1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    When I receive a long text message I see the last part of the message first then I see the first part of the message last. This just started when I upgraded to the Note 9. Is there a setting that I need to correct?
    10-15-2018 06:32 PM
  2. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Following, as the same thing happens to me.
    10-15-2018 08:50 PM
  3. Aura1's Avatar
    That also tells me that texting has a maximum character count per text "bubble"
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    10-15-2018 09:30 PM
  4. berfles's Avatar
    That also tells me that texting has a maximum character count per text "bubble"
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    What does your screenshot have to do with the thread? I don't get it.

    As far as the question, I've had this issue on every Android phone. My guess it it's a limit of regular texting and/or the default texting app.
    10-15-2018 10:07 PM
  5. Aura1's Avatar
    Your "Guess" came from my answer.

    Maybe some people don't know what I mean as far as "Text Bubble".

    You don't have to be RUDE
    10-15-2018 10:17 PM
  6. berfles's Avatar
    I'm not being rude, your screenshot just doesn't have anything to do with the topic.
    10-15-2018 10:20 PM
  7. Aura1's Avatar
    The topic is "Text Messages"

    Answer> It's a screenshot of text messages

    MY Answer> There's a maximum character count per text "bubble"

    Answer> It's a screenshot of text bubbles

    HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE "TOPIC"
    10-15-2018 10:28 PM
  8. berfles's Avatar
    Alrighty then.

    And to be clear, my guess did not "come from your answer". You can see a character count in every single message you send once it's going to spill over to a second message, it's 140 characters per message. I said it's a limit with the app or the regular texting, meaning the technology behind it. It's not iMessage, which handles these things much better.

    It also probably has something to do with carriers as I've sent and received large messages to people on Android and they have different experiences based on carrier.
    10-15-2018 10:38 PM
  9. KupKrazy's Avatar
    Do you mean that the long message is cut into parts and the first message is the last part? Hmmm - the only time I seem to see something like that is when I send a long text to someone on Verizon. For some reason, Verizon cuts up long text messages and often they are not in the order of the message itself. I was told it had to do with CDMA limitations but not sure. Anyway, not even sure that if your issue - just throwing an idea in there.
    10-15-2018 10:54 PM
  10. Aura1's Avatar
    So you chose to criticize someone with the correct answer

    Then after seeing my answer, you basically reiterated my answer in you own answer that basically repeated mine.

    Look at the order of the thread before looking like a complete fool . . .

    Maybe if you had not chose to criticize, you wouldn't have a foot in your mouth?
    10-15-2018 10:54 PM
  11. berfles's Avatar
    So you chose to criticize someone with the correct answer

    Then after seeing my answer, you basically reiterated my answer in you own answer that basically repeated mine.

    Look at the order of the thread before looking like a complete fool . . .

    Maybe if you had not chose to criticize, you wouldn't have a foot in your mouth?
    You still make no sense, but get a grip. Stop being a delicate flower and move on. I asked a simple question as to why you posted a random screenshot of a text message that didn't contain the scenario the original post talks about and you got defensive right away, taking it as criticism. That says a lot. If you can't see the difference between my answer and yours, whatever. This will be my last post to you about it as I really don't care anymore, if you just have to be right and have the last word go for it.
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    10-15-2018 10:58 PM
  12. Aura1's Avatar
    You still make no sense

    The topic is "Text Messages"

    Answer> It's a screenshot of text messages

    MY Answer> There's a maximum character count per text "bubble"

    Answer> It's a screenshot of text bubbles

    HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE "TOPIC"

    Now you're just "deflecting" - you criticize then try to cover up for yourself.
    10-15-2018 11:06 PM
  13. swagglepuff's Avatar
    Its a carrier thing, only so many characters are allowed per page of text. It's usually 160, I know some apps have a page counter as well.
    10-16-2018 01:09 AM
  14. Stephen Martino's Avatar
    You still make no sense

    The topic is "Text Messages"

    Answer> It's a screenshot of text messages

    MY Answer> There's a maximum character count per text "bubble"

    Answer> It's a screenshot of text bubbles

    HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE "TOPIC"

    Now you're just "deflecting" - you criticize then try to cover up for yourself.
    Sorry I have to agree with Berfles. Your screenshot lends nothing to this discussion. Yes it's a screenshot of text messages and text bubbles. But none of those text bubbles are a long message. The screenshot doesn't show a character count. So to what purpose does it add to the discussion about long text messages being split up and then received in the wrong order? All I can guess is that you totally misunderstood what this topic is about.
    10-16-2018 10:51 AM
  15. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    SMS Text messages do have a max size of about 150 bytes (150 single-byte chars or 75 Unicode chars).

    Some SMS apps will give you the option of (1) breaking long messages into multiple small pieces, or (2) converting the SMS message to MMS. While I have never personally experienced the incorrect ordering of the pieces, I get the impression that it happens when the carrier tries to do the conversion instead of the SMS app doing it, suggesting the problem may be on the sender's end.

    Which phone?
    Which version of android?
    Which carrier?
    Which SMS app?
    10-16-2018 05:03 PM
  16. Aura1's Avatar
    See below
    10-16-2018 05:09 PM
  17. Aura1's Avatar
    Stephen Martino: Apparently your comprehension level is as diminished as your friend Berfles - your rude comment offers nothing to this discussion.

    Please try to stay on topic in the future.
    10-16-2018 05:12 PM
  18. 103Softail's Avatar
    Stephen Martino: Apparently your comprehension level is as diminished as your friend Berfles - your rude comment offers nothing to this discussion.

    Please try to stay on topic in the future.
    When you guys have quite finished.........I have an unlocked note 8 since it came out. Samsung message app ALWAYS makes me open a second screen to see the second part of long messages - which is infuriating. That's one big reason why I use textra app. You'd think that if I can see a long SMS as ONE in textra then sammy could do it too? Only problem is that textra messages can not be read on Samsung Gear S3 watch!
    Oh, and Aura, to be grammatically correct, you should have a comma following "Berfles"! Further, in place of your word "offers" you meant to say "contributes", I'm sure!
    10-16-2018 07:25 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    I was passing by to see if I could be of help, I'm leaving now 😁
    10-17-2018 10:16 AM
  20. galaxyfive's Avatar
    When I receive a long text message I see the last part of the message first then I see the first part of the message last. This just started when I upgraded to the Note 9. Is there a setting that I need to correct?
    Is the time set correctly on your 9? ie are you on network time? Your device should be set to carrier network time. All your messages will then be in chronological order.
    10-17-2018 12:54 PM
  21. Carrie Greicar's Avatar
    When you guys have quite finished.........I have an unlocked note 8 since it came out. Samsung message app ALWAYS makes me open a second screen to see the second part of long messages - which is infuriating. That's one big reason why I use textra app. You'd think that if I can see a long SMS as ONE in textra then sammy could do it too? Only problem is that textra messages can not be read on Samsung Gear S3 watch!
    Oh, and Aura, to be grammatically correct, you should have a comma following "Berfles"! Further, in place of your word "offers" you meant to say "contributes", I'm sure!
    You can read Textra on the galaxy watch. Just letting you know.
    10-17-2018 01:04 PM
  22. 103Softail's Avatar
    You can read Textra on the galaxy watch. Just letting you know.
    I have for brief times in the past been able to read current/new SMS on watch however most of the time I can only read PAST messages on watch. I'd certainly be interested if you have a workaround...and don't suggest fiddling with notification settings in phone plzbecause that doesn't work. Nice bike, BTW
    10-17-2018 07:49 PM
  23. shaimere's Avatar
    I was passing by to see if I could be of help, I'm leaving now
    mustang7757 likes this.
    10-17-2018 10:23 PM
  24. Stephen Martino's Avatar
    Deleted. Wrong thread
    10-17-2018 10:55 PM

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