Summary: Are you unable to send SMS or MMS as every time when you try to send, you get pop-up message saying “currently unable to send your message. It will be sent when the service becomes available”? Don’t bother as you can solve this problem by yourself by following the solutions which I am going to discuss below.
We will first look at the reasons why you encounter this error message while sending text messages on Android.
Why Does My Phone Say Currently Unable To Send Your Message It Will Be Sent When The Service Becomes Available?
There could be various reasons that can cause this error. Some of the major reasons are mentioned below.
- You don’t have an active mobile plan with your carrier.
- The person has blocked you whom you are trying to send a message.
- Your carrier network is down.
- If you have put your phone in Airplane mode.
- When you are running an outdated Android OS.
Now, before moving to the main methods to fix currently unable to send your message on Android phone, you should first follow some basic solutions to solve the issue.
Basic Solutions To Fix Currently Unable To Send Your Message
- Make sure you have an active mobile plan with your carrier and the signal is not weak.
- Check that your device is not in Airplane mode.
- Ensure that the person to whom you are trying to send the message to has not blocked you.
- Try to send SMS to another number instead of whom you are trying to send messages.
- Restart your Android device.
- Remove the SIM card from your phone and then insert it again. If you have another phone then you can insert your SIM card into it and try to send a text message.
If you have tried all these methods but the issue is not fixed then follow the below-mentioned solutions to fix currently unable to send your message. It will be sent when the service becomes available.
Method 1: Activate SIM Card
You can activate your SIM card in order to fix this error message on Android.
Here, follow the steps to do the same.
Step 1: Open Settings app on your phone.
Step 2: Then hit on Connection.
Step 3: After this, tap on SIM card manager and then hit both or one of the switches for the USIM or SIM to activate them.
Method 2: Update APN Settings
You can also update your APN (Access Point Names) settings. This will also help you to solve the currently unable to send message.
Here, follow the steps to update APN settings.
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Then tap on Connections.
Step 3: After this, hit on Mobile Networks.
Step 4: Hit on 3 dots or More.
Step 5: Now, tap on Reset to default.
Step 6: Then enter your new APN Settings.
Method 3: Update Your Android OS
If there are bugs in your Android Operating System then it can also cause this problem. When you update your device’s firmware then any bugs or glitches on the device gets fixed which help to solve this error.
Below, learn how to update Android phone to the latest version of Android OS.
Step 1: Run the Settings app on your phone.
Step 2: After this, hit on System Update/Software update (the option depends on your Android device).
Step 3: Now, it will check the update for your device. If it is updated to the latest version then it will tell that your device is updated to the latest version. And if the update is available then it will show you download and install button and also tell you what changes this update will make on your phone.
Step 4: Simply tap on Download and Install button to update your Android OS.
Note: You should also update all the pending update for the apps. This will also help to solve the problem.
Method 4: Reset Network Settings
It may be possible that this error prompt comes due to network bugs and resetting the network settings of your device may fix it for you. Remember that this will reset all your device network settings to default.
However, follow the below steps to reset the network settings of Android device.
Step 1: On your Android device, launch the Settings app.
Step 2: After this, hit on General management.
Step 3: Hit on Reset.
Step 4: After this, tap on Reset network settings.
Step 5: Lastly, hit on RESET SETTINGS button.
Method 5: Wipe Cache Partition
It is typically a good idea to wipe the system cache partition on your Android device. There is no harm in wiping the cache partition.
To wipe the system cache partition on Android, you need to boot your device into recovery mode. When your device entered Recover mode then your phone’s touch screen will not work. So, you need to use Volume and power button to go to the menu option.
Now, follow the below steps to wipe cache partition of Android device.
Step 1: Firstly, you need to turn off your Android device.
Step 2: Now, press and hold both Volume Down and Power keys (you can search specific key combinations for your device to boot it into Recovery mode).
Step 3: Now, use the Volume Up and Volume Down keys to highlight Wipe cache partition option.
Step 4: After this, with the help of Power key select this option.
Step 5: Now, you need to wait until the cache partition gets cleared.
Step 6: After this, select the Reboot option to go back to normal device usage.
Method 6: Set Network Mode
You can also set the network mode to fix “currently unable to send your message”.
Here, follow the steps to set network mode.
Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Wireless & Network/Connections.
Step 2: Now, select Mobile Network.
Step 3: Then tap on Network Mode.
Step 4: Now, you will receive a pop-up menu with various options to select. Make sure you choose the first option which is 4G/3G/2G (auto connect).
Method 7: Enter Service Mode
For this method, you need to first open the dialer and then follow the below steps.
Step 1: Enter code *#*#4636#*#* in dialer.
Step 2: Enter Service mode.
Step 3: Tap on the top option named as Device information or Phone information.
Step 4: Hit on Run Ping test.
Step 5: Now, you will be able to see the radio option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 6: Check whether it is off or on. If it is off then press the button next to it to turn on the radio.
Step 7: Now, you will be asked to reboot your Android smartphone.
Step 8: Tap on reboot.
Once the rebooting process gets completed, check if you are able to end SMS/MMS or still getting the same error.
Method 8: Clear Cache Of Messaging App
Sometimes the cache files of the app get corrupted and due to this, you face many issues on that app. So, you should clear the cache of Messaging app to fix this problem.
Note: Clearing the Messaging app cache will not delete your text messages. If you clear the data of Messaging app then it will wipe all the text messages.
Now, follow the below steps to clear cache of Messaging app.
Step 1: Run the Settings application on your phone.
Step 2: Then hit on Apps/Apps & notifications.
Step 3: Now, find the Messaging app. You can also search the name of the app in the search box which is situated at the top of the screen.
Step 4: After this, tap on the Messaging app to open the app details.
Step 5: Next, hit on Clear Cache button.
If you don’t need any of the text messages then you can tap on Clear Data button after the Clear Cache button.
Method 9: Disable SIM 1 And Use SIM 2
There are some users on community forums who have reported that they have fixed this issue simply by disabling SIM 1 and using SIM 2. They turned off the phone, exchange SIM 1 and SIM 2. Then turn on the device, enable SIM 1 and enter the PIN and then disable SIM 2.
So, you can apply this to solve the issue.
Method 10: Delete Unsend File
If you have previously tried to send a file but it didn’t send and it still keeps trying then you can get this error. So, to fix it you need to delete this file and then try to send text messages.
Below follow the steps to do the same.
Step 1: Open Messaging app on your phone.
Step 2: Now, look at your last few messages to check if a file was sent that didn’t send but keeps trying. This file may be a video or image or other.
Step 3: Next, you need to press and hold the image/video or file that you were trying to send as a MMS and then choose delete option.
If the text messages are not important to you then you can delete the whole MMS or SMS.
Now, try to send a message and it will send without “currently unable to send your messages” error.
Method 11: Factory Reset Your Android Device
If the above 10 methods won’t help to fix the issue then you can factory reset your Android phone or tablet. Before following the steps, make sure to create a backup of all important data as this will erase them.
Now, follow the below steps to factory reset Android smartphone.
Step 1: Go to Settings > Backup and reset.
Step 2: Then hit on Factory data reset.
Step 3: Next, tap on Reset Device.
Step 4: Lastly, hit on Erase Everything.
Extra Tip: Use Another Messaging App
You can use another messaging app if you are still facing this problem on the stock/native messaging app. There are various free messaging apps available in the Google Play Store that you can use in place of stock Messaging app. And with that app you can easily send messages without “currently unable to send your messages. It will be sent when the service becomes available.” error message.
I hope above listed 11 methods were able to fix “currently unable to send your messages. It will be sent when the service becomes available.” error on Android. And I hope now you can easily send messages without any issue.
Emily is a founder of recover-android-data.com. She loves to write tips, tricks, fixes for errors, data recovery solutions and more related to Android. Beside that, she also loves to travel, watch movies and play online games.