Don’t need your textual content messages going to Google Hangouts? There is a very simple method to return to your outdated Messaging app
As of model 2.zero, the Google Hangouts app for Android can handle SMS messages as well as regular instant messages. When you start it up for the first time you’ll be asked if you want to use Hangouts for SMS or not. Tap yes and your existing messages are imported into the app, and you’ll receive future SMS notifications through Hangouts instead of your preloaded SMS app. Tap “Maybe later” and you’ll continue using your preloaded Messaging app.
But what if you’ve tried it and want out? Well, turns out there’s a simple way to disable SMS in Hangouts and go back to using the built-in app.
To disable SMS in Hangouts after you’ve gotten enabled it — or allow it after you might have chosen to not — head to:
- Menu (press the menu button on some telephones, use the three dots within the high proper nook on others)
- Settings > SMS
- Below “Common,” toggle “Activate SMS” to allow or disable this option.
After disabling Hangouts your constructed-in SMS app (on a regular basis “Messages” or “Messaging” within the app drawer) will deal with textual content messages.
Notice: When you are the usage of a “inventory” Android instrument just like the Nexus 5, with Android four.four KitKat, you can see an “SMS Enabled” button as a substitute of the choice above. Faucet that to move to “Wi-fi & networks” menu the place that you could choose a default SMS app — make a choice from Hangouts and any 0.33-birthday party SMS app you will have downloaded from the Play Retailer.