Quick iMessage Question

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Omnipotentsco, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Omnipotentsco macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2008
    So, with iMessage it will send out a Text Message if it can't send it as an iMessage in 5 minutes.

    Is there a way to shorten the time that it waits? A friend of mine got iOS5 but for some reason doesn't want to do iMessage. So he turned his off and is just sending texts, however my phone still tries to send him iMessages. I'd like to get rid of the 5 minute delay for texts, but I don't want to turn my iMessage off for just one person.

    Any ideas?
  2. Omnipotentsco thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2008
    For those wondering:

    I still haven't found a way. However, after he sent me 2 text messages, my phone switched back to having me send SMS instead of even trying to do iMessage.
  3. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    Smack your friend upside the head. Just don't text him, he'll suffer from withdrawal then crawl out from under the rock.
  4. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    Your phone probably registered him as an iMessage user. I would imagine, as crazy as this sounds, that the easiest way for the phone to forget this would be to delete the iMessage/SMS thread and delete his contact info and re-add it.*

    *This is all based off conjecture.
  5. phobox macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2007
    To be honest theres no good reason not to use iMessage, and from my experience its pretty clever at working out on its own when and when not to send an iMessage instead of an SMS. Im impressed with it personally.

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