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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by thaKing, Jul 6, 2022.

  1. thaKing

    thaKing Android Enthusiast
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    In the past month, or so, I acquired a Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and in order to utilize texts on the watch I switched my texting app from Textra to Google Messages. I never had an issue with Textra in the years I've used it. However, with Messages I get a "failed to send" on a text at least once a day. I have no idea why it's happening or what to do to correct it.

    On att with S22 Ultra.

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  2. jhtalisman

    jhtalisman Android Enthusiast

    Is your watch Bluetooth only or LTE enabled?

    I'm not familiar with Google Messages.
  3. thaKing

    thaKing Android Enthusiast
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    LTE. I'm sure you're aware it's the "default" messaging app. I've just never used it until the last month or so.
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    On my Galaxy Note20 Ultra, the default is just called Messages, not Google Messages. However I don't have a Galaxy Watch, so can't say how well it works.
  5. thaKing

    thaKing Android Enthusiast
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    Samsung chose to use Google Messages and not Messages as the default messaging app.

    Note - the failure does not have to due with the watch, just explaining why I switched. Messaging from the phone fails at times.
  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    is it the same number or contact? is it to an iphone user?
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  7. James_Watson

    James_Watson Android Enthusiast

    If you prefer Google Messages other than Samsung Messages app as the default messaging app, I would like to recommend that you update the app to the latest version. Then check to see if the issue goes away. Good luck to you. :cool:
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  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    On my Note20 there is no Google Messages, it only came with the stock Samsung one, as shown previously. Which I assume would work perfectly with the Galaxy Watches. I actually have a Huawei Band 4 myself, and the Messages notifications do come through on that.

    Never had any failed messages, not with this phone, although I don't tend to send SMS and MMS too often. Most of my messaging is either via Telegram or WeChat.
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  9. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    You are actually sending SMS/MMS, not RCS ("Chat") messages? These are quite different things, and Google's Messages supports both, so best to know what we are dealing with.

    Is there any pattern to who they fail to send to? And if you resend does it go through?

    I don't use Google's app, but it's the default in my wife's Pixel so I expect she does. She's never had any problems with messages failing, though for certain she's only sending SMS (not even MMS - nobody I know uses that any more), and we're probably using different networks from you or your recipient (we're British). Unfortunately knowing that someone else doesn't have the problem doesn't tell us why you do.
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  11. thaKing

    thaKing Android Enthusiast
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    @ocnbrze that I'm not sure of. Some folks are work colleagues and I don't know what phone they are on.

    @James_Watson all updated

    @Hadron I don't see anything in the settings about RCS (maybe I'm overlooking it). And the settings groups SMS/MMS together. As for patterns, I don't really see one. When I think I do, something different happens. For example, it started happening when I'd send a pic and text together. It would take a couple of resends to work. Now it's happening with just text, no pic.
  12. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    The app will call RCS "Chat" - RCS is the technical name of the protocol. I think you have to explicitly enable it - at least it's been off by default on any phone I've set up or installed the app on.
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