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Fix ‘Your SIM Sent A Text Message’ Notification On iPhone

In this article, I’ll explain why your iPhone says ‘Your SIM Sent A Text Message’ and how you can fix the problem for good!

Author:Daniel BarrettMay 29, 20222365 Shares591192 Views
Your iPhonesay “Your SIM sent a text message.” and you don’t know why. When this happens, there’s usually an issue between your iPhone and your wireless carrier. In this article, I’ll explain what to do when you receive this notification on your iPhone so you can fix the problem for good!

Why Did My SIM Send a Text Message?

Your SIM card sent a text message because it is trying to communicate with your carrier network. In case your iPhone needs to be updated, it tries to send a message to your network. If it gets stuck in a loop the user gets this pop-up.
However, it can be fixed by any of the following solutions.

Turn Your iPhone Off And Back On

Unlike other updates and reset, your iPhone doesn’t restart after the carrier settings are updated. Sometimes, your SIM card might get stuck endlessly texting your wireless carrier, even after you’ve updated carrier settings on your iPhone. Turning your iPhone off and back on can give it a fresh start and may break the endless loop of texting by your SIM card.
To turn your iPhone off, press and hold the Sleep / Wake button (the power button) until the slide to power off slider appears on your iPhone’s display. Swipe the red power icon from left to right to turn off your iPhone. Wait about 30 seconds, then press and hold the power again to turn your iPhone back on.
Also read:What To Do When Your iPhone Says ‘No SIM’ Card Inserted

Check For Carrier Settings Updates From Service Provider

If the carrier service provider releases an update to improve iPhone’s ability to connect with the network and there is also an update by Apple then the SIM card has to send a text message to update itself. To see if the update is available:
  • Launch Settings on your iPhone.
  • Next, tap on General.
  • Now, tap on About and wait for about 15-30 seconds.
  • If an update is available, you will see a Carrier Settings Update popup.
  • Tap on Update.
However, in case, pop-up doesn’t appear after 30 seconds, it means update is not available.

Eject And Reinsert Your iPhone’s SIM Card

Ejecting, then reinserting your iPhone’s SIM card will give it a fresh start and allow it to reconnect to your wireless carrier’s network. iPhone SIM trays are located on the left side of your iPhone below the power button.
To eject your SIM card, insert SIM card ejector tool or small paper clip into the small hole at the bottom of the SIM tray. Pull the tray out, then put it back in.

Reset Network Settings

Reset Network Settings on iPhone will reset the phone to factory settings which will reset it to default values.
When you reset network settings on your iPhone, all the Cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and VPN settings on your iPhone will reset to default values. Before performing this step, make sure you note down your login information like Wi-Fi name, password etc. This will fix the glitch on your iPhone.
  • Launch Settings on your iPhone.
  • Next, tap on General.
  • Here, scroll down and tap on the Reset option.
  • Now, tap on Reset Network Settings.
  • Enter your iPhone login password when prompted.
  • A confirmation popup will come, tap on Reset Network Settings to confirm.

Contact Your Wireless Carrier

If you’re still receiving the “Your SIM sent a text message” notification on your iPhone, there may be an error that only your wireless carrier can address. Below are the support numbers of a few of the major wireless carriers.
AT&T: 1-(800)-331-0500Sprint: 1-(888)-211-4727T-Mobile: 1-(877)-746-0909Verizon: 1-(800)-922-0204
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