If you enjoy communicating through text messages on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xr, you must already know about the iMessage service. Designed particularly for the Apple users and all the Apple devices out there, this free communication channel is smart enough to facilitate your written communication even with SMS users. And still, at times, texting problems may occur. Luckily, it’s something that can be easily fixed, provided you spot the essential details in time and you know what to do about fixingcan’t send or receive messages, texts or MMS on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xr.
Speaking of which, those details relate to how exactly your texting problem is manifesting. Maybe you’ve noticed that you cannot receive text messages from other iPhone users. Or, on the contrary, you started by noticing that you’re having troubles with sending text messages to other people who don’t use an iPhone. The key, however, is to verify if you’re not having both problems at once! Because if you do, it’s clearly an iMessage-related problem. And below, you’ll find the straightforward solution to fixing can’t send or receive messages, texts or MMS on iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xr.
But first, some hints on why it’s happening… So, in just a few words, we should say that the iMessage is associated with your SIM card, but also with the device you’re using. If you’re now going through this situation, most likely, it is because you have recently changed your SIM to this iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xr. The iMessage account remained active on that old iPhone? All you have to do is to adjust the settings. Here’s how…
Can’t receive messages on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr solution
Go to the Settings of your current device and access the Messages tab. In there, you have a section labeled as Send & Receive. Underneath it, there’s this Use Your Apple ID for iMessage field that you must select. Next, with your Apple ID, you should be able to access the iMessage and see what settings you have in place.
From all the details listed in there, pay attention to the option You Can Be Reached By iMessage At… Next to it, you have the phone number and the Apple ID that are associated with the iMessage service. Once you’ve made sure that everything is ok in there, you just need to use the Send & Receive option from the general Message tab.
Do that and the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr can’t send or receive messages, texts or MMS should be solved. It is, as you can see, a matter of updating the most relevant information on your account and the iMessage will work as it should, in no time!