How To Fix The Honor 8C Can’t Send MMS Issue

The #Honor #8C is an affordable Android smartphone model which was first released in October 2018. It has a solid build quality made of a plastic body and a 6.26 inch IPS LCD screen having a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. It uses a dual rear camera system and a single 8MP selfie camera at the front. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 632 octa core processor which is paired with 4GB of RAM. Although this is a solid performing device there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Honor 8C can’t send MMS issue.

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How To Fix The Honor 8C Can’t Send MMS Issue

Make sure that your phone is running on the latest software version before performing the troubleshooting steps listed below. If an update is available then I suggest that you download and install it first. This minimizes the possibility of the problem being caused by an outdated software version.

There are two things that your phone will need before it can send or receive an MMS. First, your phone must have an active mobile data subscription and that it is getting a strong mobile data signal preferably LTE. Second, your phone should have the correct APN settings. These settings are unique for each carrier so it is best to compare your phone APN settings to what your carrier is using and make the necessary changes in your device if needed.

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Wireless & networks
  • Tap Mobile network
  • Tap Access Point Name
  • Tap the Menu button
  • Tap Reset to default
  • Your phone will reset to default Internet and MMS settings. Try to check if you can send an MMS. If not then create a new APN setting.
  • Select the Menu button and select New APN
  • Enter the correct APN settings.

In case your phone meets both conditions and the issue still persists then you should proceed with the additional troubleshooting steps listed below.

Perform a soft reset

Your phone will usually store temporary data to make it perform better. This data however has the tendency of becoming corrupted and when this happens certain issues can occur on the device. If this is what’s causing the problem then you will have to refresh the phone software which can be done easily by simply restarting the device.

  • Press and hold the Power and Volume down key for up to 45 seconds.
  • Wait as the device restarts.

Check if the Honor 8C can’t send MMS issue still occurs.

Clear the cache and data of the messaging app

There are instances when corrupt data within the text messaging app can cause this problem. To eliminate this possibility you will need to clear the cache and data of the text messaging app.

  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap Apps
  • Tap on Apps again
  • Tap the Messaging app
  • Tap on storage
  • Tap on clear cache
  • Tap on the Home key to return to the home screen

Check if the Honor 8C can’t send MMS issue still occurs.

Check if the issue occurs in Safe Mode

There are instances when an app you downloaded and installed from the Google Play Store could be causing this problem. To check if this is the case you will need to start the phone in Safe Mode since only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run in this mode.

  • Power off the phone by holding down the power button for a few seconds.
  • Press and hold the power button and release it when you see the Huawei logo on screen.
  • After releasing the Power key, immediately press and hold the Volume down key.
  • Keep holding the Volume key till the phone completely boots up.
  • Once the phone boots up,  “Safe mode” should appear on the bottom of the screen

In case the issue does not occur in this mode then it’s likely that the problem is caused by an app you downloaded. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

Wipe the cache partition of the phone

There are cases when the cached data stored in the dedicated partition of the phone can become corrupted. When this happens this will usually cause certain issues to occur on the phone. To eliminate the possibility that this is what’s causing the problem you will have to wipe the cache partition of the phone from the recovery mode.

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Press and hold the Volume UP button along with Power button on your  device simultaneously for a few seconds
  • The phone will enter the stock recovery mode
  • Use volume buttons to highlight ‘wipe cache partition’ and use power key to select it
  • Reboot the system once the process is completed

Check if the issue still occurs.

Perform a factory reset

In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then I recommend that you perform a factory reset from the recovery mode. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset.

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Press and hold the Volume UP button along with Power button on your  device simultaneously for a few seconds
  • The phone will enter the stock recovery mode
  • Use volume buttons to highlight  select wipe cache/factory reset and use power key to select it
  • Reboot the system once the process is completed

Once the reset is complete make sure that the phone has the correct APN settings first then try to send an MMS.

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