Pixel™, Phone by Google - Turn Premium SMS Permissions On / Off

If you're having issues sending text messages to short codes view this info to see how to check permission settings.

Note Notes:

  • Steps only apply if you've previously used a messaging app to send a text to a premium content provider or short code.
  • Short codes are typically 5 or 6 digit numbers commonly used when participating in contests, making donations, etc.

  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up to display all apps.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings app icon > Apps & notifications Apps & notifications icon.
  3. Tap Advanced then Special app access.
  4. Tap Premium SMS access.
  5. From the 'Premium SMS' access screen, tap the app then select an option:
    Note Apps listed vary and only appear if they've previously been used for premium messaging.
    • Ask
    • Never allow
    • Always allow
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