Making phone calls and sending text messages are the basics of a mobile phone. And smartphones right now can handle any call or SMS seamlessly. Anybody with decent signal strength on a smartphone can send and receive SMS or MMS. However, for some reason or the other, this basic functionality of a phone is sometimes compromised. There have been reports about similar issues with the Samsung Galaxy F41.
If you have proper network coverage and an active connection, then you should face this issue at all. But some Galaxy F41 users are facing problems while sending or receiving SMS or text messages. If you are one of those unfortunate Galaxy F41 users, then you should try the solutions we have mentioned below for this issue. In this article, we have listed out all the possible things that you can try to solve the SMS or text message issue on the Galaxy F41. So without further ado, let’s get into it.
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How to fix Samsung Galaxy F41 Cannot Send Text Messages?
Before trying out any of the solutions mentioned below, first, make sure that you have enough signal strength for your active connection on the phone. Once you have ensured that you do have more than 50% signal strength, then go ahead and try the fixes one after the other.
Use the Airplane Mode trick:
The Airplane Mode is a feature or option built into every smartphone where a user can temporarily turn off all wireless communications of the device, including the network coverage. This feature comes in handy when you are boarding a plane, but it is also used as a trick to fix most connectivity issues on a smartphone.
Firstly, go to Settings > Connections > Airplane Mode menu and turn on the toggle for Airplane mode. Once the Airplane mode is turned on, you will notice all your connections shutting down. Now restart the phone using the power button while the Airplane mode is turned on. After the device restarts itself, again go the Airplane Mode menu and turn off the toggle for Airplane mode. Once the signal restores itself, try sending out a text to your number. If you can send and even receive the text message, then the issue is resolved if it is not resolved then the next potential solution.
Restart the Messages app:
Whenever we have issues with a particular app on our phone, we first try stopping that app entirely not only in the foreground but also in the background. Since the SMS issue is common with the Messages application on the Galaxy F41, you have to try restarting it completely to see if that works for you.
To restart the Messages app completely, go to Settings > Apps. Then in the apps list, tap on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of the screen and choose the option “Show System Apps.” Then you will Messages show up on your screen. Tap on it to open it up and then inside the Messages app info choose or tap the “Force Stop” command.
After you choose Force stop,” Messages will completely turn off and to start it again tap on the Messages icon. Once the Messages app starts and loads everything correctly, try sending out a text to your number. If you can send and even receive the text message, then the issue is resolved by this fix. However, if you still have issues with SMS or text messages, then try the next potential solution.
Delete some conversations:
Having too many long conversations in the messages application sometimes brings up a glitch in the messages application. So if you have not cleared out the Messages inbox for a while then give that a try too.
Open up the messages application by tapping on the Messages icon in the home screen. Then select the conversation that you want to clear out and tap and hold on to it. Once the conversation is selected, tap on the Trash icon and choose the delete option to confirm it. In this way, clear out as many conversations or messages that you can and then try sending out an SMS again. If it still fails, then move on to the next potential solution.
Clear cache and data:
Over time, every application collects data and cache. The cache is mostly used to save fragments of data that could help in booting up the application faster. However, sometimes this collected cache memory can cause inconsistencies with the app itself. So try clearing out the storage and cache memory of your Messages application in the Samsung Galaxy F41 to fix the SMS issue.
Firstly, go to Settings > Apps. Then in the apps list, tap on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of the screen and choose the option “Show System Apps.” Then you will Messages show up on your screen. Tap on it to open it up and then inside the Messages app info choose or tap on Storage. Inside Storage, you will find two options, clear cache and clear data. Tap on both of them and then try sending out a text to your number. If you can send and even receive the text message, then the issue is resolved. However, If the same problem arises again, then try the final fix mentioned below.
Network settings reset:
Samsung smartphones come with a feature to reset the Network settings. This reverts any changes made to the network settings of the phone. Most software inconsistencies that cause issues with the phone’s network-related services are quickly cleared out by resetting the network settings.
It would be best if you gave this a try too to fix the SMS or text message not sending issue. Firstly, go to Settings > General management > Reset. Then in the reset menu, tap on Reset network settings. Then on the next page, tap on Reset settings and enter the PIN or password of your phone to confirm that it is you doing it. Finally, tap on Reset to confirm the action and then wait till it’s done. After the network reset is complete, try sending out a sample SMS or text again. It should normally go without any issues this time around.
For some reason, if none of the software solutions or fixes mentioned above works in your favour then take the smartphone to the nearest Samsung Care. You can even make a few calls to your service provider and enquire about any possible solution.
So that is all about fixing the Samsung Galaxy F41 not sending or receiving text messages. If you have any questions or queries about this guide, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.