Will messages be blocked when turning off iMessage and SMS Message on 4S?

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  1. macrumors 68030

    ET iPhone Home

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    By turning OFF iMessage and SMS Message, will it send an alert to the sender that I am unavailable to receive text messages? Or will all text messages be backed up and come all at once as soon as I turn it back on?

    I was just wondering if by turning these two off in settings, if this process would be similar when sending an email to a misspelled/incorrect email address and you receive a MailerDaemon to alert you that your email was not sent properly.

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    erratikmind

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    Depending on your carrier, you can send yourself a message from your computer.
     
  3. macrumors Nehalem

    Applejuiced

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    Where do you see the option to turn of sms messages?
    I only see imessage, mms, group and character count.
    There's no way to disable sms text messages on the iphone.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68030

    ET iPhone Home

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    If you look in SETTINGS > MESSAGES, you will see the following:

    iMessage ON/OFF

    SMS/MMS

    MMS MESSAGING ON/OFF
    CHARACTER COUNT ON/OFF

    I assume MMS took care for both SMS & MMS since it was titled that way. Maybe, as you stated, it took care of only MMS and not SMS.

    Anyway, someone texted me and I received it, so it answered my question - You can't block texts momentarily. And it will not send an "UNAVAILABLE" msg. to sender by turning these OFF.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    SMS and MMS are stored at the provider. If you want them blocked you have to request it from your provider. Even when blocked, I don't believe there is a rejection notice.
     
  6. macrumors Nehalem

    Applejuiced

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    That only turns off mms messaging.
    Not regural sms texts.
     

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