Problem: duplicate texts with every send - one from iMessage & one from Text.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PecanEater, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. PecanEater macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2007
    Trying to solve a friends problem. Every time he sends a text message with his iphone (iOS5) two messages get sent - one as an iMessage & one as a Text. Any ideas what's going on? Solutions? Thanks.
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    I'm not having the issue with sending both iMessage and text but I do receive them twice.
  3. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    Tell your friend to turn off Send as SMS in Settings>Messages. Your friend is probably in a low coverage area.
  4. PecanEater thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2007
    so, the if there's poor service you can get a message that goes through one then the other?
  5. Tinmania macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2011
    Not supposed to happen that way but I have seen it. If iMessage fails to receive a "delivered" flag after x number of minutes (I think 5) it can send it instead via SMS. But if the message was delivered via iMessage the recipient might end up with both.

    I have had this happen when I was in a very low signal area and sometimes had no data connection at all (but had voice). iMessage needs internet to work but SMS does not.

  6. thatdrewguy macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2009
    Strange this also happened to me today as I was the receiver of a text message. I got the first text message as an iMessage. A few minutes later I got the same first message as a Text Message. I told the person messaging me dude I just answered your question why are you asking me the same thing again. :confused: I guess I also got a delayed first message.

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