Why should I use mysms as default SMS app on my smartphone (Android 4.4)?

mysms provides you with the best texting experience across devices. Setting mysms as the default SMS app on your phone allows you to fully manage your messages on each of your devices – your smartphone, tablet & computer.

What are the benefits when using mysms as default SMS app?

  • Texts read on one device are marked as read on all other devices too
  • Messages deleted on one device are also deleted on all other devices
  • Restoring your message from the mysms cloud to a new smartphone
  • Faster text messaging with mysms friends messages
  • Sending texts & MMS on any device
  • Receiving texts & MMS on any device

Restrictions, if you don't use mysms as default SMS app.

Why do I need to set an app as default SMS app?

Since the introduction of Android 4.4, Google allows only one app to run as default SMS app. Only your selected app is authorized to manage the SMS database entirely. The concept of one single default SMS app was introduced by Google and represents a change of the operating system that we are not able to influence.

How do I set mysms as my default SMS app?

After installing the mysms app on your phone and registering for a new account, you’ll receive a popup to choose whether you want to set mysms as your default app. If you select "Yes" mysms is activated as the default app.

If you select "No" on this popup, you will use another app as your default app. Of course you still have the possibility to set mysms as default at a later date. In this case there are two options:

  • Open mysms on your phone, tap on "Wanna use mysms on your phone too?" and click on the button "Set as default" on the next page. Next confirm this action on the popup that appears from the Android system.
  • Open the Android settings and go to the option More..." under "Wireless & Network". Under "Default SMS app" choose mysms to set is as default. (If you only want to use mysms for texting on your computer, simply choose another default SMS app in this setting – all SMS apps that are installed on your phone are shown in this list.)

Can I use mysms on the computer or tablet if it is not set as default SMS app on my phone?

Even if you prefer another SMS app on your phone, you can enjoy texting on your computer or tablet with mysms. It is still possible to send & receive remote texts and your messages are synced across devices. However, if mysms is not set as default you need to take some restrictions into account. Features which are crossed out in the following list are not available in this case:

  • Texts read on one device are marked as read on all other devices too
  • (messages stay marked as new/unread on your phone)
  • Messages deleted on one device are also deleted on all other devices
  • (deleted messages from the desktop/tablet are still visible on your phone)
  • Restoring your message from the mysms cloud to a new smartphone
  • Faster text messaging with mysms friends messages
  • Sending texts & MMS on any device
  • (attachments sent on the desktop/tablet are not shown on your phone)
  • Receiving texts & MMS on any device

We constantly try to make mysms better. If you prefer another default SMS app, please let us know why by answering these two questions.

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