How does iOS 5 iChat work?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Jpgiants4, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Jpgiants4 macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2011
    How does IOS 5 iChat work? Sometimes when texting my friend who has iOS 5, it appears as a text message (green), not an iChat message (blue). Do we both need to be on Wifi? Do we both need to be on 3G? Is this a glitch?

    I apologize in advance if this is on the wrong forum, this is my first post on this website.
  2. chenks macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2007
    there is no such thing as iChat on iOS.
    what you mean is iMessage.
  3. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    It's actually just called iMessage. You both need to have a data connection (Wifi, 3G, Edge) and on iOS 5 devices.

    Your problem may just be a glitch - as I've seen it 1st hand when my buddy sent me a text (green), but his next message (5 seconds later) was an iMessage (blue).
  4. Jpgiants4 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2011
    Whoops, I meant iMessage. For some reason it turned off on me and didn't turn back on. Problem solved, thanks guys!
  5. britboyj macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I've noticed if someone has particularly crappy reception, it will end up being sent as a text.

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