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My phone only receives text messages if the messaging is open when they are sent.

Messages that are sent at other times (eg when I've just opened a different app) never show up on my phone, even when I later open the messaging app.

(I tested this by sending myself texts from a different phone.)

This is the case no matter which SIM card is in the phone (tried 3, multiple carriers).

My phone is a BLU Advance 4.0 L2 running Android 6.0, and I'm using the default messaging app called Messages.

Edit: I tried using Textra instead and had the same issue.

I tried clearing the cache partition from recovery mode. The problem persists.

How might I fix this?

  • Can you check if the issue happens only with the default SMS app or any SMS app. Try with Google Messages and let us know. – esQmo_ Jun 5 '17 at 20:53
  • The default app was Google Messages. I just tried Textra as well; same issue. – Adina G Jun 20 '17 at 1:06
  • Sometimes clearing the phone cache in the recovery may solve this issue. – esQmo_ Jun 20 '17 at 1:11

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