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Remove Default Messaging App Warning

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I have the Samsung  Active 2 watch. I want to not have Samsung messages as my default. I use Google messages as my default on my phone. Very annoying that when I go into the messages app on my watch it keeps trying to ask me if I want Samsung messages as my default. There needs to be a way to not have this pop up without changing my face of my watch to work around it. Why can't Samsung just do an update to remove the default app setting or let the user decide on which app to sync it to.

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I am also experiencing this with the Textra messaging app. Same annoying watch popup when a notification hits. Hopefully, Samsung will fix this sooner rather than later. 

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Same here, bought the watch and now returning it!
One of the biggest features of having a smart watch is text messaging.
Even if you ignore, or click on cancel when it asks you to make samsung messages the default app, you are limited, unless you respond to a message on your watch, when you go back to look at it, it won't be on the watch.

So basically, even ignoring the notice to set as default messenger app, the texting is limited.

Until this is fixed, I would recommend that no one gets the watch unless they do not care about text messages.

I even tried the default Samsung Messenger, it is so limited it is almost useless, compared to Textra and others, the built it messenger is only about 10% useful, and buggy where if you want deliver confirmation of your text/sms then you get double notifications.
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i'm having the same trouble as you guys.  it's terribly frustrating.  i'm going to return my watch cause one of the main reasons i got it was to text.  i hope that samsung pays attention to this and maybe fixes it

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