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SMS Sent Time

Posted by Johannes Zweng in Tools | Jan. 6, 2014 | 77 Comments

Apk file size: 185.0 KB

Background infos on this app: http://goo.gl/7jW8rz


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IMPORTANT for Android 4.4 (KitKat):

On Android 4.4 apps cannot write the system SMS database anymore. This is a major change by Google. To re-enable this again you need to go to Android's hidden settings page "App Ops" and enable the permission "Write SMS/MMS" for this app. (You can open this hiden settings page easily with Apps like "App ops Starter").
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However, this method does not work on every phone, on some models "App Ops" settings only exist until Android 4.4.1. If so - then there is no way to use my app anymore on Android 4.4.2. Sorry. :-(


Adds the time when an SMS was ACTUALLY SENT to your messages (only useful for devices which just show the receive time of SMS, eg. Galaxy S).


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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR USERS OF "Handcent SMS" (version 4.0.0 or greater):
Please check the following option in the settings of Handcent SMS (otherwise this app won't work): In menu under "Settings"->"Application settings"->Default Messaging application" and make sure that it is set to "Disable"!
Otherwise Handcent SMS wil block any other SMS app!

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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR USERS OF "Go SMS":
Do not disable stock's notifications from Go SMS ("Receive Settings"->"Disable other message notification") other wise Go SMS will block any other SMS app!
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It appends the sent time to the message text (the original timestamp will be kept untouched). Should work with all SMS Apps (Handcent SMS, chompSMS, Go SMS, etc..). Depends on SMS implementation details and your provider, so maybe doesn't work everywhere. Some SMS apps also may be confused if another app appends something to the message text in background. So please leave a comment whether it's working with your device/provider/app or not. Thanks! :-)


DETAILS:
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Many Android devices only display the timestamp when a message was received (not sent). This is a problem when you receive messages while your phone is turned off (or has no network coverage). In this case you don't know when the message was really sent (as you only see the received time when you turn on the phone again).

Also allows to add the SMSC (sms service centre) number from where the message was sent (technical stuff for people who are interested).


ABOUT:
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Ad-free! Resource-efficient: does not run as a background service, only gets started by Android when a SMS is received.
Another thing: I develop this only in my spare time, so please understand if it's not perfect (and give me feedback). :-)


TECHNICAL:
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Tested successfully with Austrian providers. Theoretically it may be possible that the added sent time may be incorrect (different tiomezone) if the SMS service centre of the sender is located in a different timezone.


EXPLANATION OF PERMISSIONS:
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• "RECEIVE SMS": necessary for reading the sent time out of the received SMS data package from the mobile provider

• "EDIT SMS OR MMS": necessary for adding the sent time to the message in the device's SMS database

• "READ SMS OR MMS": necessary for looking up the message to edit in the sms database

• "MODIFY/DELETE SD CARD CONTENTS": necessary for writing logfile to SD (when logging is enabled)

Have fun while texting! :-)

Whats new

    • 1.2: Should now also work with Verizon USA; added new setting "Timezone fix" when the senttime seems to be wrong timezone (thanks to Tymesha for the bug reports and helping with all the tests)
    • 1.1: New logging feature (logfile on SD card) for easier troubleshooting if it's not working for someone (therefore the new permission "modify SD content"); added one-time note for Go SMS
    • 1.0: First version

Johannes Zweng part of our Tools and have average installs from 50000 to 100000. Last Update Jan. 6, 2014. Google play rating is 80.8925. Current verison is 1.2. Actual size 185.0 KB.

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77 Comments

JanKoVarr

MIRACLE. Johannes, you are my superman and 'Hero of the years' that you made such workaround! Thank you so much. Thank you for absolute freedom in settings, for detailed app description+background issues and freedom to play with source code (I'd like to start with another bug-fixing for 2 SIM's phone and broken headphones plug-in detection.... long list).

Chrissy Pang

Amazing It was driving me crazy not knowing the sent time of my texts and this little app solved the problem. It works brilliantly. Puts Google to shame for not implementing this themselves. Thanks so much Johannes, you're a legend!

Kevin Hutchison

Thank you so much! This has solved a problem that's been bothering me since I got my sgs2 2 yrs ago. I'm now due an upgrade. With I had this sooner. It's great but this kind of thing shouldn't happen on a handset like this. Thanks again dev's

Ken Coleman

Does as is says and does it well No problems from me. Bummer that it won't get any future updates, though.

A Google User

Perfect! Simple and works perfectly. Only thing I would change is to eliminate the 'seconds' from the time stamp. Hours and minutes is all you need. Removing the seconds would make it look less cluttered. Also the info is nicely customisable. Nice work!

A Google User

Works good but found a better solution Works as advertised. However, I don't like having this information added to every message so I found another solution. Install GO SMS, settings, advanced, important tips, enable "stock SMS uninstalled?". Now freeze or uninstall stock messaging app to avoid duplicate messages. Now GO SMS will handle the message retrieval and you can see both sent and received times in message details. The stock messaging app deletes this info when receiving messages so as the developer says there is no way to get this info for messages already received.

Nasreen malik

will not work on s5 I cannot get this to work on my s5 even though it states it is compatible! Please help

Philip Jones

Disappointing ! Its working..but my friend who lives in Wales the txts I receive from there will not show Time Sent ? She is using o2 network..and yet others who are on o2 network in England it works !! ....Help please !!!

Jeff Woods

Awesome!! Awesome app, but I got a new HTC phone from Verizon and the app doesn't work anymore. Hope you can eventually find a way around this problem. I miss having the text info. Great app though!!! Loved it while it lasted!

A Google User

Excellent The single most annoying thing with android is not knowing when SMS messages were sent, if your phone is offline. This app works a treat, even with SMS popup installed. Well done! Only one thing could make it better, an option to hide the seconds!!

Philip Farbrother

Brilliant! When my wife turned on her phone this morning she had a text saying see you tomorrow at 3.30. She could not tell if the message had been sent today or last night so she had contact the sender to find out. This app should prevent a similar problem in the future. We have both installed it on our Galaxy S3s and it seems to be working fine. This information should have been incorporated by Samsung rather than us having to download a separate app.

Christian Abadilla

Its what ive been searching for I want to know when my friends sent me a message after I received it while opening my phone and it works! :D best there is.

John Bowen

Is this the fault of Google? My Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini does not show the time an SMS was sent to me - which is crazy and a major oversight by Samsung. So I have replied on this great app. But following the change made by Google, apparently I can't use it any longer. Are you going to be able to fix this or do you have to wait for Google to get its act together? Very disappointed! But thanks for your help over the past year or so. By the way, my Google Play account still says this app is 'compatible with all my devices', so Google apparently isn't aware it has caused a problem?!

Kim Singer

Intermittent fault? I'd love to rate this app higher, because it seemed at first to be just what I was looking for. Sadly, however, the time-stamp appears at the end of my incoming texts no more than about 50% of the time. Is there a fix for that, I wonder?

Adam D.

Textra issues Doesn't seem to work with Textra, which is sad. Using Textra seems to stop it even working with the default messaging app.

Dave Brenza

Doesn't work with LG G3. I've used this on my old Samsung S3 and it worked fine, but on my LG G3 the sent time doesn't show up in the stock messaging app.

Marjorie Evangelista

It works! A big thank you for the developer. I thought of buying a new phone solely for seeing the accurate time for texts. So I can't say thank you enough! :)

ron shemesh

Great app!! Can you add feature that show delivery time also (my andro doesn't show it, just if it delivered but not delivery time..) ? it will complete the suite.. Thinks anyway!

A Google User

Awesome So happy to finally have found this app. Does what it says. Shame on android that it doesn't do this. Kudos to the dev!

Muhammad Owais

Want such a beautiful apps I installed many sms apps but i cant find such app which tell the exactly that time when the sms send finally i find this apps..

Johan Vogel

Not for new S6 I loved this app and used it on all my previous Androids .. BUT .. Seems NOT to be working on the new Samsung S6??!

A Google User

Great app that works Sms times only showin received time rather than sent on my Sgs2 on three. This fixed the annoying problem. Download!!!!

Howard Norman

Brilliant! Great app from someone who just wanted to share. Why this hasn't been done before (or isn't standard information on all android phones, god only knows!) Well done Sir :)

Shehan Weerakkody

AMAZING DIZ Z A VERY USEFUL APPLICATION !! Whoever d peraon creatd diz application has given a solution for d maiin pblm in d messages if android mobiles ! Abt times dat it was sent !! Thank ya ! Also we will b veryy tha kful if you or anyone can creat an application to get d real REAL DELIVERD TYMS of d messages dat was sent by us , jst lyk sent time

A Google User

Works sometimes It worked one time when I sent a text to myself. The second time it didn't add the time stamp. Same thing when my wife sent me two texts. Hope I can figure out what the problem is.

Chris Wright

This app delivers. This app does exactly what I need it to without unnecessary memory usage. Hooray!

A Google User

Very good.. If you have your phone off, when you receive a txt ~ when you turn it on.

Alli Mail

Works perfectly And thank you for posting tip to get round latest Google update.

Shaz McCreadie

This is Great (edit) Stand by what I originally said but wish I had known that allowing the upgrade on my S4 would stop this app from working ? Gutted that I have lost this and nobody else has developed a similar app. (Originally said) Now and again there is no time stamp but its rare and I can cope with a tiny blip. Its 99% accurate... There has only been one occasion where the time was out by about 4hrs but the text had been sent from an area notorious for poor signal.

A Google User

Lifesaver!! I sometimes put my phone on airplane mode and afterwards when I get texts, its important for me to know when was the SMS actually sent. App works as advertised. I haven't gone through all the reviews. Is this possible to provide another option - "Embed sent time into SMS itself". Is that possible to add the "Sent time" into SMS itself so that other SMS apps can read that as well?

Bianca Andreasen

This has stopped working for me. Probably since the Android update (not lollypop)

Bob Dobbalina

Doesnt work properly If the phone is turned off, it gives the time that the sms arrives at the phone, not the time that it was sent.

sharon needlez

doesnt work on my new phone :( Was awesome, and solved my problem until i got a phone with kitkat.

Finame Laname

crash (galaxy mega) after official android update to 4.4.2 the app stopped working, otherwise i'd rate 5

A Google User

Does what it says on the tin. Works perfectly, absolute godsend out here in the sticks where reception can disappear for hours on end.

Mary Bowden

Doesn't work anymore :-( I was so very happy with this for ages and then it suddenly stopped working. Have tried uninstalling and re-installing and it's still not working. Help!

David Time

Good Always know when the text was sent, not just when it comes through.

A Google User

Working good. Needed to install app op starter and fix the permission settings. Samsung s4.

Kasnadi Ajisuksmoyo

At last. Finally, the app that I've been looking for. Thx dev, really useful app.

Bev Durham

App is brilliant for when your phone is switched off or youve not checked it.have used this app for over a year .no problems.

Remy LeBeau

My greenify app kept hibernating this one so I thought there was a problem. As soon as I fixed it everything has been smooth. I'm loving it.

Cori M

Does it not work on the Canadian service provider Fido? I have a Samsung Galaxy S6!

michael simons

Time stamp on received sms Samsung S4. Poor reception at work. Often SMS won't download to my phone for hours after they were sent. Now I know when the SMS was sent and not received - the distinction can be important. The interface is very clean and easy to use. It's a pity it is no longer supported because I would have loved and option to add the time to the body text to SMS that I send. Apparently the source code is available - so if there are any developers out there interested in expanding the original.......

Alberto Flores

App is great but is it possible to make it work with other apps besides just stick messenger like Google messenger?

Pam Slater

I had this on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and it was great I loved being able to see what time people had sent a text. However I have just got a Samsung Galaxy S5 and I have downloaded the app onto this new phone but it doesn't work. I wondered if this is because my new phone is 4G and the old one was 3G. Has anyone any ideas.

Lisa Zhou

Doesn't work I have a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, Android 5.1.1. Doesn't do anything to messages. For a few short minutes, I was able to view the sent time by holding a text and clicking on message details. Then, for some reason, the next text I got didn't show the sent time at all. I've reinstalled this app many times because it's the only one of its kind (from what I've found). Please fix this, whatever it is.

Mulgie11

Doesn't work on Galaxy S5 (Lollipop) Bought this a couple of months ago but have been unable to get it working. Read on some forums about it needing 'Root' access and something called 'App Ops' with Android 5.x (Lolllipop) phones but there was no mention of this in Play Store when I bought it! :-/ Only 12 months into a 24 month contract so can't invalidate my warranty/risk breaking my handset by rooting. I'm more angry with Google than the author though as looks like they keep moving the goalposts for the poor fella. Real shame.

C. Y. Hollander

This worked for me originally, but some time ago it stopped working, I have no idea why. It still appends the supposed "sent time", but now it's always the same as the received time, even when that's incorrect. My carrier is T-Mobile, my phone a Samsung Galaxy Light (model SGH-T399), my Android version 4.2.2.

Tom Haigh

Works on Android 5.0 App ops is back at least on LG G3, just find sms sent time in app ops and enable write sms/mms and it works, thank you so much!

Kps guru

this app is really great , but now after changing to android lolly pop its not working in my galaxy J7 pl do help me.

Arcanius Expellam

Time zone fix Everything works fine in Croatia but after shifting from summer time to winter time the time of sending received SMS is wrong for a full hour and Time zone fix doesn't fix the problem (I know it didn't designed to,but I tried that option). Any help,please.

Pete Mesley

Doesn't work for me I have a Samsung galaxy s4 running Android 5.0.1, and this app just doesn't seem to do anything at all. It says it will add a sent timestamp to the body of the text, but nothing happens.

Bina Pannell

Doesn't work. Received 3 texts since installing this app and NONE of them have a 'sent' time.

Chrissy Pang

Amazing It was driving me crazy not knowing the sent time of my texts and this little app solved the problem. It works brilliantly. Puts Google to shame for not implementing this themselves. Thanks so much Johannes, you're a legend! EDIT: A real shame this no longer works on Android 5 and above :(

Claire Hill

Brilliant! This is awesome! Didn't work at first but went into menu using app opps starter and turned on to write messages and works now! To the person that developed this......thank you thank you thank you! Networks should do this anyway but you are a genius for this!! Big thumbs up! ? EDIT...Doesn't work 85% of the time now? Checked settings. Very disappointing because nothing else out there I can find that does this! ?

Frank Torres

Great idea but... Doesn't work on Verizon Messenger on LG-G4

Tilman Jeske

How can the original android devs be so blind Thank you so much for this work around. Ever since I switched to android in 2011 this has bothered me. I am more frustrated that the android devs don't seem to see this even as a problem. However, this app still works, but needs a rooted phone and app ops, where you set write permission for SMS/MMS. Unfortunately it resets itself from time to time :-(

Zeljko Bezer

Good work. Thank you! Again ????.I use it for a year and works without mistakes

Ruth Bradford

Just the ticket. Worked perfectly on my Galaxy S2 and S4, helpful during flight mode and does exactly as described. Guessing it needs an update (which I've heard the developer no longer works on this app as he receives no income from it) as it doesn't work on my S6 or a friends' S5

Claire Hill

Brilliant! This is awesome! Didn't work at first but went into menu using app opps starter and turned on to write messages and works now! To the person that developed this......thank you thank you thank you! Networks should do this anyway but you are a genius for this!! Big thumbs up! ? EDIT...Doesn't work 85% of the time now? Checked settings. Very disappointing because nothing else out there I can find that does this! ?

A Google User

Really Great !! Works great !! PLEASE MAKE THE APP COMPATIBLE WITH AVIRA ANTI THEFT. Will the sms commands for avira anti theft work with the time stamp ? I hope it wont. So please exclude those sms'es from being time stamp'ed and filters may be added to exclude/include a particular contact. Just a Request and not to blame the developer. Great Work !!!

A Google User

Love it, but... ...it does not play nice with SMS Popup. I use SMS popup and have notifications disabled for the stock messaging app. When I press "close" on SMS popup it is supposed to clear the notification from the bar, however since installing SMS Sent Time Fix, the notification remains.

J Barry

Working on 5.1.x W/rooted phone + "App Ops [root]" installed to grant SMS Sent Time write permission to SMS database. Don't know why the sent time of messages is not available without 3rd party work arounds. I recall it was in Message Details in earlier android versions.

Chris Poulton

Wish it still worked This was a perfect little app until i upgraded to KitKat. Why does android STILL not record the sent time? Hopefully you'll find another way for us!

A Google User

Does not work for Pansi SMS In fact though otherwise brilliant Pansi SMS seems to be stripping the sent time from messages for even the stock client on ics 4.04 :( Remove Pansi and the time sent is fine on NEW messages. Old ones it seems lost forever :(

mruk marks

Not working at first but Great App! Thx Wasn't working at first on Lollipop had to enable sms read/ write permission by downloading App Ops Root. Could be better if can resize text size for the " Sent at ....... " ;-)

A Google User

Finally, a timestamp fix that works! This works perfect for embedding the timestamp of the time a message was sent to my phone for everyday when I have my phone on airplane mode and I turn it on and don't know when my friends texted me because they used to all come in at the same time and say the time that I turned airplane mode off. Other apps only adjust manually by an offset of hours or minutes but this app really shows you when the text was sent. Works perfect with my HTC Amaze, ice cream sandwich version.

Erin Clawson

Won't work Got a new phone (same kind) and it will no longer work. I have all my settings the exact same. I love this app, it's a huge annoyance not knowing when something was sent especially if the message is urgent and this app typically solves that problem. I just need it to work again

Shaz McCreadie

This is Great (edit) Stand by what I originally said but wish I had known that allowing the upgrade on my S4 would stop this app from working ? Gutted that I have lost this and nobody else has developed a similar app. (Originally said) Now and again there is no time stamp but its rare and I can cope with a tiny blip. Its 99% accurate... There has only been one occasion where the time was out by about 4hrs but the text had been sent from an area notorious for poor signal.

Anilkumar SL

Initially this app is working but suddenly it has stopped. Now it's showing received time only..... I am confused why it has happened....My cell is Samsung galaxy grand duos and android version is 4.2.2... It was excellent app, could you please fix this issue....

Maya Dsouza

What's wrong? It has stopped working on my note 3 Plz fix it I loved this app so much but now it won't work :(

Derek Larkin

Excellent "See you in an hour!" This app is perfect for telling you when the text was sent, not when it was received by your phone. Great for areas of poor coverage or when you're in Aeroplane mode. I only wish there was a "Pro" version so I could tip the dev a couple of Euro :-)

mario stoto

Doesn't work Looks like it hasn't been updated since last year so won't work on newer phones

Margaret Mercado

a problem i used it in my old samsumg pocket and ut works great. but now it does not work in my new lg g2. please help.

A Google User

Essential for Android Works almost flawlessly on Nexus. Only gets 4 stars because the time stamp isn't always added to a message. So far this has only happened during the rare occasions when an sms is received in the first few seconds during the on-cycle after the phone has been turned off, so I'm happy! Great app ;-)

Gina Omilon

Doesn't work for new phones. I have a Samsung 7 and it won't work. It used to work on my old Samsung that was pre-galaxy.

tony hazledine

Brilliant app Just as it says, got signal problems, so when a text lands it says the time sent.... Excellent thanks.

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