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SMS error 2

An interesting thing happened when sending messages last night. I had one friend that I just couldn't send a text to without it failing with a Fido error 2 message. I hit resend numerous times and it just wouldn't send. I had full bars and was on WiFi calling with full strength so I knew it should send. Usually I just delete it and call my friend when this happens.

This time I tried leaving it as not sent and restarted my phone. I then waited for everything to finish up the startup process and went back to messages and tapped it to try again and it sent immediately. I mean immediately. I'm thinking that this error is caused by the cache being close to full or full and clearing it with a restart works.

Of course, like everyone else I usually just write it off to a bad signal and forget about it. Ha, it had nothing to do with my signal.

Sorry for the long winded post but I think this can  help someone else when they experience the error 2


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Tried restarting the phone but still get the error 2 and can't send. I can send to other people so wonder if it is a setting on their end

Hey @BrendyC,


If restarting your phone is not helping, you can try to reset your network settings. If it's happening with only one contact, they might have to do the same on their end. 


Let us know if it helped!


Hello @Original_Lucy,


Thanks for sharing with the community.


It's surprising that a lot of people don't restart their phones. It's just like a computer running all the time software will misbehave at some point and something as simple as restarting fixes most of the issues.


Personally everything I fully charge my phone I restart it and never really have any issues. 

I agree,  I usually turn my phone off at night when charging and for some reason I've just been using airplane mode. I rarely have issues and when I do it is usually resolved by a restart.