Cannot send SMS to non-IOS device using Messages

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by virtuosity, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. virtuosity macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Manchester, UK

    I have configured my iMessage app, via handover etc, to allow me to start sending&receiving SMS to Androids etc, but whilst it can happily receive texts from a non-iOS device, I cannot send a SMS. I just get the red exclamation...

    The interesting thing is the incoming SMS arrives in a green bubble, but when i type a reply, it automatically switches the send mail to a blue one... Don't know if this has an impact...

    I'm on iOS 8.1 as well
  2. Alimar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2014
    New York State
    Fix: Send a message on phone, select the sent 'blue bubble' and hold for 'more'... select 'send as text message' and it should turn green. You may have to do it twice. Works for me.

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