iPhone not detecting friend on iMessage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nidserz, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. nidserz macrumors 6502a

    nidserz

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    #1
    Hi all,

    So I haven't had a problem in the past on my iPhone 4, but today when I was trying to message a few friends who have iPhone's/iMessage, it was showing as a text. It didn't switch to iMessage after any amount of time/didn't detect they are on iMessage.
    I had to send them a text, their reply came as an iMessage, then I could iMessage them.
    Anybody else experiencing this? Is there something I can do to fix this? I don't want to text the person first if they are overseas.

    Thanks!
     
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    #2
    Have the person text you and see if iMessage works. Ask the friend if he/she has iMessage enabled, and perhaps walk him/her through the process :)
     
  3. nidserz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    nidserz

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    #3
    They do, because their reply comes as an iMessage and from then on we can iMessage. It is the initial message I have to send as a text...
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    #4
    They most likely don't have iMessages enabled on their end. Ask them to do that.

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    Oh, I see what you mean. Yeah, I've had that happen, but the initial text eventually turns blue later on. Normal behavior I guess.
     
  5. nidserz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    nidserz

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    #5
    Really? Mine didn't turn blue.
    Maybe I will reset my phone or something... Thanks, just found it weird and wondering if anyone else experienced it.
     

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