On Android phones SMS messages registered to applications also get sent to the device's inbox. However to prevent clutter, it'd be nice to be able to remove application specific SMS messages from the inbox to reduce the potential overflow of those messages.
Questions on other Google groups on getting a definitive answer on a programmatic way to delete SMS messages from the Android inbox don't seem to be pressing.
So the scenario:
Has it been done? Can it be done?
"As of Android 1.6, incoming SMS message broadcasts (
android.provider.Telephony.SMS_RECEIVED) are delivered as an "ordered broadcast" — meaning that you can tell the system which components should receive the broadcast first."
This means that you can intercept incoming message and abort broadcasting of it further on.
AndroidManifest.xml file, make sure to have priority set to highest:
<receiver android:name=".receiver.SMSReceiver" android:enabled="true"> <intent-filter android:priority="1000"> <action android:name="android.provider.Telephony.SMS_RECEIVED" /> </intent-filter> </receiver>
onReceive() method, before performing anything with your message, simply call
EDIT: As of KitKat, this doesn't work anymore apparently.
EDIT2: More info on how to do it on KitKat here: