Android insert multiple sms in "content://sms/" with contentresolver.bulkInsert() : too slow

Ask by : Samet December 05, 2012 08:28

I want to insert multiple sms in "content://sms/" table. let's say 500 sms.

my code is :

ContentValues [500] valuesarray = new ContentValues[];

for(int i=0;i<values.size();i++){
     valuesarray[i] = values.get(i);

getContentResolver().bulkInsert(Uri.parse("content://sms/"), valuesarray);

It works, but it is extremely slow, and it makes no difference with insert() method. I serched on the net, and found methods like :

try {

    for (ContentValues initialValues : allValues) {
        values = initialValues == null ? new ContentValues() : new ContentValues(initialValues);
        rowId = insertEvent(database, values);
        if (rowId > 0)

} catch (SQLException ex) {

} finally {

But this is for personnal databases. How can I use a method like this with Android's "content://sms/" provider?

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Answer by : CommonsWareNovember 03, 2012 20:07

How can I use a method like this with Android's "content://sms/" provider?

You can't, sorry.

(besides, that provider is not part of the Android SDK and may not exist on all devices, anyway, so you should not be using it)

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