum.
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