1. Madeleine Rushmer's Avatar
    Hi, My boss has a Samsung Galaxy S5 and somehow his daughters removed his Messages app and replaced it with Hangouts.

    He does not like this Hangouts app that his daughter downloaded.
    I didn't even know you can delete an original app.
    Can someone PLEASE help me?

    Thank you
    Joela44 likes this.
    07-15-2015 07:43 AM
  2. Alistair Luckman's Avatar
    The original app should still be installed. If it is in there, in it's settings there should be a default messaging app setting.
    07-15-2015 08:22 AM
  3. Alistair Luckman's Avatar
    *Check the app drawer
    07-15-2015 08:23 AM
  4. ironass's Avatar
    Go to ...

    Settings > Application manager > Disabled (scroll across) > Messages > Enable
    can3gxw likes this.
    07-15-2015 08:38 AM
  5. can3gxw's Avatar
    It won't be deleted, and possibly not even disabled. It sounds like the daughter just made Hangouts the default messaging app. Do this to restore it:

    Settings > Default Applications

    There you should see Hangouts listed underneath "Messages". Tap that, then change it back to "Messages".

    Now all the text messages will show in the messaging app. If it was disabled (you can't find "messages" in your app drawer), ironass' instructions will help you restore it so you can see it. Then just move the app back to the home screen.
    ironass likes this.
    07-15-2015 09:48 AM
  6. Joela44's Avatar
    Last answer, one prior to this, had it right. Look in settings, application, application manager. Under default applications messaging just remove Hangouts his instructions are spot on

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-16-2015 05:00 PM

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