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Fixing The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Not Receiving Text Messages & Other Related Problems

One of the most popular uses of a smartphone is sending and receiving text messages. The ability of a phone owner to add emojis and pictures has made text messaging popular not only to the younger generation but older people as well. The #Samsung Galaxy #Note4 is one such device that has an extensive text messaging capability. Sometimes though problems can occur in sending or receiving a text message. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will discuss the Note 4 not receiving text message and other related problems.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Note 4 Text Messages Goes To Laptop

Problem: My text messages from my note 4 are going straight to my Dell laptop. Need to stop them as to there are people that borrow my laptop and they can read my personal things.

Solution: Are you using Hangouts or a third party messaging app as the default SMS app for your phone? If you are and the app has a desktop companion then you will most likely also get the text message in your laptop.

What you need to do is to try using the stock messaging app of your phone. If you are using the stock messaging app and the messages still appear on your laptop then there must be a link between your phone and the laptop. This could either be using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Find out what the link is and disconnect it.

Note 4 Not Receiving Text Messages From One Number

Problem: I have the note 4 with sprint and my wife has a note 4 with T Mobile and I get texts from here but she can not get texts from me. She is the one that I have that problem with.

Solution: Have your wife check her spam setting list and make sure your number is not included in the list. It may have been placed there accidentally. To access the spam list go to the Messages app – click on the more options ( three vertical dots) – click on settings – click on spam filter – make sure it is disabled.

If your number is not in the spam list then double check if she is not getting any messages from you or from others as well. Have her start her phone in Safe Mode then send her a text message. If your message is received then the problem may be caused by a third party app installed in her phone. You will need to find out what app this is and uninstall it.

Another factor than can cause this issue is problems between the interconnection of T-Mobile and Sprint. To verify if this is the cause you should contact both of your networks and inquire on this matter.

Note 4 Not Receiving Text Message

Problem: Me and my wife have been using messaging plus but I’ve tried to switch to others but end up back to plus. The reason is it’s the only app that I can receive text from her. But she can receive them from me no matter what texting app I use. Also she is the only one I have this issue with. Help please.

Solution: This is definitely a tricky issue. Try checking if you have accidentally included your wife’s number in your phone spam list.

To verify if this problem is not caused by an app you installed you should start your phone in Safe Mode. Once in Safe Mode use the stock text messaging app of your phone then have your wife send you a message. If you can receive the message then the problem is most likely cause by an app installed in your phone. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

If the problem persists then you should consider doing a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before proceeding with this.

Note 4 Keyboard Freezes When Texting

Problem: When texting my keyboard will freeze up and go grey. Have to wait 30 seconds before will let me start typing again. Just did a factory reset and still does it. Very frustrating. Is there anything i can do? Thank you

Solution: If the problem still occurs right after a factory reset then try wiping the cache partition of your phone. You should also start your phone in Safe Mode and check if the keyboard still freezes in this mode. If it doesn’t then an app may be causing this problem. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

Note 4 Not Receiving Text Message From iPhone

Problem: I am not able to receive text messages from two of my friends who have iPhones.  They can receive my texts but I cannot receive theirs.  I have multiple friends who have iPhones that I can receive texts from fine.  Only these two friends have the problem.  Don’t know if it is my phone or theirs that is causing the problem.  I have never had an iPhone.

Solution: If you haven’t had an iPhone or have not registered your number to iMessage then the problem may be with the iPhones of your two friends. Have them delete your message thread in their phones and have them send you a new SMS message. You should also make sure that their numbers are not included in the spam list of your phone.

Note 4 Not Receiving Text Messages Unless Restarted

Problem: I have a problem where my text messages will all disappear and not be able to receive any again till I restart my phone. After a restart all the messages will come back and everything will work again. It does this sporadically but happens more and more often and I don’t notice until I need to send a text. Then I realize I’ve been off grid for several hours. Help me.

Solution: You will need to make sure first that this is not a network related issue. Check your phone and make sure that it has a good signal reception. You should also check if the problem occurs in only one area or in other areas you go to.

Once you have verified that the network is not causing this problem the next step is to check your phone software. In cases such as this it is usually the software that’s causing the problem. Start by wiping the cache partition of your phone. This deletes the temporary data stored in your device and if some of the data are already corrupt then this may be causing the problem.

You should also verify if a third party app installed in your phone is causing this problem. To check on this you should start your phone in Safe Mode. Once in this mode check if the issue persists. If it doesn’t then it’s most likely caused by an app. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

As a last resort you should also consider doing a factory reset using the hardware keys. Just make sure to backup your phone data before doing this procedure.

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Troubleshooting The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Text Message Not Sending Or Receiving Issue

Welcome to another edition of our troubleshooting series where we aim to resolve the #Samsung Galaxy #Note4 text message not sending or receiving issue. There are a lot of people who prefer to send a text message as a way of communicating with their friends since it is quite convenient to do and can be done almost anywhere. The #GalaxyNote4 for example with its huge 5.7 inch display makes it easy for anyone to tap on the virtual keyboard and compose a message.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

There are however instances when problems may arise such as the Note 4 text message not sending or receiving issue. This and other related issues are what we will tackle in the latest installment of our troubleshooting series.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 4  or any other Android device for that matter then feel free to contact us using this form. We will be more than happy to assist you with any concern that you may have with your device. This is a free service we are offering with no strings attached. We however ask that when you do contact us try to be as detailed as possible so that an accurate assessment can be made and the correct solution can be given.  

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Note 4 Not Receiving Text Message From iPhone

Problem: Hey I have a Samsung galaxy note 4 on T-Mobile. It had been working perfectly fine until recently. It has just started to not receive all messages sent to me. The messages it isn’t receiving is from a iPhone normally. I can’t remember what all you need to best help so I have attached two photos of it’s system. It says it is fully updated I have factory reset twice and it has not help any.

Solution: Have you previously used an iPhone? If you have then your phone number may still be connected to your iMessage account. You need to go to the Apple website and deregister your number from the iMessage service since the message sent to you from an iPhone user will be sent through iMessage.

Once your number has been deregistered have the person using an iPhone delete your message thread in their iPhone then have them send a new message. Make sure that the person sending the text message has the “Send as SMS” option turned on in the settings menu under messages.

Note 4 Delay In Text Messages

Problem: Ever since my phone updated in August I’ve been having some serious issues with my texting. My group texts(MMS) and even my text messages(SMS) are delayed, sometimes up to an hour after when I was supposed to receive the texts. I’ve tried everything I can think of. Please help.

Solution: You should first check if you are in an area with good signal reception. If the signal is spotty then this may contribute to the delay in receiving your messages.

Once you have made sure that the signal is good your next step is to restart your phone. This resets your phone connection to the network and at the same time refreshes its software.

If the issue still persists try starting your phone in Safe Mode then check if you are still experiencing any delay. If the problem goes away then it may be caused by an app installed in your phone. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

In some cases this issue could also be caused by a corrupt data in your phone. If this is the case then I suggest you clear the cache and data of your messaging app then follow this up by wiping the cache partition of your phone.

Note 4 Not Sending MMS

Problem: My issue is that my Note 4 can not or rather will not send mms and it never has been able to since I got my phone a few months ago.

Solution: There are are three conditions that need to be satisfied in order for your phone to send out an MMS. First, you should have an active mobile data subscription since the MMS is sent and received using mobile data. Second, the mobile data switch of your phone should be on. Third, your phone should be using the APN settings that your carrier is using. Once all three conditions are met then you will be able to send out an MMS.

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How To Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Not Sending Or Receiving Text Messages & Other Related Issues

Welcome to our focused troubleshooting series where we try to dissect the #Samsung Galaxy #Note4 not sending or receiving text messages issues. Despite having other ways to connect with friends, people still use the tried and tested text messaging feature of the phone. This is because it is fast, simple, and very convenient to use. Just open up the messenger app and type the message then choose a contact you would like to send it to. You can even send the message to several of your friends to initiate a group chat.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Sometimes though you will encounter some issues with the text messaging feature of your phone. You may not be able to send a message or receive a message. This and other related issues are what we will be tackling in this latest installment of the series.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or any other Android device for that matter then feel free to contact us using this form. We will be more than happy to assist you with any concern that you may have with your device. This is a free service we are offering with no strings attached. We however ask that when you do contact us try to be as detailed as possible so that an accurate assessment can be made and the correct solution can be given.

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Note 4 Not Receiving Text Message From iPhone

Problem: I can’t receive texts from an individuals iphone and she can’t receive texts from me.

Solution: Try checking first your phone setting and see if the certain number from the iPhone user is blocked. If it is then unblock it. Your friend should also check if your number blocked on the iPhone.

Were you by any chance using an iPhone prior to using the Note 4? If you were then the message sent to you may be going to your iMessage account. You need to go to the Apple website and deregister from the iMessage service.

If you friend is sending you a message using an old iMessage thread then even if you have deregistered from the service you still won’t be getting the message on your device. Have your friend delete he message thread on their phone and have them start a new one.

Note 4 Not Getting Text Notifications

Problem: I’m not sure how long this problem has been going on. But my I won’t get any text or WhatsApp notifications when phone is placed down or in my pocket. Only once I pick it up or I wake up my phone all the notifications will start to come in. I am using hangouts for texting.

Solution: What’s happening here is that your phone is not receiving any notification when it the display is in sleep mode. Try to check first if this is caused by a third party app installed in your phone by starting your phone in Safe Mode. Take note that you may not be able to use WhatsApp since all third party apps will be disabled in this mode. You will however still be able to use your text messaging app. Place your phone down and wait for the display to sleep. Have someone send you a text message and see if the issue still persists. If the problem disappears then it is most likely caused by an app installed in your phone. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

If however the issue still persists even in Safe mode then I suggest you backup your phone data and do a factory reset.

If the factory reset fails to resolve the issue then try checking if there are any new software updates available for your phone. This is probably software related issue that may be resolved by applying the new updates.

Note 4 Unable To Attach Image To Message

Problem: Default ‘Messages’ app suddenly would not attach images or receive  images, this immediately after the 5.1.1 update. Says  ‘Unable to attach’ 2 ‘most knowledgeble’ Sprint techs could not solve the issue so they have ordered a replacement  phone for me. Hopefully you can find a fix so that others won’t have to visit stores (I visited 2) where even their best techs had no solution. Thank you!

Solution: The first thing you need to check is the file size of the image you are trying to attach. If it is too large or above the limits set by Sprint then you may not be able to attach it. The next thing to check is your phone APN settings. This is important since the wrong settings applied to your phone won’t allow you to send and receive an MMS. Finally, you need to enable your mobile data and make sure that you have an active mobile data subscription before you can send or receive a picture message.

Once all of the conditions above have been met and you are still having the same issue then the best thing to do is to back up your phone data and do a factory reset. This is a highly recommended procedure anytime issues arise after a major software update.

Note 4 Lag In Sending Text Messages

Problem: When I text it takes up to 15 min to send. If I text 1 word it sends, but if I try 10 or more words in can take up to 10min. And then still won’t send.

Solution: When it takes a long time to send a text message try to check first the network status and see if the signal bar is sufficient. If your phone has good signal coverage then try to restart it. This re-establishes your connection to the network and usually works in this case. You should also try to contact the tech support hotline of your carrier and inquire if there are any network related issues in your particular area.

If the problem still persists proceed with clearing the cache and data of your phone messaging app. You should also follow this up by wiping the cache partition of your phone.

Try sending a text message. If the problem remains then check if this issue is caused by a third party app installed in your phone. To do this you need to start your phone in Safe Mode. In this mode only the pre-installed apps are able to run while the apps you downloaded are disabled. Send a message in this mode. If the issue disappears then it is most likely caused by an app you installed. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

If however the issue still persists even in Safe Mode then you need to back up your phone data then do a factory reset.

Note 4 Not Receiving Text Messages

Problem: Hello Droid guy. I was receiving text alerts on my Note 4 but about 2-3 weeks ago they stopped coming in and I do not know why. I using the messaging app. can you help me?

Solution: Try restarting your phone first then send yourself a text message. When you restart your phone you reset the phone connection to your network which usually resolves this type of issue.

The next troubleshooting step that you should do is to check your account with your carrier. Do you still have an active text messaging service? Is the network coverage in your area fine? These are just some of the questions that you should be asking them.

Troubleshooting the issue further you should clear the cache and data of the messaging app. You should also wipe the cache partition of your phone.

Finally, if all else fails you need to back up your phone data and do a factory reset.

Note 4 Not Downloading Picture Message

Problem: Whenever someone sends me a picture, I get a message saying its downloading but that’s about it. It never downloads and I won’t get the picture.

Solution:  Restart your phone then see if you can download the message. You should also make sure that your mobile data is on and that you have an active mobile data subscription.

If you the message still says that it is downloading then try to check the APN settings of your phone and make sure that it matches the one your carrier is using.

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