Phone Tips and Tricks

Way to Solve Android Phone Cant Receive Text Messages

--Rachel Nov. 22, 2016

Many users may meet the issue that Android phone can’t receive text messages. It is also the top 10 frequency asked questions from Android users. When you send a text, you must want someone to received, if not, it will trouble us a lot. So how can you solve this issue? There are many so-called solutions on Android forum or discussions: some methods tell you to uninstall some apps, others ask you to clear the internal storage in time. Also some suggest to check the blacklist. But not all of them will work.

Simple Steps to receive SMS on Android


Step 1. Head to the settings app
Step 2. Off the "USB Wireless networks”

In order to solve the text messages issue on messaging apps, you need to turn off the wireless location service off. Here we will take Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 (Android 4.3) as an example to show you how.

Step 1. Head to the settings app

You need to find the “setting” icon on your Android devices first. And select the connection option to click the “Location services”
go-to-setting-app


Step 2. Off the "USB Wireless networks” 

In the next screen, you will see several choices. Tick the box next to "Use Wireless networks"to cancel the green mark. Then your phone will not be located even under Wi-Fi connection. 
setting-location-section

Note: If you used iPhone and now turn to Android with your phone number still registered with iMessages, it is likely that you can't receive messages from iPhone/iPad. To solve this, you need to deregister iMessages on your iPhone. Actually, you can also use Phone to Phone transfer data by using Phone Transfer tool.

If you finish above steps, you have got everything done to solve this messaging issues! It is much simpler than you can imagine, isn't it? Turning off Wireless networks location will not only fix your Android SMS not receiving issue, but also save you battery lifespan as well. 

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