1. ilandis619's Avatar
    My messages app crashes when I try to text certain numbers. Seen the problem with 2 numbers so far and I was able to text them fine at first then out of no where the app would crash and the message would fail every time I try. Other numbers work just fine. Phone is a Galaxy s8+ edge. Already tried restarting, clearing old messages, and refreshing SMSC. App still crashes and won't send the text.
    11-23-2021 10:16 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! There was never an official S8+ edge phone -- are you certain that's the name? Or is it just Galaxy S8+? This is important to know, because if it claims to be an S8+ edge, then I'd be concerned that the phone is a fake/clone.

    Do you get an error message when the app crashes?
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    11-23-2021 01:19 PM
  3. ilandis619's Avatar
    You are correct, checked the back and it's a Galaxy S8+. It has a curved screen edge so I was mistaken on the model. Definitely not a fake/clone phone as I got it from a authorized retailer. Nothing sketchy.

    And there isn't always a message when it crashes and when it does it simply says "messages stopped working".
    11-23-2021 01:25 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try clearing the app cache/data for the Messages app in Settings>Apps, then force stop it. This shouldn't affect any saved messages, since those are saved in a different system app.
    11-23-2021 01:27 PM
  5. ilandis619's Avatar
    Done and no change. Still crashed.
    11-23-2021 01:32 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you using the Samsung Messages app? If so, try Google Messages instead. Textra is another 3rd party SMS app to try as well.
    11-23-2021 07:25 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yeah I would see if it happens on other message apps
    11-23-2021 08:23 PM

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