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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Frozentape, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Frozentape

    Frozentape Lurker
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    Hey guys,

    I have a htc Wildfire S, and I'm having a problem with the 'messages' app that comes with the phone. It's that all the SMS messages I get come under the actual phone number (+44...) rather than the name of the person they're from, despite the fact I have all the numbers saved to peoples names in the 'people's app. This just means it's a major annoyance when it comes to working out which messages are from whom! Anyway any suggestions would be fantastic, and thanks in advance.

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Welcome to AF! :)

    Have you tried one of the 3rd Party messaging apps like Handcent or GoSMS?
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  3. Hexx

    Hexx Member


    I don't have this problem myself so I can't give a definite answer, but I wonder - how do you store numbers in your people app? Is it in +44 format or just starting with 0?

    All my numbers are in non +44 format and when I get an SMS it shows the correct person against it. Just a thought.

  4. Frozentape

    Frozentape Lurker
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    Great, the goSMS app has solved the problem, thank-you!
  5. axi980

    axi980 Lurker

    I had the same problem despite neatly organising all my contacts in the 'people' app. However I have managed to fix the problem by removing all of the numbers from my SIM card so that the only contact information that is on the phone was already transferred from the SIM or from Facebook etc. :)
    Just to note that I had already deselected the 'view sim contacts' in the wildfire S settings.

    Hope this helps too
  6. j33p3rz

    j33p3rz Newbie

    How do you turn off the message text that comes with the phone to just us GO SMS Pro?
  7. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Open the stock message app, hit menu, settings, notifications, received notification (uncheck).
  8. j33p3rz

    j33p3rz Newbie

    Thanks you very much ;) Ill learn this stuff one of these days.
  9. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    No probs :)

    Is this your first smart phone? Some of the finer points can be difficult to get your head around at first. Keep asking questions, we'll see you right!
  10. j33p3rz

    j33p3rz Newbie

    Yes it is I was an iphone user so Im sure Ill have plenty of more guestions ;) thanks again.
  11. ritzi7

    ritzi7 Lurker

    hi! i suddenly notice that the contact name does not appear on messages app....its all contact number....please help ... how to restore the original setting.....thanks...
  12. Harish Harris

    Harish Harris Well-Known Member

    Goto Messages> Settings> press the Menu button> Restore Default Settings
  13. ellschops

    ellschops Lurker

    If anyone else has this problem again, i held down the power button until the three options came up, slected the restart phone option, and it fixed itself for me! :D

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The HTC Wildfire S release date was May 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1230mAh battery.

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