not detecting iMessage

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by hehe299792458, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2008
    I just upgraded my friend's iPhone 4 to iOS 5.0.1. I put the phone in restore mode and did a fresh upgrade that way.

    I enabled iMessage for him. He doesn't have a 3G connection, but there shouldn't be anything wrong with using Edge.

    Now, I can send him iMessages from my iPad. I enter either his Apple ID or phone number, and I can send the message. He can also receive it.

    However, on my iPhone 4 (also iOS 5.0.1) I have previous SMS message with him on his phone number. On my iPhone, I can't get it to send iMessages to him. It still defaults to SMS and won't recognize both the phone number and Apple ID as being registered with iMessage.

    I tried creating a new thread, but that didn't help. What can I do to force my iPhone to send iMessages to my friend's iPhone?
  2. Scott90 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2008
    Have him send an iMessage to you, that worked for me and one of my friends for whom my phone wouldn't detect an iMessage-capable phone.
  3. Jamkas macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2011
    North New Jersey
    Hard Reset usually does the trick on little problems like this.

    Like said above have your friend message you.
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    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)

    You could also force it by putting his phone in airplane mode the putting wifi on. But check his iMessage settings to make sure it says receive at two addresses one being his number the other his apple id

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