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  1. sweetypie31's Avatar
    I didn't like the orange, I could live with it. I wasn't willing to pay for an app to get rid of it and didn't want any ads, etc on my messaging app. My preference was to be able to get rid of the orange, but I didn't have the extreme hate that many did because I didn't look at it that long.
    Same here. Orange is ugly, but I was going to deal with it because gosms was giving me issues. I missed being able to customize, but all the other apps seemed to always be missing something that I wanted. The stock app did what I needed despite the orange. Lol
    06-05-2015 09:27 PM
  2. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Same here. Orange is ugly, but I was going to deal with it because gosms was giving me issues. I missed being able to customize, but all the other apps seemed to always be missing something that I wanted. The stock app did what I needed despite the orange. Lol
    And this one seems to bring more than the Samsung app. It brings back notifications while the convo is open and the extra of choosing your colors.

    I also like the fact you can click more and then click on links or photos and videos and all of those, sent or received, will show up. It seems to be a good app and I'm surprised it works on any carrier.
    06-05-2015 09:31 PM
  3. leerandall's Avatar
    And this one seems to bring more than the Samsung app. It brings back notifications while the convo is open and the extra of choosing your colors.

    I also like the fact you can click more and then click on links or photos and videos and all of those, sent or received, will show up. It seems to be a good app and I'm surprised it works on any carrier.
    It also works great on my wi-fi-only Galaxy Tab S 10.5 tablet.
    Kelly Kearns likes this.
    06-05-2015 09:49 PM
  4. Neo_ii_Droid's Avatar
    I've switched to Message + by Verizon. I have AT&T service and this app works.

    It is free, has a lot of features, you can change the color of the bar and you get the notification sound played when you have the convo open.
    What I like about the VzW Messages is that one can "customize" the colors they prefer. On mine, the background changes colors through out the day, kinda sorta like from sunrise to sunset and into evening's darkness.
    Kelly Kearns likes this.
    06-06-2015 12:18 AM
  5. jredfox's Avatar
    I have the same problems that you mentioned. The battery is failing all of the time, where it used to be good for about 2-3 days. Also the wireless seems to drop or not connect at all. All very weird "upgrades". I am not so tech savvy as others, however I came across this post on craigs list. (you can do a search on Craig's List Boston for "lollipop" or just send me a private message) I paid this person $30. I am back to KitKat and couldn't be happier. I was going crazy with Lollipop. She was awesome at downgrading Lollipop to KitKat for me. Hope this helps you guys.
    06-07-2015 12:52 PM
  6. Neo_ii_Droid's Avatar
    What I like about the VzW Messages is that one can "customize" the colors they prefer. On mine, the background changes colors through out the day, kinda sorta like from sunrise to sunset and into evening's darkness.
    To illustrate what I mean, here two (2) screen shots of VzW Messages changing backgrounds:



    The Left is this late afternoon/early evening shot as indicated by the time stamp and the Right is from last night.

    It is sunny and bright outside my window at this moment here in the PNW.
    06-10-2015 09:19 PM
  7. rong21's Avatar
    Verizon's message app solved the issue for me
    06-11-2015 08:28 AM
  8. wetermommy's Avatar
    I have at&t and just got messages& excited to check it out

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-11-2015 12:03 PM
  9. troi's Avatar
    You don't. Unless there us a third part app, you are stuck with hard to read "baby **** orange" and a faint cursor, along with a number of other offensive visual and interface changes. I spent 40 min. with tech support only to find that every change that removed the features I like best is not undoable. My solution was to call apple.
    06-11-2015 11:36 PM
  10. troi's Avatar
    I hoped so, too. But, alas, they are not only serious but proud if themselves. I t makes me sick enough I don't want to use my phone.
    06-11-2015 11:38 PM
  11. natehoy's Avatar
    Everyone switching to iPhones - make my life a living hell by sending me your Note 4s so I have to look a the orange on more than one screen at a time. I'll even post a funny picture of myself screaming at all the orange if I get three or more of them.

    To date, I have not received a single Note 4. No funny pictures for you!
    06-12-2015 09:03 AM
  12. Susan Shalla's Avatar
    It took me a long time to figure out how to change the orange color on text messages.....but I found out accidently and it's really very easy. Change your "theme" both on lock and home screen. It will then display the theme on the messages. Then if you want to change the theme on the lock and home screen, change it. The message will remain the same until you go through changing both screens at the same time. Hope this helps!
    06-21-2015 02:14 PM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I hoped so, too. But, alas, they are not only serious but proud if themselves. I t makes me sick enough I don't want to use my phone.
    Switch to the Verizon app.
    06-21-2015 02:28 PM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    It took me a long time to figure out how to change the orange color on text messages.....but I found out accidently and it's really very easy. Change your "theme" both on lock and home screen. It will then display the theme on the messages. Then if you want to change the theme on the lock and home screen, change it. The message will remain the same until you go through changing both screens at the same time. Hope this helps!
    What theme?
    06-21-2015 02:29 PM
  15. adobepro's Avatar
    It took me a long time to figure out how to change the orange color on text messages.....but I found out accidently and it's really very easy. Change your "theme" both on lock and home screen. It will then display the theme on the messages. Then if you want to change the theme on the lock and home screen, change it. The message will remain the same until you go through changing both screens at the same time. Hope this helps!
    Susan, the touchwiz "Theme" option is only available on the SG6, not the Note 4. Please confirm which phone you did this with.
    06-21-2015 08:33 PM
  16. HThomas2's Avatar
    That doesn't get rid of the orange at the top, it only changes the background. I hate the orange too! Thinking of trying Textra just to get rid of it.
    06-22-2015 05:44 AM
  17. Susan Shalla's Avatar
    I have the Samsung S6 Edge. I also am using Dodol as my launcher, which gives me really neat wallpapers/themes. I changed the theme through the phone's settings, not through the launcher.
    06-22-2015 01:57 PM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    That doesn't get rid of the orange at the top, it only changes the background. I hate the orange too! Thinking of trying Textra just to get rid of it.
    You should try the Verizon Message Plus, it works on non-Verizon, is free and has lots of features and total customization.
    06-22-2015 02:41 PM
  19. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I have the Samsung S6 Edge. I also am using Dodol as my launcher, which gives me really neat wallpapers/themes. I changed the theme through the phone's settings, not through the launcher.
    Only the S6 has themes.
    06-22-2015 02:42 PM
  20. rong21's Avatar
    I second the Verizon Message Plus. Works on ATT and no orange.
    06-22-2015 07:49 PM
  21. sweetypie31's Avatar
    I second the Verizon Message Plus. Works on ATT and no orange.
    +3 for the verizon app.
    06-22-2015 10:34 PM
  22. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The Verizon app also has a notification for any new messages that come in when the convo is still open. That is something Note 4 users have wanted back.
    06-23-2015 09:30 AM
  23. Char S's Avatar
    Just got my update to Lollipop. Anyone know if there's a way to change this horrible orange on the message app?
    I found the answer. It isn't great but gets rid of the orange.
    The Touchwiz Lollipop skin has a limited number of color schemes available to use that can be accessed through Developer Options. I am not entirely sure what the purpose for them really is since they merely drain away colors and mute everything. Anyway, the new way to access Developer Options is to go to the About Device under the More tab in your settings and scroll down to Build Number. Keep tapping Build Number until the Developer Options are turned on (you will see a message below where you are tapping). In the Developer Options now under the More tab, scroll way down to Simulate color space. You'll 4 options including grayscale/monochromatic.
    06-25-2015 08:17 PM
  24. troshs's Avatar
    In my opinion, if you haven't used GoSMS yet, fry it for a few days....it will **** you off enough so that a color on your screen is miniscule in comparison. ๐Ÿ˜

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-26-2015 10:45 PM
  25. sweetypie31's Avatar
    In my opinion, if you haven't used GoSMS yet, fry it for a few days....it will **** you off enough so that a color on your screen is miniscule in comparison. ๐Ÿ˜

    Posted via the Android Central App
    LOL Gosms was cool until I couldn't send mms to a group for some reason. I had the paid version too. That was the only thing that ticked me off.
    06-27-2015 01:30 AM
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