1. subaruzi's Avatar
    I got a 4a and ever since my friends are having issues texting me in a group. They're all on iPhones. I've always been on Android so I don't have imessage. Didn't have any issues with my previous Motorola. They've all reported issues since I made the switch. They'll send text and get error saying it wasn't sent. They'll resend and it comes through.

    Have you heard of others having this issue?
    10-23-2020 01:52 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I moved this from the General News forum to the General Help forum.
    10-23-2020 02:02 PM
  3. subaruzi's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I moved this from the General News forum to the General Help forum.
    Thank you.
    10-23-2020 02:18 PM
  4. bchain996's Avatar
    I got a 4a and ever since my friends are having issues texting me in a group. They're all on iPhones. I've always been on Android so I don't have imessage. Didn't have any issues with my previous Motorola. They've all reported issues since I made the switch. They'll send text and get error saying it wasn't sent. They'll resend and it comes through.

    Have you heard of others having this issue?
    Are you able to receive picture messages from an individual iphone? If not your phone might not have the correct apn/mms settings
    10-23-2020 02:27 PM
  5. subaruzi's Avatar
    I can receive pictures.

    It is sporadic in not sending. I just got a picture and then a flurry of texts from an iPhone chain. Earlier today one of my friend's called me to tell me he wasn't able to send a text on a 3 person chain.
    10-23-2020 03:38 PM
  6. subaruzi's Avatar
    They'll get a 'cannot send' error and if they try to send again it will go through. They might have to try to resend multiple times but it usually gets sent.
    10-23-2020 03:39 PM
  7. bchain996's Avatar
    I can receive pictures.

    It is sporadic in not sending. I just got a picture and then a flurry of texts from an iPhone chain. Earlier today one of my friend's called me to tell me he wasn't able to send a text on a 3 person chain.
    As a frequent switcher this is a rather common issue.

    https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage/

    Deregister your imessage there even if you already have.


    At this point I've had it take up to two weeks for things to fix themselves.

    Basically your friends iPhones think you still have an iPhone so the texts are being held up in Apples servers.

    You can try having everyone delete the group chat and then start a new one but I've had mixed results with this

    You could also have everyone go into their messages settings on their iPhones and make sure send as SMS is enabled because it is disabled by default.
    10-23-2020 06:21 PM
  8. subaruzi's Avatar
    I've never had an iPhone so I've never had imessages.

    Why would my old phone have no problems and this new one suddenly have issues? I can't ask everyone who texts me to go change settings on their phones.
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    10-23-2020 06:27 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to AC!

    You try clearing data/cache and force stop the message app?
    10-23-2020 06:31 PM
  10. bchain996's Avatar
    I've never had an iPhone so I've never had imessages.

    Why would my old phone have no problems and this new one suddenly have issues? I can't ask everyone who texts me to go change settings on their phones.
    I'm sorry I forgot your said you'd never had one. The only thing I can think is incorrect apn/mms settings but if it's sporadic then that seems unlikely. Hoping someone else has some input.
    10-23-2020 06:31 PM
  11. subaruzi's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to AC!

    You try clearing data/cache and force stop the message app?
    Have not but I'll give it a shot
    10-23-2020 06:40 PM
  12. subaruzi's Avatar
    I'm sorry I forgot your said you'd never had one. The only thing I can think is incorrect apn/mms settings but if it's sporadic then that seems unlikely. Hoping someone else has some input.
    No problem. Appreciate the insight.
    10-23-2020 06:41 PM
  13. subaruzi's Avatar
    Just cleared cache, force stopped and reopened. I'll see if there's still issues by how much people complain.

    Also weird it's only on groups and not 1:1 messages.

    Any other suggestions I'm open to.

    I might be the only one in the group on Verizon and their all ATT. I'll double-check that
    10-23-2020 06:44 PM
  14. bchain996's Avatar
    Just cleared cache, force stopped and reopened. I'll see if there's still issues by how much people complain.

    Also weird it's only on groups and not 1:1 messages.

    Any other suggestions I'm open to.

    I might be the only one in the group on Verizon and their all ATT. I'll double-check that
    Group messages you MMS instead of SMS. I almost always have issues with group chats and iPhones.
    10-23-2020 06:51 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    Have not but I'll give it a shot
    Ok let's see , also if that happens to not work try deleteting current chat group and starting again.
    10-23-2020 09:54 PM
  16. Morty2264's Avatar
    I've never had an iPhone so I've never had imessages.

    Why would my old phone have no problems and this new one suddenly have issues? I can't ask everyone who texts me to go change settings on their phones.
    Does the same issue persist with a third-party SMS app, like Textra?
    10-23-2020 11:15 PM
  17. subaruzi's Avatar
    Does the same issue persist with a third-party SMS app, like Textra?

    I have not tried a 3rd party app. If it persists, I will give that a shot and see. Didn't even think about it. Thanks.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    10-25-2020 08:36 AM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    I have not tried a 3rd party app. If it persists, I will give that a shot and see. Didn't even think about it. Thanks.
    No problem! Keep us posted on what happens!
    10-25-2020 12:27 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    [Moved this to pixel 4a Forums]
    10-25-2020 07:59 PM
  20. kbz1960's Avatar
    Try a new SIM
    10-26-2020 07:46 PM

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