In every digital transaction or forgotten password resetting password, one of the most demanding things is a one-time password, the so-called OTP. It is so frustrating when you haven’t received OTP. Although I had also faced this issue, my OTP had not been received for a long time.
Receiving OTP is a necessary process when you are making online payments or are resetting something beneficial. It’s a kind of security challenge. Like Google, Google has its captcha, which verifies if you are a human using their services or a bot.
If you are not receiving OTP/OTP not coming, then today, in this article, I am not teaching you how to fix the OTP error and get OTP instantly when you request it.
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If the OTP is not receiving, try to clear the cache of the default SMS app. Restart the smartphone and Reset the network settings if they are not working even after applying the first two. However, OTP not solely depends on the device. The one-time password also depends on the sender’s side. Sometimes brands or the sender may not send the OTP.
Fun Fact: There were several times when we requested OTP continuously, but OTP was not received, and after a few minutes, there was a boom. Now 4-5 OTPs come simultaneously, but they are not helpful.
Why is OTP Not Receiving?
One of the significant reasons why OTP is not received is a failure in SMS configuration, a typical network problem, and a smartphone cache problem. Moreover, this could be due to server errors or the sender’s side.
If you are not receiving OTPs, here are 15 possible reasons why:
- Incorrect phone number or email address: Make sure that the phone number or email address you have provided is correct and up-to-date.
- Poor signal strength: If you are in an area with poor cellular reception or a weak Wi-Fi signal, you may not receive OTP messages.
- Network congestion: Heavy congestion can delay OTP messages or cause them to be dropped entirely.
- Blocked number: If the service provider has blocked your phone number, you will not receive OTP messages.
- SMS spam filters: Your phone’s spam filter may block OTP messages. Check your spam folder to ensure the message hasn’t been filtered.
- Email filters: Your service provider may filter OTP messages to the spam folder or block them entirely.
- Phone memory full: If your phone’s memory is full, it may not receive OTP messages. Try freeing up some space on your phone.
- Outdated phone software: If your phone’s operating system needs to be updated, it may not receive OTP messages. Make sure you have the latest software updates.
- Incorrect time settings: If your phone’s time settings need to be corrected, you may not receive OTP messages.
- SIM card issues: If your SIM card is damaged or not inserted properly, you may not receive OTP messages.
- Service provider issues: If the service provider is experiencing technical issues, you may not receive OTP messages.
- International roaming: You may not receive OTP messages if you travel abroad and use international roaming.
- DND (Do Not Disturb) settings: If you have activated DND settings on your phone, you may not receive OTP messages.
- Multiple devices: If multiple devices are linked to your account, ensure the OTP is sent to the correct device.
- Fraudulent activity: If suspicious activity is detected on your account, OTP messages may be blocked for security reasons
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Now let’s see how to fix OTP not coming or not receiving OTP.
14 Quick Fixes To Receive The OTP Faster
Here are 15 unique ways to fix it to receive OTP:
- Change the network or Wi-Fi: If you are experiencing poor signal strength, try switching to a different network or Wi-Fi to receive the OTP message.
- Restart your device: Sometimes, restarting your device can resolve the issue of not receiving OTP.
- Clear phone memory: Clearing phone memory by deleting unnecessary files and apps can also free up space for receiving OTP messages.
- Check spam folders: OTP messages may sometimes end up in your spam folder, so check there as well.
- Contact service provider: If you suspect your phone number has been blocked or used with the service provider, contact them for assistance.
- Verify DND settings: Check if your device’s DND (Do Not Disturb) settings are enabled and turn them off temporarily to receive the OTP message.
- Try a different browser: If you are trying to receive OTP on a web browser, try a different browser, as it might resolve the issue. Also read: Change default browser on Android.
- Update your phone software: Ensure that your phone software is up-to-date and install any necessary updates.
- Check time and date settings: Check that your device’s time and date settings are accurate, as this can affect the delivery of OTP messages.
- Check SIM card: Make sure that your SIM card is inserted correctly and not damaged.
- Disable call forwarding: Sometimes, call forwarding settings can prevent OTP messages from being received.
- Contact customer support: If you have tried all the above methods and still need help receiving OTP, contact customer support for assistance.
- Try a different OTP method: If the SMS OTP is not working, try using a different OTP method such as email, voice call, or an authenticator app.
- Use a different device: If all else fails, try receiving the OTP on a different device to see if it works.
1. Clear the Cache of Messaging App
I have often seen that because of the cache data, you won’t see the new OTP messages because the old cache data displays.
So whenever you don’t receive OTP, that could be due to the cache data of the messages app. Tap on the app > App Info > Storage > Clear the Cache to fix it. Now you will get the received One time password.
If you didn’t get through it, this guide is entirely on clearing the cache data of any Android app.
2. Check the Connection, then Fix it
We often think there is a problem on our end or maybe on the Senders and who is sending you the one-time password, but you are not receiving a one-time password.
The main culprit of this whole instance is the network provider. Because of low network signals, this issue might be created when you are not receiving the OTP, but OTP has been sent. To fix this error and receive a new OTP, turn on airplane mode and restart your smartphone. When your smartphone starts again, turn off the airplane mode and request another OTP, and this time, you will get the one-time password.
This is one of the things that I recommend to everyone who faces some network issue, whether their 4G LTE symbol is not showing.
3. Check Your Tariff Plan
This happened to me many times in India. There is a policy of a few telecom companies. You probably won’t get a one-time password when you don’t have an active plan on your sim. Even this sounds true in other countries, though.
Suppose you are thinking about why OTP is not receiving on Airtel or why OTP is not receiving on jio/vi. First of all, check whether you have an active plan on your own or not.
For instance, when I was in the market and making a payment, the app suddenly asked me to enter the send OTP because I paid through my Visa Card. Then I tried this, recharged my sim, and after that, when I requested again, I received my OTP password. I waited for 10 to 15 minutes but still did not receive OTP.
4. Lastly, Reset Network Settings
Don’t be worried when I tell you to reset the network. That only means you have to reset your internet settings which will reset all your SMS default configuration, internet config, and APN.
These things are the default when you reset them, your current network provider will automatically install them or be installed by your sim, but that is sure that it will be installed automatically. You don’t have to perform any manual actions after resetting. However, if you are worried, you can read this article on what happens when I reset network settings.
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Both of us have the main motive to help you, and in this article, we are helping you fix it and receive OTP faster. So below is a screenshot that you can read, and I also mentioned the numbers he mentioned in this article. I am also linking here. You can read it also.
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- Airtel: +2348020000009
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- Glo: +2348050001501
I hope you found this helpful article, and it will help you to figure out why you are not receiving the OTP and how to fix it.
How does OTP system work?
The OTP (One-Time Password) system is a security feature that generates a temporary password for user verification during online transactions or account logins. It sends a request to the OTP system, which generates a unique and time-limited password delivered to the user via SMS, email, or an authenticator app. The user enters the OTP to complete the verification process, and if it matches the one generated earlier, access is granted. The OTP system adds an extra layer of security to prevent fraudulent activities and unauthorized access to accounts.
Let me sum up everything now:
- Clear the cached app data.
- Restart the device.
- Re-request the OTP.
- Turn on the Airplane mode, then off.
- Wait for at least 2 minutes before requesting another OTP.
By the way, let me know in the comments. Have you ever received 5 to 10 OTP at a single time?
I am waiting for your comments, don’t forget to mention it, by the way. It’s me, Kunal, the founder of backdroid.com. I hope this article will be helpful for you and have a nice day. See you again, not with the problem but as a friend.
I hope I will get OTP after applying these tips.
surely. it worked for more than 7836 peole.
Nothing seems to work
Maybe the issue is from the server end, and these fixes would fix if there is any issue from your end. Often, Bank servers or social media companies send the OTP delayed.
Crazy as fuck, they just lost their minds.