Solved Samsung Galaxy S8+ Sent Text Messages Are Arriving Late

The #Samsung #Galaxy #S8+ is one of the best Android smartphones released last year that is best known for having a large display that occupies most of the front part of the device. The phone has very minimal bezels and with the removal of the physical home button it’s a great device to use for viewing various multimedia content. Although this is a solid performing phone 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 Galaxy S8+ sent text messages are arriving late issue and other related problems.

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S8+ Sent Text Messages Are Arriving Late

Problem: I’m using a galaxy s8+ on AT&T and using Android messenger. Just recently I’ve had multiple different people on different platforms (mostly apple users but not all) and different networks tell me my texts in group messages are arriving hours and sometimes days late. Sometimes different people within a group text receive the messages hours apart as well. I’ve cleared the cache from the app, deleted and reinstalled it, and deleted mightytext which I’ve also been using for a while (without issue) to text from my laptop .it makes no sense. PLEASE HELP.


Solution: If this issue happens when sending group messages then the first thing that you should do is to check your mobile data connection since group messages are usually sent and received using the mobile data network. Is your phone getting a good LTE signal? If not then try going to a different location then check if the issue still occurs. You should also make sure that when you send out a group text message it is being tagged as sent in the messages app.

In case the issue persists then proceed with the troubleshooting steps listed below.

  • Start the phone in Safe Mode then check if the issue occurs in this mode. If it doesn’t then it could be caused by an app you downloaded. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.
  • Wipe the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode.
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

If the above steps fails to fix the problem then you should try to contact your carrier regarding this matter as this might be a network related issue.

S8+ Not Receiving All Text Messages

Problem: Recently I don’t receive all my texts. Some friends state that they’ve texted me for days and I did not get them. I would receive others but not from specific people or I would receive some texts from a person but next their reply. Took to the T-Mobile store they updated a bunch of settings, reset the Sim, and even gave me a new sim but I continue to have the issue. Any insight would be grateful, thank you.

Solution: Try checking if you have blocked some of your contacts from your messages app since you won’t be getting their text messages if they are blocked.

  • Go into your Messages app
  • Tap on “More” in the top right corner and tap Settings
  • Tap on Block messages
  • Tap on Block numbers
  • Tap the “-“ symbol next to the numbers you want to unblock
  • Tap “Back” to confirm

In case you don’t have any number in the block list then I suggest you try to perform a factory reset on your phone as this might be caused by a software glitch. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset.

S8+ Send Text Messages Are Not Received

Problem: For a while now I’ve been told by friends and family that they aren’t receiving text messages I send, even though on my end they show as sent. I think I’m also occasionally missing incoming texts. I’ve reset my phone several times, tried different text messaging apps, and done a factory reset on my phone. I’m still being told some people aren’t getting my texts and I’m guessing there are some I’m not receiving. What should I do?

Solution: Since you have already performed most of the troubleshooting steps for this particular problem then it looks like this could be a network related problem already. Try to contact your carrier regarding this issue. You should also consider getting a new SIM card and checking if the issue still occurs with this new SIM card.

S8+ Takes Too Long to Send Text Message

Problem: Lately my texts that I am sending are just clicking with the little circle next to them. They are taking a while to go through. This never used to happen. Also when I receive a photo it does the same thing downloading forever. I’ve also noticed slow internet and apps like fb being affected as well. I’ve turned off wifi but this doesn’t always help. I’ve also turned my phone off for an entire night. Still no improvement. I ran the device maintenance and that didn’t help. My s8+ is less than a year old as well.

Solution: Since this issue also occurs when you are receiving a picture message then I recommend that you make sure the APN setting that your phone is using is correct. You can compare your phone setting with the one used by your carrier. You should also make sure that you have a mobile data subscription and that your phone is getting a good mobile data signal ( preferably LTE).