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    Question How do I show the name of the sender for message notification's on the galaxy s4?

    Like the title says, when I get a new message, on most phones it would say in the notification "new message from tom" or something like that. Is there a way to make the galaxy s4 do that? Whenever I get a new message it just says "new message" but doesn't tell me who it's from. Thanks
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    There is a setting for the stock app that says "preview message". Check that and it will display like you want it to.

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    Default Re: How do I show the name of the sender for message notification's on the galaxy s4?

    I believe that's controlled by the messaging app.
    Install a different one, I use Chompsms and it displays the sender and message
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    Default Re: How do I show the name of the sender for message notification's on the galaxy s4?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Vieux View Post
    I believe that's controlled by the messaging app.
    Install a different one, I use Chompsms and it displays the sender and message
    Ahhh OK got ya, thanks!
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    Default Re: How do I show the name of the sender for message notification's on the galaxy s4?

    There is a setting for the stock app that says "preview message". Check that and it will display like you want it to.
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    Default Re: How do I show the name of the sender for message notification's on the galaxy s4?

    Quote Originally Posted by JessePinkman View Post
    There is a setting for the stock app that says "preview message" or something like that. Check that and it will display like you want it to.
    That worked, thanks man!
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    Default Re: How do I show the name of the sender for message notification's on the galaxy s4?

    How can i do this? Is this an app to be downloaded? I cant find it in play store.
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    Default Re: How do I show the name of the sender for message notification's on the galaxy s4?

    Quote Originally Posted by chloeshotmom View Post
    How can i do this? Is this an app to be downloaded? I cant find it in play store.
    For the stock app, if you open up your messages and go to message settings there is a preview button like Jesse said.
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    Default Re: How do I show the name of the sender for message notification's on the galaxy s4?

    Quote Originally Posted by bloodruns4ever View Post
    For the stock app, if you open up your messages and go to message settings there is a preview button like Jesse said.
    Thanks! I changed the background too.. I didnt know every thing in s4 has its own settings! Duh!
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    Default Re: How do I show the name of the sender for message notification's on the galaxy s4?

    I turned off in message settings preview, now when I receive a text I get "new text messages". When turned on I get the contacts name & some of the text written from the person. Is there a way I can receive the contacts name only?
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    Default Re: How do I show the name of the sender for message notification's on the galaxy s4?

    I can't find that on my fone
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    Default Re: How do I show the name of the sender for message notification's on the galaxy s4?

    ...and mine used to work just like that until I did the update to Lollipop yesterday, now I don't have the "preview" option in my messaging settings anymore. Anyone got any ideas now? JessePinkman? Any help will be greatly appreciated...I love that we can update to the newest android versions, but each one is just different enough to make life frustrating for a few days after the update!
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    Default Re: How do I show the name of the sender for message notification's on the galaxy s4?

    I had the same issue after the upgrade. Open the messenger. Select the menu button (at the bottom left). Select settings > Notifications and uncheck preview message.It started working for me after it was unchecked. If that doesn't work, try going back into Notifications and checking preview message.
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    Default Re: How do I show the name of the sender for message notification's on the galaxy s4?

    the preview message will not stay off .Every time I uncheck it ,, it comes back on when I return to page

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