Before attempting iPhone not receiving text messages from Android fixes:

  • Make sure your site has good network coverage.
  • Make sure your iPhone is not in Do Not Disturb or Airplane mode.

Successful text messaging with the iPhone depends on three factors: the app, the company, and network coverage. If any of them start behaving strangely, you will find that the message has failed. In this article, I will talk about all the possible solutions to the problem that iPhone is not receiving texts from Android. Without further ado, let’s get started!

1. Refresh your cellular network using Airplane Mode on your iPhone.

If your iPhone is not receiving messages from your Android smartphone, refreshing the network connection is one of the best options. This is the easiest and best way because text messages are delivered over cellular networks and not over Wi-Fi.

  1. Scroll down from the right side of the screen to bring up Control Center.
    On iPhone using the Home button, swipe up.
  2. Select the airplane icon to enable airplane mode.
  3. Click the airplane icon again to turn off airplane mode.

    Refresh the cellular network using airplane mode

Wait a few seconds and voila, you have successfully updated your cellular networks.

2. Check your Messages app settings.

The problem of your iPhone not receiving SMS from Android might be due to incorrect message settings. Follow the instructions below to make sure that your iPhone Messages settings are set to receive messages from Android devices.

  1. Start settings.
  2. open the messages.
  3. Turn on multimedia messages and group messages.

    Check the Messages app settings on your iPhone

3. Check the blocked numbers on your iPhone

Another reason why you are not receiving text messages from your Android mobile phone is because the number is blacklisted on your device. You may have blocked your friends or family members because of an old feud and then forgot about it. Follow the steps in our article on how to find and unblock contacts on your iPhone.

4. Delete old iPhone messages

One of the most common reasons why your iPhone is not receiving Android messages is that your inbox is full. As a result, this can be the source of the problem that prevents you from receiving messages, especially MMS messages, from your Android friends. Go ahead and refer our article to remove old and useless texts from your iPhone.

NB: iPhone-to-iPhone messaging uses the iMessage platform, so there won’t be any space problems.

5. iOS restore

The problem may be caused by an iOS bug on the device. Fortunately, Apple is quick to respond to such inconveniences by issuing an iOS update. All you have to do is update your iOS version to get the fix and enjoy the new features.

  1. Go to “Settings” → “General”.
  2. Click Software Update → Check for Updates.
  3. If available, click Download and Install.

    Restore iOS

6. Update carrier settings on iPhone.

If you are having problems with messaging between Android and iPhone, one of the most common reasons is the carrier settings on your device. To fix this problem, you just need to update your carrier settings. Below I have explained the steps to update carrier settings on your iPhone.

  1. Start settings.
  2. Click “General” → “About”.

    Update carrier settings on iPhone

  3. Scroll down to Carrier.
    In some areas, you may see the grid.

If you see “Update” next to your carrier, tap it and follow the onscreen instructions to update your carrier settings.

7. Reset Network Settings

If all else fails, reset network settings should be a viable alternative for you to fix your iPhone not receiving messages from Android. It deletes all internet and network related data on your device.

  1. I open Settings.
  2. Click General.
  3. Scroll down and tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  4. Tap Reset → Reset network settings.

    Reset network settings

  5. Enter your iPhone passcode to complete the procedure.

8. Reset all settings

If resetting network settings did not help, then it’s time to take a closer look at the unpleasant option – “Reset all settings”.

  1. Start settings.
  2. Click General.
  3. Scroll down and tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  4. Tap Reset → tap Reset all settings.

    Clear all settings

  5. Enter your password to complete the procedure.

9. Disable RCS on your Android device.

If resetting your iPhone won’t help, the problem is most likely with your Android device.

You can disable RCS on Android devices to see if the problem is caused by this. RCS for Android smartphones is an enhanced messaging experience similar to iMessage or WhatsApp and an upgrade to plain text/SMS.

  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Click on your avatar in the upper right corner.
  3. Click Message settings.

    To disable RCS on Android, open the Messages app, tap the Avtar app, and tap Messages settings.

  4. General → Chat Features → Turn on the chat feature.

    General, Chat features, toggle Enable chat feature

There may be times when the player encounters problems with the server. If none of the above works, contact your service provider to resolve the issue. You can tell them about the problem through social media by calling support or by emailing the carrier directly.


Why is my SMS delivered suddenly green instead of a blue bubble?

For a number of reasons, you may have received a green message instead of a blue one. One of the reasons could be that the person you are trying to reach has turned off their iPhone, or your iMessage is temporarily unavailable. To learn more about why this happens, read on Sub article.

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We hope now that you have started receiving messages from your Android friends. Let me know which of the above methods helped you!

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