iPhone 5 - Group chat, sending as texts!?

mrbez

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Original poster
Sep 22, 2012
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Hi Guys,

We have a group chat with like 5 of my friends going.

Whenever I send a message in the chat, it's sends as a text - Then it's opening up more group chats on my friends phones, with just me in them.

So at the minute, we have one chat, yet my replies are in 3 separate chats.

Any ideas on how to fix this?
 

paulrbeers

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Dec 17, 2009
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Hi Guys,

We have a group chat with like 5 of my friends going.

Whenever I send a message in the chat, it's sends as a text - Then it's opening up more group chats on my friends phones, with just me in them.

So at the minute, we have one chat, yet my replies are in 3 separate chats.

Any ideas on how to fix this?
Do you actually have iMessage turned on?
 

paulrbeers

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Dec 17, 2009
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Yes I do.

It works with the individual people, just as soon as it's group, it goes wild?
Not sure if this will help, but do you have Group Messaging turned on in the Messages setting? It's at the bottom of the Messages settings under SMS/MMS?
 

mrbez

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 22, 2012
20
0
does everyone have imessage? if one person doesn't have imessage then it won't work in a group.
Yes they do - Everyone else can chat as normal.

It's just an issue when I send.

I'm the only one with iPhone 5?

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Not sure if this will help, but do you have Group Messaging turned on in the Messages setting? It's at the bottom of the Messages settings under SMS/MMS?
Under Messages > SMS/MMS

All I can see is:

MMS Messaging
Show subject field
Character Count

?
 

auero

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Sep 15, 2006
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Could it be that one of the people are out of service or perhaps have their phone off during these group chats?
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
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Yes they do - Everyone else can chat as normal.

It's just an issue when I send.

I'm the only one with iPhone 5?

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Under Messages > SMS/MMS

All I can see is:

MMS Messaging
Show subject field
Character Count

?
something is not right then. There should be a "group message" option in between "MMS messaging" and "show subject field"
 

paulrbeers

macrumors 68040
Dec 17, 2009
3,961
120
Yes they do - Everyone else can chat as normal.

It's just an issue when I send.

I'm the only one with iPhone 5?

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Under Messages > SMS/MMS

All I can see is:

MMS Messaging
Show subject field
Character Count

?
You don't have MMS Messaging turned on do you?

Turn that on and then Group Messaging option should show up. Make sure to turn that on as well. I assume this should fix your problem.
 

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