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How to Fix 4504 Message Not Found Error

Do you own an Android device? Have you recently noticed the phrase “4504 message not found error” pop up on your Android device? If you answered yes to both questions, then you are not in this alone as this is a common error that people who use SMS apps frequently experience which is pretty much about everyone. This is why today’s article is tailored to teach you how to fix 4504 message not found error message.

Most of the time this particular SMS is often viewed as a spam message and ignored by most Android users because the message comes with an unknown sender. This particular error message is often experienced by Samsung Galaxy S4 users.

It’s commonly known that to fix a problem the first step is to know the root cause of the problem (in our case the 4504 message not found error). Hence, the reason you are experiencing this error message can be narrowed down to two options: one of the most common being that there was an error and the message got stuck in transmission or the data packet is not properly transmitted from your provider to your phone and the second being that you have the feature “Block Unknown Senders” turned on in your SMS app which will, in turn, make all messages from an unknown sender appear as a ghost message.

Now you know the cause of the problem, I’ll now be teaching you practical steps on how to fix 4504 message not found error message.

How to Fix 4504 Message Not Found Error

Sadly enough, there isn’t a straightforward way to fix this problem because an official fix for this problem hasn’t been released. Do not panic because in no distant time I’ll be introducing you to few methods you can use in resolving this error message and at the end of this guide, you would have learned how to fix 4504 message not found error on your Android device or any Android device you come across.

There are basically four (4) methods you can use to fix 4504 message not found error and they are:

  • By performing a soft reboot.

  • By performing a hard reboot.

  • Reseating your SIM card.

  • Factory resetting your phone.

Without further ado, let’s dive into how to use the methods above to fix 4504 message not found error on your Android device.

How to Fix 4504 Message Not Found Error (Soft Reboot Approach)

If you want to learn how to fix 4504 message not found error message on your device using the soft reboot approach, follow the set of instructions outlined below:

  1. Attempt to off your Android device by holding down the Power button on your device.

  2. A notification will appear on your screen with options. Select Restart.

  3. Allow the phone to reboot before trying again.

Now, if this method doesn’t fix the problem you’d have to try the hard reboot approach. Continue reading to learn how to use this method.

How to Fix 4504 Message Not Found Error (Hard Reboot Approach)

If you want to learn how to fix 4504 message not found error message on your device using the hard reboot approach, follow the set of instructions outlined below:

  1. Attempt to switch off your Android device by holding down the Power button on your device until the options menu pops up (if done correctly, it’ll only take a few seconds before the options pop up).

  2. From the options, tap on Power off.

  3. Leave it switched off for a 30 seconds count.

  4. Restart your device by holding the power button and check if you are still experiencing the error.

Hopefully, this should solve the problem and in a situation, it doesn’t you’d have to attempt reseating your SIM card. Continue reading to learn more.

How to Fix 4504 Message Not Found Error (Reseating SIM Card Approach)

If you want to learn how to fix 4504 message not found error message on your device using the “reseating SIM card approach”, follow the set of instructions outlined below:

  1. Attempt to switch off your Android device by holding down the Power button on your device until the options menu pops up (if done correctly, it’ll only take a few seconds before the options pop up).

  2. From the options that pop up, tap on Power off.

  3. After turning the device off, remove the case if you have any on your device. For devices with a non-removable battery, you’d have to use a SIM removal tool (a pin that usually comes with the device) to pull out the SIM card tray and for older devices that use non-removable or removable batteries, you’d have to remove the back cover to reveal your SIM card.

  4. Once you have retrieved the SIM, perform a soft swipe on the SIM before inserting it back into the device.

  5. Finally, turn on your device and check if it fixes the problem.

As weird as this fix seems, it does get the job done for some unknown reason. Now there are special cases where even this method doesn’t fix the problem hence you’d have to resort to the final method to fix it.

How to Fix 4504 Message Not Found Error (Factory Reset Approach)

If you want to learn how to fix 4504 message not found error message on your device using the factory reset approach, follow the set of instructions outlined below:

  1. Open the Settings app on your device.

  2. Find and select System and Reset on your device. For some devices, you’ll see it under Backup & Reset named “Factory data reset“, tap on it.

  3. Tap on Reset phone.

  4. Finally, tap on Erase everything.

Once you tap on Erase everything, you’d have to give your device a few minutes to complete the process. Once the process is complete you’d realize you have successfully fixed the error and like I promised you now also know several ways to fix 4504 message not found error.

As a closing remark, remember not to attempt the factory reset method except there is no other way to fix the error because it’ll wipe your phone clean and all data would be lost. Also, do not try the factory reset method when your battery percentage is below 5% to avoid bricking your device.

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