How To Enable RCS Messaging On Android On Any USA Carrier

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In this Android Tutorial, we are going to tell you how to enable RCS messaging on Android on any U.S Carrier. Last year, Google introduced its new messaging app called Android Messages. Later, they introduced the RCS feature to Android Messages app. RCS means Rich Communication Services. Rich features like payments, high-res photo & file sharing, location sharing, video calls, and much more, are delivered to a device’s default messaging app. It’s very easy to enable RCS messaging on Android phone, but the problem is network carriers also need to enable RCS on their supported Android devices. So, if you are on a network which doesn’t enable RCS on their supported devices then you wouldn’t be able to use this rich feature of Android Messages app. Having said that, some Reddit users have found a workaround which allows you enable RCS messaging on Android on any Carrier.

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This method does wonders and allows you to enable RCS on any Android Phone. This is a completely working trick. It’s been successfully tested on carriers like T-Mobile for the Google Pixel phones, AT&T on the Samsung Galaxy S8, Verizon S10+, OnePlus 6T, and many more. So, if your Carrier doesn’t support RCS yet then don’t worry — Following is the guide to enable RCS on any Android using a carrier which doesn’t support RCS.

Following is the list of USA Carriers which are likely to enable RCS Messaging anytime soon in the future. However, you don’t have to wait for that — follow the guide to force enable RCS on any Android phone.

On which US Carriers, RCS Messaging Feature is available for Android

  • Verizon
  • T-Mobile
  • US Cellular
  • Sprint
  • Google Fi
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Ting
  • Tiercel Wireless
  • Boost Mobile
  • EcoMobile
  • Freedom Mobile
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Straight Talk
  • Telcel America
  • Total Wireless

Download Android Messages app from the Google Play Store

Messages
Messages
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

You can also download the APK file from APK Mirror.

Here’s a guide which explains how to install an APK file on Android device.

Now that you have the latest Android Messages APK installed on your Android phone. Let’s dive straight into the guide which explains in detail how to enable RCS Messaging on Android on any USA Carrier.

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How to enable RCS messaging on Android on any USA Carrier

  1. Download and install the Activity Launcher from Google Play Store.
  2. Launch the Activity Launcher app.
  3. Go to ‘Recent Activities’.
  4. From the menu choose ‘All Activities’.
  5. Here, look for Android messages.
  6. Select it and scroll down until you find ‘Set RCS Flags’ (com.google.android.apps.messaging.ui.appsettings.rcs.overrides.OverrideFlagsActivity).
  7. Now, select ‘ACS Url’ and in the menu select the following URL: http://rcs-acs-prod-us.sandbox.google.com/
  8. Follow setup in Android Messages.

The above steps should get you to it. By now, you should be able to use RCS feature on your Android phone regardless if your mobile network supports it or not.

If for someone reason RCS messaging is not still not working, then follow the below steps to troubleshoot the problem.

RCS Messaging not working on my Android phone?

  1. Clear the data of ‘Carrier Services’ and force stop ‘Android Messages’. Repeat the steps 1-4. Select OTP Pattern, and in the menu click, ‘Your\sMessenger\sverification\scode\sis\sG-(\d{6}).’
  2. Some users are reporting that they managed to make this guide work only after turning off their Wi-Fi. So, if you are not able to get the guide to work for you. Try to turn off your Wi-Fi.

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