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Problem with text messages

(Topic created on: 10-08-2022 10:11 PM)
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Scottybop
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Can't figure this out. My daughter and I both have S20 FE and there's a strange problem when we send each other text messages. If one of us sends a text to the other but happens to be online at the time then the message won't be received until the other one has turned on WiFi or data. Now I know texts should have nothing to do with Internet access so I'm totally confused. Is there an option on Samsung phones that operates like imessaging on iPhone? Please help. Thanks.
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Richmar83
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Sounds like you've got chat features enabled (which works over WiFi or data rather than SMS service).

If you go to Messages app -> 3 dots at top right -> Settings -> Chat Settings. Toggle off chat features option. Further down settings also change default message type to 'Text or multimedia'
Handset will then only use networks SMS service for messages.
Scottybop
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Thank you so much for your help. I've done what you said so hopefully that will sort it.
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