03-02-2021 01:54 AM in
Hi, I've searched forums/google as much as I can but no luck. I installed the Google Messages app (app icon has 3 horizontal lines in a speech bubble) but my phone keeps resetting the default message service to the Samsung app (app icon is 3 dots in a speech bubble). This happens almost daily and means I miss text messages. I'd prefer to stick with the Google version.
I've tried uninstalling and clearing the cache but no luck.
S20 5G android v11
03-02-2021 04:13 AM in
kindly check if Google Messages is set as default
settings → apps → tap 3 dots → default apps → messaging apps
restart your phone
13-03-2023 07:36 PM in
I was able to change the default sms app after changing to a different default keyboard app (Microsoft swiftkey)
Must be that the default Samsung keyboard is forced only to work with the samsung messages.
Thursday - last edited Thursday
I noticed that when my phone goes into power saving mode, Samsung Messages appears on the screen, along with my preferred text app, and that is when I have the same problem of Samsung's junk taking over. It is garbage like this, plus the fact they want to charge more but give you less freedom to have what you want on your phone, which is making me look to Samsung's competition! Either let me disable this app or keep it from trying to become my default text app evertyt night!