1. AC Question's Avatar
    I don't want to use the pre-installed "Messaging App." In fact, I have chosen another "default messaging app," yet every time I "wake-up" my phone the pre-installed "Messaging App" appears, asking me to choose it as the default messaging app.

    It's extremely annoying.

    Any solutions?
    11-15-2016 08:53 AM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. What device do you have and what android version is it running? Have you already tried in settings - apps - cog icon top right - default apps - SMS?
    11-15-2016 08:58 AM
  3. kimbro1958's Avatar
    Its a Samsung Android version 4.4.2. Software version L710VPUC0J1; Hardware L710.14
    11-15-2016 09:01 AM
  4. kimbro1958's Avatar
    I'm not sure what you're asking... I installed and have chosen "Messenger" as my default app.
    11-15-2016 09:04 AM
  5. kimbro1958's Avatar
    Not sure what you mean by "SMS" as I don't see it as a selection.
    11-15-2016 09:04 AM
  6. kimbro1958's Avatar
    11-15-2016 09:09 AM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    Thanks for registering! It's possible that some default got stuck on the stock messaging app. I've never used the Galaxy S3, but being on KitKat the steps should be similar to these. Go to settings - device - apps - all - select the stock messaging app and clear defaults. After doing this make sure in the general settings that your third party messaging app is selected as default for Messages. Restart the phone and see if the problem still persists. Tell us how it goes.
    11-15-2016 11:43 AM
  8. kimbro1958's Avatar
    I went to Settings, then chose "More" where access to the Application Manager and Default Applications is... The "Messaging App" is not my chosen default application, verified that... Went into the Application Manager, confirmed "Messaging" is "turned off", cleared the data and the cache, even selected "Force Stop."

    After all that---and repeating the same several times---turning the phone completely off, waiting a while and then turning back on----this stupid "Messaging App" continues to reappear when the phone is turned back on.

    I'm at a loss...
    11-15-2016 07:17 PM

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