Ozeki SMS Wall Installation Guide

The Ozeki SMS Wall is a professional SMS to Screen software solution. The participants of a conference or other event can share their thoughts in a moderated way. This is the best solution for displaying incoming SMS messages. The next simple guide is about to show you how you can install and set up the SMS Wall application. SMS Wall can be used to display SMS text messages with a projector or on an LCD TV or a large monitor. It is ideal for operation centers, central commands and control facilities where incoming information needs to be displayed on a projected screen.

How the Ozeki Screen to SMS solution works

Event participants or others send SMS messages to an Android phone. The Android phone is connected to a laptop that has the Ozeki SMS Wall software on it. The Ozeki SMS Wall software reads out the incoming SMS messages from the phone and displays them on the SMS Wall interface on the Laptop.
A projector/LCD TV/monitor or other device connected to the Laptop displays the received messages. All participants of the event can see the incoming SMS messages. It is possible to moderate incoming messages.
When the event is over, the received messages can be saved into a database/ Excel file together with the sender's phone number (Figure 1).

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Figure 1 - SMS to screen with Android mobile

How to install the Ozeki SMS Client on Android

The following video shows how to install the Android SMS Client software on your Android mobile. Note, that you will need to download the Android SMS app from android-sms-gateway.com. After the installation process, make sure you set the Ozeki app as the default SMS handler. (You may set the default SMS handler back to the original Android SMS client manually or by uninstalling the Ozeki SMS app). This will enable the app to run smoothly in the background.

Installation steps

In order to install Ozeki Android SMS app on your Android mobile, please, open android-sms-gateway.com in your browser. On this website navigate to the download page and find the link to the latest version of the hu.ozeki.smsclient_2.1-release.apk package. Click on the link to initiate the download process.

open android-sms-gateway.com

Figure 2 - Open android-sms-gateway.com

The link to the download page is conveniently located in the top menu, situated just below the Quick start guide link. This download link is highlighted in red for easy identification. To access the download page, all you need to do is click on this red link.

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Figure 3 - Open the download page

On the download page find the android logo, and click on the package name that follows the logo. The package name will be similar to this: hu.ozeki.smsclient_2.1-release.apk. The version number might be different.

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Figure 4 - Download Ozeki SMS Client APK

Installation of the .apk package

Once the installation package (.apk file) has been downloaded, you need to install it. You can do this by locating the file in your download list and clicking on it. Some browsers will automatically offer installation. You might receive a warning message prompting you to allow installation from a different source. You can safely allow the installation.

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Figure 5 - Open downloaded APK

After the installation starts, you will receive a warning message to ask for confirmation. Simply click install in this dialog. The installation will create an icon on your home screen that will allow you to launch the Ozeki SMS client app.

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Figure 6 - Install Ozeki SMS Client

Once the installation is complete, you can initiate the Ozeki SMS client app by clicking on the "Open" button. This action will launch the application and allow you to start using it for your SMS communication needs.

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Figure 7 - Open application after installation

Set the Ozeki SMS Client app to become your default SMS handler

In order for the Ozeki SMS client app to operate seamlessly it must be set as the default sms handler. This is a very important step. The Android OS puts apps that are not opened by the user regularly into sleep or deep sleep to save battery power. It also often removes the permissions granted to apps when they are put into deep sleep. By setting the Ozeki SMS client as your default SMS handler you can prevent it from being disabled by Android. This is required to be able to provide a reliable sms gateway service for your PC, that is able to operate for months and years without interruption.

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Figure 8 - Set as default SMS handler

By setting the Ozeki SMS Client app as your default SMS handler, you instruct your android phone to forward all incoming sms messages to it, and you allow this app to send sms messages from your phone. This is your desired operation if you want to use your android phone as an SMS gateway. (You an set the SMS functionality back by uninstalling the Ozeki SMS Client from your phone, or by following the instructions in the how to configure the default sms handler in your android device guide).

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Figure 9 - Set Ozeki Client

Grant permissions

After you set the Ozeki SMS Client as your default SMS handler, you may click on the Start button to start the Gateway service. On the first attempt, the app will request various permissions to operate properly. First it will require permission for external storage. External storage is used for storing log files and configuration information. External storage is used in order to make it possible for you do download log files and backup configuration. This is required by most business customers.

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Figure 10 - Access external sorage

Furthermore, in order to save the logs file, granting access permission is also a necessary step. This permission ensures the app can store and manage log files effectively.

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Figure 11 - Allow all file access

Android phones usually operate from a battery. Battery optimization allows android to disable apps to save battery power. In order to provide a reliable SMS gateway functionality your phone should always be connected to the charger. You should also disable battery optimization on the phone for the Ozeki SMS Client app. This will allow the Ozeki app to operate continuously without interruptions.

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Figure 12 - Ignore battery optimization

Continuing on, navigate to the battery optimization menu and opt for "no restrictions." This setting ensures that your SMS service functions seamlessly and consistently without any interruptions.

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Figure 13 - Set no restriction

Success! Your Ozeki SMS Client is started.

If you have completed all the steps above, your Ozeki SMS Client on your Android device is started. This means that your pone is now setup as an SMS gateway. It is ready to forward SMS messages coming from your PC to the mobile network. It is also ready to forward incoming SMS from the mobile network to your PC.

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Figure 14 - Ozeki SMS Client started

Configure your Windows PC/ Laptop

Once your Android mobile phone is setup and ready, you can move onto configuring your Windows PC or Laptop. The configuration of your windows PC consists of two major steps: installation of the Ozeki SMS Wall software and connecting the Android mobile running the Ozeki SMS Client app to it. The following video demonstrates what you need to do on Windows to setup SMS Wall software and connect to the Android mobile.

Once the SMS Wall installer is downloaded, run the installation process to effectively configure Ozeki SMS Gateway on your Windows PC or laptop. This will enable you to utilize the SMS Wall feature seamlessly for your communication needs.

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Figure 15 - Download SMS Wall installer

After downloading the SMS Wall installer, proceed by opening the installer to initiate the installation process. This will guide you through the necessary steps to set up and utilize the SMS Wall feature through Ozeki SMS Gateway on your Windows PC or laptop.

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Figure 16 - Open SMS Wall installer

At this stage, you need to complete the installation process by following the Ozeki setup guide.

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Figure 17 - Welcome in SMS Wall setup

Proceed by accepting the license agreement. This step is necessary to continue with the installation of the SMS Wall feature in Ozeki SMS Gateway on your Windows PC or laptop.

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Figure 18 - Accept license agreement

Conclude the installation process by clicking the "Finish" button. You can now begin utilizing the SMS Wall functionality for your communication needs.

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Figure 19 - Finish installation

Launch Ozeki SMS Gateway on your Windows PC. Navigate to the "SMS Wall" section within the application. Click on the SMS Wall App icon.

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Figure 20 - Open the SMS Wall app

Click on the "Connect to the mobile network" link, to connect to the mobile network to be able to receive SMS messages.

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Figure 21 - Connect to mobile network

Click on "Create new Connection" button to create new android client.

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Figure 22 - Create new android client

Configure connection details, by entering hostname, port number of android phone. At the Authentiaction section specify a username and a password to verification. Click on "Ok" to save it.

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Figure 23 - Configure connection details

Set the status active, by turning the slider button to green. Press on "Ok" to establish the connection.

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Figure 24 - Connection established

Click on "Home" icon to see the delivered messages. This action will allow you to view the list of delivered messages, providing you with an organized display of the messages that have been successfully sent and received.

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Figure 25 - Message received


How to send SMS with Ozeki?

To send SMS with Ozeki, first, open the Ozeki SMS Gateway application on your Windows PC. Navigate to the SMS sending section, enter the recipient's phone number and your message, then click the "Send" button to initiate the SMS delivery.

What is Ozeki Gateway?

Ozeki Gateway is a software application that offers effective SMS administration and communication. It enables the exchange of SMS messages by acting as a bridge between various systems and mobile networks. Including capabilities like SMS sending, receiving, and routing, Ozeki Gateway may be used for everything from marketing campaigns to event alerts.


All in all, the Ozeki SMS Wall provides an effective Text messaging software solution for engaging audiences in interactive content. It offers a practical solution for displaying incoming SMS messages and encourages the regulated conversation about topics during conferences and events. The installation procedure to set up and configure the SMS Wall application is explained in this guide. By following these steps, you can effectively set up and utilize the SMS Wall feature to engage and interact with your audience using SMS messages during events and conferences.

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