Fix- “No Subject” Text Message error on Android

Are you receiving blank messages in inbox with 'No Subject' contentless text? Here is a perfect fix for the issue and resolve the problem.

Receiving a blank SMS or MMS message saying “No subject” is quite irritating as many useful messages are without any content. If you are receiving any such contentless message then some obstructive activity is caused by other apps. You may also see a pop-up message saying ‘recipient not specified’. These is the most common problem with Samsung, Micromax, Sony and HTC smartphones. The point here is the message sent to your Android device have content but they are lost as you receive them.

How to Fix “No subject” problem of message on your device ?

This problem of data less message is caused by Hangouts messaging app. Hangouts by Google has permission to view, read and display the SMS messages. Any setting changes in this app have caused the problem. Follow the steps below to solve the problem.

  1. Open the Settings of your device.
  2. Look for option called Apps or Manage Apps and open it.
  3. Under All check for Hangouts app

    App Manager All

    App Manager All

  4. Clear Data and cache of Hangouts App

    Clear data and Cache of Hangouts App Android

    Clear data and Cache of Hangouts App Android

  5. Problem is solved
  6. But if it still continues then either uninstall the app or disable the app if it is preinstalled

Note: If you have any other third party app installed on your Android device that can access your SMS or MMS messages then just uninstall the app. The problem will be solved.

I hope the post helped you to solve the problem of blank messages in your inbox. Comment below for any goods or bads. We will be happy to hear from you.

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Nikhil Azza
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48 Responses

  1. James says:

    Did not work. Try again.

    • Nikhil says:

      Unistall all other messaging App.

    • Nikhil says:

      Remove all third-party messaging Apps

  2. Scott says:

    Thank you so much (spell check and number 5 implies that the problem has been solved seems like a bit of an assumption there)

  3. Rob says:

    Thanks worked for me Galaxy S7 v7.0

  4. keashae says:

    it’s not work for me s7

  5. HELP says:

    I have to open the app in order for me to know who texting me but it notifies me that someone texted it just dosnt tell me who I have to open the app to know help PLEASE

  6. Thanh says:

    Your fix worked for me, thank you!!!

  7. Justin says:

    Hangouts is disabled, still getting ‘No Subject’ message. No other messaging app installed. ASUS Zenfone 2

  8. Sumit says:

    Hangouts is disabled, still getting Couldn’t download massage ‘No Subject’ message. No other messaging app installed. One plus 2

  9. CHUBBY_GHOST says:

    So I’ve had the same problems for a while and came across a break through. So what you wanna do is go into your setting and go into the mobile network settings. In there is the option Access Point Names. Check that because my APN WAS ON another APN. I’m on AT&T. So APN should be on ATT Nextgenphone for AT&T users. Hope it helps

  10. BigCat says:

    I restarted my phone and am now receiving texts and pics again. I also cleared the hangout cache and disabled the app. i hate google.

  11. John says:

    It fixed the “no subject ” problem when I disabled Hangouts. Thanks very much!

  12. Lena says:

    Why where no message Fira I email to somebody’s

  13. Phu Truong says:

    My phone is a Samsung note 8, but I never install the Hangouts app, but I still receive No Subject message

  14. Michael says:

    The comment was at the end of a text message that I sent, not one I received .

  15. Angus Cook says:

    Doesn’t work

  16. Mark McBride says:

    Thank you, that absolutely worked. I deleted “hangout” and restarted my phone. all the pix came thru again. Thanks

    • Nikhil says:


      • phil says:

        Did same. All the pix still- ” No subject”

  17. Steve Shell says:

    Have no apps on flip phone but get texts from “no subject “.

  18. Foxy says:

    I have an Android J7, I never had or will have hangouts app but i will NON stop getting “no subject”, I’ve tried going on a few other websites but they aren’t helpful. What do i do to get rid of it?

  19. Emmalisa says:

    thank u

  20. Gina says:

    Thank you for this – it was not my issue (with Hangouts) but another app accessing the SMS messages was. You saved me a lot of frustration. Cheers and thanks again

  21. Simon B says:

    I don’t have Hangouts, or any third party messaging apps installed on my Samsung A20e

  22. Genalyn preza says:

    I have a text message from sss. I need to know that for the reference number of mluiller. But no subject appear.. How do i. Thankyou

  23. Jeff Long says:

    What if you send them a text and it shows up there phone ( no subject ) like on hangouts app

  24. doreen says:

    Uninstaller hangouts app, still have same problem

  25. Donald R Voigt says:

    Yes, removed the hangout app and restarted phone (important to restart phone) and all seems good again! Wonder how hangout app got on my phone.

  26. Brenda says:

    I have a Samsung Galaxy 10 and receive the no subject message all the time, all of a sudden. I unnstalled the hangout app and checked my APN is Nextgenphone, as I am on AT&T. I am still getting this message. I did not do anything recently to add any different messaging apps to my phone but all of a sudden I am getting this error message all the time. Any assistance is appreciated.

  27. Joan says:

    I have no hangout app. Is there something else I can try?

  28. tracy says:

    I don’t haver hangouts, but I did this for Google chat and it worked! thanks a lot.

  29. Cal says:

    None of this worked for me. I found the answer though. You have to turn on the mobile data. Mine was off for some reason. Simple go to the top of your phone and and pull down the notification bar. Then find the two arrows one pointing up and one pointing down and underneath that it will say mobile data. Touch it and it will turn on and then you will be able to get your pics. I have a Samsung phone.

    • Nikhil Azza says:

      Sir/Mam, No Subject is a Text SMS issue not a internet-based messaging service

  30. jack says:

    there’s no changes,it’s not deleted

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