1. AC Question's Avatar
    I switched from an iPhone and hangouts is driving me insane, is there anyway to get this crappy app from receiving all the texts coming to my phone? I've disabled it, I've tried switching other apps as default instead of it, but nothing is working, how do I get this app off of this phone totally? It sucks, I may end up back on a iPhone sooner than later.
    11-19-2015 03:21 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Open Hangouts, swipe in from the left, tap Settings>SMS>SMS Enabled, and follow the steps to make a different messaging app your SMS default. Make sure you have some other SMS app installed, like Google Messenger.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-19-2015 04:16 PM
  3. mportuesisf's Avatar
    On my 5X, out of the box it used the built-in SMS app rather than Hangouts. I didn't have to do anything special to set it up that way.
    11-20-2015 11:42 PM
  4. Equinsu ocha's Avatar
    On my 5X, out of the box it used the built-in SMS app rather than Hangouts. I didn't have to do anything special to set it up that way.
    Same with mine.
    11-21-2015 02:52 AM
  5. Bob Garon's Avatar
    I personally actually really like Hangouts and use Google Voice so it comes in handy so I can text from any device and my computer as well.

    Posted via my Nexus 5X
    11-21-2015 11:13 AM
  6. jonebk12's Avatar
    There are some apps you can't just entirely uninstall. I don't understand the problem if you've disabled it. I'm sure iPhones come with a bunch of apps you don't use and can't install (or disable) also.
    11-21-2015 11:44 AM
  7. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    Mehhh, some people don't like Hangouts and that's fine. You can switch default app as outlined above. But, I do like Hangouts and use it as my go to SMS and calling app.
    Bob Garon likes this.
    11-23-2015 07:55 PM
  8. SRFast's Avatar
    I use Textra SMS Pro and disabled Hangouts and Messenger on my android phones. Works well.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-24-2015 02:04 PM

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