You can send an SMS message programmatically from an Android app with a bit of Java code, but you have to first make sure that the appropriate permission has been granted. In Android 5 and earlier, that’s just a matter of declaring the permission in the app manifest, but starting with Android 6 the user has to grant permission explicitly from within the app. The permission, named SEND_SMS, is categorized as a “dangerous” permission.
- [Instructor] You can send an SMS message programmatically…from an Android app with a bit of Java code.…But you have to first make sure…that the appropriate permission has been granted.…In Android 5 and earlier, that's just a matter…of declaring the permission in the app manifest.…But starting with Android 6, the user…has to grant permission exclusively at runtime.…The particular permission you need, named "SEND_SMS",…is categorized in these more recent versions…of Android as a dangerous permission.…The user has to grant that permission at runtime…using an asynchronous operation.…
So in this tip I'm going to describe how to set up the code…to request and handle the permission…and then how to send the SMS message.…And to demonstrate this, I'll be using…two different cell phones.…The one on the left is a Google Pixel…with a real phone number, and the one on the right…is a Nexus 5X that's using Google Voice.…So it has its own phone number…and can receive text messages.…In this application's beginning state,…I have the ability simply to display messages…
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