Fix Repeated Text Messages Problem on Android

One of my friends said “my phone keeps sending the same text over and over in the messages app” and was looking for a fix.

Sometimes you will get the same repeated text messages on your android messages application due to some bug or issue. This happens particularly on older android phones running old android versions and messaging applications.

These repeated text messages also occur when you switch to a new phone and receive all the old messages which were not received on your turned-off phone on your new phone when your old phone was turned off. Or when you have restored a backup of your messages and you have restored the messages twice which will cause duplicate repeating messages.

Let’s see how we can how to stop repeating text messages problem on your Android smartphone.

How To Fix Repeated Text Messages Problem in Android

  1. First, if your messages application is getting hit with repeated messages it’s better to stop the application from running.
  2. Go to your phone task manager and close the message application.
  3. Then open the App menu and find the messages application and click and hold and click on the App info i button on a newer android device to get to the application info.
  4. Or on older android devices Open the Android Settings menu and click on the Apps option and choose the messaging app to access the App info page.
  5. Now click on Force Stop and then click on Disable to disable the messages application from running.
  6. Now download an updated version of Google’s own messages app from the Google play store by opening the Play Store and search for Messages by Google and install it.
  7. Now open the new messages app by Google and use on your android phone without the issue of receiving duplicate Repeated Text Messages.
  8. Also, make the Google Messages application the default messages app.

I hope this tutorial was able to fix the Repeated Text Messages problem on your default messages app on your android phone.

Do let us know in the comments if you are still facing issues regrading the messages application.

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