Not Receiving Text Messages On Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus

If you are experiencing difficulty in receiving and sending a message, you’re not alone. A lot of other people have also complained about the SMS issue about not receiving text messages on Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus. Users usually tend to face two unique issues in such a circumstance- one that affects text message receiving and the other text message sending.

You may fail to receive texts on your Samsung phone when a person sends texts to you through an iPhone. You may be unable to send text messages through your Samsung phone to a person with an iPhone. There have been reports on similar text messaging problems from users of Windows and Blackberry phones.


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iPhone usually uses iMessage format to send messages- a format that is incompatible with android devices. On the other hand, a Samsung smartphone uses an SMS format to send SMS texts which are not readable through an iPhone.

In another scenario, if you plug and put an iPhone’s SIM card to a brand new Samsung Galaxy phone you may receive and send iMessages, but fail to get or send SMS texts. To fix the receiving and sending text message issue that affects your Samsung phone, please follow the next steps.


How To Fix Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus Not Receiving Text Messages:

  1. Take the iPhone and put the SIM card back.
  2. Turn on the iPhone and also the cell network connection.
  3. Ensure you are in a place where you can access a viable LTE or 3G network connection.
  4. Tap the settings tab, and then, the message so as to turn off the iMessage.
  5. Finally, pull out the SIM card and put it into your phone and later reboot it.


By now you should comfortably use your phone to send SMS texts. In case you are unable to switch off the iMessage format, or you don’t have the original iPhone, you can try another option.

Find the Deregister iMessage page on your browser and go to “No longer have your iPhone?” option. Enter the phone number into the phone number field. You will receive a confirmation number from Apple which you will enter and submit in the Enter Confirmation Code field.

You should send and receive texts on Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus flawlessly. Test to see if that is the case using your Samsung phone..


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