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ᐈ Android error code 97 What does it mean and how to fix it?

Android is a very popular operating system for mobile phones worldwide and it is used by, at least, more than a billion people as revealed through numerous surveys. Its most popular feature being the vast customizability options and fast speeds that enchants the users.

As you might know, the SMS feature is used by almost everyone and it basically allows the user to send text messages to other people. Nevertheless, users have been through hard times recently due to the error code 97: SMS Origination Denied.

This error pops up while trying to send SMS on the android devices to any other mobile device despite its brand. The errors that pop up in the android operating system are very common and, above all, annoying, especially for those users who are tired of dealing with them every day.

Therefore, if you are an android operating system user, an error code message may have appeared at some point on your screen without any logical explanation.

After reading a vast number of reports from a lot of android users, the issue have been identified and we have found a set of solutions in order to try and fix it completely. Some of the reasons for this error code to happen are the following:

  • Corrupt Cache: there are certain configurations and other hidden data which are cached by the SMS app in order to reduce loading times while providing a smoother experience at the same time. However, over time, this cached data might get corrupted and that could cause the error to be triggered.
  • Corrupt Data: There are certain cases when the data from the SMS app might be corrupted, just like the point aforementioned, and this could also be the reason for the issue to be triggered, since the corrupt data can interfere with system processes and prevent messages from going out to their respective recipients.

These problems are considerably easy to fix since all you basically need is to understand the nature of the problem, so here are some of the proven solutions we provide. Please make sure to try one by one in the specific order as they are listed so you avoid creating more problems rather than fix the main one.

Clear the sms app cache on your android device

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If the cached data by the SMS app has been somehow corrupted it might prevent the messages from going out to their respective recipients. Therefore, the first thing you should try is to clear the cache, this action will not delete any of the messages.

  1. Open the Settings menu on the Android device, then go to the Applications or Application Manager tab.
  2. Try to find the SMS app and tap on it. If by any reason you are unable to see the SMS app, tap on the three dots in the top right corner and then select Show System Apps.
  3. Tap on Storage, select the Clear Cache option and confirm it if the system asks you to.
  4. Wait for the cache to be cleared and check if the issue is still there.

Clear the sms app data on your android device

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If clearing the cache of the SMS app did not fix the issue, then try to clear the data of the SMS app. We recommend to make a back up of the important messages just in case they are deleted.

Clearing the data of the SMS app does not delete the messages in every single android mobile device, but it does for some of them. In order to do this, just repeat the process aforementioned in the previous method and tap on the Clear Data option instead of the Clear Cache one. This should fix the error code once for all.


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