• After 15+ years, we've made a big change: Android Forums is now Early Bird Club. Learn more here.


Mar 5, 2021
I have the Google Pixel 3a and have rarely had problems with it. My biggest contention is, of course, texting non-Android users. I was able to get around the SMS breaking into separate texts by long pressing the send button and typing a space into the subject bar that popped up. However, a few nights ago my phone updated and now when you long press, it only offers you to schedule a text. Anyone know another way on Android 11 to not make texts break up after 140 characters? Thanks!
I've never had texts break at 140 characters, and I've never long-pressed on anything. Admittedly I also don't use Google's Messages app, so it might be worth trying a different app, though SMS should be SMS regardless of what app you use.

When you say you have this problem when texting "non-Android phones" is that a code for iPhones, or does it include dumbphones as well?

The subject line mentions MMS, and some apps have a setting to send long messages as MMS. If Google's app doesn't have that then it's definitely worth trying a different one (the apps I've used in the last few years, which included Textra, Chomp and QKSMS, all have that). Though I'll note that I've never used this option (SMS are free, MMS are **** expensive with my carrier, so I don't use MMS for anything ever).

For the record I'm using a Pixel 2, currently Android 11.
Last edited:
Upvote 0


We've been tracking upcoming products and ranking the best tech since 2007. Thanks for trusting our opinion: we get rewarded through affiliate links that earn us a commission and we invite you to learn more about us.