BIG SMS for Seniors

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About this app

Messaging editor with large fonts

💬 large font and different colors used to display the message thread.
✉️ reply easily to any message with the easy to use SMS editor.
🔔 optional full-screen SMS notifications allow you to rapidly call back or reply to the message (not available on Android 10 or higher)
🚫 please note that multimedia messages (MMS) are not supported

📦 BIG Apps Suite
Simple apps for seniors and people with vision problems.

🔹 Android 10 and Android Go compatible
🔹 100% accessible
🔹 high contrast color schemes and three different font sizes allow you to use your phone without glasses.
🔹 additional color themes and icon packs are available for download
🔹 extended support for Talkback screen reader allows legally blind users to use their phone with ease and confidence
🔹 all the apps can also be controlled by a hardware keyboard or via the Tecla wheelchair interface, enabling users with paralysis to have full and precise control of the smartphone without touching the screen.
🔹 compatible with Android 2.2 or higher. BIG SMS requires Android 4.4 or higher

🔸 BIG Launcher - Your new home screen
🔸 BIG Phone - Easy to use phone and contacts
🔸 BIG SMS - Messaging editor with large fonts
🔸 BIG Alarm - Alarm as simple as possible
🔸 BIG Notifications - Make all the Android notifications really big

🆓 BIG SMS free version limitations
- only 5 most recent message threads are visible
- after 20 SMS sent a link to is appended to every SMS

🤔 Questions? Problems?
See the help and video tutorials.

🌟 Winner of the Vodafone Smart Accesibility Awards
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Updated on
Feb 11, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

585 reviews
Rob Retter
September 13, 2021
terrible handling of messages containing pictures. accessing the pics requires far too much clicking through menu items for an old person to keep track of. and yes, i know sms isn't mms, but pics are so much a part of messaging now that the app is worthless without better handling of them. also, the entire "big" app suite suffers from having to use its "big" clunky interface to configure it. see, if one could configure this particular kind of app, one wouldn't *need* it in the first place.
88 people found this review helpful
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BIG Launcher
September 14, 2021
Hello, you can configure the BIG SMS without any other app. There is Preferences button on the top. The inferface is really specific because this app is not for everyone. It makes the smartphone suitable for seniors and people with eye diseases, motor problems or the legally blind. Thank you
Hollys Peterson
February 25, 2024
Hey, it won't load any pictures in the text messages (even after buying the full version). Could you please help fix this?
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BIG Launcher
February 25, 2024
Hello, this is SMS app. If you need MMS (pictures) you need some MMS app. Please contact me at and I will refund. Thank you.
A Google user
August 6, 2019
I installed this app when it was first released and it was working well until recently when I was suddenly unable to receive notifications of messages coming through. I have now had to revert back to the phone's default message app which I struggle to use. Very disappointing since I was ecstatic for Big Launcher's recent update as I have been a long time user of this program. Additionally, MMS is not included in this app which is very annoying.
78 people found this review helpful
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BIG Launcher
August 16, 2019
Please send us more details regarding your phone model and Android version to and we wil help you.

What's new

* changed save process for corrupted messages