Samsung S21 FE 5G Not Sending Text Messages, How to Fix?

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G was launched globally with triple rear cameras and a 120Hz AMOLED display. It also comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. Several messaging applications exist, such as WhatsApp and Telegram, but SMS still holds its importance. SMS verifies the device, mobile number, and other essential services. Hence, you would not want the SMS service to fail while sending or receiving a message. However, due to some unforeseen events, SMS services may fail.

Several Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G users have reported difficulties sending and receiving text messages. If you’re also experiencing these issues, don’t worry! We’ve compiled a helpful guide with several effective workarounds to fix the problem. Keep reading to find out more.

You may face issues with sending or receiving text messages for various reasons. Sometimes it occurs due to bad messaging app settings. The problem could also occur due to software bugs, network problems, or messaging app may have issues. Now that we understand the problem, let’s look at the potential solutions to fix it.

Samsung S21 FE 5G Not Sending Text Messages, How to Fix?

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Device Overview:

The newly launched Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G features a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with a high refresh rate of 120 Hz. It is an FHD+ panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Under the hood, we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G that is built on a 5nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with one Kryo 680 core clocked at 2.84 GHz, three Kryo 680 cores clocked at 2.42 GHz, and four Kryo 680 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. Additionally, instead of the Snapdragon chipset in some specific regions, we have Exynos 2100 built on a 5 nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with one Cortex-X1 core clocked at 2.9 GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.8 GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.22 GHz.

Coming to the optics, we get a triple camera setup at the rear and a single camera at the front. The triple camera setup consists of a 12 MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.8 lens, an 8 MP telephoto sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens, and a 12 MP ultrawide sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens. At the front, we get a 32MP sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens. The front and rear camera setup can capture 4K videos.

There are three storage variants available for this smartphone: 128GB + 6GB RAM, 128GB + 8GB RAM, and 256GB + 8GB. In terms of communications, we get Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C. And for sensors, we have an under-display optical fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Powering it all is a 4500 mAh battery that can be topped up quickly using the 25W adapter included in the box. The company claims the battery goes from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes. This smartphone is available in four color options: White, Graphite, Lavender, and Olive.

Fix: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Not Sending Text Messages

This section discusses many solutions to fix the messaging issues on your Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G. You do not need to test them all. Simply work your way down until you find the one that works for you.

Solution 1: Force Restart Your Phone

As mentioned earlier, a software glitch can cause problems sending or receiving text messages. To rule out this possibility, force restarts your Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G and check if it can fix the problem. Doing a forced restart clears all the running applications from memory.

Don’t know how to force restart your Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G? Follow these steps:

  1. Grab your phone, press the volume down, and power buttons for 10 seconds. Your phone will turn off and turn on.
  2. Once you see the Samsung logo, release both buttons and wait for the device to boot.

After you’ve performed a forced restart on your Samsung device, try sending a message and check if the issue is fixed. If it works, awesome! However, If the problem persists, we have more solutions for you to try.

Solution 2: Check if There’s a Carrier Downtime

Your carrier may be undergoing unscheduled maintenance, so your messages are not reaching the other end. Or, some carrier issues could be leading to failure in sending or receiving text messages. You can use a third-party tool like Down Detector to check for downtime on your carrier.

If Down Detector shows downtime, unfortunately, you can’t do anything. Just wait for engineers to fix the issue and try sending the message after some time.

Solution 3: Reset Network Settings

There could be some issues with the network-related settings on your Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G. To fix them, you need to reset all network settings. Before you do this, resetting network settings will remove all saved Wi-Fi networks and paired Bluetooth devices. So, if you’re okay with pairing all your Bluetooth devices and entering the Wi-Fi passwords again, follow the steps we’ve mentioned below:

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone.
  2. Scroll down and find General Management. Tap on it.
  3. Click Reset and tap Reset network settings.
  4. Click Reset settings and confirm the lock screen if prompted.
  5. Tap on the Reset button to finish the process.

Once you’ve reset network settings, try sending a text message.

Solution 4: Clear Message App Cache

Like any other app, the Messages app on your Samsung phone stores cache data. If it gets corrupted, multiple issues could get triggered. Clearing the cache can help you fix the problems. it’s safe to clear the cache as it does not cause any data loss.

Follow these steps to clear the cache for the Messages app:

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone.
  2. Click Apps and tap on the Messages app.
  3. Tap on Storage and click Clear cache.

Solution 5: Use a Different Messaging Application

If clearing the cache does not help, maybe a software bug is the source of the problem. You should update the Message app from Google Play Store or Galaxy Store and check if the problem is fixed.

If you’re still unable to send or receive text messages on your Samsung phone, we advise you to try a different messaging application. Our best choices are SMS Organizer and Google Messages. Both applications are available for free on Google Play Store.

Once you’ve installed a messaging app, please open it and set it as the default one. Now, try sending a text message and see if it works.

We believe that one of the solutions mentioned in this article helped you fix the issue. If the issue persists, call your service provider. They’d tell you if there’s an ongoing problem in your area or any other issues that can lead to failure in sending or receiving messages.

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