1. Grifter3000's Avatar
    I use Textra as my default SMS app, my phone is a Note 5, and I have the new Gear S2 Classic.

    I have to use Textra as my default SMS app because the stock Android Samsung text app cannot handle the volume of texts I have - I don't like to delete my old conversations, and the default Samsung SMS app just locks up and freezes due to the high volume of texts I keep.

    Textra works great on my phone.

    The problem I'm facing is with my Gear S2:

    I can't seem to be able to open the texts that come in. I get the notification - and I can even reply to the message - but I can't open the incoming message and read it. I touch it with my finger the message won't open.

    Does anyone have a solutions for this issue? I see other people online saying they can read incoming texts via Textra on their S2 no problem (they just can't compose - only read and reply) so I'm wondering if there's some kind of workaround. I know the Textra support folks claim they aren't compatible with Samsung's Tizen OS. But I do see the messages pop up and again can reply to a text, too - just can't read them first!

    Thanks!
    12-19-2015 03:56 PM
  2. ALborntoride's Avatar
    I'm not even getting any notifications....
    12-20-2015 01:17 PM
  3. ALborntoride's Avatar
    Never mind...got it to work and able to see texts and respond
    12-20-2015 03:12 PM
  4. Hectorius's Avatar
    How did you get it to work?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-21-2015 10:25 AM
  5. ALborntoride's Avatar
    Well I can see them and thought I could respond but it goes into the Samsung messaging app...still tinkering
    12-21-2015 05:31 PM
  6. ALborntoride's Avatar
    But all I did was turn notifications off in the gear app and then back on and select the textra app to receive them and it worked
    12-21-2015 05:32 PM
  7. Grifter3000's Avatar
    Well I can see them and thought I could respond but it goes into the Samsung messaging app...still tinkering
    Can you see the contents of the texts before you reply? I can see who they're from AND reply - but I can't open the messages and read it, which makes it impossible to really text on the watch.
    12-21-2015 09:47 PM
  8. Tim Speedle's Avatar
    You need to change your notification settings in Textra to include the Message Text in the notification. Once you do that, then the message text should start showing up. Also, if you changed the notification settings for any of your specific contacts, you will have to go into those and change them to include the message text in the notifications as well.
    12-27-2015 01:48 AM
  9. Grifter3000's Avatar
    You're absolutely right, Tim. Thank you for sharing that! It feels great to finally be able to read my texts on my watch!
    01-02-2016 11:09 PM
  10. iRebelJB's Avatar
    Thank you so much for posting this answer. I feel like an *****. How simple!
    03-15-2016 02:22 PM
  11. droidman401's Avatar
    Love textra on my 3G/4G s2..works really good

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-15-2016 10:18 PM
  12. cjackson3's Avatar
    Once I receive the text and work with it. I can't see sender messages through the message app on the watch. That's a bummer for messages I want to Deal with later.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-17-2016 03:32 PM
  13. Alan Wolmer's Avatar
    Hi,

    I just received my Gear S2 Classic today, and cannot seem to get Textra to work, whenever I turn notifications on it keeps telling me I need to set Messanger as the default texting app to receive texts?
    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
    03-21-2016 12:08 AM
  14. NuMotiv's Avatar
    Hi,

    I just received my Gear S2 Classic today, and cannot seem to get Textra to work, whenever I turn notifications on it keeps telling me I need to set Messanger as the default texting app to receive texts?
    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
    Ignore it and continue on. Textra will show up showing the name and message and allow you to reply.
    03-22-2016 11:35 PM
  15. Alan Wolmer's Avatar
    Got it, Thanks.
    Tried it this time and it worked. I guess when I tried it before the watch was still in the "setup" stage and was syncing all other apps - prob why it was not working then.
    03-23-2016 12:13 PM
  16. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    i really like the default Samsung Messages app. However I did try Textra out. And I'm pretty jealous of how Textra gives you the "Mark as Read" option on the S2, wish the Messages app did that.
    03-23-2016 02:45 PM
  17. 44Joan's Avatar
    Just to point out that Textra on the Gear S2 actually offers more functionality than Textra on the phone. Namely, ability to set up "quick replies" (which, bizarrely for such an otherwise great app, they don't have on the phone.)
    04-07-2016 08:52 AM
  18. mountainbikermark's Avatar
    Just to point out that Textra on the Gear S2 actually offers more functionality than Textra on the phone. Namely, ability to set up "quick replies" (which, bizarrely for such an otherwise great app, they don't have on the phone.)
    That is weird that they don't have it. I thought it did but it turns out it's "quick compose".
    04-07-2016 09:30 AM
  19. prolajo's Avatar
    Have textra on my s8+ and can't receive messages on my gear s2. Any ideas
    10-13-2017 05:38 PM
  20. Grifter3000's Avatar
    Have textra on my s8+ and can't receive messages on my gear s2. Any ideas
    The trick I found to making it work was in the settings - can't recall which settings (Textra or the S8) - you have to permit notifications from the app to appear on your locked screen. Then they should show up on your watch, too. Took me a long time to figure that out!
    10-13-2017 06:22 PM

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