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How to convert date format from Android inbox sms

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I used this code:

String[] columnDate =   new String[] {"date"};
Cursor cursor1 = getContentResolver().query(Uri.parse("content://sms/inbox"),
    columnDate ,null, null, "date desc limit 1");
String msgData1Date = cursor1.getString(0);

..and it works but gives date on this format “1352933381889”
How to convert to normal date/time format in String type?

How to&Answers:

Try this:

Date date = new Date(cursor1.getLong(0));
String formattedDate = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yyyy").format(date);


It seems that you are receiving the date in miliseconds. To convert miliseconds into a Date object:

long milliSeconds = cursor1.getLong(0);
DateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MM/yyyy hh:mm:ss.SSS");
Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
String finalDateString = formatter.format(calendar.getTime());