Since last Saturday, all longer text messages that I send are received as a bunch of symbols. I’ve been able to get around it by attaching a photo to each message but I shouldn’t have to do that. Any suggestions on how I can fix this? Thanks!
Is this happening no matter who your recipient is? I ask because I’ve seen one mention of something similar in Help Tickets, but the issue was arising only when the receiving phone was an iPhone.
Attaching a photo converts it to MMS. An easier way to do that
- Type your message
- Before you send it… tap on three vertical dots next to receiver’s name/number on the top right
- Tap on “Show subject Field”
- Tap on “Urgent”
The bottom right arrow will change from SMS to MMS
It’s just a shorter workaround than attaching a photo…so you may find it useful…while you seek a more permanent solution.
The person I’ve had problems with has a Motorola. I did a further test with someone with an i-phone and the long messages come through as a blank gray box.
Thanks. I’ll give this a try.
Here are some questions to help with troubleshooting:
What messaging app are you using?
What phone are you using?
Are your Republic app, Messaging app, and all system apps up to date?