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How to Hide Text Messages On Your Android Phone

When you carry your smartphone with you, you carry many other confidential things too with it. Those confidential assets are your pictures, your videos and sometimes your messages. Some things are so personal that you don’t want others to view it or read it even accidentally. You should already be using KeepSafe for hiding your pictures and now you should know about an app which safely hides your messages in your android phone.

From the plethora of apps available for this task in Android, we have chosen GO SMS Pro for the tutorial. The app is completely free on the Play Store and you can start off by grabbing a copy of it.

Step 1: Once you have installed it, open the app and you will see your existing message thread in the app itself.

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Step 2: Now open the Menu residing in the top left corner. And then select Private Box.

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Step 3: To use it for the first time you will have to set up a password for it. Go ahead by tapping the set password.

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Step 4: Once you confirm the password and entered your email (that is because in case you miss your password, GO SMS Pro will send it to your email.) tap on the add private contact. You can add either by contact list or even a new contact which you have not saved in your contact list yet. Go ahead by choosing the one from your contact list.

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Step 5: There is nothing more in this step, now when you receive a message from that contact, a notification will appear. When trying to open the message, it will ask the same password. Once entered correctly (of course) it will open it privately.

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You can also move a message thread to out of the private box if you think its okay for the outside world.

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Conclusion

The GO SMS Pro turned out to be the easiest and most efficient way to hide your private messages from the prying eyes of absolutely anyone. Though the features of the app are not limited to just hiding messages but other domains like SMS Blocker, Scheduled SMS, Anti Theft, Free Message and others.

Let us know how you are using GO SMS Pro.

Download Go SMS Pro (free) | Google Play Store

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Android Tips

Remotely Run Commands on Android Device Via SMS

Consider a scenario, you reach your office or college and discover that you have left the phone at your home. Now there is an emergency to get a contact from your phone. To make it more worse you don’t have the contact synced through Google. What will you do next? Panic.

Wouldn’t it be great if you send a message to your phone from any number and the phone would reply us back the required contact number? Meet Agastya one of the oldest app to perform such and many other things on your android phone remotely through SMS.

Agastya is freely available on the Play Store and you can start setting up by grabbing a copy of it. The first screen is of Registration where you enter your valid email id, and a 4 digit security pin which will be used to access data via other phone.

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The next screen shows how Agastya works.

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The workflow is super easy. You install Agastya on your phone and when it receives SMS with the four digit security code it sends you a list of commands which will be valid for the next one hour. An example: you can send the “SILENT” (without quotes) word in the message and it will turn the phone ringer to the silent mode.

Here are the few of the functionalities Agastya lets you do via SMSes.

  • RINGER – Turn on the ringer
  • IMEI – Get the IMEI number of your phone
  • SILENT – Turn off the phone’s ringer
  • LAST MESSAGES – Retrieve the last 5 text messages received on your phone
  • LAST CALLS – Know the last 5 missed/received/dailed numbers

The app should be handy for people who use multiple handsets at a time. Agastya eliminates the need for carrying all of them together as essential details it makes available on a single mobile, on the tap of the fingers.

Download Agastya (Free) | Google Play Store

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Android Tips

[MightyText] Place Calls, Send, Receive Text messages on your PC [Android]

Few years back it seemed like a distorted illusion. As in you are sitting at your desk and your phone rings and you could answer that from your computer itself. Or a message arrives and you could read and reply from your computer itself.

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Well not anymore. You can do that by installing a simple (and free of course) application on Android called MightyText and answer your calls or read/reply your messages from any browser.

Okay, it works like this. You install the android app on your phone, connect it with your google account and leave your phone aside.

Now visit this link on your computer, and authenticate it with the same gmail account you did on your phone. Few moments (30 seconds to be exact) later you will be presented a screen on the web browser where you can access your contact list (yes With contact pictures), your smses, battery information and many other things.

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MightyText also has a chrome extension which does not more than popping up notifications and redirecting you to the mightytext web interface. When your phone rings, or even sms arrives, instant notification should appear on your phone. The web interface of MightyText records the call logs which includes missed calls, incoming calls and outgoing calls so you can check back any unknown number some time later only from web. The updated version of MightyText even allows you to Sync or take back ups of your Photos and videos from your phone.

One thing more: You can use MightyText to store your TextMessages. You can take a backup of messages and store it on the MightyText servers and next time even if you delete it from your phone, you might get it back at web.

Download MightyText (free) from Google Play Store

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Android Tips

[How To] SMS Reply on Android From PC

Emails and Whatsapp may have taken over the world, but Short Messaging Service a.k.a SMS was and is still around. However, one problem that all major SMS-alternative services face including SMSs itself is that users can only reply to these messages from their phone. There is no way to reply to a message on Whatsapp, Hike or any other similar service from your PC. The same stands true for SMSes.

Thankfully, there are quite a few apps in the Play Store that will allow users to easily reply to SMSes from their PC or laptop, without any hassle.

How To Reply To Android Phone SMS From Your PC

Step 1: Download MightyText from the Play Store on your Android device. On your PC or laptop, head over to this website and give Mighty Text access to your Google account. Make sure you are using the same Google account as on your Android phone.

Step 2: Start Mighty Text on your phone and grant it access to your Google account. Make sure to select ‘Allow Access’ when the app asks for permission to your Google account.

Step 3: And you are nearly done! Head over to mightytext.net/app to reply to your SMSes right from your PC. If you are using Chrome or Firefox, you can also enable Desktop notifications for it so that you will be automatically notified when a new message comes in.

Conclusion

MightyText not only syncs your SMSes, but it also syncs your call logs including the incoming and missed calls. Apart from this, the browser tab of MightyText will also show the battery status of your Android handset, which will be appreciated by a lot of people. Other features of the app include the ability to search through your messages, directly initiate a call on your phone right from your PC or laptop