This article helps troubleshoot text messaging issues on your iPhone SE
You may have text messaging issues if your device is:
These steps help identify and resolve the underlying cause. After completing each step, test to see if the issue is fixed. If not, continue to the next step.
Verify airplane mode is turned off.
Perform a soft reset.
A soft reset reconnects your iPhone SE to the Nationwide Sprint 4G LTE Network and does not erase any of your content or data.
Have you ever been able to send or receive a text message on your iPhone SE?
If your iPhone SE is active and you've never been able to text, please select your provider to contact Customer Care:
Note: To optimize device performance, be sure your iPhone SE is running the most recent device software. Check for software updates.
If you're still having issues, please contact Customer Care.