How to Fix Galaxy S10 “Can’t Send Text Message” Issue

New Samsung’s flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S10 lineup, are excellent smartphones. However, they also present some issues. One of the most annoying bugs is related to text messages app. In this article, I will help you fix Galaxy S10 “can’t send text message” issue.

In case your Galaxy S10 cannot send text messages anymore, you don’t have to panic. The issue is commonly due to an app conflict or software- or firmware-related glitch. Luckily of you, these problems are easy to fix by following one of the methods present below.

How to Fix Galaxy S10 “Can’t Send Text Message” Issue

Force restart your device

The first method you can try to fix Galaxy S10 “can’t send text message” issue is to force restart your smartphone. To perform a forced reboot, follow the next steps:

  • Press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons for ten seconds until the Android logo pops up
  • Choose Normal Boot when the Maintenance Boot Menu appears – in case the menu doesn’t open, allow the smartphone to restart as usual

Check Message Center Number

Message Center Number is crucial in sending and receiving SMS and MMS. In case the Message Center Number is incorrectly set, your Galaxy S10 won’t be able to get or transmit text messages, as well as MMS.

Commonly, the Message Center Number is set by default once you insert a SIM card. Sometimes, something might go wrong, and the Message Center Number could be incorrect. Check with your carrier for the validity of the MCN.

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Turn Airplane mode on and off

Sometimes, network glitches, such as the Galaxy S10 “can’t send text message” issue, might be fixed by turning Airplane mode on and off.

Pull down the notifications bar on Galaxy S10, S10E, or S10 Plus, look for the Airplane mode icon (it looks like an airplane, of course) and tap it once to switch it on. Then press on it again to turn it off.

Delete conversations

On some occasions, an old buggy conversation might cause the Galaxy S10 “can’t send text messages” issue. In case you have dozens of conversations on your smartphone’s messages app, erase all of them before sending any new SMS or MMS.

Remount the SIM card

In some cases, an incorrectly installed SIM card might cause various signal problems. Take the SIM card out of your Galaxy S10 smartphone and then remount it back into the SIM tray.

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Check if the device receives a signal, then open the messages app and try sending an SMS or MMS.

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Clear messages app cache and data

Sometimes, clearing messages app cache and data can fix Galaxy S10 “can’t send text messages” issue. Here’s how to do that:

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  • Go to Settings -> Apps and tap Menu -> Show System Apps
  • Locate Messages app
  • Go to Storage -> Clear Cache -> Clear Data -> Delete
  • Confirm your selection

Wipe cache partition

Many glitches on Android smartphones are due to a corrupt cache partition. To make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S10 is not facing issues caused by buggy cache partition, you should wipe cache partition.

Here’s how to perform that operation:

  • Shut down your Galaxy S10
  • Press and hold the Volume Up and Bixby keys for a few seconds
  • Press and hold the Power button without releasing the Volume Up and Bixby button
  • When the green Android logo pops up, release all the buttons
  • In the Android Recovery Menu that opens up, navigate to Wipe Cache Partition and select the option by pressing the Power key
  • When Wipe Cache Partition is done, restart your device

Factory reset your Galaxy S10

Before proceeding with a factory reset on your Galaxy S10, you should backup your personal data since this procedure would erase everything on your device. Here’s how to perform a master reset:

  • Turn off your smartphone
  • Press and hold both the Volume Up and Bixby buttons for a couple of seconds
  • Press and hold the Power key without releasing the first two
  • Once the Android logo pops up, release all the keys
  • When the Android Recovery Menu opens up, navigate to “Wipe Cache/Factory Reset” and choose Factory Reset
  • Wait until the operation ends

Hopefully, a factory reset on your Samsung device will fix Galaxy S10 “can’t send text message” issue.

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