I have been looking all over but cannot find the answer. I am trying to find a way to force Messages on my iPhone to send as a text message, but am starting to suspect you may not be able to anymore. I have a friend who has an iPad, but he typically does not carry it around with him. So, whenever I want to message him, I send as text which means I have to turn off iMessage, send the text, then turn iMessage back on every time. I know you can tell the phone to send as text if the iMessage fails to send, but he does receive the message on his iPad so that won't work. I've tried searching on Google, MacRumors forum, etc. but all of them link to explanations for sending as text when the iMessage fails.