1. Christopher David3's Avatar
    I see the option for locked messages on the drop down menu inside the messaging app, but for the life of me I do not understand how to actually LOCK a message. It's not really a big deal cause I wouldn't use that option much anyway, but it just irks me not knowing. I watched a tutorial on Youtube and the guy on the clip had different options than what my S5 has? He was from overseas though so I imagine there are slight differences in what is released there and what is released here. Can anyone help?

    Thanx.
    09-18-2014 02:20 PM
  2. bbqdroid's Avatar
    Press and hold the message you want to save, and Message Options will pop up:

    Delete
    Copy Text
    Forward
    LOCK
    Copy to SIM
    Save Message
    Share View Message Details.

    The one you are looking for is in the middle.
  3. bbqdroid's Avatar
    Press and hold the message you want to save, and Message Options will pop up:

    Delete
    Copy Text
    Forward
    LOCK
    Copy to SIM
    Save Message
    Share View Message Details.

    The one you are looking for is in the middle.
    09-18-2014 03:06 PM
  4. Roker Roar's Avatar
    Help!

    When I press and hold the message, the only "message options " that come up are--"delete", and "copy text"

    No option to lock ?
    07-22-2015 04:16 PM
  5. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Help!

    When I press and hold the message, the only "message options " that come up are--"delete", and "copy text"

    No option to lock ?
    Are you using the stock Galaxy S5 messaging application? If so, then maybe this was a pre-Lollipop feature?
    07-22-2015 04:42 PM
  6. Roker Roar's Avatar
    Yes I am. I'm no expert but Im running 4.4.2, whatever that is---

    model no. SMG900F
    07-23-2015 02:50 AM
  7. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Yes I am. I'm no expert but Im running 4.4.2, whatever that is---

    model no. SMG900F
    You are on KitKat. Try long pressing the conversation thread and see if those menu options pop-up. Let us know if that works.
    07-23-2015 09:59 AM
  8. Roker Roar's Avatar
    If you mean long press a msg, I've done that as said above. If you mean go to the thread list of people and press a thread contact, no it doesnt come up as option
    07-23-2015 11:31 AM
  9. ironass's Avatar
    Lock is available on the stock messaging app on my Lollipop, Android 5.0, G900F international model

    PLAN B

    Install Textra SMS, free from the Play Store. This will pick up your existing texts and display them. Long press on the text you wish to save and a tick will appear against it. Select Menu, (3 dots), and choose lock.
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    07-23-2015 11:49 AM
  10. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Lock is available on the stock messaging app on my Lollipop, Android 5.0, G900F international model

    PLAN B

    Install Textra SMS, free from the Play Store. This will pick up your existing texts and display them. Long press on the text you wish to save and a tick will appear against it. Select Menu, (3 dots), and choose lock.
    Textra is a great messaging application - I would recommend using that to lock your apps if you are not able to achieve it with the stock app.
    07-24-2015 09:08 AM
  11. Roker Roar's Avatar
    Thanks but the list of permissions required is frightening.

    It basically controls my phone and I get SO worried about permissions I rarely load apps at all
    07-25-2015 12:12 AM

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