How to view or edit Galaxy S20 Message Center Number

The stock Messages app on Samsung smartphones does integrate more settings and options for you to configure. In this guide, I will demonstrate how to access and modify one of the essential settings on the new Samsung Galaxy Messages app — the Message Center number. In case you’re wondering how to access this information on the new Samsung Galaxy smartphone, I’ve prepared a straightforward tutorial for you to refer to. Here’s a quick walkthrough on how to view or edit the galaxy s20 message center number.

You can configure this setting whenever you would bump into some problems while attempting to send or receive a text message on your new Samsung smartphone. Read on for more detailed instructions.

Easy steps to view or edit the Galaxy S20 message center number

Time Needed : 8 minutes

The following steps will help you access and edit the message center number on the new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone. I’ve also indicated the screenshots depicting each of the given instructions for easier UI navigation.

  1. Tap the Messages app icon from the Home screen, to get started.

    Doing so will launch the pre-installed messaging app.

    edit galaxy s20 message center number - tap messages

  2. From the Messages main screen, tap the Quick Menu icon to view more settings.

    Just look for the triple-dot figure on the upper-right side of the screen.


    edit galaxy s20 message center number - messages quick menu icon

  3. Tap Settings from the given options.

    The Messages settings will then be displayed.


    edit galaxy s20 message center number - messages settings

  4. Scroll down and tap More settings.

    A list of additional settings will show up next.


    edit galaxy s20 message center number - more settings

  5. Tap Text messages.

    This will pull up a new screen that contains relevant options such as input mode and SIM card options.


    edit galaxy s20 message center number - text messages settings

  6. Tap Message center.

    A pop-up menu wherein you can set or edit the message center will appear.
    The default message center number is also shown in this pop-up menu.

    edit galaxy s20 message center number - change SMSC number

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

If necessary, you can change the number to the one provided by your carrier or network service provider and then tap Set to save the new changes.

SMS center or SMSC number is tasked to handle SMS operations of a wireless network. When sending an SMS from your smartphone, that message will still be routed to the SMS center before it is forwarded to the recipient. What actually happens is that SMS messages are routed and regulated by the SMSC number.

Some SMS messages will remain in the SMS center, especially if the recipient is unavailable. When the recipient’s number is already active, that’s when the SMS center forwards the message. 

There may also be some instances when a text message gets stuck on the SMS center due to network problems. This is usually what happens if signal issues or SIM card errors occur. When this happens, resetting the SMS center number can be deemed a potential fix. Just be sure to have the correct SMS center number from  your network service provider beforehand.

Another way to verify if the message center number on  your galaxy s20 is correct is to visit your service provider’s website and see if the numbers are the same. If the number is different, contact your carrier/service provider for further assistance.

Hope this helps!

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