How to Fix Not Sending Text Messages on Samsung Galaxy Note 9/Note 8

Last Updated on September 6, 2022 by Bestusefultips

Annoying by your Samsung phone not sending text messages (SMS)? Here’s the list of possible solutions to fix not sending text messages on Samsung Galaxy Note 9/Galaxy Note 8. SMS app helps send and receive text messages, photos, videos, and more using your phone number. To fix a Samsung unable to send message issues, you can try this: check if there is a poor network signal, clear the Messages app cache & data, check SIM fault, use safe mode to prevent any third-party app from causing problems, or reset all network settings. Also, check if your Samsung One UI has a specific contact-related SMS problem.

Suppose you recently switched from iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy device and forgot to deactivate iMessage. In that case, you also face this Samsung Galaxy being unable to send or receive SMS. You can switch texting from iMessage to Android. If you no longer use the iPhone, you must enter your phone number to deregister from iMessage. Check out the below-given possible solutions to fix Samsung Galaxy Note 8 not sending text messages.

How do I Fix Samsung Phone Not Sending or Receiving SMS Messages?

Fix Samsung galaxy Note 8 not sending text messages

Let’s see several tips to fix the inability to send or receive text messages on Samsung Galaxy Note.

Restart your Samsung Note

Long-press the power button and tap on the Restart icon. Again, tap on Restart to reboot your Samsung device. Or Press and hold the power and volume down buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds until the device restarts.

Check Network Signal

Poor network signal is why you can’t send or receive SMS on Samsung Galaxy Note devices. Find a nearby place that has a good network signal. Also, try to turn airplane mode on & off to fix network signal issues.

Swipe down the notification panel at the top > Tap on Aeroplane mode to turn it on & off

Reinsert SIM

Remove the SIM card from your phone and clean it. Restart your phone, reinsert the SIM card, and check to fix the SMS problem.

Clear Message App Cache & Data to Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Not Sending Text Messages

Step 1: Open the app drawer and tap on the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap on Apps.

Step 3: Find the Messages app and tap on it.

Step 4: Tap on Storage.

Step 5: Tap on Clear cache.

If a clear app cache can’t fix the SMS issue, you can try clearing app data on your Samsung phone.

Clear Messages Data on Samsung (Remove all data): Settings > Apps > Messages app > Storage > Clear data > OK

Now reboot your Galaxy, try to send a message, and check that the fix can’t send message issues on the Samsung Galaxy Note.

Change Default Messages App

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Tap on Apps.

Step 3: Tap on Choose default apps.

Step 4: Tap on the SMS app.

Step 5: Select the App you want to set as default.

Now, open the messaging app and try to send a text message to any contact.

Turn On Safe Mode to Check Third-Party App Causing Issue

Step 1: Turn off your Galaxy Note device.

Step 2: Press & hold the power button. When the Samsung logo appears on the screen, release the power button.

After releasing the power button, press & hold the Volume down button in your Note. Continue holding the Volume down button until restarting your device.

Step 3: You will see the Safe mode icon in the bottom left corner.

Check your phone to send or receive text messages. You will see all third-party downloaded apps hidden from your device. If you can’t find any issue, it means any downloaded app causing the app-related problem. Remove one-by-one third-party apps and check the fix issue or not. After the fix, re-install other apps.

To exit safe mode on Samsung Galaxy Note, restart your phone.

Wipe Cache Partition to Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Not Sending Text Messages (SMS)

Step 1: Turn off your Samsung Galaxy Note.

Step 2: Press and hold the Volume up, home key, and Power button simultaneously.

When the Samsung logo appears, release the power key to your device. After a few seconds, the Android system recovery menu displays on your Galaxy Note.

Step 3: Press the Volume down button until the Wipe data/factory reset the view. After that, press the power button.

Step 4: Press the Volume down button until Yes is selected, then press the power button to start the reset process on the Galaxy Note.

Step 5: Press the Volume down button up to the Reboot system now and press the power button to restart your Samsung Galaxy Note.

Factory Reset your Samsung Note

You can factory reset your Samsung if none of the above-given methods worked for you. It will delete all your phone data. So, make sure to back up your important data before performing this.

Contact your Carrier

If you have still faced the issue, contact your carrier service provider to check if there is a carrier issue or SIM card error.

Frequently Asked Question:

How do I Find my SMS Service Center Number?

To find the SMSC number in your smartphone (Samsung, Pixels, etc.), open the phone app and dial the number *#*#4636#*#* to open the menu. Tap on phone information, scroll down at the end of the page, and tap on Refresh to view the SMSC number on your phone.

How do I Reset my SMS Settings on Samsung Galaxy Note 9?

To reset your SMS settings on Samsung Note 9, go to settings. Now, tap on Apps and select the SMS app. Tap on Storage and tap on Clear data. It will delete all SMS app settings to factory default. Also, delete all SMS app data from your phone.

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