High end and high priced, Samsung Galaxy S8 is supposed to be a blast to use. And it really is, but only until it starts acting strangely. With text messages in particular, there seems to be a few problems.
Some users say that sending picture messages is next to impossible. Others cannot even send or receive plain SMS. There are minor complaints as well, like not being able to enjoy the automatic space insertion between words, a seemingly minor perk you cannot possibly appreciate enough until you lose access to it.
From a distance, it seems impossible to happen, at least with one of Samsung’s flagship smartphones, right? Well, that’s where you would be wrong. It happens, and it can happen to you, too. You will feel the frustration at that point, though hopefully not for too long. After that, you will just need to make it work.
Hopefully, whenever encountering texting or SMS issues on your Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone, you will be able to keep a clear mind and act accordingly, rather than losing your cool and blowing your top. Our suggestion is to make a clear distinction between whether you are using the Samsung keyboard–the native app that comes with your device–or if you are relying on a third party keyboard.
How To Fix Common Samsung Galaxy S8 Texting Problems
Step 1: Reset the Messages app to its default settings. Especially if you have been doing experiments with its features and settings; make sure you start from scratch with it.
Step 2: Clear the cache and the data of the Messages app. Especially if you haven’t done this in a long time, it wouldn’t hurt to do it now, by following this exact path:
- Starting from the Home screen, go to the Apps menu, then to Settings, next to Applications, then to the Application manager, and finally to the ALL tab.
- Select your Keyboard and tell it to Force Close.
- Navigate to Storage, then to Clear Cache, to Delete, to Clear Data, and a final time to Delete.
With a fresh new start, your Messages app should no longer cause you any problems. If it does, you could give a different, third party app a try. See how it goes. Maybe you can get used to it and not have to deal with the problems described above. The alternative to all that, if nothing works and you don’t want to give up on your favorite messaging app, would be to actually reset your device.
A hard reset  of the Samsung Galaxy S8 will delete everything, and even though you can back up the most important information, it will take you some time until you can bring it back up to the level it was at, with all your apps, settings, and preferences in place. So make sure you’re positive you want to go this route, if you start thinking a hard reset is the best way to go about things.