If it says sent as text message did they get it? Explained
Last Updated on May 27, 2022 by Kennedy
I’m still on text messages and what sent, delivered means because I have seen there are lots of newbies who doesn’t know what sent and delivered means in a text message.
This brings us to this topic, if it says sent as text message did they get it.
Right on this I will explain what sent and delivered means in a text message, and this will be a lot helpful to you especially if you’re starting to use a mobile phone.
If it says sent as text message did they get it?
It doesn’t entirely mean the recipient has received the text message until it says delivered especially on android phones and feature phone.
In some mobile phones especially the feature phones, if a sent text message didn’t say or show delivered, then it simply means the text message has not been delivered to the recipient.
This case is quite different from smartphones especially on android smartphones.
In some Android phones, a sent text message doesn’t need to show delivered in order to indicate the message was successfully sent to the recipient.
On android, a user must enable the delivery report in order to see delivered after sending a text message to another user. If the user didn’t enable or activate the delivery report, it will not show delivered after sending a text message.
I know the reason I stressed the above cause some android users do think their phones don’t show delivery report after sending a text message, but that is false.
Going back to the question of the day, if it says sent as text message did they get it, I will say yes if the sender is using an android phone.
If the sender is using a feature phone, definitely it must show delivered to notify the sender that the text message has been successfully sent to the recipient.
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How to enable delivery report on android phone
In some android phones, by default if a text message is sent to a recipient and text message was successfully delivered to the recipient, it will display message delivered.
While in most android phones, you have to first enable the delivery report feature in order to see it after sending a text message.
For this tutorial I will be using the samsung phone default text message and the popular Google text message app.
Before i start, I want samsung phone users running on android 10 below that there’s no way to enable the delivery report on their phones, I’m saying this based on my experience with my old Samsung Galaxy s9 plus. You have to download the google message app to get a delivery report.
Now let’s proceed.
Open the settings app and tap on hamburger menu or the three dot icon located at the top right corner of your screen.
On tapping on the hamburger menu, you will see list of options including settings.
Kindly tap tap settings, more settings and on the next window tap on text messages. Right there you will see the option that states Show when delivered just like on the screen below.
Toggle on the button to turn on delivery report on your samsung phone.
As you have successfully enabled the delivery report on your samsung phone, immediately you send a text message to a user, it will show delivered if the text message was delivered to the recipient.
This implies the recipient indeed received the text message or got the text message.
This is the first method to answer to the question of if it says sent as text message did they get it.
Once you have enabled the delivery option on your samsung phone, definitely it will state delivered if the text message has been received by the recipient. However, if it didn’t show delivered after sending the text message, then you should know that the recipient haven’t received the text message.
ON GOOGLE MESSAGE APP
This is one of the best message app for android users, if you don’t fancy using your mobile phone default message app, kindly download and install this very Google message app and I’m sure you will love the app.
This also plays an important role on the topic of the day, if it says sent as text message did they get it.
Kindly open the google message app on your android phone and tap on the hamburger menu.
Among the given options you will see settings, kindly tap setting and on the next screen tap on advanced.
On the next screen you will see where it states Get sms delivery reports, toggle on the button to enable the delivery report on the Google message app.
After you have enabled the Get sms delivery reports on the app, open the message box and send a message. Once the message is delivered to the recipient, it will display delivered below the sent message just like on the picture below.
If you didn’t see delivered below the sent text message, then it simply means the text message has not been received by the recipient.
Once you have the delivery report enabled on your android phone, it will show delivered in order to notify you that the text message has been received by the recipient or successfully sent to the recipient phone number. With this you should bother asking if it says sent as text message did they get it.
If you didn’t enable the delivery option on your android phone, you won’t see delivered after sending a text message.
How do you know if a text message was delivered on iPhone?
To know if a text message was sent on iphone, look at the sent text message and you will see delivered below your screen.
Once it shows delivered below the sent text message, you should know the text message was successfully sent and the recipient has received the text message.
However, this is only applicable to iMessage as the sms green text message on iPhone don’t have a delivery report just like it is on android phone.
Does sent as text message mean it was delivered?
Sent as text message doesn’t necessarily mean it was delivered or the recipient has received the text message.
But when delivery report is enabled on a mobile phone, it must show delivered to indicate the sent text message has been successfully sent and received by the recipient on it’s cellphone.
Does sent as text message mean im blocked?
Sent as text message doesn’t mean blocked on iphone or even on android phone. Rather it simply means the message was sent using the cellular network because the recipient doesn’t have an imessage on it’s phone.
If the recipient is using an iPhone, then it simply means that the phone number you are sending the message is not linked or activated with IMessage.
On android, the case is different unless after many hours the message isn’t delivered and after several tries still not delivered, it may indicate you’re blocked by the recipient.
If you send a text message to someone and it didn’t get delivered, you tried sending another text message still it didn’t get delivered, all you need to do is to call the person.
If the call didn’t go through, use another phone number unknown to the recipient to call him or her. If this time the text message or the call went through, then it simply means the person indeed blocked your number.
How do you know if sent as text message was delivered?
To know if text message was delivered to a recipient, check the delivery report or look at sent message details to see if you will see delivered.
First, you must enable delivery report on your message app else you won’t see a delivery report after you have sent a text message. Scroll up and you will see how to enable delivery report on your mobile phone.
This is very essential for this post if it says sent as text message did they get it.
Once again if you are using an iPhone, I’m sorry you won’t get a delivery report for sms text message or the green text message except for iMessage which is blue in color and offers delivery report and as well as read receipts just like any other instant messaging apps and services.
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This is where I wrap it up on the question of the day, if it says sent as text message did they get it. Alway remember to enable the delivery report on your mobile phone cause it helps to notify you on whether a sent message has been received by the recipient or probably not received by the recipient.