How to Fix Error 97 when trying to send SMS in Android

While most Android Errors do not seem to appear these days, there has been a new Error 97 which is showing up when you are trying to send an SMS on your Android smartphone using the SMS App. The Error showing up is “Error 97: SMS Origination Denied” in a pop-up window while trying to compose and send an SMS. The Error seems to be arising due to either corrupted Cache or Data which seems to be the reason.

Steps to Fix Error 97 while sending SMS:

As we have seen that the Error has appeared due to Cache or Data which has been corrupted and the fix to this is to clear the Cache and Data which we will be showing how to in the post below.

How to Fix Error 97 by Clearing Cache:

The cache is data that is stored in your smartphone to help in making access faster, so if there is any corrupted cache stored in the smartphone of your SMS app you are going to face this error.

Step 1: Open Settings App, now tap on Apps or Applications option in the list.

Step 2: Now scroll through the list and tap on Messages option

Note: In some cases the Messages App might be hidden, to view that you need to tap on the three-dot icon and tap on ‘Show System Apps

Step 3: Now tap on Storage option

Step 4: Now tap on the Clear Cache button, which will clear all the cache stored in your smartphone previously.

Once done, you should Restart your smartphone and check by sending an SMS to see if the error is still showing up or not.

How to Clear Data to Fix Error 97 in SMS App:

Step 1: Open Settings App, now tap on Apps or Applications option in the list.

Step 2: Now scroll through the list and tap on Messages option

Note: In some cases, the Messages App might be hidden, to view that you need to tap on the three-dot icon and tap on ‘Show System Apps

Step 3: Now tap on Storage option

Step 4: Now tap on the Clear Data button, which will clear all the cache stored in your smartphone previously.

Restart your smartphone once after completing this process and you can send an SMS to check whether it is working or not.

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