Messages by Google Will Not Open, Stuck on "You're Almost Done to Finish Setting up Your Default App, Let Messages See Your SMS, Phone, and Contacts"

Symptoms

  • Nothing happens when Next is pressed
  • Adjusting permissions in Settings doesn't do anything

Environment

  • Moto E7

Resolution

  1. Install Republic Anywhere
  2. Tap Republic Anywhere as Default SMS App
  3. Open Messages by Google
  4. Tap Messages by Google as Default SMS App

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