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Solution: Failed To Send a Message Message Blocking is Active

Messages are a great way to communicate with people living distantly. In older days, SMS were more popular than Messaging apps (Social media) of today’s generation.

In today’s scenario, popular social media apps like Whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook have made this world a small village. Moreover, Google has boosted the Internet market place through its unique digital services and products.

Today we usually send/receive messages through social media or the Internet, but there are some situations where people still use SMS services.

I know I haven’t still discussed on the topic for what you are here for. If you have faced problems while messaging, then this blog is for you.

In this article, we will tutor you the solution for failed to send a message; message blocking is active.

Well, there can be various reasons for this issue, the primary one is if you are blocked or blacklisted.

If the person whom you want to send the message have blocked you then, there isn’t any prior solution for it, tho you can try sending from a different SIM number.

But if the person didn’t block you and you are still getting the error, then I’d suggest you follow the below-mentioned steps sequentially.

Steps to solve the error “failed to send a message; message blocking is active

  1. Navigate to mobile settings.
  2. Tap in additional settings.
  3. Tap on backup and reset.
  4. Tap on reset to factory settings.
  5. Tap on reset system settings only.
  6. In the end, tap on reset system settings only.

It works when you have Configured your mobile phone in a wrong way while configuring it for the first time or while dis-allowing the app permissions of message App.

Probably you solved the issue by now, if yes, that’s great but if you aren’t able to send messages, I request you to navigate to settings and follow these steps.

Clear Cache and allow all permissions

  1. Tap on App manager/management.
  2. Click on Show system processes, or you will have the option of all application.
  3. Now, please search for the Message App, and click on it.
  4. Tap on storage usage.
  5. Tap on clear cache, also click on clear data, if the option is available to click.

Now take a one step back and navigate to Permissions, enable the permissions that are requested by the application.

You can disable the permission for calendar and location. However, the remaining options should be enabled.

Now clear all the application that are minimized and restart your device.

If still this process doesn’t work then, check the below-mentioned reasons. Also makes sure you are out of the zone for each cause.

Be aware of these common issues

Check the network availability  on your area

Be sure that your current area has network availability, if the network coverage is listed as “None”, then you can’t make any calls or SMS test.

The network availability is shown on top of the screen; if your area doesn’t have network coverage, it will show up white on top of your phone.

Confirm your SIM is active

To check your phone number active status, go to device settings and check your phone’s status is mentioned as “active”.

If your phone number isn’t active, then you will receive such error, and you won’t be able to send or receive text messages.

Confirm that text messaging services are enabled

To confirm, navigate to device settings and make sure that they can send/receive text messages; permission is enabled.

If you don’t find an option, then your number isn’t active.

Check the three-digit number availability

The government acquires most three-digit shortcodes, so in some cases, the Shortcode is available only in a particular region.

But if you can send/receive the messages from another GSM phone, then there is an issue with the Shortcode.

Also, you can try troubleshooting else contact your network provider.

Enter the full number

Be sure that you are entering the correct number and the full 10 or 11 digit number. If you are using seven-digit phone number, try sending from 10 or 11 digit number.

If you face the same issue, then the problem is probably with the recipient’s number.

Check the country code for International message service

If you are sending/receiving the messages internationally, then be sure to enter the country code. You can find out the list of country code from here.

Delete that particular contact and re-enter your contact

If you aren’t able to send message to any particular account, then delete that specific contact and re-enter and save that phone number.

Remove the message apart from the text

In some cases, you won’t be able to send messages apart from the text. To be sure once try removing the message type apart from text, like emoji, photo, sounds, symbols or any attachments.

Check imessaging

It may sound unusual to you but, if you have recently moved your SIM from ios device to android phone, then your number will still be registered as an imessaging number.

Call your network provider

If all these procedures aren’t working, then call your call centre and provide them with your number and address them your issue. They will look at it and find out the right solution for you. It may be solved instantly or even may take 2-3 days.

Also read : Benefits Of Having .EDU Email Address


So I hope now you can send/receive messages on your android phone. Also, comment down, “Yes, I did,” if you accomplished your task.

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Nishant Sapkota

Nishant Sapkota is a passionate tech enthusiast. He has been a computer nerd since he got his first PC.

Nishant is Specialized in writing subjects regarding Windows, error solutions, and how-to guides.

After Co-Founding BibloBlog, his passion for Computers and the Internet enabled him to grow BibloBlog and helped thousands of readers solve their problems.

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