SMS Sent Time .APK

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Legacy app, ONLY FOR Android 4.3 and older: Add sent time to SMS

Version: 1.2

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What's new in version 1.2

• 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

App Description

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



Since Android 4.4 Google improved the security mechanisms for SMS. Normal apps cannot write the system SMS database anymore. Also since Android 4.4 the SMS framework should store itself the sent time.


It was only a workaround, back then. It will no longer be developed and is only online for historical reasons.

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).

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!

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!

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! :-)

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).

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). :-)

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.

• "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! :-)

Ratings and Reviews

Rating: 4.0 / 5 - 1017 votes

by A Google User,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.

by Claire Hill,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! 😔

by michael simons,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.......

by A Google User,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 !!!

by 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.

Technical Details

CategoryTools Apps
AuthorJohannes Zweng
Latest Version1.2
CompatibilityAndroid 1.5+ (SDK 3)
Application IDat.zweng.smssenttimefix

Older versions

SMS Sent Time 1.2 (8)

Added on: 2014-01-05

File Size: 184.9 KB

Compatibility: Android 1.5+ (SDK 3)

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