If you’re getting a text, but it doesn’t show up on your iPhone, there are a few possible reasons. Maybe the message was delivered to your phone’s inbox instead of sent as an actual text message.
Maybe it just never made it to the recipient at all. Here’s what to do if this happens:
Text message not be delivered on iPhone? Here is How to fix it
Check the recipient’s phone number.
You should check the recipient’s phone number. If you’re sending a message from your iPhone to another person, it’s possible that they’ve changed their number or they don’t want to receive any more messages from you.
This can happen if:
- The recipient has changed their phone number and doesn’t want anyone else receiving texts on that account anymore.
- They used an old SIM card (a SIM card is like a “chip” in your smartphone), which means all of their contacts are still stored on it rather than in iCloud (the cloud storage feature).
Check the recipient’s mobile data.
- Make sure the recipient’s phone is not in airplane mode.
- Make sure the recipient’s phone is not in silent mode.
- Make sure the recipient’s phone is not in do not disturb mode.
- If you have multiple messages and they are all from one person, try adding them to a group conversation instead of sending individual messages so that they can be delivered together without being deleted or delayed by an app like iMessage or WhatsApp.
- If your iPhone cannot connect to iMessage, make sure it’s running iOS 5 or later. You can check this by going to Settings > General > Software Update and checking for an update. If there is no update available, go back into Settings > General > Software Update and try again.
- Make sure that your carrier supports iMessage on their network. For example: T-Mobile does not currently support iMessage because they have not added it as an option in their system settings.
- However, other carriers such as AT&T and Verizon do support this feature since they already have been offering it since 2011 when Apple released its first iPhone operating system (iOS).
Make sure your iPhone has the latest version of software and carrier settings.
- Make sure your iPhone has the latest version of software and carrier settings.
- Update your iOS software to be on the most current version. This will ensure that it’s compatible with all carriers, including Apple’s own network and those in other countries like Canada or Japan. You can download this update through iTunes on your computer or via Wi-Fi over the air
- Check for carrier settings updates, which may be necessary if you are experiencing trouble sending or receiving text messages while traveling abroad or between different companies’ networks; these changes typically don’t require any action from users but may improve performance if they’re available!
Check your iPhone settings.
- Check your iPhone settings.
- Check the settings on your carrier.
- Check the settings on your cellular carrier.
Reach out to your cellular carrier directly.
If you’re having trouble sending or receiving text messages, reach out to your cellular carrier directly. They have the most up-to-date information on what’s happening with your account and they can help troubleshoot it if necessary.
- Call customer service: You can contact a representative by phone or chat. If you don’t get through right away (or at all), try calling again later in the day or week.
- It may take some time for them to get back in touch with you if there are lots of customers waiting on hold right now!
- Talk with a representative: Once you’ve reached an agent, ask them when was last time someone had tried unsuccessfully sending/receiving texts? What does he/she think might be wrong here?
There are some things you can do to ensure that your text messages get delivered. If none of these tips work, make sure you’re using an iMessage app, check your iPhone settings, reach out to your cellular carrier directly and make sure they have a good network connection in the area where you’re trying to send a message.