1. Ian Pearson's Avatar
    I'm new to the Samsung market (had a Palm Pre 2 for the last 2 years and was glad to see it die), so I'm still learning all the little tricks I can do with my phone. For the life of me, I cannot seem to figure out a way to have my phone show who new sms messages are from or have the body of text on the screen. Sometimes I don't want to have to go into the messages app just to read a message, but would rather get a quick glance. Is there anything I can do to have it show who messages are from and what they say from the lock screen instead of just "New Message"?

    I added the messages widget on the side, but still it only shows the first 3 or 4 words of a message.
    05-27-2013 04:46 PM
  2. MBM7881's Avatar
    I'm new to the Samsung market (had a Palm Pre 2 for the last 2 years and was glad to see it die), so I'm still learning all the little tricks I can do with my phone. For the life of me, I cannot seem to figure out a way to have my phone show who new sms messages are from or have the body of text on the screen. Sometimes I don't want to have to go into the messages app just to read a message, but would rather get a quick glance. Is there anything I can do to have it show who messages are from and what they say from the lock screen instead of just "New Message"?

    I added the messages widget on the side, but still it only shows the first 3 or 4 words of a message.

    The option is available on the S4. I have it on mine. Go into the messaging app, settings, and under notification settings check the preview message box. Hope that helps

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    05-27-2013 05:33 PM
  3. Ian Pearson's Avatar
    Awesome, thanks! Didn't think to look in the app settings themselves!
    05-27-2013 06:18 PM
  4. MBM7881's Avatar
    Awesome, thanks! Didn't think to look in the app settings themselves!
    No problem glad I could help

    Sent from my GT-N8013 using Android Central Forums
    05-27-2013 06:26 PM
  5. godsidekurt's Avatar
    Yeah I figured it out too...but wondered is there a way to get to the message from the pop up on the lockscreen? No matter how I swipe or tap it doesnt work.
    05-27-2013 07:37 PM
  6. azdmelani's Avatar
    when i click on the message i go right to it. Maybe its a longer press?
    05-27-2013 08:57 PM
  7. mmf115's Avatar
    Chomp SMS is pretty good when it comes to getting SMS on the lock screen. There's some pretty good settings for quick reply as well. The only negative I have found is that the screen stays on sometimes after the sms notification goes off. So if you aren't near your phone the screen could stay on. Happens about 50% off the time, weird.

    The quick compose, and reply also on the home screen/in apps looks exactly like BiteSMS.
    05-28-2013 11:09 AM
  8. jasongeorge15893's Avatar
    Chomp SMS is pretty good when it comes to getting SMS on the lock screen. There's some pretty good settings for quick reply as well. The only negative I have found is that the screen stays on sometimes after the sms notification goes off. So if you aren't near your phone the screen could stay on. Happens about 50% off the time, weird.

    The quick compose, and reply also on the home screen/in apps looks exactly like BiteSMS.
    How did you get the locked screen pop up feature to work on the S4. I've recently upgraded from the S1 and this feature worked perfectly. But since upgrading to the 4and trying many different settings I have yet to get it to work. Had to unlock the screen each time I get a message.
    07-04-2013 11:11 AM
  9. ingeniousHax0r's Avatar
    Haha that's because it essentially is biteSMS. It's made by the same people.
    08-18-2013 03:10 AM
  10. Coffeeman's Avatar
    Handcent also allows responding from the pop up on the lock screen.
    08-18-2013 12:27 PM
  11. Teresa Kidder's Avatar
    I got my AT&T Galaxy S4 a couple of months ago. My text messages showed up on the lock screen when I got my phone and then they disappeared and I started getting a message on my drop down notifications that I had messages waiting through AT&T messaging which I had never used or activated. I called AT&T and they told me they recently downloaded this service to my phone. This was an automatic update/download from AT&T, I did not ask for it. They had me go to settings/more/application manager/AT&T Messaging ap/ and uninstall the update/select OK to install factory installed version, it uninstalls the update but leaves the ap on your phone. Once this update was uninstalled, my text messages began showing up on my screen again. Also, now my message icon now shows the number of texts I have waiting for me again, (it to had disappeared). This fixed my problem, no sure if it is the same for other carriers.
    Lisa Haley likes this.
    09-13-2013 11:56 AM
  12. Angrej Kumar's Avatar
    Thanks a lot. I really need this feature. I tried a lot to search this.

    Thanks
    TJ Johnson1 likes this.
    11-19-2013 05:28 AM
  13. tileladyflo's Avatar
    thanks so much,,,,this worked,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,doing happy dance
    12-02-2013 12:30 PM
  14. Vikichou's Avatar
    worked for me as well - thanks guys
    12-16-2013 12:29 AM
  15. Josh6699's Avatar
    I turned off in message settings preview, now when I receive a text I get "new text messages". When turned on I get the contacts name & some of the text written from the person. Is there a way I can receive the contacts name only?
    12-21-2013 08:48 AM
  16. AlexandraTelia's Avatar
    Hi. I have a problem with the messaging app. I am new to android and actually I feel very dumb because I got used to the iPhones user friendly environment. I bought the S4 about two weeks ago, and somehow I enabled the pop up on the lock screen that says I have a message. It has become annoying because its a useless pop up, I can hardly press on it because most of the time it just goes into edit mode or something. I want to remove it completely and apparently the "Preview Message" setting does not work when I untick it.
    01-22-2014 09:57 PM
  17. mvysata's Avatar
    Try Smart Notify app with popup window with SMS reply, call, save to calendar, reminder and other options on lock screen https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ma.smartnotify
    01-23-2014 03:07 AM
  18. anon5777482's Avatar
    I'm actually opposite, I don't want the screen to light up with a text notification. Without using 3rd party apps, I can't disable it.
    02-01-2014 07:20 PM

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