How To Fix Common Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus Texting Problems

Have you ever been curious how to fix common texting problems on Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus? Even though you don’t buy a Galaxy S9 just for calling and texting, these two continue to be some of the most common actions you’ll perform on it. You probably don’t expect anything to go wrong about any of the two of them and, when it happens, you’re even less likely to tolerate it. Tell us, what exactly feels wrong about texting with your new smartphone?

  1. Some users reported random errors when trying to send a plain text message;
  2. With others, it’s the picture messages that don’t seem to respond properly;
  3. More or less important issues, such as no longer inserting spaces between words automatically, have also been mentioned.


All in all, it’s a wide array of problems that can and that will show up, at some point. Maybe you’ve experienced just one, so far. Or maybe you weren’t that lucky and you already have plenty of reasons to be unhappy with your messages app.

Speaking of which, what app are you currently using? If it’s a third-party app, the only thing you should do is to check with other users, within the Google Play Store, if they reported similar issues. As usually, we stick to recommending you the Samsung keyboard.


How To Fix Common Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus Texting Problems:

You have it on the Galaxy S9 from the factory and it should be your best option. Also, should a specific problem start manifesting, you could easily fix it by…

  1. Resetting the Messages app;
  2. Clearing the Messages app cache and data;
  3. Testing, for comparison, with a third-party texting app;
  4. Performing a hard reset on the device, to clear any problem.


Option 1 is certainly the easiest. You should try it first if you know that you have tweaked some of its settings and you’re not sure what to change next. Best if you bring it to the default settings and see how it goes when you’re just starting out with it.

Next, you have the Option 2, where you open the Application Manager (Settings >> Application) and force close the Messages app from there. Then, you select the Storage tab and opt to Clear the Cache (with the Delete button) followed by Clear Data (again, confirming from the Delete button).

Option 3 is mostly for troubleshooting because if the texting problems persist, it’s a sign that there’s a bigger problem with the phone itself. Install a well-rated texting app from the Play Store and compare the two of them.

Finally, Option 4 will bring the Samsung Galaxy S9 to factory settings, removing everything from it. Obviously, this will delete your information (be sure to back up first!) but it should also delete the texting problems. Try the hard reset with confidence! Let us know if this guide helped you fix common Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus texting problems.

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