How To Stop Viber Showing SMS Messages

When people send normal SMS texts, they are showing up in Viber as well as my Android Messaging service. To stop SMS texts showing up in both Viber and Android Messaging:

  1. Log into Viber on your Android
  2. Click the Menu button then More Options
  3. Click Settings
  4. Deselect Free reply with Viber (When possible, use Viber for SMS replies)
  5. Back out of Viber (This will auto save your settings)

Next time you receive an SMS message, it shouldn’t show up as a Viber message and won’t appear twice on your Android.

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7 thoughts on “How To Stop Viber Showing SMS Messages

  1. It doesn’t work.

    I don’t have free reply with viber ticked and I still get a Viber message for some, but not all non Viber text messages.

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    • Hi Jack,

      I had a friend with the same issue. You might want to try uninstalling Viber, then rebooting your phone before reinstalling Viber. If that doesn’t stop Viber showing SMS messages, you might want to log a call with Viber support.

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  2. I found a way to stop Viber showing SMS messages after many tries…

    Open a message chat window (with a contact) slide to the left (or select the options wheel in the top right corner) and DE-SELECT the Smart Notifications check box.

    That did the trick for me, after the constant double sms notifications in Viber I can finally use it to my satisfaction!

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    • Same issue here but you trick didn’t work for me because “Smart Notifications” is already deselcteed.

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      • Hi Francesco,

        Just to confirm, you’re still getting Viber showing sms messages after deselecting Free reply with Viber (When possible, use Viber for SMS replies)?

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        • “Free reply with Viber” was already deselected

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          • Hmmm, if deselecting that option doesn’t stop Viber showing sms texts, I’d probably suggest re-installing the app or perhaps contacting Viber support directly.

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