9 ways to fix "can't respond to group text on android"

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If you are facing a problem in sending group text on your android device or you 
can't respond to a group text on an android device. In this case, you will need to do certain things, which I am gonna explain to you here.

The main issue is that we can't able to reply or respond with a text message to others in the group. So anyone in the group is not receiving group texts on their android or iOS device. 

It will definitely work & it will help you to solve your issue. So, let's start with the steps to fix it.


How to fix "can't respond to group text on android"?

So here I have given 9 tested techniques to solve your "can't respond to group text" issue for android devices. This problem occurs in Samsung smartphones and especially if the message is coming from iPhone devices.

1. Update your system software

Updating the system software is the first priority while handling such issues. Sometimes updates fix some critical issues.

Open your device settings and search Updates. It will open your updates page. Now check for system updates. Always keep the device up to date with the latest software update and security patches.

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2. Change app group settings

The main reason that causes the issue of Can't respond to group text on an android is that we can't do proper group settings in the "message app".

To overcome the issue we will need to do some settings in the "message app".

1. First of all, open your in-built message app. Then open its settings section.

2. Now select advanced settings (Settings may differ from device to device).

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3. Now select Group messaging.

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4. Now it will prompt the dialog box with 2 options. One with the option "Send an SMS reply to get individual replies" and another with "Send an MMS reply to all recipients(Group MMS)". Here we have to select the first one.

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Now close the app. Restart it and try to send a text reply to the group. Check if the issue is still there?


3. Update messages app

Updating messaging app always helps while we having trouble using a specific app. It may be because of Bugs, limitations, or development errors. Keeping app up to date is good practice to solve such problems.

1. Open your Playstore and open the updates section.

2. Now check if an update is available for the app or not?

3. If available then update it and check that issue is still there or not?


4. Clear the cache and data

Sometimes app cache or data stored in an app may create such issues. It is best to clear cache every day because it also increases your data storage. Only remove the data when required, because it stores your app data in your Internal storage.

1. To remove cache memory files, you have to go to setting and search app settings as shown in the above screenshot. Now tap on CLEAR CACHE.

OR

(If you are on android 9,10 or 11) Just simply LONG PRESS on the Message app. Then click on App info and tap on CLEAR CACHE.

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2. If it also not solve your problem, then select the CLEAR DATA or CLEAR STORAGE option from the same setting page.


5. Change default messaging app

Changing the default messaging app can solve the issue. We have to try it once, choose the best & trusted third-party messaging app. 

Truecaller can be the better option as it is one of the best, popular, and trusted third-party dialer & messaging app.

To change the default messaging app, we'll need to follow the below steps.

1. Open settings and Select Apps & notifications then select Default apps from the 3 dots option.

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2. Now choose Messaging app and then tap on the app that you want to make as your default messaging app.

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3. Here I'll suggest you the Truecaller app. Because I have used it and it worked like charm for me. 


6. Try another Carrier sim card

Change your smartphone's carrier sim card with other operators. It may help you to solve the problem.

The sim card can create issues in calling and messaging. So, beware of that while purchasing a new carrier sim card.

Sometimes, the issue occurs from the operator's end, not from yours. Maybe they will make a mistake while settings your Sim card settings. 

So, Changing the Carrier sim card can fix those issues!


7. Use safe mode

Safe mode is beneficial if android is experiencing some system issues. So, using safe mode can be beneficial for messaging problems and errors. The easiest way to boot in safe mode is as follows.

1. So first of all, to send messages in safe mode. We will need to boot in safe mode.

2. Just Press the POWER Button and it will show the Shutdown and Restart option.

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3. Now Long press on the Shutdown button. It will Prompt the dialog box, which will ask you to proceed to boot in the safe mode.

4. Press yes and it will boot in Safe mode. Now open the message app and figure out that is it still showing the same error.


8. Do factory reset

If previous methods not working for you then you will need to do a factory reset. Factory reset removes all data from your mobile.

But take a backup of all your data. Then perform the factory reset by using the following steps.

1. Open settings and Select System (as shown in the picture) then Tap on Reset options.

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2. Now select Erase all data option. It will reboot and start resetting data in the android device.

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Now after the Restart, try to send a text reply to the group. Check if the issue is fixed or not?


9. Connect with your Carrier operator and Mobile OEM

If nothing is working for you then you have to contact your Carrier network provider like T-Mobile, Cricket, AT&T, etc. They will check the issue and suggest you best settings for your messaging app.

Also, do check your Mobile OEM manufacturer service center and ask them what's wrong with your Mobile? and how to resolve this issue? They will definitely suggest to you the best option to fix it!


How to send group text individually on android?

Some people don't know about the group settings & How to send group text individually on android devices.

To send group text individually, we will need to do some settings in the "message app".

1. First of all, open your in-built message app. Then open its settings section.

2. Now select advanced settings (Settings may differ from device to device).

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3. Now select Group messaging.

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4. Now it will prompt the dialog box with 2 options. We have to select the "Send an MMS reply to all recipients(Group MMS)" option.

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Now close the app.


My final lines on can't respond to group text on android problem

So if you are facing the same issue while messaging text in a group chat which is most common in Samsung smartphones.

All the mentioned techniques are proven and I have personally tested them. Those methods will definitely help to fix the issue "can't respond to group text on android".

If you have any queries regarding this article guide, feel free to ask in the comments. I will definitely help you to solve your problem.


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