You tried but failed to send a port request or a reminder to a WhatsApp friend who is not online. Despite the proliferation of WhatsApp and a slew of other apps over the years, text messaging on Android smartphones remains a core feature that hasn’t been completely phased out. So, what could the source be? Why isn’t your Google Pixel 5 texting you? Consider the following solutions and troubleshooting possibilities:
1: Restart your Google Pixel 5
The first thing you should do in this situation is restart your Google Pixel 5. It turns out that restarting the phone can solve more software and network-related problems than you think. So a quick reboot will not harm anyone.
2: Verify that you have properly inserted the SIM.
A SIM card is essentially an integrated circuit that allows you to easily access cellular services in your Google Pixel 5. If it’s not properly inserted, you’ll get errors like SIM card not detected or no cellular network, among others. If you recently removed your SIM card for any reason, it is likely that you inserted it incorrectly, which is why it no longer has a network connection.
Simply use a SIM ejector tool to open the SIM tray, remove the SIM card, and replace it gently and correctly. Check to see if the network has been restored after replacing it.
3: Verify the Cellular Network [Google Pixel 5 text messages are not being sent]
You double-checked that the SIM card was not damaged or inserted incorrectly. Next, determine whether your Google Pixel 5 is linked to a cellular network. You must be connected to a cellular network in order to send a text message.
Before resending the message, check the network strength and try to get a few more bars if they are dangling at the bottom. Unless something else is wrong, this should now work.
4: Check to see if your plan allows for outgoing messages.
This is very important to remember. Despite the fact that you have properly inserted the SIM, that there is a cellular network and that it is operating at maximum strength, you are unable to send a text message in your Google Pixel 5. Telecom companies are planning to increase daily data allowances, voice minutes, and other features.
To text, you must perform the required minimum recharge if you are a prepaid customer. Examine your postpaid plan to see if it includes outgoing messages. It is possible that you have reached your total outgoing message limit, in which case you will require an add-on.
You should be able to find all of the information you need on your carrier’s website or app, or you can contact a customer service representative for immediate assistance.
5: Force Stop the Messages App
If you’re having trouble sending text messages while using TrueCaller’s Messages app or another app for offline messaging, try force-stopping an app. There’s nothing complicated about this:
- Long-press the Messages app.
- It’s all over when you press the “Force Stop” button.
6: Clear app cache [ Text messages not sending in Google Pixel 5 ]
The Messages app on your Google Pixel 5 creates temporary cache files just like any other app. Although these files are overwritten, they can occasionally cause performance issues with the app. As a result, clearing the app cache can be beneficial. To clear app cache, follow the below steps:
- To begin, select “App Info” by long-pressing the Messages app.
- Proceed to Storage after that.
- Afterward, “Clear Cache” and “Clear Data” to complete the process.
Finally, you cannot completely eliminate text messages because OTPs are sent via text, banks require text messaging, and so on. As a result, ensuring that text messaging on your phone works is critical, and here are some troubleshooting methods you can use if your Google Pixel 5 is experiencing text message not sending issues.
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