Galaxy S8 users report delayed or missing text messages

Galaxy S8 users report delayed or missing text messages

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is one of the most coveted smartphones of 2017, enjoying huge popularity and success with users. But for many S8 users, the Samsung experience might be turning sour, as an increasingly large number of S8 owners are reporting problems with receiving text messages on the phone. 

According to these reports, text messages may be significantly delayed, or not even arrive at all. The user might see a text appear in the notification bar, but then it's nowhere to be found on the phone. The specific carrier does not appear to be a factor. Galaxy S8 users on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint all seem to be equally affected, with the Galaxy S8 device being the only common denominator.

The issue also doesn’t seem to be exclusive to any particular messaging app. Users are experiencing the same problems whether they use the default Samsung SMS app, Textra, or even Android Messages.

So far, there doesn't appear to appear a sure solution to this issue. It's been suggested to turn off Advanced Messaging in the default messaging app, which might stop text messages from being delayed, but there's no guarantee that this would work.

The Galaxy S8 is a great phone in many ways, but this text messaging problem is just one of a host of issues that we've found with it. Hopefully Samsung will be able to step in with a solution soon. We'll keep you posted if we hear anything.

Galaxy S8 users, have your text messages been delayed or gone missing? Do you have any suggestions to help with this? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Phandroid

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  • Jill Marie Nov 6, 2018 Link to comment

    Yes and it is super frustrating. Turning off advanced messaging hasnt helped. 😔


  • Peter Harwood Oct 18, 2017 Link to comment

    I know two people with S8 having troubles of different kinds aswell as messages, Samcrap what do you expect. 😀


  • Nino Hergotić Oct 8, 2017 Link to comment

    Noo, not possible, Galaxy S8 is a perfect phone 🤣


  • sam pack Oct 7, 2017 Link to comment

    Not mines


  • Bernard D Tamzil Oct 7, 2017 Link to comment

    The one thing that is missing is the S8 itself... So, if you have one that is available for me, let me know.


  • vagabonti Oct 6, 2017 Link to comment

    So far I have not had a similar problem with my GS8+. And the article... Now we have to choose a mediocre phone because someone's missing the messages? NO!


  • Peter Harwood Oct 6, 2017 Link to comment

    Oh dear more problems yet again for samsung users 😂


  • Peter D. Oct 6, 2017 Link to comment

    Same problem here. BUT I'm on the Nexus 5X with Oreo and using Android Messages. So it's not only on the Galaxy S8.


    • Ryan Oct 13, 2017 Link to comment

      Use Allo. Android messages is crap.

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