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Samsung galaxy stardust SM-S766C. I was getting text with

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samsung galaxy stardust SM-S766C. I was getting text with pics, didn't have to download. Now, I only get the words. Also, for some reason texts are also in "Hangouts" which I don't want. I have tried blog fixes but nothing works.
JA: How long has this been going on?
Customer: I only got the phone in May. I do not use it an awful lot but it seems like it started maybe 2 weeks ago?
JA: How old is the phone?
Customer: I bought a refurbished phone from tracphone on line in May
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Not a techie......blogs said enable mobile data and other stuff I don't remember. Sorry.
JA: The phone expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: That should do it. Thanks so much
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Android Devices
Expert:  GeekGal replied 1 year ago.

Hi there! My name is***** am a computer professional with over 15 years of experience with both Mac and Windows computers, phones, tablets, and printers. It would be my pleasure to assist you with this.

To change settings for text messages in Google Hangouts, please do the following:

  1. On your Android device, open the Hangouts app .
  2. At the top left, touch Menu .
  3. Touch Settings.
  4. Touch SMS.
  5. Touch SMS Enabled, which will open the phone's "Wireless & networks" settings page. Touch Default SMS app to change your default text-messaging app from Hangouts to your phone's native text messaging
Expert:  GeekGal replied 1 year ago.

Please give this an try and let me know how it works for you. Changing the default text messaging app back to the normal one should also take care of the problem with photos.

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