IPhones are very popular, and people around the world are still impatiently waiting for a new model to hit the market. Of course, problems are inevitable, but fortunately, there is always a solution to any type of problem. Many users have faced this problem when they cannot send or receive text messages from those who do not use the iPhone (all models). The problem itself is a bit confusing and annoying since many people choose Android or Blackberry, for example. In the text below, you will find several ways to correct sending or receiving texts from non-iPhones, and texting will be possible again.
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Why the iPhone does not send SMS from non iPhones?
There are several reasons why the iPhone does not send Android, Windows or Blackberry SMS. For example, this is related to your operator, your iPhone settings, etc. We will share how to deal with this problem, but before doing so, please make sure:
- Your iPhone has a good signal. If the signal is bad, you may not be able to send the texts.
- Airplane mode is not activated.
- Your iPhone has no problem without service. If so, solve the problem first.
- You have entered the number correctly. Try not to use the country code, for example starting with 00 (country code) or + (country code).
Solution no.1: switch to airplane mode
Switching to airplane mode can be a way to update the connectivity of your iPhone. It will update the cellular signal, cellular data, etc. You can access Airplane mode by swiping the bottom of any screen on your iPhone. Then press the Airplane icon once to activate it. Wait a few seconds before turning it off.
Solution 2: Device parameters
The right place to start is to check your device settings. First, make sure you are connected to the Wi-Fi or cellular network. The next step is to select Parameters and access the Messages section. Take a look if Send by SMS, MMS and iMessage is on.
Solution # 3: 2G switch
Sometimes LTE and 3G are responsible for this problem. Change the Voice & Data function of your iPhone to 2G and try to resend your texts.
- Go to settings.
- Choose Cellular and make sure the cellular data is active.
- Tap the cell data options, then tap Voices & Data.
- The last thing, choose 2G.
Solution 4: Check the recipient number
Make sure you haven't blocked the phone number of the person you want to send the SMS to. Launch the settings from the home screen of your iPhone and select Telephone. Press "Blocked".
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Solution 5: Restart your iPhone
To restart your iPhone, press and hold the sleep / wake button until you see the cursor and turn off your phone. Press the same button and turn it on again.
Solution 6: Reinsert the SIM card
Take the SIM card out of your iPhone and check if the condition is still correct, without scratching or damage. Then put it back properly. If you find that the SIM card is no longer usable or damaged, contact your operator.
Solution # 7: reset your network settings
If your iPhone does not send text to Android or other devices other than iPhones, it may be necessary to reset the network settings. In many cases, this helps. To do this:
- Go to settings
- Press General
- Choose Reset
- Tap Reset network settings.
Solution 8: Contact your operator
The problem may not be associated with your iPhone. There may be network issues, which is why you should contact your operator.
Solution no 9: update the Carrier parameters
To see if the operator 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, press Update.
Solution 10: iOS update
The software can cause certain problems occasionally, which is why updating iOS is a good idea. To check if a new update is in progress, go to Settings, General, then Software update. If so, tap Download and install.
Solution No.12: Reset all parameters
Your third-party data and applications will not be deleted, but your settings will be reset to the factory settings. Go to Settings> Reset and press Reset all settings. Then enter your password and press Reset all settings to confirm your action.
All the above solutions are found and effective on iPhones on iPhone 4, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
If you have tried the above solutions and nothing works, contact your operator, Genius Bar, or the nearest Apple authorized service provider.
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