11 Fix Samsung S21Ultra,S21, can’t send/receive Text Message

When texting on Samsung S21 doesn’t work accurately, you may experience cut-off from family, friends, and professionally. And you may encounter something if a big accident happened with the best Samsung flagship phone. Well, this could be a poor network connection or a wrong number.

Regardless, it can be fixed by performing an effective workaround to get your Samsung to send MMS or SMS once again. So without panicking follow the potential steps one by one.

Fix Samsung S21Plus, S21Ultra, S21 Can’t Send or Receive Text Messages

Check Carrier Server Status

Carriers may go down under maintenance, or due to critical errors, you might not receive call or text messages. Before going down to solutions, first check the Carrier is up and working. Visit DownDetector website, and search for your carrier.

Check Network Connectivity

Firstly ensure that the device has a signal indicator. If the device doesn’t have the signal bar in the place you are present currently then that’s the culprit behind the Samsung message won’t send. And thankfully, your device doesn’t have any issues. Only you need to go to the location where there is an accurate signal.

Force Restart Your Device

The petty bugs can result in various issues like S21 not receiving text messages. So if your device has an accurate network but won’t be able to send a text message, then the text workaround you need to perform is to force restart your Samsung device.

  • Press the Volume Low Key and the Power Button for few seconds.
  • Once the logo of the device features, let out both buttons to finish the process.

Update Samsung Device

The outdated device can be an invitation to various problems. So try to verify whether there is an availability of updates or not. If yes, then immediately update, after the completion of the update verify still the Samsung s21 not receiving the MMS.

Turn ON And OFF Airplane Mode

Another workaround you can perform right after these is to enable airplane mode for a few seconds. Enabling the airplane mode will turn off all the wireless communication, and turning ON it back can reconnect the device to the network forcefully.

  • Swipe down the Notification Panel.
  • Search and hit Airplane Icon.
  • After a fraction of seconds, hit the icon once again to disable it.

Check Message Center Number

Can’t send messages from Samsung S21 Ultra, S21, S21 Plus? Make sure the Network Operator’s Message Center number is correctly entered and not missing in the Messages App.

  1. Navigate to the Messages App.
  2. Tap on three dots.
  3. Tap Settings > More settings.
  4. Select Text Messages.
  5. Select Message Center.
  6. You may verify the Message Center number from the carrier’s official website, if it is entered incorrectly or missing, input the correct number and set it.  

Clear Cache and Data of Messages App

Cannot send text messages but can receive on Samsung? Like any other app, the Messages app does store the cache and data to work smoothly. However, with time, these files get corrupted and may lead to multiple errors that won’t let you use the Messages app. Here’s how to clear the cache and data of the Messages app.

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Go to Apps.
  3. Search and open Messages app.
  4. Select Storage.
  5. Tap Clear cache and then Clear data.

Switch Default Messaging App

For Samsung users, there are two Messaging Apps available, Google Messages and Samsung Messages. Out of the box, Samsung Messages app is set to default. Since the Samsung Messages app is not responding, you may try to switch the default Messaging app to Google Messages App. Download the Google Messages app from Google Play.

Deregister iMessage

Did you move from Apple to Samsung? iMessages App still doesn’t support Android devices, if you have moved from Apple ecosystem to Samsung, the number needs to deregister from iMessage to work on Android devices.

  • Visit Apple’s Official deregister iMessage link and read the instructions to deregister your number from Apple’s iMessage app.

Reset Network Settings

Resetting the network brings back the device to the default settings same as when the device was unboxed. So if there is accidental touch to the device settings can create Samsung text messaging problems. Try to perform it on your device and verify the issue is fixed or not.

  • Go to Settings.
  • Swipe down and hit General Management.
  • Hit Reset.
  • Select Reset Network Settings.
  • Tap Reset Settings and if asked, enter PIN, Password, or Pattern.
  • Lastly hit Reset to begin the process.

Factory Reset Your Device

Now the only thing we can suggest to you lastly is to factory reset your Samsung device to fix Samsung message issues. However, ensure that you have backup all the data stored in the device because performing this workaround will permanently delete all the data from the device.

  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Swipe down and go to General Management.
  • Hit Reset.
  • Swipe down and hit Reset.
  • If asked, enter PIN, Password, and Pattern.
  • Hit Delete All.
  • Re-write the password and select Done to begin the process.

Contact Carrier

Well even after performing the various steps, still the Samsung phone not sending texts. It’s time to contact the service provider and verify if your plan is expired or issue lies within the service provider company.

How do I turn on SMS on Samsung Galaxy S21?

By default, SMS is enabled on Samsung Galaxy S21, but if you can’t send or receive messages on Samsung S21, make sure to check Carrier’s Messages Center number is entered correctly. To check, open the Messages app > tap on three-dots > Settings > More settings > Text Messages > Message Center, and verify the number from Carrier’s official website.

Why can’t I Receive Text Messages on my Samsung phone?

Check the network signal, if network connectivity is too low then you won’t be able to receive or send messages. Alternatively, verify the carrier’s plan is active to send text messages.

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