DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: So what happens to unsent SMS text messages? How to force re-send?

  1. Droid
    BMWBig6's Avatar
    Member #
    99367
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    68
    Phone
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    #1

    So what happens to unsent SMS text messages? How to force re-send?

    This has happened a couple times already (on my Droid X, not rooted or anything), I attempt to send a text message and a few seconds later a notification message says something like "unable to send text message." But now what? I thought by going somewhere with better signal strength would prompt anything in my "outbox" to send again. But nothing happened (no matter how many bars I have). Each time I've had to re-type the message and send it again. (Note, I have no trouble transmitting 99% of my text messages, this only seems to happen when I have spotty coverage.)

    What happens to these unsent text messages (are they stuck in some kind of limbo or purgatory forever)? Can I manually force them to re-send?
  2. Master Droid
    hacku's Avatar
    Member #
    23421
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mesa, AZ.
    Posts
    549
    Liked
    1 times
    Phone
    Droid Bionic
    #2
    Long press the message and select re-send message...
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus
  3. Droid
    BMWBig6's Avatar
    Member #
    99367
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    68
    Phone
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    #3
    Ugh!

    <-- so embarrassed. Thank you. I keep forgetting there are so many hidden options with LONG PRESS (I'm coming from a Q9M LOL).

    So there are no traditional inbox, outbox, drafts folders in Droid X's default text app?

    And it won't automatically resend once I'm getting good signal strength? (So if I compose 5 text messages in airplane mode, then turn on my phone after landing, the 5 messages will just sit there unless I long-press to manually send them?)
  4. Administrator
    smalltowngirl13's Avatar
    Member #
    25668
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    6,389
    Liked
    680 times
    Twitter
    @smalltownlife13
    Phone
    Note2, Maxx HD, S3, Nexus
    Premium Member
    #4
    If you compose in airplane mode, I think they stay in draft unless you attempted to send knowing you would get the failure to send due to no service...if they are in "draft" form (show up in the main text screen as paper/pen icon), just click to open and then press send when you are connected again to service.
    **Be yourself - Everyone else is already taken**

  5. Junior Droid
    mike18435's Avatar
    Member #
    54190
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    11
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #5
    Damn that long press it just got me also, I always forget about that!
  6. Droid
    billynair's Avatar
    Member #
    172209
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    70
    Phone
    D-Roid 4
    #6
    What about txts that take 2+ minutes to decide they are not going to send? i know if it takes more than 10 seconds it wont send. on my old phone i could just hit the "hang up" button and stop it from trying, since I know it isnt going to go, it just locks up my phone until it decides it wont send. (Locks up as in: any other txts will not send until the other one says it wasnt sent, or your pandora stops, other functions still work, you can still play games waiting for the phone to stop sending)

    Is there a way to cancel a message while it is sitting there spinning its wheels?
  7. Droid
    billynair's Avatar
    Member #
    172209
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    70
    Phone
    D-Roid 4
    #7
    not sure anyone cares, but i found something that works... click-hold the message that is hanging, and in the popup click "Delete message". it worked this last time, hope it will continue to work!!
  8. Senior Droid
    Ohyea!'s Avatar
    Member #
    53224
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    117
    Liked
    11 times
    Phone
    Galaxy S4
    #8
    Thought I was the only one with the text hanging issue. I find it really bad when I'm trying to send a text and I'm receiving one at the same time I hit send. It hangs and just spins and spins...
  9. Droid
    billynair's Avatar
    Member #
    172209
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    70
    Phone
    D-Roid 4
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Ohyea! View Post
    Thought I was the only one with the text hanging issue. I find it really bad when I'm trying to send a text and I'm receiving one at the same time I hit send. It hangs and just spins and spins...
    Yes, i find this is what USUALLY causes it (but there are a few times when that isnt the problem)
    Anyway, try tap-holding the offending message and click delete message! It worked the last 3 times, hope it continues to work

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Re send unsent emails
    By fishstick600 in forum Droid X Tech Support
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-02-2011, 11:20 AM
  2. How to send text messages please help?
    By Olivia in forum Android Tech Support
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-27-2010, 12:29 AM
  3. unsent text messages
    By crookedpinetavern in forum New Member Introductions & Site Assistance
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-06-2010, 06:14 AM
  4. Text Message Keeps force closing can recieve or send Text
    By Hacked69 in forum Android Tech Support
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-29-2010, 07:22 PM
  5. Is there a way to send text messages without a TM plan?
    By scroticus in forum Motorola Droid
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-14-2010, 06:04 PM

Search tags for this page

android unsent text messages

,
how to delete unsent text messages on iphone
,
how to force send text in android
,
how to send unsent texts
,
htc one x send unsent text
,
phone is sending all unsent texts
,

resend text message android

,

unsent text messages

,
what is an unsent text message
,
where is my sms draft folder on android
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+