How do I know if my phone is sending messages via iMessage or text?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by jonesjb, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. jonesjb macrumors member

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    #1
    I don't see a way to specify which way I send a message, can someone please offer me some advice.

    Thanks.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Messages in a blue bubble are iMessage. Messages in a green bubble are SMS. Right now, as far as I understand, you don't have a choice in the matter -- if iMessage is turned on, the iPhone will use it whenever it can.
     
  3. EJ257 macrumors newbie

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    You can go into Messages option and flip the Send As SMS to off. This should ensure the messages leaving your phone is only going out as iMessage. I don't know how to block incoming sms if there is even a way.
     
  4. diamond.g macrumors 603

    diamond.g

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    Call your service provider to block incoming SMS/MMS.
     
  5. Slabonski macrumors newbie

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    In addition to the blue bubbles it also puts a header (w/ date & time) before each iMessage session in the messaging app.

    -------------------------- iMessage ----------------------------------
    [date][time]
     
  6. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    Weird. I have this set to Off, and my iPhone STILL sends SMS. Is there something else I'm missing?
     
  7. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    If the recipient has iOS 5 on an iPhone it'll be an iMessage. No need to figure out anything. If the person doesnt have an iphone, itll be a sms. If you want to send an iMessage to an iPod touch or iPad, select the recipients Apple ID instead of their number

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    This option is only for when iMessage is down or not available. If it can't use iMessage for some reason, it'll send as a text. You can't turn off text messaging without contacting your provider.
     

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