10-26-2017 11:15 AM
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  1. Mike Stephans's Avatar
    I just fixed this for a friends phone,

    He was using the default messenger app. I changed the default app to google hangouts
    by going into hangouts>settings>enable merged conversations(not sure this part is necessary)
    settings>SMS>SMS disabled (select this to make messenger the default app)
    I was then able to see a message from an unknown sender, the message did not show in the default app. it was a friends txt that for some reason did not format properly.
    I was able to delete the message. then changed the settings back. the indicator was reset now.
    gr2010 likes this.
    10-19-2015 08:09 AM
  2. gr2010's Avatar
    Dear Mr. Mike Stephans,

    Many thanks for posting the solution. It worked well and I do not see the 1 indicator in SMS icon which was annoying. I did exactly as you said and the indicator disappeared.

    With Best Wishes,

    10-31-2015 06:12 AM
  3. TattooTina's Avatar
    My phone is doing the same thing. I have tried everything. I even deleted the thread and it won't go away.
    12-09-2015 09:47 PM
  4. FashionLove's Avatar
    I finally figured out the fix for group text messages with the date December, 31, 1969 that will not delete.
    Open settings > application manager > select each one of your messenger apps > clear data and clear cache > disable application > restart phone > open the one messenger app you want to use > set as default > erase all messages. They should never come back. If you have more than one messenger on your phone, do this with each application. You have to have the app set as your default to erase the messages so this works. Took me an hour but they're finally gone.
    04-16-2016 11:49 AM
  5. Alec Heesacker's Avatar
    Me too. This had accured on my Samsung Android Max Patriot. :shocked:
    06-09-2016 04:53 PM
  6. Stan Wheeler's Avatar
    Anyone else see this, when I get a text message and read it and/or reply and done with it, my text message icon still has a 1 in it and my blue led keeps flashing as if I didn't check it, I know it's not a big deal but the only way I can clear it is to delete that message or the entire thread. Anyone else seeing this problem?
    I have an Android Turbo 2 I've cleaned all my messages and still reading 21 what do I do now
    11-17-2016 09:41 PM
  7. Craig West1's Avatar
    God bless you.

    Oops, nevermind. I take it back. After I rebooted my phone, the badge returned.

    Note 4. Running N910VVRU2CPG2.
    11-18-2016 06:33 PM
  8. Phoneguy108's Avatar
    Hard reset only thing that worked for my friend
    11-19-2016 11:07 PM
  9. Mikezorander's Avatar
    I was having this problem where the messaging icon would always have the little red dot on it indicating an unread message but it would stay there even after I had read and deleted all the messages in my inbox/conversation list.
    After playing around, I discovered that I had received a new message from a blocked contact. Going through the menu icon in the top left, down to Block opened up the new screen with the message from the blocked contact. I deleted it and the red dot on my messaging icon on the home screen went away.
    Kind of stupid really. The point of blocking a number is to not see or hear from them. A bit pointless if the phone still receives the message and just stores it in a hidden folder and still lets you know it's there :/
    Phoneguy108 likes this.
    10-26-2017 11:15 AM
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