My Droid deleted all my text messages....BY ITSELF!!

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    Yeah you read that topic right. I just joined this forum today in an attempt to figure this out.

    I woke up today (the 29th) sent a couple of text messages, received a couple, put the phone down, went to brush my fangs, came back, picked up the phone to read a text that just came in.....all the text messages I had on the phone were gone. All of them. Gone-diddley-on. :mad:!!!

    Just to make note:
    1. I went to the settings and there was no activation of any setting dealing with automatic deletions of texts for any reason.
    2. An application called HandscentSMS (sp?) was downloaded onto my phone from a Verizon worker. This was done because for whatever reason I was (and still am) unable to send mass text messages (Why is that? That's another thread). I have since uninstalled the Handscent app.

    So, with a smartphone acting too dang smart and doing things on it's own like deleting all my text messages with important info, pictures, etc. I came on here to ask the question.....

    Does anyone have any insight as to why my Droid would delete my text messages all by itself? AND is there a precedence for this?

    (Ok that was two questions).

    Thank you.
    Barbarian 624
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    Barbarian,

    You are not the first, this has happened to me and many others. It is related to Handcent, but I am not sure if a fix has been found. The last time it happened to me was on 3/4, so I am hoping it was related to an update or something......

    There are many threads on this so if you search around you might find a fix.

    As far as your multiple text that is an easy one.
    Simply open Handcent, the press the menu/options button( the 4 horizontal line button) then select batch mode. You should then see your contacts with checkboxes next to them, simply select the ones you want.

    Welcome to the forum, look around there is lots of info, the Droid is a superb phone once you learn it and get it set up to your liking.
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    also try SMSbackup; it uses your gmail account to back up your texts. its on the market.
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    Thanks for the replies, I appreciate that. As soon as I realized my text messages were gone I immediately uninstalled handscent thinking that was the only culprit.
    Is there a way to send a group text message with the Droid (without using an app like handscent)?

    And please if anyone else has suggestions to go along with these good suggestions (I will also look into smsbackup, thanks) please post them here.

    I will check out the forum for this subject matter.

    P.E.A.C.E.
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    unless something has changed, there is no way to send batch sms from the stock app.

    I have read good things about ChompSMS on this site, I have never used it myself, but I have not heard about people losing their text with it.
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    save MMS is another backup app - saves them to the sd card
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    This just happened to me today and i dont even have handcent installed at all, all of my text's are gone.
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    I do not believe this is exclusively a Handcent issue. I've never even heard of Handcent until I started Googling for solutions to this text deleting problem.

    My droid has deleted all of my threads twice in the past week, once before the new update and once after. Oddly, this is the first time(s) this has ever happened to me, and I've had the phone since November. So far, from my Googling, I haven't found a solution. It may simply be a bug at this point.

    Of course, I sure would like there to be a solution pretty darn quick.
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    Are any of you with this issue using a task killer?
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    I don't have a task killer. In fact, I use very few apps in general.
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    Guess I wont ever be getting Handcent... Don't recall my Droid ever doing this. Perhaps you've been taunting and/or mocking the Droid and have displeased it, thus activating the factory stealth installed com.google.android.punishment.apk.
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    It happened to me again today, this time it had an error message saying that the application had to force close.
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    same here

    Has happened to me twice
    i have no Handset or task killers
    I believe the problem is the core SMS app
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    try looking in your settings there is a section for how many texts you want to show before they all get cleared. when on the message app go to settings and make sure you dont have it set to where "delete old messages after limit" is on. that should help, or stop using task killers.
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    This happened to me also. I did have Handcent SMS and one day while trying to text it kept force closing on me and froze up the phone. I turned it off then on again and all the messages were gone. I uninstalled handcent.. and was fine for about 4 days and then it started needing force close again and yet again.. all the texts disappeared. dancedroid I love my Droid other than this problem.
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    I've had this problem once, just a few weeks ago. I don't use Handcent or task killers. I had gone into settings and set the maximum texts to 2000, and was somewhere in the 1900s with my girlfriend, not counting the various other text threads I had not yet erased, when I got a new text, and ever single other text was gone.

    Before I had changed the settings, I hadn't yet hit the stock 200 max mark yet, so I do not know if it was the settings or not, but felt safe to assume it was. I always instinctively save all pictures or important messages to my SD card and forward them to my email, so I wasn't too upset about losing anything, but did find it awfully peculiar.

    After reading geetarspaz's post above, I checked my Messaging settings, and delete old messages is automatically checked, so people who do not want to lose old messages should uncheck that, and will not have to worry about a cap limit either.
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    Happened again

    Happened again this weekend.
    This has taken away all my faith for this piece of equipment. What else will go wrong.

    Is Google ever going to address this?
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    jbrnic, open your messaging app, touch the menu, go to settings. The first thing on the list is a checkbock to "Delete old messages." UNCHECK that box. your messages will no longer be deleted. Problem fixed.
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    That is not it, the settings have no impact

    Thanks UD's_BDog, but that does not solve the issue.

    I have tried setting small limits, large limits and no deleting whatsoever, still same problem. All threads get deleted. Usually with a crash in the SMS software, sometimes for no reason at all.
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