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Question: I am unable to text android phones and android phones are unable to text me

Have tried powering off and back on. Turning I message off to send message.

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Apr 23, 2018 6:24 PM in response to katwoch76 In response to katwoch76

Hello katwoch76,

Thank you for using Apple Support Communities! I understand that you are unable to send and receive SMS on your iPhone. I would be happy to help point you in the right direction from here.

The following support article provides some troubleshooting steps to try for this issue:

If you can't send or receive messages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support

Specifically, try the steps here:

Try these steps first

  1. Restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  2. Check your network connection. To send a message as iMessage or MMS, you need a cellular data or Wi-Fi connection. To send an SMS message, you need to have a cellular network connection. If you turn on Wi-Fi Calling, you can send SMS messages over Wi-Fi.
  3. Check with your carrier to see if the type of message you’re trying to send, like MMS or SMS, is supported.
  4. If you’re trying to send group MMS messages on an iPhone, go to Settings > Messages and turn on MMS Messaging. If you don't see an option to turn on MMS Messaging or Group Messaging on your iPhone, then your carrier might not support this feature.
  5. Make sure that you entered the correct phone number or email address for the contact.

If you see a Waiting for Activation alert, learn what to do.

If you still need help, find your issue below to see what to do next.


If the issue is isolated to sending and receiving SMS, and the steps in the above resource don't help, contact your carrier .

Take care!

Apr 23, 2018 6:24 PM

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