In the world of technology today iPhone plays an important role in communicating us between our family and friends. It feels so comfortable to send texts to our friends when we are not able to communicate. Hence texts are really important in anyone’s phone and it is really bothersome when we are not able to send text messages to friends, family and colleagues. The text messages send in an iPhone appears as a green bubble and always requires cellular network or Wi-Fi network connection. Why sometimes our iPhone fails to send and receive text messages? Let us have a look for the reasons of not sending the text and try to find out a solution to communicate with our friends again.


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Cellular Network

One of the most occurred reason for not being able to send text messages is your iPhone might not be connected to cellular service. Make sure that your phone has good cellular network connection for sending texts messages. Another reason could be your receiver has changed the cell phone number and the number is no longer in use. Also make sure that your iPhone is not in AirPlane mode that blocks the cellular network and not let you send and receive text messages.

Reboot your iPhone

Before getting into much complex things try to start with much simpler solutions. Restarting your phone is the one of the simplest things that sometimes fixes these kinds of issues in your phone. Therefore you need to restart your phone by simple holding the power button and home button until you see the Apple logo. And once it reboots try to send the message again. There is possibility that the issue is resolved and you are able to send the texts again.

Reset Network Settings

Try to reset the network settings if still your iPhone is not able to send texts. It may feel quite a task as you have to set the password again but it works. Therefore you need to reset the network settings. You have to,

  • Go to the Settings app in your iPhone.
  • Now go to General.
  • Click on Reset and then tap on Reset Network Settings.
  • A popup appears confirm it.
  • Your iPhone will reboot.

After the iPhone reboots you need to reconnect the iPhone to the network connection. You can send the message if it was some network related issue that was not letting you send the message previously.

Turn on iMessages

When you are trying to send the messages through iMessages and it is not turned on then you are not able to send the texts. Try to find out if it is turned on.

  • Go to Settings app.
  • Click on Messages.
  • Turn the iMessages slider to On and send you text message again.

Update your iPhone

When the above methods didn’t work for you try to update your iPhone to the latest iOS. The newest version of iOS will keep you r phone robust and fixes the bugs and issues in your phone. Therefore you need to update the iPhone to fix the bugs in your phone.

Restore your iPhone

You can restore your iPhone to resolve the issue regarding the text messages. Restoring you iPhone means you are deleting everything from your phone and setting it as new. You will have to backup your data before restoring the iPhone and reinstalling everything after the phone restores.