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How To Fix iPhone Can’t Send Or Receive Texts From Non-IPhones

How To Fix iPhone


Can’t Send Or
Receive Texts From
Non-IPhones
by Elizabeth Kartini / March 12, 2019 / How To, iPhone

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iPhones are widely
popular, and
people from all
around the globe
always impatiently
waiting for a new
model to hit the
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markets. Of course,
glitches are
inevitable, but
luckily, there is
always a solution for any kind of problem. Many users faced
with the issue when they cannot send or receive text
messages from those who are not using the iPhone (any
“iMessage waiting for
model). The problem itself is a bit confusing and activation / iMessage not

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annoying since many people are choosing Android or working” Error on iPhone

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There are many reasons why iPhone won’t send texts to


Android, Windows, or Blackberry phones. For instance, it’s

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related to your carrier, your iPhone settings, etc. We are going


to share how to deal with this issue, but before we do that,
please make sure:

1. Your iPhone has a good signal. If the signal is poor, you


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4. You have entered the number correctly. Try not to use


the country code, such as started with “00(country
code)” or “+(country code)”.

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data, etc. You can access the Airplane mode by swiping the
bottom of any screen of your iPhone. Then, tap the Airplane
icon once to turn it on. Wait for a few seconds before you turn
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Solution No.2: Device Settings


Good starting point is to check your device settings. First,
make sure that you are connected to Wi-Fi or cellular network.
The next step is to select Settings and go to Messages
section. Take a look if Send as SMS, MMS and iMessage is
ON.

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Solution No.3: Switch 2G


Sometimes, LTE and 3G are responsible for this issue. Switch
the Voice & Data feature on your iPhone to 2G and try to

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resend your texts.

1. Go to Settings.
2. Choose Cellular, and make sure Cellular Data is On.
3. Tap the Cellular Data Options, and tap Voice & Data.
4. The last thing, choose 2G.

Solution No.4: Check the recipient number


Check if you have not blocked the phone number the person
you want to send the text message. Launch Settings from
your iPhone home screen, and select ‘Phone’. Tap ‘Blocked’.

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Solution No.5: Restart your iPhone


To restart your iPhone, hold the sleep/wake button until you
see the slider, and turn your phone off. Press the same button,
and turn it on again.

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Solution No.6: Reinsert SIM card


Take out the SIM card from your iPhone and check if the
condition is till good, no scratch or damage. Then, put it back
again properly. If you find the SIM card is no longer usable or
damaged, contact your carrier.

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Solution No.7: Reset your network settings


If your iPhone not sending text to Android or the other non
iPhones devices, sometimes, network settings require a
reset.Iin many cases, that helps. To do that:

1. Go to Settings
2. Tap on General
3. Choose Reset
4. Tap on Reset Network Settings.

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Solution No.8: Contact your carrier


The problem may not be associated with your iPhone.
Perhaps there are some network issues, which is why you
should contact your carrier.

Solution No.9: Carrier settings update


To see if the carrier settings update is available, go to Settings
> General > About. If there is an update you will be asked if
you want to update them now, tap Update.

Solution No.10: Update iOS


The software may cause certain issues occasionally, which is
why iOS update is a good idea. To check if a new update is
up, go to Settings, General and then Software Update. If there
is, tap Download and install.

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Solution No.12: Reset all settings


Your data and third-party apps won’t be deleted, but your
settings will reset to factory defaults. Go to Settings > Reset
and tap Reset all settings. Next, enter your passcode, and tap
Reset all settings to confirm your action.

All the solutions above are found and effective on iPhones on


iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6
Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and
iPhone 7 Plus.

If you tried the solutions above, and nothing works, contact


your carrier, Genius Bar or the nearest Apple Authorized
Service Provider.

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Saundra AUGUST 15, 2018


I have not been able to send or receive group messages if there is a
non-iPhone user included in the group for about 5 yrs. I have spent
countless hours reading posts and checking/changing my settings.
Nothing worked. I upgraded my i-Phone from a 5 to a 7 to an X and
gave my husband the old phone each time. He was always able to
exchange messages with any type of smart phone. BUT…I still couldn’t
send/receive text messages with non-iPhone users. After my carrier
assured me it had to be in my Apple setup, I decided to press the
issue with Apple so I spent a couple hours chatting/talking real-time
with an Apple advisor. He was about to have me to a complete back
up and restore without signing in with my Apple ID so we could do
some more testing. but then I asked if the problem could be related to
my SIM card/carrier account which was the only common element in
my last 3 iPhone upgrades. He then wanted to check a few more
things so he scheduled to call me back. In the meantime, I contacted
my carrier and described the problem and emphasized that my
husband always received my old phone and it worked with all types of
group texts but my new phone didn’t. She checked my account and
found that 5 years prior the carrier had “blocked” some settings which
were likely causing the problem. She then removed all of the “blocks”
in my account and had me reboot and test. It worked!!! She is the first
person that actually listened to me and analyzed the problem instead
of following a series of pre-defined procedures related to problems

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with group texts between iPhone and other users. Don’t give up…and
be sure you are telling the tech person everything possible about
your situation!!
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RWHR NOVEMBER 25, 2018


What carrier were you having this problem with. I am having
the same problem with verizon. Didn’t have the problem
before with t-mobile or att. Thanks
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Kim AUGUST 12, 2018


I have been having this issue for a while now. We can not send a text
out to ANYONE who has an Android cell phone. If I turn imessage off,
sometimes I can get a 1 sentence text out of its 1 android phone i’m
sending it to. It will take 15 minutes and if fingers it goes through.
There is a bout a 10% change of that. However, if its a group
message…no way. Its not going at all. I had the iphone 7Plus and it
couldn’t be fixed. So I upgraded to Iphone X. They said I shouldn’t
have the issue any longer. Well, yes I do! Apple says its Sprint and
Spring says its Appple. I have a question to anyone who reads this.
Are you all Sprint customers having this issue? Just curious if its other
carriers, then that leads me to belive it is Apple. If everyone is Sprint,
then I’m thinking it is a Sprint thing.
My husband and 13 year old son have the same issue. I do not feel
that we should be paying for services that do not work. Apple/Sprint
need to get this fixed. They all act like they have never heard of this
happening before. Yet, its everywhere that people are complaining.
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aggravated NOVEMBER 30, 2018


I started having this problem, i.e. unable to send texts to non-
iphones, when I switched to sprint around September. I found
at that time that restarting my phone would allow the text to go
through, but had to do it every time. A carrier settings update
seemed to fix the problem, but a recent carrier settings update
seems to have reintroduced the problem. I can no longer send
texts to non-iphones and a phone restart (and everything else)
does not resolve the problem. This is a big deal for me as my
husband and mother do not have iphones. To me sprint is
clearly the problem. Do we need to wait for another settings

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update?
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Renee DECEMBER 1, 2018


I am w sprint and have this same issue, cannot send pics or
group message anyone using android it’s very irritating
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Frances JULY 22, 2018


Will any of these solutions work with a 5c?
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Bogdana JULY 24, 2018


It will, just try them out
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Kristine goodwin JUNE 7, 2018


Has anyone found a solution yet , I have tried every fix I have found I
still can’t send or receive messages from android phones on odd
occasions I can but then and hr later I can’t again… short of buying a
new iphone not sure what to do . I have an iPhone 6s, but will a new
updated one do the same . Starting to wonder if Apple haven’t done
something sneaky like they did with the phone cords and chargers to
force older phone users to buy upgrades
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Robyn NOVEMBER 30, 2017


Have been having the same problem. It started this summer. I have an
iphone and sometimes texts to android users just don’t go.
Sometimes a hard reset solves it. Sometimes it does not. I am on the
Sprint network, and they don’t have a clue what the problem is. So
frustrating! We set up groupme as a work-around and that is working
fine.
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Morgan OCTOBER 9, 2017


I have an Android and am having problems with messages not being
received buy a friend with an iPhone. This does not happen routinely,

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but only on occasion. Any help or suggestions?


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Tracy Azzolina MARCH 16, 2017


My daughter has a new iphone always had an iphone. I have galaxy
s6 edge always had samsung phone. She can receive messages from
me but cant send them to me. Only me no problems with any other
numbers. Please help
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Bruce R. OCTOBER 25, 2017


If you get a good answer for a fix let me know, I have the same
issue cannot Text from iPhone 5S to a Samsung both using
Verizon!
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Patricia Jackson SEPTEMBER 4, 2018


Hold finger on message until “send as text message appears”
then try again
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Tuyet Mai SEPTEMBER 30, 2016


The iphone user just needs to turn off imessage and send mms/sms
like everyone else. Simple fix.
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Bruce R OCTOBER 25, 2017


Not simple as I have done that it still will not send from iPhone
5S to a Samsung both using Verizon.
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