iPhone Not Receiving Text Messages from Android Phone users is a commonly reported issue by Apple device users.
iPhone Not Receiving Text Messages From Android
When an Apple device user sends you a Message, it is delivered to your iPhone as an iMessage using Apple Servers.
If the Message is sent by an Android Phone user, the message gets delivered to your iPhone as a Text Message via the Carriers Network.
This dual message delivery setup can sometimes cause problems, especially if the Sender has recently switched from iPhone to Android or if the Sender’s Phone Number is somehow linked to iCloud.
Apart from this, the problem of iPhone Not Receiving Text Messages from Android can also be caused by minor glitches and Network related issues.
1. Enable MMS & Group Messaging
MMS messaging needs to be enabled on your iPhone, in order to send and receive Carrier supported SMS Text Messages on your iPhone.
1. Open Settings > scroll down and tap on Messages.
2. On the next screen, make sure MMS Messaging and Send as SMS is enabled.
After this your iPhone will be able to use both Apple supported iMessaging system and carrier supported SMS/MMS messaging system.
2. Check Blocked Numbers
It is really easy to accidentally block someone on iPhone. Hence, make sure that the Senders Phone number is not in your block list.
1. Go to Settings > Messages > scroll down and tap on Blocked Contacts.
2. On the next screen, see if the Senders Phone Number is listed.
If it is listed, swipe left on the Phone Number and tap on the Unblock option.
3. Check Send/Receive Settings
A common reason for Messaging problems on iPhone is due to incorrect Send/Receive settings.
1. Go to Settings > Messages > scroll down and tap on Send & Receive.
2. On the next screen, make sure your Phone Number is listed under “You Can Be Reached By” section.
Tip: Apple ID Email address can be used to send/receive iMessages from Apple Device Users.
4. Reset Network Settings
Resetting Network Settings to rule out the problem being caused due to incorrect or corrupted Network Settings.
Note down your WiFi Network Password and follow the steps below to Reset Network Setting on your iPhone.
1. Go to Settings > General > Reset > tap on Reset Network Settings.
2. If prompted, enter your Lock Screen Password.
3. On the confirmation pop-up, tap on Reset Network Settings to confirm.
After the Reset process is completed, reconnect to WiFi Network by entering the Password for your WiFi Network.
5. Delete Old Message Threads
Sometimes, the problem can be caused due to a glitchy or stuck sent message in the Message thread with this particular Contact.
Users have reported fixing Messaging problems on iPhone by deleting the last Sent Text Message and also be deleting the entire Message Thread.