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[Q] Cant forward text messages

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6th August 2014, 10:08 AM   |  #1  
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Hi all,

Just upgraded from a S3 and canít seem to get the option to forward a text message.

I used to do this on my S3 by a long press on the text message I wanted to forward.

When I do this now...I only get 2 options....copy text and delete!

On the S3 I have many options.

What am I doing wrong?

How do I forward the message?

Many thanks in advance.
6th August 2014, 10:18 AM   |  #2  
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6th August 2014, 10:34 AM   |  #3  
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You appear to have posted this in an number of forums. That's bad form, you should stick to one thread. The same amount of time put into a straightforward search would have seen your question answered already. The answer can be found in the S5 manual, myriad search results or on Youtube. Long press on the message balloon instead of the unopened message. Then select forward from the popup menu.

Google search: forward text message s5

Top search result.


Or even better, upgrade to a better third party SMS app.

If you still have problems, post a .PNG screen shot and provide details of your firmware version, app version, what you have tried, et cetera.

Enjoy

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6th August 2014, 11:14 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by fffft

You appear to have posted this in an number of forums. That's bad form, you should stick to one thread. The same amount of time put into a straightforward search would have seen your question answered already. The answer can be found in the S5 manual, myriad search results or on Youtube. Long press on the message balloon instead of the unopened message. Then select forward from the popup menu.

Google search: forward text message s5

Top search result.


Or even better, upgrade to a better third party SMS app.

If you still have problems, post a .PNG screen shot and provide details of your firmware version, app version, what you have tried, et cetera.

Enjoy

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This is the first time I have posted this question.

I did do a Google search and the answers that were coming up were a long press on the balloon as you mention.....this doesnít work on my phone.

I only have 2 options when I do that

1) Delete

Or

2) Copy text

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I have also attached screenshot of my phones details.

Itís very odd, how Iíd only have such limited options when I long press on the speech bubble.

Any help appreciated.
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6th August 2014, 11:50 AM   |  #5  
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You didn't tell us what SMS app version you have or anything about your SMS or APN configuration, so there is no way to discern what might be amiss on your phone.

At a guess, try installing the stock SMS app here

Rename the old SMS app and the corresponding odex file if your system is odexed. Clear your cache and move the new SMS app to /system/priv-app per the directions in the post (do not install via the package manager).

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6th August 2014, 12:05 PM   |  #6  
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You didn't tell us what SMS app version you have or anything about your SMS or APN configuration,.

how do i find this information out?
8th October 2014, 03:13 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by marlon32

This is the first time I have posted this question.

I did do a Google search and the answers that were coming up were a long press on the balloon as you mention.....this doesnít work on my phone.

I only have 2 options when I do that

1) Delete

Or

2) Copy text

(Screenshot of long press attached)

I have also attached screenshot of my phones details.

Itís very odd, how Iíd only have such limited options when I long press on the speech bubble.

Any help appreciated.


Hi I had this same problem but it appears you may have set your phone to EasyMode. In Easy mode your Samsung S5 collapses your phones functions for specified applications to the bare essentials.

The solution:
1. Find the EasyMode option and set your phone to "Standard Mode"
2. Remain in EasyMode and uncheck Messaging.

Worked for me. Hope it works for you too.
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Or you can just Copy text and paste into a new message.
8th October 2014, 04:58 PM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by demolaokesola

Hi I had this same problem but it appears you may have set your phone to EasyMode. In Easy mode your Samsung S5 collapses your phones functions for specified applications to the bare essentials.

The solution:
1. Find the EasyMode option and set your phone to "Standard Mode"
2. Remain in EasyMode and uncheck Messaging.

Worked for me. Hope it works for you too.

yes this worked...thanks very much

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