Why Does My Message Say Not Delivered?


It is important to know if your message is delivered to the recipient number or not, it is very important for messages. Some android devices’ default settings do not even enable the delivery report notification for messages which means you won’t even know.

Here in this article, I am going to show you how you can Enable your delivery report notification for your text messages. But first, we are going to focus more on the reason why my text message says Not Delivered and how to possibly fix it the issue as well.


Why Does My Message Say Not Delivered


There are plenty of possible reasons why a text message will give you the Not delivered notification. Most of the time, the text messages go through the usual sending protocol just that they will not get delivered to the other end of the server.

A common reason why is a network problem with the recipient’s server, though a network problem with the sender’s server may be the cause. But in most cases, the network problem will not allow your message to get delivered to the recipient’s phone number.

Another possible reason is When the Recipient Blocked your phone number, a message will not be delivered at all. You can only send text messages successfully to numbers whose permission to receive messages from our server is granted and not blocked.


How to fix Message Not Delivered


A minor Network glitch can prevent your message from going through, turn ON Airplane mode for 30 seconds then turn it Off. This will help reset the network signal on your phone back to normal which will in no time fall through with the text message you sent with a Delivery report on your phone.

You might also need to check your phone’s Airtime balance, every text message sent on an Android will cost you a certain amount. Long as the account balance you are having is not up to your text message fee, then you will have to recharge and resend the message for your message to be delivered.

Clear your message app Cache from time to time, it helps get rid of pilled-up corrupted files on your phone. These files might cause your message app to malfunction, if deleting the Cache does not work then you will have to “Force Stop” the messaging app through the phone settings.

All mobile apps on your Android phone run with granted permission, so check if the Message app is granted permission to send a d receive messages. If NO, then change the default settings on the android device before you try sending another text message.


Why Aren’t My Texts Delivering to a Certain Person?


The reason why your text message is not delivered to a certain person could be that your message was labeled as Spam by the person’s server. A message flagged containing illegal content will not be delivered entirely to the other end of the server, especially when sending a message with a suspicious link.

Sending too many messages at a go will cause your message to get stuck in the Spam filter making delivery very difficult. You need to know the type of phone number you are having and their limitations as some numbers can send only a single message per second (P2P).

Another possible reason for not getting a message delivered to a certain person could be that you have been Blocked. A recipient can restrict you from sending them a message, and as long as you remain restricted, your message will not get delivered regardless of the number of trials.


How to Fix Text Not Delivering to a Certain Person


One of the common fixes for the text Not Delivered issue is to Turn ON Airplane Mode and Turn it OFF after a few seconds will do. You can as well restart the phone which should be more than enough to resolve any network glitch that there is already on your mobile device.

Be sure that your phone number is Not Blocked on the recipient’s server or the recipient’s mobile device. A change of the recipient’s mobile device will do if the block is on the phone but once it’s on the recipient’s server, you must have to unblock your number to be able to deliver any text.

Recipients making use of an iPhone will have to Disable their iMessages first before you can be able to drop them a Text Message. An iPhone makes use of an iMessage as its default messaging app, iMessage only works between iOS devices.


Why Would a Text Message Not Be Delivered on iPhone?


A text message will not be delivered to an iPhone long as iMessage happens to be the default messaging app. Androids can’t send iMessages so will have to wait till the iMessage feature is turned off then they can be able to send text messages to an iPhone mobile device.

An iMessage on an iPhone will not get delivered long as there is no internet connection, they run on Data, not Airtime. You can send an iMessage between two iPhones but the message will only get delivered only when the recipient phone network connection is switched back ON.


How to Fix Text Message Not Be Delivered on iPhone


If you are experiencing problems with sending texts on your iPhone, there is a quick fix that you can try.

To fix text messages not delivered on iPhone:

  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap the “i” in the top left corner of your screen to open the settings menu.
  3. Scroll down and tap “Deliver“.
  4. Change your delivery settings from “Deliver as SMS” to “Deliver as iMessage“.


How Do You Know if Someone Has Blocked Me on iMessage?


Apple has an easy way for you to know if someone has blocked you on iMessage. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open the Messages app and go to your conversation list.
  2. Tap on the name of the person who blocked you.
  3. If they have, they will have a red “X” next to their name in your conversation list.


How Do I Know Someone Blocked Me on iPhone?


You will know someone has blocked you when you try sending them a message and it is not being delivered. If you receive an email from someone you know and they are not responding to your messages, you might have accidentally blocked them.

Here are a few ways to unblock someone on iPhone:

  • Go to the Settings app and tap on “Mail, Contacts, Calendars.”
  • Scroll down until you see “Blocked Senders” and tap on it.
  • Tap the “Edit” button next to the sender’s name.
  • Tap “Remove Blocked Sender.”


How Can I Send a Text to Someone Who Has Blocked Me?


If you have blocked someone on your phone, you may want to know how to send a text to them. This article will provide you with the steps of how to send a text message.

  • Step 1: Open your phone’s messaging app
  • Step 2: Tap on “New Message” and then “Start New Conversation
  • Step 3: Type in the person’s name or a number and then tap on “Next
  • Step 4: Type in your message and then tap “Send

Note: that if they have blocked you on social media, you can use the same steps but instead type in their username or handle.



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Message Not Delivered is a common thing, especially between an Android and an iOS device whose default Messaging app is set to iMessage. iMessage is only possible between iOS devices but turning it OFF will make it possible for Android devices to send text messages.

We have seen how that Low Airtime balance, Poor mobile network, and message settings could be the reason Why Messages shows Not Delivered. All these causes can be fixed very easily, the steps for the troubleshooting are here, so let us know if this article is of any help in the comment box below.

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