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Shortly before Google released Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” into the wild, they announced that a change was coming to how the OS tolerated SMS apps. In the past, you could have any number of apps on your phone set to receive SMS messages. From the stock messaging app to third party beauties like Sliding Messaging, the whole SMS world was wide open and a free-for-all of sorts. So with Kit Kat, Google has tried to tighten that all up by limiting the OS to allowing one app to essentially send and receive SMS and MMS messages.
As is the case any time a change like this happens, we want to make sure you know how to handle it going forward. Google has actually built in a system setting for Android 4.4 that allows you to toggle between SMS apps that are installed on your phone, you just need to know where to find it. Let’s open the beginners’ guide and have a look!
1. From your own home monitor, open Settings and head into “Extra…” underneath Wi-fi & Networks.
2. If operating Android four.four, you will have to see an choice for “Default SMS app.”
three. Faucet on that.
four. A window must seem with all apps that may be a possible SMS app.
5. Faucet the one you wish to have to make use of.
And that’s that. It’s a easy trade, however will have to you bump into a brand new app and make a decision that one thing like Hangouts isn’t precisely your cup of tea, that is the place you can go to vary the default environment.