Even though Telegram is less popular than Messenger or WhatsApp, it’s still used by millions of users. Telegram offers you more features than any other instant messaging app, but many bugs on the app ruin the in-app experience.

Also, the level of spam on Telegram is relatively high. Recently, Telegram users worldwide have been facing problems while signing in to their accounts. Users have reported that Telegram is not sending the SMS code.

If you can’t get through the sign-up process because the account verification code is not arriving on your phone number, you may find this guide very useful.

This article will share a few of the best methods to fix Telegram not sending SMS codes. You can fix the problem and receive the verification code instantly by following the methods we have shared. Let’s get started.

Telegram Not Sending SMS Code? 8 Best Ways to Fix it

If you’re not getting Telegram SMS code, the problem is probably on your end. Yes, the servers of Telegrams may be down, but mostly, it’s network related problem.

1. Make sure you’re entering the correct number

Make sure you're entering the correct number

Before considering why Telegram is not sending SMS codes, you must confirm whether the number you entered for signing up is correct.

A user can enter the wrong phone number. When this happens, Telegram will send the SMS verification code to the wrong number you’ve entered.

So, return to the previous page on the Sign-up screen and enter the phone number again. If the number is correct, and you are still not getting the SMS codes, follow the next methods.

2. Make Sure Your SIM card has a proper signal

Make Sure Your SIM card has a proper signal

Well, Telegram sends the sign-up codes via SMS. Hence, if the number has a poor signal, it might be an issue. If network coverage is an issue in your region, you need to move to a location where the network coverage is fine.

You can try moving outside and checking if there are enough signal bars. If your phone has enough network signal bars, continue the sign-up process of Telegram. With a proper signal, you should receive the SMS verification code instantly.

3. Restart your smartphone

Restart your Phone

It’s possible that a glitch or bug in your phone’s operating system is conflicting with the network features and preventing an SMS from landing in your inbox.

You can easily eliminate such problems by restarting your phone. To restart your Android phone, press & hold the Power button and select Restart. This will immediately restart your phone; after the restart, try creating a Telegram account again.

4. Check the SMS Settings of Your Phone

What Does Sent As SMS via Server Mean on Android?

If the SMS settings are not correctly configured, no SMS will reach your phone. Since Telegram Sends you the code via SM, it’s important to check the SMS Settings of your phone.

You can ask your friend to send an SMS to your phone number. If the SMS doesn’t reach your phone, there’s something wrong with the SMS Settings or incorrect SMSC.

The SMS settings will vary depending on the mobile network you are using. The easier solution is to contact your telecom provider and ask them for the proper configuration. They will guide you in configuring your SIM card/phone to receive SMS.

5. Check Telegram on other devices

Check Telegram on other devices

You can use Telegram on multiple devices at the same time. Users sometimes install Telegram on desktops and forget about it. When they try to sign in to their Telegram account on mobile, they don’t receive the SMS verification code.

This happens because Telegram attempts to send codes on your connected devices (in-app) first by default. If it finds no active device, it sends the code as an SMS.

If you are not receiving Telegram’s verification codes on your mobile, you must check whether Telegram sends you the codes on the desktop app. To avoid receiving the code in-app, tap on the Send the code as an SMS option.

6. Receive Sign In Code via Call

Receive Sign In Code via Call

If the SMS method still doesn’t work, you can receive the code via calls. Telegram automatically shows you an option to receive codes via calls if you cross the number of attempts to receive codes via SMS.

First, Telegram will try to send the code in-app if it detects Telegram is running on one of your devices. If no devices are active, it will send you an SMS containing the code.

If the SMS fails to reach your phone number, you can receive the code via phone call. To access the phone call verification option, tap on the ‘Didn’t get the code’ and select the Phone call option. You will receive a phone call from Telegram with your code.

7. Don’t Attempt to Resend the Code too much

Too many attempts

Network problems can often lead to SMS delays; hence, if you are not receiving the code via SMS, be patient and wait for a minute. Instead of tapping on the Resend Code option, wait for a few minutes and try again.

Usually, users tap the ‘Resend the Code’ multiple times, thinking that Telegram will send the code faster, but sometimes the opposite happens, and users get to see the ‘Too many attempts, please try again later’ prompt.

6. Reinstall the Telegram app and try again

Many users have claimed to resolve Telegram not sending SMS problem just by reinstalling the app. While reinstallation has no link with Telegram won’t send an SMS code error, you can still try it.

Reinstallation will install the latest version of Telegram on your phone, which will probably fix Telegram not sending code problem.

To uninstall the Telegram app on Android, long press on the Telegram app and select Uninstall. Once uninstalled, open the Google Play Store and install the Telegram app again. Once installed, enter your phone number and sign in.

So, these are the few best ways to resolve Telegram Not sending SMS problem. If you need more help resolving Telegram won’t send code via SMS problem, let us know in the comments. Also, if the article helped you, share it with your friends.


  1. Telegram didn’t send me the code it says that I should check on my telegram app for the code where else I can’t access the app

  2. Hi

    I’m still not receiving my code in my SMS in my mobile phone. I have tried several times but can’t manage to fix it. Therefore I need your assistance to fix it for me.


  3. I had the issue and tried everything in this blog but nothing worked.
    * THE FIX*
    2. INSTALL

  4. I am also still waiting for my code sms in my number or call verification. but still didn’t get it. Please help me.

  5. Hi telegram I can’t log in to my telegram account it says too many attempt please try again later

  6. the phone network is full and uninstall, and reinstall didn’t work; I use Telegram Desktop, and I don’t have any other device for Telegram, only a mobile phone (regular, not smart)

  7. Telegram didn’t respond to any of my emails, It’s frustrating. I need my telegram for work and this happened. None of the above tips solve my problem of not getting any codes via sms or call.

  8. Telegram didn’t send me the code it says that I should check on my telegram app for the code where else I can’t access the app

  9. I am finding it difficult to access this app more besides I have not received any code yet. I hope you help.

  10. Telegram didn’t send me the code it says that I should check on my telegram app for the code where else I can’t access. Also didn’t get code after phone call. I need my telegram for work and this happened. I hope you help me.

  11. i tried this way and it work so well:
    1. download telegram x
    2. loging in like nomal telegram
    3. get the code verification in telegram x
    4. login nomal telegram
    good luck.

  12. It does not send me sms to my phone number instead, it says that “A code was sent via telegram to your other devices, if you have any connected”.

  13. Hi telegram can you please fix my issues signing in on your app.I’ve received the verification code you’ve send in my sms but when I enter it,it says wrong code I’ve tried entering the same code that you gave me many times but it doesn’t work.

  14. I have never received my code for telegram I tired so many times to solve that problem but I could not so please help me thank you

  15. I have tried multiple times to register but unfortunately not received any SMS code also call not received what to do please help.

  16. I’ve tried all these steps but to no avail. I always receive the feedback,’ check your other device for the code’. Why not send the code to the number I provided ?

  17. Hi

    I’m still not receiving my code in my SMS in my mobile phone. I have tried several times but can’t manage to fix it. Therefore I need your assistance to fix it for me.

  18. I’ve used Telegram for at least 4 years now. On my laptop as well as a smartphone. But on my new android phone Telegram wants a password I cannot remember I ever had. They told me I will receive a new one by Telegram message. But how, since I cannot access? Seeing all the complaints above I wonder: high toime for a new messenger?

  19. I reinstalled my phone OS to upgrade the android version – that seemed to make Telegram think it was a new device. The app wouldn’t offer to send me an SMS so I was locked out. I fixed it by installed a different Telegram client (Telegram X) temporarily which sent an SMS correctly! With this installed I could then install the one I wanted (the open source one) and use X to receive the code. Then uninstalled X.

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