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LG Phone Won’t Send/Receive Messages

When it comes to communicating on your LG phone, of course, you have the option to call anyone you want to get into contact with. However, if you prefer to send a text message, what can be done if those messages won’t send or you can’t receive incoming texts?

If your LG phone won’t send or receive messages, turn the device off and back on, confirm that you are connected to a network with a strong signal, delete all messages on your phone to free up storage, and enable MMS on your device if you are not able to send pictures.

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At one point in time, many people may have expressed that their most preferred way of communication was to call on the phone. With technological development though, people are able to say exactly what they need to without ever having to dial a number through the use of texting. If you own an LG phone and are trying to either send or receive a message but neither will go through, continue reading below to find your specific problem and how you can fix it.

LG Phone Won’t Send/Receive Messages

When it comes to quick and easy communication, one of the most used methods of communication is text messaging. Not only are people able to get their message across directly without the need of phone conversation, but they are able to send the message and not have to rely on an immediate answer as they would if someone didn’t pick up the phone. Therefore, it can be rather inconvenient if your LG phone won’t send or receive messages.

If your LG phone won’t send or receive messages, one of the first things you can do is turn off your device and turn it back on. To do this, simply press and hold down the power/lock key on the side of your phone until you see the display prompting you to shut down the device.

Once the phone has shut down completely, you can then press the same power key on the side of your phone until the device begins to power on. Allow plenty of time for your phone to be able to reboot completely, then you can move forward with checking to see if your phone will, once again, send and receive text messages without a problem.

LG Phone Won’t Send Text

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As previously noted, one of the most common fixes for resolving any problems concerning an LG phone not sending or receiving text messages is to turn the phone off and back on. This helps to rid the phone of any minor bugs that exist or small issues that are easily resolved with a quick reset of the device. If you try this but your LG phone still won’t send text messages, continue reading below to see what you can do to get texts out without a problem.

If your LG phone won’t send a text message, you want to make sure your device has a good connection. Whether you are connected to a Wifi network or are using Data, if either of these does not have a strong signal, your phone will not have a strong enough connection to send texts.

LG Phone Won’t Recieve Messages

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It is one thing when you know that your phone is not sending text messages the way you have intended, but it is a whole other issue when you realize that you are not receiving the messages being sent to you. This can mean missing reminders, urgent requests, important conversation, and a slew of other things. If you notice that your LG phone won’t receive messages, continue reading below to see what you can do to get the messages that were sent to you.

If your LG phone won’t receive messages, it could be that your phone doesn’t have enough storage left to receive text messages. If you are someone who tends to hold on to message threads, delete the messages that are on your phone to see if you can receive them once they are gone.

LG Phone Is Not Getting Pics Via Text

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You may be able to get text messages that are constructed of text, but when someone tells you that they have tried sending pictures to you and you haven’t received the message, questions start to arise. There are a number of different reasons that a picture may not go through to your LG phone, but that doesn’t mean that you should accept the fact that this is happening. If you aren’t able to get pics via text on your LG phone, read below to see what might be the cause.

If your LG phone isn’t getting pics via text, the most likely problem is that you do not have a strong enough signal to be able to receive and download a text of that size. Another reason could be that you don’t have enough storage, which means old texts should be deleted to make room.

LG Phone Won’t Send Pictures

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Opposite of not being able to receive pictures is the problem of not being able to send pictures with your LG phone. This typically includes someone selecting and sending a picture to a particular number, only to notice that either the text continues to act like it is sending or they are met with a message that the image has not been delivered. In either case, LG phone owners need to be able to send images and if you cannot do so, a solution is in order.

If your LG phone won’t send pictures and you know that you have a stable network connection, enable MMS. To do this, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘More Settings’ > ‘Access Point Names’ and give the appropriate APN settings. When done, you should be able to send pictures again.

If your LG phone won’t send or receive messages, be sure to delete any stored messages on your phone, as they take up storage which may be the cause of messages not being received, turn the phone off and back on to reset it, and connect to a stable and reliable network.

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