Text messaging is one of the basic functions of a mobile phone, and a high-end smartphone like the Google Pixel 7 should have no problem sending and receiving text messages with or without attachments.
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However, it seems like some users have encountered some issues sending SMS. Usually, a problem like that can’t be serious because in most cases, it’s just due to a temporary network or phone problem. But if it keeps bugging you, then you have to do something about it.
Here’s what you should do:
- First solution: Check the signal indicator.
When it comes to text messaging, your phone needs to be connected to your service provider’s network to be able to transmit data. So if your Pixel 7 doesn’t have a decent signal reception, then that’s the reason why it can no longer send text messages.
To know if that’s the problem, all you have to do is take a look at the signal indicator at the top-right corner of the screen. It will show you if your phone is actually receiving a good signal from the tower.
If you have like just one bar of signal, then that’s probably the reason for the problem. You can go to an area where you know there’s good reception and try to see if that fixes the problem.
However, if your phone shows you that it’s getting a good reception, then move on to the next solution.
- Second solution: Restart your phone.
There are also instances wherein your phone encounters a minor system glitch that affects some of its services. While those glitches aren’t really that serious, they can become pretty annoying if they occur the moment you want to use your phone for something.
The best way to fix system glitches is to restart your device and here’s how you do that on Pixel 7:
1. So swipe down from the top of the screen to pull down the notification panel.
2. Swipe down again from the notification panel to pull down the quick settings panel.
3. Tap the Power icon and select Restart. Now wait until your device finishes the reboot.
Once the restart is done, try sending out a text message to see if it goes through. If still not, then move on to the next solution.
- Third solution: Reset the wireless services.
Another procedure that you need to do if the problem persists is to reset the wireless services of your device. Doing so will bring all the wireless services back to their default configuration, which can fix many of the connection problems you might encounter.
In doing this procedure, you really don’t have to worry about your files and data as nothing will be deleted in your phone but the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections. Here’s how it’s done:
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen twice and then tap the gear icon.
2. Scroll down and tap System.
3. Scroll down again to find Reset options and once found, tap on it.
4. Tap Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth.
5. On the next screen, you may read the information on the screen about the procedure. Once ready, tap Reset settings. You will then be prompted to enter your security lock so try doing that.
6. After entering your security lock, tap Reset settings.
7. It will take just a few seconds and the reset will be complete.
After the network reset, try sending a text message to your own number to see if it goes through and if you can actually receive it.
- Fourth solution: Call your service provider.
After resetting the network services and your Pixel 7 is still not able to send text messages, then it’s time to call your service provider.
There is a possibility that it’s just a problem with your account or there’s a current issue with the network. Apparently, only your service provider can help you when it comes to those things.
If it’s an account issue, then you should be able to fix it especially if it’s due to unsettled bills. For network problems, you might have to wait for an hour or two depending on how serious the problem is.
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We hope this troubleshooting guide can help you.