Text message option bar not visible

Hi everyone,

Thank you in advance for helping me with this issue. Thankfully I don't have to use the text messaging app very much as I mostly use WhatsApp, Screenshot_20170617-140117.png Screenshot_20170617-140159.png but in my text messaging app the top bar of options that you can do with your messages, for example delete select all cetera comma cannot be seen because the blue bar at the top is not transparent. Has anyone had this problem? I have attached a screenshot to show what I mean, as well as one of my version of Android.


Nathan C Rhodes

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Does that help? To be honest it's been an issue ever since I got the phone not after I installed any particular app.


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Android Expert
Software issue. You can reset the app by going to settings> apps> application manager> messages> storage> clear data. Please note that this will most likely delete all of your messages, so be sure to backup beforehand. You can also try to disable, then enable, the app so it reverts to the factory version and then prompts an update to the latest version.