Why are my text messages stuck pending?

Try this fix first:

For many, this issue goes away by simply reinstalling our Android app on your phone. We suggest giving this a try first.


Messages get stuck pending when we aren’t able to wake your phone up to send them. Here are some common causes and fixes:

  • Your phone is turned off.

Pushbullet sends text messages through your phone, so messages cannot be sent while it is turned off.

  • Your phone doesn’t have an internet connection.

Make sure your phone can connect to the internet over your Wifi or data connection to receive messages from Pushbullet.

  • Your Wifi connection is blocking our messages.

Try switching to your data connection to see if Pushbullet works correctly when not on that Wifi network.

  • Check that the correct device is selected in the top left of the SMS interface.

You may have an old device selected, which is preventing SMS from working correctly. Check that the correct device is selected in the drop down. You can remove old devices here.

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