If you’re like me, you use your tablet a lot. Let’s face it, a tablet is great for reading books, watching television or movies in bed and catching up with the news. Since I’m a big Google fan, I use Play Newsstand, Play Books, Play Music and sometimes I even use Hangouts. Hangouts is great for interacting on G+, it’s even decent with SMS/MMS, but it doesn’t allow your phone and tablet to share SMS/MMS. I can’t tell you how often I was on my tablet and heard my phone chime with a text message. My tablet is Wi-Fi only, so it’s not connected to my phone in any way, so I have no choice but to find my phone to see who is texting me, or just wait until I’m done with what I’m doing.
The first couple of times this happened was annoying, the third time made me think that I should learn how to use Tasker to get my text messages sent to my tablet, then I started to see if there was an app that could do this very thing for me. Low and behold, there are several. The one I chose is MySMS.
The basic version of MySMS does everything you need, and you can buy the pro version if you want things that a super text message person might want. It works seamlessly and gives a great SMS/MMS experience. The free version also has all the cool stickers that people seem to enjoy.
All you need to do is install the app on your phone and tablet and you’re done. You’ll also want to set it to be the default app for texting on both devices. If you have Hangouts installed for texting, you’ll want to clear the cache and data on your phone for Hangouts so you don’t have twice the text messages, which can slow down your phone.
In fact, I like MySMS so much that I never think of going back to Hangouts for texting. If Hangouts allowed me to use both devices, I would consider switching back—and I would like to know why Google never thought to add this functionality to Hangouts.
If you’re like me and want to text from both your Tablet and Phone, then give MySMS a try. Get it from the Google Play Store.