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How to fix Pixel 2 not receiving texts messages

Can’t send or receive text messages on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Oreo devices. There are several reasons for unable to send or receive messages such as poor network signal, SIM card issue and software updates. Also make sure outgoing services in your device is not disables. We search the web and found some of the possible solutions to fix Pixel 2 not receiving texts or SMS.

Several users facing issue of Google Pixel 2 not getting text messages from iPhone also after Oreo updated. Now try below given different ways to wait for the next Google update to fix Google Pixel 2 not sending texts messages problem. After apply each method, check your Google Pixel will receive SMS messages or not. Check out each one listed below methods to fix Pixel 2 not receiving texts messages.

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How to fix Pixel 2 not receiving texts messages or SMS after Oreo updates

First of all restart or soft reset your Pixel 2 Oreo devices. Sometimes this soft reset Pixel 2 fixes your device issues. Press & hold the power button in your Pixel 2 and tap on Power off option. After 15 seconds power on again and check send text message or not. If not work then try below given possible methods.

1st Method: Poor network signal

Check network signal strength in your Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL device. Due to poor network signal, you can’t send or receive text messages in your Pixel 2 device. Wait for good network signal or find place where your device has good signal.


2nd Method: Remove the SIM card to fix Pixel 2 not receiving texts messages or SMS

First of all switch off your device and remove SIM card & reinsert the SIM card on your phone. Make sure properly SIM inserted or not. Now restart your device. It will help to fix send or receive text messages, phone calls or other SIM card related issue on Google Pixel 2.

3rd Method: Clear the cache & data of Pixel 2 Messaging app you use

If any message files corrupt or messaging app related issue, you can fix it to clear the app cache to remove temporary data from that particular app. And clear app data will permanently delete app’s data.

Clear the cache & data on Pixel 2 messaging app

Step 1: Go to settings in your Pixel 2 Oreo

Step 2: Tap on apps & notifications

Pixel 2 Oreo recently opened apps feature

Step 3: Tap on see all apps

Select message app you want to clear the data

Step 4: Select Messaging app & tap on it

Step 5: Tap on storage

Clear the cache & data in Pixel 2 messaging app

Step 6: Tap clear cache and after that clear data

Now reboot your android device and check getting texts on Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL device.

4th Method: Reset Network settings to fix Pixel 2 not receiving texts messages

This Google Pixel 2 reset will reset all network settings including Wi-Fi, mobile data and Bluetooth. So if any network related issue then it will be solved after reset Pixel 2 network settings.

Step 1: Go to settings in your Pixel 2 Oreo

Step 2: Tap on System

Step 3: Tap on Reset options

Here you’ll see Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth, Reset app preferences and erase all data (Factory reset) options.

How to fix Pixel 2 not receiving texts messages

Step 4: Tap on Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth

Reset settings on Pixel 2 XL Oreo

Step 5: Tap on Reset settings

Confirm your pattern to continue.

Step 6: Again tap on Reset settings

Network settings have been reset message view on the screen in your Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Now check to send or receive text messages or SMS on your Google Pixel phone. If none of the above method worked, try below given solution.

5th Method: Hard reset or Factory reset Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL

Step 1: Turn off your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Step 2: Press & hold the volume down button and the power button at the same time until the phone vibrate.

You can view Android system recovery screen on your Oreo device. By default start button show on your device.

Step 3: Press the volume down button until view recovery mode

Step 4: Press the power button to restart into recovery mode

You can see the screen android robot exclamation mark with red triangle icon on your Google Pixel 2.

Step 5: Press and hold the Power button, and press the Volume Up button once then release the Power button.

Fix Pixel 2 not receiving texts messages

Now scroll to wipe data/factory reset, press the power button to select it.

This message see on your android Oreo screen: Wipe all user data?

Step 6: To confirm, press volume down button to scroll to Yes and press the power button to select it.

Clearing the cache may take 2-4 minutes.

Step 7: Press the volume down buttons to scroll to reboot system now, press the power button to select it.

Now check fix Pixel 2 can’t receive any text messaged from other android or iPhone devices.

The list ends here. Don’t forget to mention which method worked for you to fix Pixel 2 not receiving texts messages after Oreo updates. Do you have any other tips we missed above? Share with us in below comment box. Get more Pixel 2 tips and tricks.

 

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