1. shaheemie's Avatar
    Just got the Galaxy S6 a few days ago with Verizon. I'm using the samsung messaging app it came with, and noticed that every text that I receive from someone that is more than 160 characters gets split up, rather than sending as one long one or showing as one long text bubble, I'll 2, 3, 4 message notifications. It's not really a big deal, but it's a little annoying. Any fix to this or explanation?
    05-14-2015 02:02 PM
  2. VDub2174's Avatar
    I haven't used a stock messaging app in a while but have you checked in the settings to see if you can turn that off?
    05-14-2015 02:19 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    Just got the Galaxy S6 a few days ago with Verizon. I'm using the samsung messaging app it came with, and noticed that every text that I receive from someone that is more than 160 characters gets split up, rather than sending as one long one or showing as one long text bubble, I'll 2, 3, 4 message notifications. It's not really a big deal, but it's a little annoying. Any fix to this or explanation?
    SMS can only handle 160 at a time -- If it is changed to use MMS (from the person sending it) then the message can be a lot longer and it won't split up.
    05-14-2015 03:15 PM
  4. shaheemie's Avatar
    I haven't seen any settings that indicate any such 160 message limit or anything of the sort.
    05-14-2015 03:27 PM
  5. shaheemie's Avatar
    So the sender's settings are set to MMS with 160+ text messages? On my old Android phone it had no problems keeping the messages together, from the same people sending me long messages.
    05-14-2015 03:28 PM
  6. rodney0905's Avatar
    A few thoughts about my experience with this. It seems that new Android phones handle this really well most of the time.

    1. I do believe that on Galaxy phones, in the messaging app, then settings, you can check the box that says something like "Auto Convert to MMS" but I think this applies to sending only?

    2. I've never had much luck with iPhone to/from Android - stock messaging app always seems to split for me, sent or received.
    05-14-2015 04:47 PM
  7. titans30dude's Avatar
    I received a text message that was over 160 characters and it came as 1 long one and i am on verizon using the stock app
    05-14-2015 05:41 PM
  8. shaheemie's Avatar
    A few thoughts about my experience with this. It seems that new Android phones handle this really well most of the time.

    1. I do believe that on Galaxy phones, in the messaging app, then settings, you can check the box that says something like "Auto Convert to MMS" but I think this applies to sending only?

    2. I've never had much luck with iPhone to/from Android - stock messaging app always seems to split for me, sent or received.
    There aren't any settings that I can see that mention convert to mms. Also the texts I am receiving are from two android phones.
    05-15-2015 12:36 AM
  9. rodney0905's Avatar
    There aren't any settings that I can see that mention convert to mms. Also the texts I am receiving are from two android phones.
    Sorry I couldn't help. If I remember correctly, that's the way it always worked for me. Good luck!
    05-15-2015 11:03 AM

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