Group text...not working.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Gix1k, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    I tried to send a group to people for Father's Day and it would not send to several people. My wife's would not either.
  2. macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
  3. macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    I just sent a group text to 20 people with no problem at all. Maybe you tried to send a group text during a busy server time? It was Father's Day, after all.
  4. macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    I sent a text to about 15-20 people on Friday after I got the phone and it worked fine. I haven't tried it since then.
  5. thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    It says "message failed" when I am in messages and preview that message. I tried several times. Maybe it was busy, but odd I found it.
  6. macrumors newbie


    May 20, 2009
    Portsmouth, VA
    I turned off MMS in settings and was able to send a mass text. I got engaged this weekend and I didnt feel like sending the good news out 1 damn text at a time
  7. thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008

    Congrats! So you had the same issue before you shutoff MMS?
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2008
    Got the same issue this morning, as I added names to send to, the top said group MMS. I have the carrier update 5, thus have the MMS we need to turn MMS off?
  9. macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    If you have MMS enabled (even if it doesn't work), then you try to send a text to 1+ people, it will change it to MMS. This is really cool when your talking to multiple iphone users with MMS enabled, because it acts like a chat. It tells them all of the recipients of your original message, and their response messages go to all of them back, so it's like a chat room on AIM or MSN or whatever.

    To make it a group SMS instead of an MMS however, the only way i found is to go to settings > messages, and disable MMS, and then send the mass text.

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