Use Go SMS Pro Premium

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Are you looking for an alternative app to the default Android Messaging app to send and receive text messages? Then you should consider using the Go SMS Pro Premium messaging app instead.

While the default Android Messaging app is adequate when it comes to sending text messages, Go SMS Pro is a spectacular alternative messaging app that gives you full control over customizing the look and feel of your Messaging app.

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Loaded with features, which include beautiful themes, private box and much more, Go SMS Pro Premium is very easy to setup and use. Are you ready to customize and enjoy your experience when it comes to sending and receiving texts? Then let us move on and take a look at how to use Go SMS Pro Premium.

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First things first, while this tutorial will show how to use, install and set up Go SMS Pro, it will have the added steps for Go SMS Pro Premium, should you want to buy the app.

Installing Go SMS Pro Premium

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    Go to your device's Home screen by either hitting the Home button or the Back button repeatedly.
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    Locate and tap on the Google Play Store icon
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    This icon usually looks like a white briefcase with a triangle in the middle of it.
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    Tap on the search box near the top of the screen
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    If there is no text box, look for an icon near the top right that looks like a magnifying glass.
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    On your touch keyboard, start typing in "Go SMS Pro"
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    Tap on "Go SMS Pro" to be brought to the app information page
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    Tap on the green "Install" button
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    Wait for Go SMS Pro to download and install onto your device.
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    Once completed, proceed to the next part below in this how-to guide
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Initially Setting Up Go SMS Pro Premium

Now that you have downloaded and installed Go SMS Pro onto your device, it's time to open it for the first time to go through the initial setup process.

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    Tap on the green "Open" button
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    Tap the "Next" button
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    On the popup window, tap the Allow button
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    Tap on the "Next" button again
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    Tap the "Allow" button on each of the popup windows
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    Tap on the "Got It" button after reading the text above that lets you know where some features are in the app
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    You are now in the Go SMS Pro app
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    All the existing text messages on your device will now be seen in this app too.
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    You are now complete this part
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    Let us move on to the next part, navigating the interface of Go SMS Pro.
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Navigating Go SMS Pro Premium

Similar to the default Android Messaging app, it is very easy to navigate your way through Go SMS Pro. You can navigate in one of two ways, by either:

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    Sliding your finger left or right will change between the various options inside of Go SMS Pro.
     
    1. This is the Text messaging area page.
    2. This is the Contacts page.
    3. This is the Theme Chooser page.
    4. News and In-App Purchases page.
    5. Options/Settings page.
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    You can also tap on one of the icons instead of swiping across the screen with your finger.
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  • Sending Texts Using Go SMS Pro Premium

    To send a text message using Go SMS Pro is no different than using the default Android Messaging app. All you have to do is:

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      Make sure you tap on the Chat Message icon if you are not already on that page
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      Tap on the Pencil (surrounded by a circle) icon in the bottom right of the page
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      Type in either the number or the beginning of the person's name that you want to send a message to
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      If the number is in your Contacts list, simply tap on the person's name when the list appears
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      As you type more out of the number, you will notice the list gets shorter as the number becomes more specific.
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      Once you have added the contact or contacts that you want to send a text message to, tap on the "Type to compose" box
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      Type in your desired message
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      1. For Emoji, tap on the "Smiley Face" icon and then tap on the emoji you wish to add.
      2. Tap the "Smiley Face" icon to go back to the on-screen keyboard.
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      Once you are ready to send your text message, tap on the send arrow
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    Changing the Appearance

    Let us look at the various options available in changing the appearance of Go SMS Pro.

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      Tap on the icon that looks like the head and shoulders of a person
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      Scroll down and tap on "Settings".
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      Tap on "Appearance"
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      1. From here you will see a bunch of various options that will provide you with full control over the UI of Go SMS Pro, allowing you to customize the app as you see fit.
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    Changing the Style

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      This is the default style of Go SMS Pro
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      Swipe your finger left or right to view each of the style variations available.
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      When you find a style you want to use, tap on the "Apply" button
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      Repeat this process at any time to change the style of Go SMS Pro.
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    Change the Emoji Style

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      Tap on an "Emoji Style" from the available list to download it for more emoji
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      Tap on the green Install button and wait for the plugin to download and install on your device
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      Tap on the back arrow of your device
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      You may have to press it more than once to get back to the "Emoji Style" screen
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      Tap on the circle beside the "Emoji Style" list to make that the active set of emoji
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      Repeat this process to change the emoji style at any time.
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    Change Font Size

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      Tap on "Font Size"
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      From the list, tap on the desired size you want the text to be shown
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      Repeat this process at any time to change the size of the text displayed in Go SMS Pro.
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    Change Font

    You can even change the type of font itself that displays in this app on your device's screen.

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      Tap on "Change Font"
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      If you have no fonts installed yet, tap on the blue "Check it out" button
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      Tap on the Font you want to add
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      Please note, only some fonts are free. Other fonts you can get but will have to purchase them.
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      Tap on the blue "Get now" button
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      Tap on the green "Install" button
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      Tap on the green "Accept" button and wait until the font addon downloads to your device
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      Tap the back arrow on your device
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      You may need to tap on it a couple times.
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      You want to be on the following screen
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      Tap on the font you just downloaded
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      Tap on the blue "Apply" button
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      After applying the font change, there is a chance that you will be brought back to your device's Home screen.
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      Repeat the above process to change the font inside Go SMS Pro.
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    Other Appearance Options

    There are some more options available in the settings page too. Like changing the font color of your contacts, or setting the main screen background, to even setting the background of the chat window.

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      Follow the steps listed in the above section "Changing Appearance" to navigate your way back to the "Appearance" options
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    Changing the Theme

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      Locate and tap on the Go SMS Pro icon to load the app (if you are not already inside the app).
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      Tap on the "Theme" icon
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      From the "Theme" page you have various options to choose from, which include "Stickers", "Fonts", and the "SVIP" service (only available if you pay and upgrade the app.
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      Either from the "New Theme" list or the "Hot Theme" list (found at the bottom of the page, tap on the More link
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      You can tap on the words at the top to change the category
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      1. There are also more words in the category list than you can see on the screen, slide your finger over it to the left to see the others.
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      Locate and tap on the theme you want to install
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      Note: Only some themes are free and others you must purchase. For this tutorial, we are going to download and install a free theme.
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      Tap on the blue "Get now" button
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      Tap on the green "Install" button
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      Wait for the theme to download and install onto your device.
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      Tap on the green "Open" button to initialize the theme change.
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      Tap anywhere above the "Click to begin" link
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      Tap on the blue "Set Active Theme"
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      Tap the back arrow on your device until you see this screen
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      Tap on the "Continue" button
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      Tap your device's back button a few times or so if needed to get back inside the Go SMS Pro app with your new theme installed.
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      Repeat this process to change the theme at any time from downloading a new theme.
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      To change to a theme you already have installed, tap on the profile icon
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      Tap on My Theme & Sticker & Font
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      Tap on the theme you want to change to
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      Tap on the blue "Apply" button
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      Voila
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      You are done changing the theme in two different ways.
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    Now you can have complete control over your text messaging app by replacing it with an app that is far superior in almost every way. Customize the Go SMS Pro Premium app any way you want and enjoy the endless possibilities.

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    If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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