Turn Premium SMS Permissions On / Off - Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+

If you're having issues sending text messages to short codes, view this info 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, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
    Note These instructions only apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Apps.
  3. Ensure All apps is selected (upper-left).
    Note If necessary, tap the Dropdown icon Dropdown icon (upper-right) then select All apps.
  4. Tap the Menu icon Menu (upper-right).
  5. Tap Special access.
  6. Tap Use Premium text message services.
  7. 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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