[ How To ?? ] Customize Always On Display on Samsung Galaxy Note 8

How to customize Always On Display To get started with customizing the Always On Display, head to Settings, Lock screen and security then Always On Display. Now let's see what's in there and what you can do with it. By default, you have six different main clock styles to choose from: digital clock, analog clock, world clock, calendar, image and edge clock. They're all pretty self-explanatory and have small previews of what they look like generally. You can download more Always On Display styles from Samsung Themes if these choices aren't to your liking.
Tap the Always On Display style you want to use, and you'll launch into a customization screen where you can tweak different aspects of the screen. The customization options differ based on which of the styles you're working from, but basically come down to the clock style, color and background.With a few of the styles you'll also be able to tap on blank spots on the screen to add more information like a…

[Apps] Best Texting and SMS Apps for Android

Text messaging is among the most popular ways to communicate in the whole world. It’s quick, easy to do, and it doesn’t require you pausing what you’re doing like phone calls do. Let’s take a look at the best texting apps and SMS apps for Android to see if we can’t help you make your texting experience better. Do note that various texting apps will have issues depending on your device, Android version, carrier, and texting habits.

Android Messages

Price: Free
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Android Message is a free texting app by Google. In terms of features, Android Messages keeps it light. You'll have some light theming options, some organization and backup features, and a decent search function. The design is entirely Material Design. That means it looks good and it's easy to use. There are some issues here and there. Additionally, the app can be a little slow. Otherwise, it's probably the best of the free texting apps.
Android Messages


Chomp SMS

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Chomp SMS has been around since the good old days of Android and was one of the very first, really good third party texting apps. It has since evolved into an app that embraces Material Design while still having plenty of features. Some of them include emojis, SMS blocking, quick reply in the notifications, MMS, and group messaging. You can even stop a text mid-send if needed. It also comes with Android Wear and Pushbullet support. There are plenty of other customization features should you want them.
Chomp SMS


Handcent Next SMS

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Handcent, along with Chomp SMS, were the first two really good, really popular third party texting apps available on Android. Much like Chomp SMS, Handcent is a powerful and heavy texting application with a ton of features. Some of them include themes, a privacy box to store private conversations, SMS backup, eCards, emojis, and plenty more. One of the more interesting features is Handcent Anywhere, which lets you text on your computer and tablet if you want. It's had its ups and downs in terms of bugs, but it's usually pretty solid.
Handcent Next SMS


Pulse SMS

Price: Free / $10.99 / $0.99 per month
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Pulse SMS is one of the most unique texting apps on the list. It's like any standard SMS app for the most part. However, there is also a back end that will let you text from your PC, tablet, and other devices. Additionally, it also supports dual-sim devices, blacklisting phone numbers, message backup, and more. Here's how it works. The texting app part of this is completely free. Those who want to also text from PCs, tablets, etc can either pay $0.99 per month or a lifetime fee of $10.99. It's a good way to kill two birds with one stone.
Pulse SMS


Facebook Messenger

Price: Free
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We'll be honest with you. Facebook Messenger isn't a great app. It uses a ton of battery, storage, and RAM. It also has ads. However, chances are that you have it on your device. Facebook has tons of users and it's likely you keep this around because you have those loved ones that just won't switch to something better. If you're going to have it around, you might as well enable its SMS support. That way you can kind of kill two birds with one stone. It has satisfactory SMS integration if that helps. It's not the best option when it comes to texting apps. It is among the most convenient, though.
Facebook Messenger


QKSMS

Price: Free / Optional in-app purchases
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QKSMS is a newer texting app that came to prominence during the era when Material Design apps were hard to find. This one sticks almost strictly to the Android design guidelines so you know what kind of visual experience you’re in for. Some of the features include themes, a night mode (dark theme), floating notifications, group messaging, MMS, and search. It's also open source and completely free to use. The in-app purchases are for funding development and are optional.
QKSMS

Mood Messenger

Price: Free
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Mood Messenger is one of the newer texting apps. It doesn't have a ton of features. However, it seems to have the right features. It supports chat heads similar to Facebook Messenger. You can also get customization, theming, GIFs, location sharing, media features, and more. It also has a messaging service. Mood Messenger users can message each other without using SMS. In any case, the app is free with no in-app purchases and no advertising that we found. 
Mood Messenger

Textra SMS

Price: Free / $2.99
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Textra SMS is among the most solid texting apps on the list. This popular and highly stylish SMS app is also one of the highest rated on the list. It comes with a theme picker (you choose the colors yourself), a dark mode, floating notifications, delayed sending, slide to delete, and plenty of other features. It also comes with direct support for Android Wear, Pushbullet, MightyText, and others. You can use most of the features for free. There is a single in-app purchase for $2.99 to unlock the pro version.
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If we missed any of the best texting apps and SMS apps tell us about them in the comments below!


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