Having Texting Issues After Switching from Android to iPhone? Here’s a Possible Fix

We’ve heard of disabling iMessage before switching to Android. Did you know the reverse is also true?

Joshua Beck
9 min readApr 26, 2021

I recently switched back to Android from my iPhone 12 mini, and for good reason: I was having trouble sending and receiving text messages with people using Android devices.

The issue was this: I could not send any type of MMS from my iPhone to someone with an Android phone. Granted, I realized that most of my contacts are currently rocking iPhones just like me, but there were a few glaring omissions: my mom, my grandmother, and my uncle. That meant I couldn’t send new photos of my wife and me to my mom, I couldn’t send silly videos of my cat to my grandmother, and when Paramount released a plethora of trailers for new Star Trek shows (Q!!!), I was forced to send a boring text to my uncle rather than sending him the links to the awesome footage. And group text conversations with them were out the window.

At first, I thought the issue was with my carrier. I contacted them (Cricket at the time) and they said the issue was the size of the pictures I was trying to send (they said I couldn’t send files bigger than 1Mb), and I called bullshit on this because A) I’ve never had a problem sending…