From March 9, Google is forbidding apps which auto-forward text messages (SMS) to another MOBILE NUMBER.
Auto Forward SMS has this function, and we need to make some drastic changes so the app can no longer automatically generate a text message from your phone.
The SUBSCRIPTIONS REPLY FROM PHONE 2 and REPLY FROM EMAIL also auto-generate an SMS from your phone, so these will eventually stop working.
NOTE that Forwarding to email and Forward/POST to URL/API are NOT affected.
Are you a current customer?
Existing customers, the app you have installed now on your phone will work as normal. No need to do anything different for now.
But as Google releases updates to the Android operating system, your phone security may start to pop up warnings that Auto Fwd SMS is trying to send a text message automatically. Or it may simply stop this from happening. This of course makes the remote REPLY functions useless.
We advise you to keep using the app as long as Android system allows it.
The current app will continue to work as normal, but won't be updated. So rather than change the EXISTING app and affect current customers, we are creating a new version called Auto Forward SMS PRO which only forwards to email and/or posts to a URL, in order to satisfy Google rules -see more info below.
You are under no obligation to change to our new PRO app, so please continue to use the current app as long as you can. If you just use the app to forward to email or POST URL, you may never need to get our new PRO app anyway!
But unfortunately if you FWD to another MOBILE NUMBER or use the REPLY From Phone 2 PAIRING or REPLY FROM EMAIL subscriptions, these will not be available on the new PRO app as they do not follow Google rules. So keep these current apps on your phone and continue to use them until Android stops them.
SO WHAT WILL THE NEW 'PRO' APP DO?
Here's a summary of the new app's functions...
Forward SMS to Email - NO CHANGE
POST TO URL (Forward SMS to a URL or your API) - NO CHANGE
POST URL - optional internet failure warning SMS - REMOVED
Missed Call & Low Battery Alerts Options - Alerts ONLY SENT TO EMAIL
Fwd SMS to Another Mobile Number - REMOVED
Reply From Email and Reply From Phone 2 subscriptions - REMOVED
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
This is frustrating for all of us! Thank you for your patience, and we hope to have you onboard very soon!
The NEW Auto Forward SMS app should be ready around 27 March. This will be a monthly subscription (around 70-99 cents per month. Cheap!).
NEW CUSTOMERS: We can let you know when the NEW app with Fwd To Email & Fwd to URL is ready (no obligation). Simply add your email to the form below:
SMS Forwarding App For Android
Have ALL INCOMING text messages forwarded to your email.
Or Create Tasks to forward certain SMS from specific numbers to your contacts and Groups' emails
Or if you're a developer, forward SMS to a URL or API.