But what if you have an iPhone that does not admit textbooks from Android? If this is passing to you, you are not alone. numerous people report problems with it.
Fortunately, there are some fixes to try that will allow you to receive messages from Android phones again anytime.
1. Make Sure MMS and Group Messaging Are Enabled
While all iPhones can receive text messages by default, some may have MMS and group messaging disabled. If an Android user sends a picture, emoji, sticker, or group message, you won't receive it on your iPhone unless the MMS and group messaging options are enabled.
If you receive photos or emojis on iMessage from other iPhone users, you may not realize you have them turned off. This is because iMessage doesn't need MMS enabled to receive pictures.
To enable MMS messaging and group messaging, go to Settings > Messages > MMS messaging and turn it on. Then, turn on Group Messaging, which is below.
2. Make Sure the Number Isn't BlockedIf you accidentally or intentionally block a number, you won't receive any texts from that person at all—no matter what kind of phone they have. If you're not receiving messages from someone, it's quick and easy to check if you've blocked them.
To check your blocked numbers, go to Settings > Messages > Blocked Contacts and remove anyone you don't want to block. You can do this by swiping left and tapping on Unblock.
3. Delete All Your Old Text MessagesIf you have a lot of text messages on your iPhone, you may miss additional messages due to insufficient storage. If you haven't deleted text messages in a while or you get low storage notifications on your iPhone, deleting old messages can help.
To delete messages, go to the Messages app and tap Edit > Select Messages and delete messages you don't need.
4. Contact Your CarrierIf the fixes above did not help in your case, you should contact your carrier to see if there is a problem with your cellular service. Finally, your mobile network provider may have some information about why your iPhone isn't receiving text messages.
Some iPhone users have talked about resetting their network settings or trying to restore their iPhones, but that doesn't seem to work reliably. You can try them out before contacting your carrier, but you'll still want to do it as soon as possible.
If you're having carrier issues, you can always use Wi-Fi as your preferred network on iPhone, iPad, and Mac to continue using iMessage. Alternatively, you can post in the Apple Support Community to see if another user has found a possible solution.
iPhone Not Receiving Android Texts? Fix It As Soon as PossibleNot receiving text messages means missing out on social events, important work information and messages from loved ones. Texting is a major form of communication these days, so not getting a text means you're being left out.
It's easy to try the most common solutions to not receiving text messages, but if these simple solutions don't work, you may want to contact your carrier. After all, you pay a monthly phone bill and expect to receive messages. Hopefully, they can fix the problem for you, and your iPhone can start receiving texts from Android users again.