Suppose you’re in office meeting and your friend, family member or client continuously calling on phone. In this situation you just sent a text message “Busy, call you later” but an error occurs “text messages not sending” or “Failed to send” on Android phone. Android user faces the problem of unable to send or receive text messages (SMS) on their device.
The most common cause for text messages not sending on your Android phone are
1. Weak network signal
2. Insufficient network coverage
3. Network registration problem
4. Wrong configuration network settings
5. software conflict and glitch with the built-in messaging app
6. Switching from iPhone to Android
In this tutorial you will learn, how to fix text messages not sending/receiving on Android phone. If you’re not getting good network signal, try to restart your Android phone and see if the signal improves. Try to make a call from your Android phone, if it shows no network coverage, change your location to get network coverage. Due to network problem, when you try to send a text message, an error occurs “Undelivered, network not available”.
How To Fix Text Messages Not Sending/Receiving On Android
Before trying any solution, make sure that
- You’ve the updated version of Messages.
- Ensure that Messages is set as your default texting app.
- You’ve enough credit balance to send/receive messages.
- Check if you’re on airplane mode, turn it off.
- If you’re switching from iphone, ensure that you’ve deactivated iMessage for your number.
- Turn off Wi-Fi to make sure you’re using SIM network.
Try the following solution to fix text messages failed to send problem.
1. Hold power button and restart your phone.
2. Clear off some old text messages, tap the “Messages” icon, long press the received message and select the unwanted messages, click “Delete” button.
3. Check your phone storage, if insufficient storage available in Android, try to delete unnecessary files, clear app cache, uninstall unused app and delete junk files.
4. Head to Settings > Apps/Application, scroll down to find “Messages” app and tap to see application info. Now click on “Clear Data”, “Clear Cache” one by one and restart your phone.
After restart, if you’re getting failed to send error, on the same screen, tap on “Force Stop” and restart your phone.
5. Uninstall any other downloaded messaging application, head to Settings > Apps/Application, tap the application and click on “Uninstall“.
6. Open Messages app, tap three dots and click “Settings“. In Messages setting, tap on “Block Messages” and un-check the contact from block number.
7. Try to switch network services to another carrier or even from LTE to 3G/2G could solve the problem. Go to Settings > Connection > Mobile Network and Switch LTE to 3G/2G.
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