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Apple iPhone X Not Receiving Text Messages (Solved)

Posted by Reid Salazar on February 17, 2019

Not getting texts on your iPhone X is a huge bummer. You could miss out on important events or notices from your friends or family. Or worse, you won’t know if there is an emergency happening at home or with your friends or family. You could miss your boss or a coworker trying to get in touch with you. This is a huge deal because it completely prevents you from being contacted through text by your friends, colleagues, and your family. At the very least, someone might be convinced that you’re ignoring them when you aren’t. When this happens, you better hope that nothing bad is going on with your world or else it will be awful.

There are two main issues at hand here. One of the issues is when you cannot receive texts or SMS from someone who has sent a text via an iPhone. And the other issue is when you yourself cannot send texts or SMS to someone who owns either a Windows, Android, or Blackberry phone. Now, as a caveat with regards to the second issue, it is most likely due to the fact that the messages are being sent as iMessages.

Luckily, both of these issues can be fixed with a couple of solutions. This will probably be saving you a lot of sweat and irritation. Now read the instructions provided below and follow them carefully so that you won’t have to do it over and over again.

How To Fix Apple iPhone X Not Receiving Text Messages

One of the best ways to resolve the issue of your iPhone X not receiving text messages is by going to the Settings, and then opening Messages, and then Send & Receive. Press on Use Your Apple ID for iMessage and sign in with your Apple ID. Check to see if your phone number and Apple ID are listed under You Can Be Reached By iMessage. Now, on your other iOS devices, go back to Settings and then open Messages and then Send & Receive.

If you have lost your iPhone or it is currently not in your possession, it would be correct to assume that you can’t deactivate iMessage just by wishing very hard for it to happen. If this is the case, the best course of action would be to visit the Deregister iMessage page and disable iMessage remotely from there. When you get to the Deregister iMessage page, go to the bottom of the page and choose the option “no longer have your iPhone?” Under this option, there is a field where you can input your phone number and choose your region. After that, tap Send Code. Input the code in the field Enter Confirmation Code and then press submit.

Granted, if you’re doing this because your phone isn’t properly sending or receiving text messages, then finding where you’ve misplaced your phone should probably take precedence.

When all of that is said and done, you should be able to start sending and receiving text messages on your Apple iPhone X from other iPhone users.

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