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How to Fix Google Pixel 3 Not Receiving Texts Messages: Pixel 4 XL, 4, 3 XL

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Can’t send or receive messages on Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Here’s how to fix Google Pixel 3 not receiving texts from iPhone. Sometimes we can’t get messages or sending texts message to one person or any numbers on your phone. When you send text messages or picture messages (MMS) to another contact, make sure a good network signal on your phone. Because of poor signals, your message will take time to deliver other numbers.

If you recently switched from iPhone to Pixel devices and forgot to deactivate iMessage then also facing this Pixel 3 not receive text messages from iPhone. You can switch texting from iMessage to android using this. If you have no longer use the iPhone, you just need to enter your phone number to deregister from iMessage. Several Google Pixel, Pixel 2 and other Pixel users reported not receive text messages and MMS issues after updates. Different carrier users have facing different problems such as not receiving texts, messenger not sending SMS, etc. Check out below given possible solution to fix Pixel 3 not receiving text messages issues.

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How to Fix Pixel 3 Not Sending Texts Messages and MMS

If you’re annoyed by can’t send or receive messages on Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, try the below-given method to fix problems.

Make Sure Enable Incoming Message

Step 1: Open the Messages app on your Pixel 3.

Step 2: Tap on Three vertical dots (More) at the upper right corner.

Step 3: Click on Notifications.

Fix Pixel 3 Not Sending Texts Messages and MMS issue

Step 4: Make sure toggle on Incoming messages.

Remove SIM and Re-insert SIM to fix Pixel 3 not receiving texts

Check properly inserted SIM card in your device. Remove SIM card & restart your Pixel 3. After restarting the device, reinsert the SIM card again. It may be helpful to fix can’t send or receive a text on Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3.

Clear the cache of messaging app on Pixel 3

Step 1: Go to settings in your Pixel 3.

Step 2: Tap apps & notifications.

Step 3: Tap See all apps.

Step 4: Select the Messaging app.

Step 5: Tap storage.

Clear the cache of messaging app on Pixel 3 Pie

Step 6: Tap clear cache.

Now restart your device and check Google Pixel 3 receive text messages.

Poor network signal strength

Make sure your Google Pixel 3 device is a good network signal. If a poor network signal, then it will delay sending SMS or MMS or sometimes failed to deliver messages also. Search nearby place that good network, so you can easily send or receive a text.

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Reset Network settings to fix Pixel 3 not receiving texts

It will reset all network settings including Wi-Fi, mobile data and Bluetooth. So if any Google Pixel 3 network related issue, then it will be solved after performing below-given settings.

Step 1: Go to settings in your Pixel 3.

Step 2: Tap System.

Step 3: Tap Advanced.

Step 4: Tap Reset options.

You can see Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth, Reset app preferences and erase all data (Factory reset) options.

Fix Pixel 3 not receiving texts messages and MMS

Step 5: Tap Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth.

Reset settings to fix not receiving text issue Pixel 3

Step 6: Tap Reset settings.

Enter your device lock screen password to continue the process.

Reset network settings to fix Pixel 3 SMS issues

Step 7: Tap again Reset settings.

Now, wait until reset network settings on Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Try to send or receive text messages or group messages to other android devices.

If none of the above methods fix Google Pixel 3 not receiving texts or MMS issues, factory reset Pixel 3 device.

Enable Safe Mode on Google Pixel 3

Step 1: Long press the power button until you see the Power menu on your Pixel devices.

Step 2: Touch and hold the “Power off” button until see “Reboot to safe mode”.

Step 3: Press “OK” to reboot safe mode on Pixel.

It will take 20-30 seconds to reboot your device.

Step 4: You can see the “Safe mode” symbol at the bottom left corner.

Now check your Pixel phone send or receive text messages. If you can send a text message, it means any third party apps causing this problem. Delete the one by one recently downloaded apps and after each app deleted, check fix issue or not.

Factory Reset Google Pixel 3

Make sure to back up important data safely to your PC or another device, it will reset all phone setting and remove all your phone data including Google accounts, internal storage, and other information.

Step 1: Swipe down notification panel twice at top of the screen and tap Settings.

Step 2: Tap the System at the end of the page.

Step 3: Tap Advanced.

Step 4: Tap Reset options.

How to fix Pixel 3 not receiving texts messages

Step 5: Tap Erase all data (Factory reset).

Step 6: Tap Reset phone.

Step 7: Confirm your PIN or pattern lock or password to continue the process.

Step 8: Tap Erase everything.

Wait until you remove all your Google Pixel 3 data. Now try to send messages and check fix problems or not. If you still have to face this SMS or MMS issues, hard reset Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

End the possible ways to fix Pixel 3 not receiving texts or picture messages. Let me know in the comments if you have any additional tips to fix this problem. Don’t forget to mention which method worked for you.

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