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Upgraded to 9 and it changed my messaging text to black so now I can't see the text

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by KIngKodi, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. KIngKodi

    KIngKodi Lurker
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    Please. Someone. Anyone. Help me.

    I updated to Android version 9 (it's god awful in every aspect imo) but the big probablem is that in my messaging app it has changed the text on my outgoing texts to black and the bubble background is set to black so it's just a black box, you can't see the text. It seems they've taken away the bubble color customization as well so I don't know what to do. I really really don't want to use a third party messaging app.
     

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    Post #2 by Hadron, Jan 16, 2020 (1 points)
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    There are 4 options I can see:

    1) See whether there are any theming options (including night modes or similar as well as any actual theme options LG provide) in the device settings which have an affect in this. I don't have this device or any LG so don't know what options there might be, but I can imagine some device theme/display setting interacting badly with your message setting, in which case changing that (or even toggling it to something else and back again) might correct this.

    2) See whether there is anything at all in the app's settings that changes this (yes, I know you've looked, just trying to cover all possibilities).

    3) If the problem is due to an incompatibility between old (Android 8) setting and LG's "new" Android 9 system or apps then deleting those settings (i.e. resetting the app to defaults) might fix it. So you could start by force stopping the message app and clearing its cache, or clearing its cache and rebooting. More likely to work is clearing the message app's data. Unless LG are doing something very weird and non-standard that should not affect your messages: there's a system database that stores those independent of which SMS app you are using, so clearing data for the message app should only affect the message app's settings. If you are worried then back up your messages first (probably not a bad idea anyway), but I've cleared data for both system and third party message apps on other phones without losing messages (on my phone, running Android 10, it's the system app "Phone and Messaging Storage" which actually stores the messages. On other phones I've owned there was a separate "Message Storage" app. So don't clear data for any app that has "message" and "storage" in the name, because that will erase your messages).

    4) I know you said you didn't want to, but the final option is to use a third party app. Personally I think there are several which are better than any manufacturer's own app that I've ever used, so I never use the built-in app, but it's your preference. But if nothing else works, this will.
     
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  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I use textra from the play store. The stock messages app is garbage
     
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  5. KIngKodi

    KIngKodi Lurker
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    I have resolved the issue! So I first completely took off the theme and the background I was using and tried to reapply it to see if it helped. It didn't. So then I took it all off again and restarted my phone and then put it back on again and it was fine!

    (I could have just unapplied the theme and I wouldn't have had the issue but the plain LG theme is God awful)
     
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