Why Some Text Messages Say Delivered & Some Do Not

One of the most often asked topics in online communities and message boards is why some text show as sent while others do not.

You’ve come here probably using an Android phone to figure out why not all of your send text messages display delivered. This happens to me occasionally after sending a text message from my phone, so you’re not alone in this.

Due to the rapid speed of modern life, texting has become an indispensable means of communication. These days, it’s normal for some texts to register as “delivered” while others do not. Users may become perplexed, wondering what the distinction is and why some messages do not appear to have been sent. In the following paragraphs, we will investigate the factors that may have contributed to this occurrence.

Some text messages say delivered and some do not

Will a text message say delivered if blocked

Short answer: No, the “delivered” status will not appear on a text message that has been sent to a phone number that has previously been blocked.

When you send a text message to someone, it travels through several different stages before arriving on the recipient’s phone. Your phone communicates the message to the cellular network, which in turn communicates the message to the phone of the recipient.

After the message has been successfully delivered to the recipient’s device, it will appear on the screen of the recipient’s device, and you will be notified that the message has been delivered.

On the other hand, the recipient will not receive the message on their phone if they have your number saved in their block list. In this scenario, the message will not appear on your phone as having been sent, and you will not get a notification letting you know that the message has been sent.

The message will not be delivered to the recipient’s phone as it will become stuck in the pending status and remain there indefinitely.

If it turns out he blocked you, the message won’t go through, but if it does, it suggests he either didn’t block you to begin with, unblocked your phone number when you sent the message or hasn’t blocked it at all right now.

Why do some text messages say delivered and some do not

Short answer: Some text texts say they were sent, but others don’t because the network was bad, you were blocked, or the recipient wasn’t available.

Several explanations exist for this phenomenon. The most typical explanation is that the recipient’s phone is either not in use or is not within range of the sending network or network was bad. Because of this, the message will not register as delivered on your phone even though it was sent. If this is the case, a pending arrow will appear next to the message.

When the intended recipient has your number blocked, it may not show as delivered.

If you’ve been blocked, your texts won’t go through, and your phone won’t display that they were delivered. The recipient is actively trying to block your communications with them.

This error message may also appear if the recipient’s phone is off or out of range. You will get this error if the recipient’s phone is off or not in range when you try to send them a message.

If the recipient’s phone is out of range or switched off, you can try sending the message again at a later time.

What does ‘text message sent but not delivered’ mean

Short answer: “Text message sent but not delivered” means that a text message may show as “sent” on your device but not be delivered to the recipient’s device.

It is essential to have a firm grasp on the distinction between a message that has been sent and a message that has been delivered. When you send a text message, the message is delivered to the servers of your service provider from the device you are using. After that, it is sent on to the servers that are maintained by the recipient’s service provider.

Text message sent but not delivered’

If the recipient’s device is powered on and connected to the internet in a reliable manner, the message will be sent to the device and will be categorized as “delivered.”

However, the message may not be delivered to the recipient’s device if the device is switched off, does not have an internet connection, or has a weak signal. In this case, the message will be noted as “not delivered.”

A bad network connection is one of the most common causes for a text message to be sent but not delivered. This can happen for a number of reasons.

It is possible that the message will not arrive at its destination if either your device or the device of the recipient is located in an area with a poor or non-existent signal.

The message will not be delivered to the receiver until such time as the device is either turned back on or the battery is charged, depending on which of these conditions applies.


Final Words

Knowing whether or not a text message has been “delivered” to its intended recipient is a vital part of the messaging experience. On the other hand, it’s possible that some messages won’t appear to have been delivered owing to network coverage or being blocked. You can also check out our other blog on this topic If someone blocked me will they still get my texts (Android, IPhones).

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Technical writer and avid fan of cutting-edge gadgetry, Abhishek has authored works on the subject of Android & iOS. He's a talented writer who can make almost any topic interesting while helping his viewers with tech-related guides is his passion. In his spare time, he goes camping and hiking adventures.