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I had the same problem. Here's a fix:
1. Open 'Messages' (SMS app)
2. Go to 'Settings' in the top right (you need to scroll down to see 'Settings' from the options, as the defaul pop-up window isn't big enough to show all of them)
3. Select 'Default messaging app'
4. Select 'Rich Communications'
5. Uncheck the 'Rich Communications' box
This has stopped the 'Unfortunately IMS...' message appearing every few seconds on my S5.
Hope this works for you, too.
Updated last night same problem spammed to death every 3 seconds made using the phone extremely awkward.
Did a hard reset still got spammed with IMS stopped and now i have to reset up my phone 😠
Tried Diamat solution and that worked (thank you so much)
However its not a fix but a bandaid I would be nice to see a solution from VF
Hi. i can find the option in my messaging app but when i select the option to diasble rich communications then press the ok button it automatically reverts to it being ticked again , resulting in still having this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks
In messages click the 3 dots (top right), select settings -> default messaging app -> rich communications and uncheck the box for rich communictions
Am I the only one. Extremely suspicious of this feature. An installed app. That cannot be removed. That uses 20% battery power. I want this removed from my phone. I did not ask for it. I will not use it. And! I want to know what else this app is doing to use so much battery power 24/7. Vodafone, what else are you hiding in this app. And what gives you the right to force a product without the option of removal. My battery life is rubbish since this install. Kindly get rid. Or does the question have to be asked of the regulator?
You're not able to remove any apps that have been installed as part of a firmware update.
If you're having issues please preform a factory reset, remembering to back up any stuff you don't want to lose.
Please follow the fix above, if you're getting the same error message.
This is the 2nd time in 6months that I have had this issue 9and I've only had the phone 6months!), clicking the rich communications box doesn't work as it always re highlights itself. I had to do a factory reset last time I had this issue and I am not impressed with having to have to do it again. This phone is turning out to be more hassle than it's worth at the moment and the service from vodafone is shocking!
I use "Google Hangouts" as my Messaging app.
It saves ALL your txts, mms, and group chats to the Google server. When you change phone, simply log into google again, open Hangouts and ALL your messages are there, as if you were still using your previous phone.
I dont even think about backing up messages anymore, its all done for me.
Rich Communications will be native in Android N.
Vodafone have implemented their version badly in my opinion... It depends which device you are using if it works well or not?
However when it works properly it is an awesome service!