Samsung Galaxy: Messages Displayed in the Wrong Order – Android Messages Out of Order

If the messages on your Samsung Galaxy displayed in the wrong order, all you need to do is to modify the Data & Time settings and set it to Automatic. If you haven’t done this before, we will walk you through with the process. Scroll down and read further.

Fix Samsung Galaxy: Messages Displayed in the Wrong Order – Android Messages Out of Order

  • Your text message conversations are not being listed in the right order on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
  • Messages not stacking properly with Samsung S5.
  • Text messages always displayed in the wrong order on Samsung Note 4.
  • Messages won’t follow each other on Galaxy Note 4 Edge or other.
  • Android messages out of order.

Workaround

This is a common issue and is very easy to fix. If your text messages aren’t being displayed in the proper order, this is due to having the wrong timestamps on the text messages. To fix this issue:

  • Go to Settings > Date and time.
  • Make sure “Automatic date and time” and “Automatic time zone” are checked ✓.
  • Test by sending new messages, and issue should be resolved.

If the phone’s Date & Time is already set to automatic and the messages are still out of order, try to force restart the messaging app. Here is how:

  • Tap the Application manager.
  • Find your messaging app and select it.
  • Tap Force Restart.
  • Then tap Force Restart again to confirm.
If this tweak fails to fix the problem, try to clear the app cache and data.
  • Tap the Apps icon and select Settings.
  • Select APPLICATIONS.
  • Tap Application manager.
  • Swipe left or right to the appropriate screen: DOWNLOADED. SD CARD. RUNNING. All.
  • Find your Messaging app.
  • Tap Clear cache button and tap OK to confirm.

Then restart the device and check is this solution fixes the problem. If not, you must try resetting the messaging’s app to its original settings. This can be done by clearing the app’s data. But first, you need to backup your text messages to avoid losing them. You can use either Smart Switch or Samsung Cloud to back them up. If you’re all set, do these:

  • Tap the Apps icon and select Settings.
  • Select APPLICATIONS.
  • Tap Application manager.
  • Swipe left or right to the appropriate screen: DOWNLOADED. SD CARD. RUNNING. All.
  • Find your Messaging app.
  • Tap Clear Data and tap OK to confirm.

Don’t forget to check if the problem is already fixed by sending yourself a text message. If the issue persists, try to perform network reset settings. Head to:

  • Apps > Settings > Backup and reset.
  • Tap Reset network settings.
  • Tap Reset Settings. Then follow the onscreen prompts to confirm.

If everything else fails, your last resort is to factory reset your device. Make sure to backup your phone data as this reset will delete everything that is saved in your phone’s internal memory.

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