iMessage sent as text message

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by rick snagwell, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

    Feb 12, 2011
    oceanside, ca
    so when you hold down on the message from a iMessage, (like copy n paste), you can send as Text Message. i did this by accident. now how to get back to iMessage with this person?
  2. EJ257 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    Just send another one (without the holding down part). I've had coversations go back and forth between the same person. Started in iMessage, ended up sending a couple a text and then next one back to iMessage. I didn't know holding down on send can do that. Maybe that's how me or the other party is messing up too. I have noticed if the iMessage doesn't get through it will give you an option to send as a text.
  3. r2shyyou macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2010
    Paris, France
    Should be automatic. I tried this (the tap-and-send-as-SMS thing) and it went through as an SMS and shortly afterwards we were iMessaging again. Didn't have to do anything to return to iMessaging between devices.
  4. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    I'm sure it has something to do with the ping to check whether the user is able to use iMessages. If you don't get a response, it probably defaults to text. I had this happen when my friend's phone was on Airplane mode.

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