How to Fix “LG IMS” Phone Error on T-Mobile
If you have an LG phone and use T-Mobile , you may have noticed that your device is, for lack of a better word, broken. Many LG users are reporting a recurring error message that says “Unfortunately, LG IMS has stopped.” The message reappears shortly after closing it, making these devices nearly unusable. If this sounds like your experience, worry no more: there is a way out.
Traditional workarounds, such as turning the phone off and on again or reinserting the SIM card, do not solve the problem. Airplane mode seems to stop notification delivery, but this is clearly not a long term solution. Luckily, there is a fix right now that should fix the problem for good. Decision? Reboot your phone again. I know I just said it didn’t work and you’ve probably already tried it if you’re dealing with this issue. But now that there actually is a software fix that fixes this error, a fresh reboot should allow it to get your phone back up and running.
If you don’t restart your phone, the fix will reportedly still be applied within a day. However, if for some reason this patch fails to install on your phone for one reason or another, there is another proven workaround that you can use to regain control of your phone. Reddit user Tmashadi shared a fix on the Reddit thread dedicated to this issue .
First turn on airplane mode on your phone, then go to Settings > Apps & Notifications > App Info . Tap the three dots at the top right, then choose Show System > com.lge.ims.rcsprovider . Clear cache, then clear storage, then select “Force stop”. If this sequence doesn’t work the first time, try a few more times. Tmashadi says it took them three or four tries before they worked.
While this issue is by no means a good thing, I have to admit it’s nice to see LG phones in the news for something . The tech company withdrew from the smartphone market last year, retiring as one of the big players in the “telephone wars”. LG has never been at the top of the list of smartphones, but there has always been something unique in its lineup, whether it’s better sound quality thanks to built-in DACs or the early adoption of the wide-angle camera we see on almost all phones. those days. Hopefully the next time I see LG phones in my news feed it will be something more positive than that.
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