How to read and forward certain SMSes programmatically in your Android App? – complete source code

This video shows the steps to read the SMSes and forward certain SMS based on a particular condition. In this App, it forwards the SMS to a pre-defined number mentioned in the App’s code. However, the number can be taken as an input from the layout also.

The SMS send activity is triggered by a button in the layout. However, it can be automated in the App’s code and the forward can be done based on certain condition or time interval. I hope this video is useful to you.

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Source Code:

package com.programmerworld.smsforwardapp;

import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity;
import androidx.core.app.ActivityCompat;

import android.Manifest;
import android.content.pm.PackageManager;
import android.database.Cursor;
import android.net.Uri;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.telephony.SmsManager;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
    private TextView textView;
    private String stringNumber = "0000";

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

        ActivityCompat.requestPermissions(this,
                new String[]{Manifest.permission.READ_SMS,
                        Manifest.permission.SEND_SMS},
                PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED);
        textView = findViewById(R.id.textView);
    }

    public void buttonForward(View view){
        Cursor cursor = getContentResolver().query(Uri.parse("content://sms"), null,null,null,null);
        cursor.moveToFirst();
        while (cursor!=null){
            String stringMessage = cursor.getString(12);
            if (stringMessage.contains("programmer")){
                SmsManager smsManagerSend = SmsManager.getDefault();
                smsManagerSend.sendTextMessage(stringNumber, null, stringMessage, null, null);
                textView.setText("Message Sent");
                break;
            }
            textView.setText("Message NOT found");
            cursor.moveToNext();
        }
    }
}

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    package="com.programmerworld.smsforwardapp">

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_SMS"/>
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.SEND_SMS"/>

    <application
        android:allowBackup="true"
        android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
        android:label="@string/app_name"
        android:roundIcon="@mipmap/ic_launcher_round"
        android:supportsRtl="true"
        android:theme="@style/AppTheme">
        <activity android:name=".MainActivity">
            <intent-filter>
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
            </intent-filter>
        </activity>
    </application>

</manifest>

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    tools:context=".MainActivity">

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/textView"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text="Hello World!"
        app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintRight_toRightOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent" />

    <Button
        android:id="@+id/button"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginStart="162dp"
        android:layout_marginTop="70dp"
        android:onClick="buttonForward"
        android:text="@string/forward"
        app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent" />

</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>

apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

android {
compileSdkVersion 30
buildToolsVersion "29.0.3"

defaultConfig {
applicationId "com.programmerworld.smsforwardapp"
minSdkVersion 28
targetSdkVersion 30
versionCode 1
versionName "1.0"

testInstrumentationRunner "androidx.test.runner.AndroidJUnitRunner"
}

buildTypes {
release {
minifyEnabled false
proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android-optimize.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
}
}
}

dependencies {
implementation fileTree(dir: "libs", include: ["*.jar"])
implementation 'androidx.appcompat:appcompat:1.2.0'
implementation 'androidx.constraintlayout:constraintlayout:2.0.4'
testImplementation 'junit:junit:4.12'
androidTestImplementation 'androidx.test.ext:junit:1.1.2'
androidTestImplementation 'androidx.test.espresso:espresso-core:3.3.0'

}

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