Why is iPhone Sending Me My Own Texts in Group Texts with Android Users?

Over the last few weeks, there has been an issue with iOS and Android group texts. If you are in a group text, as an iPhone user, and there are Android users, there is a good chance you are receiving the text you just sent. It is also the case that when Android users send a picture to an iOS or iPhone user, it comes in as a separate text with two people in the text string rather than just the one.

An example would be Jennifer and Emily. Jennifer is an iPhone user and Emily is an Android user. They have a consistent text message going and all of the sudden there is a picture that Emily sends. Jennifer will receive a brand new text that says Jennifer and Emily at the top instead of just Emily.

We have yet to figure out why this has happened or what is causing it. It seems to be happening just with iOS iPhone users and Android users that send a picture in a text message. If the Android user does not send a picture in a text message, the iPhone users won’t receive the texts they are sending.

If you have noticed this in the last few weeks please comment below with your story. What are the iOS and Android operating systems? What types of phones are you using? Did the texts keep getting kicked back to you? Did any texts not send?

17 thoughts on “Why is iPhone Sending Me My Own Texts in Group Texts with Android Users?

  1. James

    I am having this issue currently. I just switched to an iPhone 7 Plus (ios 10.2) about a week ago. I am in group texts with some friends who all have different types of phones (Android, iPhone, flip phones etc) and no matter what I am always included as a recipient on the group chat. So when I send a message I also receive it. This is causing a lot of problems for me because I am on AT&T and they have a 10 recipient cap on group messages, but including my self has put a lot of the messages over that 10 person limit. Sigh…

    1. Jesse Wojdylo Post author

      James, I am having the exact same issues. I am also on AT&T with an iPhone 10. We are not alone.

  2. Ana

    Same issue, I’ve had my iPhone 7 Plus for about 2 months and the issue just started this weekend. What changed, because everything was fine. I haven’t even done the new iOS 10.3.1 update. It’s annoying. I’m going to block my own number, but I hope this doesn’t cause other issues. Anyone have a solution?

    1. Jennie Andrews

      I blocked my own number, but it then blocked me from being able to call my family members who are on the same family account.


  3. Holly Pritchard

    This just started yesterday on my boyfriend’s phone. He has an iPhone 7 & I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Now he has one text thread from me with just texts & one with both of our names on top with only pictures. He has also had the same issues with group texts in that he is added as a recipient & receives his own text messages after he sends them in the group chat. Any help fixing this would be greatly appreciated!

  4. Shefgirl2183

    I have just upgraded to the Iphone 7 Plus this week. I have had TMobile for four years and I have had the same number for that long. This is the second time that I have upgraded. The first time I got a phone I got the iPhone 6. As soon as I upgraded, I noticed that in my family group chat, any message I send is green, but also sent back to me in a gray box. It only happens in the group texts (2 or more people) and never in a message with one person. I have went to my Settings>Messages and tried all sorts of different ways to overcome this and nothing. I still have the same phone number, and I stayed with the same phone plan. I also traded in my old phone, but icloud backed everything up, so all of my texts, phone call log history, images, videos, etc. is right back in my new phone even down to my alarm settings and my passwords saved on my favorite or most visited websites.

  5. Annie K

    I just got the iPhone 8 today, and switched from at&t to T-Mobile. Having this problem with group messages. I am receiving my texts as well. So annoying!!! Has anyone figured this out yet????

    1. Jeff

      Thanks for letting Me know I am NOT going crazy.
      I guess others on my string can’t see it but I can.
      Pain in the @$$


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