How does iOS 5 iChat work?

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

  1. Jpgiants4 macrumors newbie

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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