It does not happen quite often but when it does occur it can be the most annoying of issues in a user’s phone. The failure of messages to send is not an issue than can be easily ignored. Although most of the times the problem is easily resolved by resending the message there are times when that does not work either. For users of the Samsung Sprint Epic 4G, this issue can sometimes be the cause for great discomfort. Here are a few fixes to try if you happen to face the very same situation.
- Resend the message
When a message fails to send, the first thing you should do is attempt to resend it. Most of the times this solves the issue and the message goes through. Network errors, another message being received at the exact same time or a slight processor lag might result in such an occurrence.
- Check your internet connection
If resending the message plenty of times over again does not get the message across you will need to check your internet connection. Regardless of whether you are using mobile data, 3G. 4G or WiFi, it is essential to check if the connection is a reliable one and is currently running along smoothly. That can be checked by going through to Menu > Settings > Wireless Networks & Connections.
- Create a new draft
Regardless of what the message was, typing out or creating a new draft sometimes can solve the issue in just a jiffy. If it is a longer message you will need to copy the contents and the body and paste them anew. Shorter messages can be typed out over again. In either case, the creation of a new drat does make a difference.
- Clear the cache
Reboot your device in recovery mode and clear the cache. Sometimes clearing the cache without having to reboot also does the job, but just to be sure you could do both. Better safe than sorry.
- Enable delivery reports
Enabling delivery reports for all your messages grants you the opportunity to stay up to date with the messages that failed to deliver. Most of the times this goes unnoticed and then results in delays and inconveniencies. Once you get to know which messages failed to deliver, you can easily apply the mentioned fixes.