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Google Pixel And Pixel XL Not Getting iMessages

If you’ve bought a Google Pixel or Pixel XL, many have asked why there not getting iMessages on the Pixel or Pixel XL. While others have also suggested that the Pixel or Pixel XL texts messages not sending to iPhone users. There is two different issues that are part of the problem when your Pixel and Pixel XL is not getting text messages.

The first is when the Google Pixel and Pixel XL can’t receive texts or SMS on your Pixel and Pixel XL from someone that sends a text from an iPhone like an iMessage. The reason for this is that iMessage is only for iOS smartphones and don’t work with Android smartphones. Another problem is that the Pixel and Pixel XL text messages not sending or SMS to someone who uses a non-Apple phone such as Windows, Android, Blackberry as the messages are sent as iMessage.

These two problems are commonly faced on the Google Pixel or Pixel XL if you had used iMessage on your iPhone and then you have transferred your sim card to a Pixel and Pixel XL. For those that forgot to deactivate iMessage before using the sim card on Pixel or Pixel XL, other iOS device users will still try to use iMessage in order to text you. The good news is that we’ll explain below how to fix the Google Pixel or Pixel XL not getting texts.



How To Fix Google Pixel and Pixel XL Not Receiving Text Messages:

  1. Put the sim card back into your iPhone that you had transferred in your Pixel and Pixel XL.
  2. Make sure that the phone is connected to a data network such as LTE or 3G.
  3. Navigate to Settings > Message and then turn off iMessage.
  4. This show fix not getting text messages on the Pixel and Pixel XL.


If you don’t have the original iPhone with you or cannot turn off the iMeassge. The next best option would be to go to Deregister iMessage page and turn off iMessage. Once you get to the deregister iMessage page, go to the bottom of the page and select the option “no longer have your iPhone?”. Below this option, there is a field to enter your phone number, select your region and type phone number. Then click on Send code. Write the code in the field “enter confirmation code” and then click on submit.

Now you should be able to receive test messages on your Google Pixel or Pixel XL from iPhone users.



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David Williams

Oct 4, 2016

I am a true junkie for everything tech. My current arsenal includes an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, iPhone Xs, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Chromebook, iMac, and Dell XPS 13.

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