How to text more than 10 people at once from stock app?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by GadgetGeek407, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2009
    I remember at one point i was able to send like 50 people in the stock app the same message, usually on holidays like today to say a message but this time its only letting me do ten weather group messaging is on or off, why is this?
  2. sulpfiction macrumors 68040


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    Wondering the same thing. I regularly have to text about 15 people at a time for work and its annoying.
  3. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    It can be done. A friend of mine texted me photos and I saw a bunch of recipients along with mine.
  4. j.dstasio macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2009
    South Jersey
    I believe I read about this once... Make a contact called "coworkers" or "family" (whatever you want to use) and add everyone's phone number to that contact. I think this would send a text to the whole group.
  5. PeterJay macrumors newbie


    Nov 8, 2010
    Newcastle upon tyne
    I wrote an app to handle group texting ("TextShot") so I do know a bit about this.

    Go to the Messages page of Settings, and if you see an option for "Group Messaging", turn that off.

    Group messaging means the group is linked, so any reply to your text is like "reply all" in email and the entire group receives any replies to the original message. The linked group size is therefore limited to 10 contacts to stop this all getting out of hand.

    Turning group messaging off will allow you to now send MMS messages (i.e. with photos) as separate messages to more than 10 people at once.

    If you don't have the "Group Messaging" option (it depends on your carrier) you would need to turn MMS off entirely to send messages to groups larger than 10. This will mean you can only send SMS, and can't include photos.

    I hope this helps.

    Soluble Apps
  6. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    There are tons of group messaging apps available. If you're having trouble finding them, look under "educational," cause we use the he** out of them in schools.
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    These apps sound like a future "weapon" that will be used by telemarketers.:confused:

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