Selectively disable imessage by user

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by navigates, May 24, 2012.

  1. navigates macrumors 6502a

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    I want to use regular text to some people instead of using imessage. Is there a way to selectively disable imessage by users. I like the GV SMS App but when imessage takes over my native number gets sent.
     
  2. maturola macrumors 68040

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    BiteSMS does this if you are Jailbroken.
     
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Only thing you can do without jailbreaking is disable iMessage altogether.
     
  4. navigates thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But I am jailbroken. So is there a way to selectively disable imessage?
     
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  6. maturola macrumors 68040

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    I think he missed it

    OK let me try again since maybe the OP missed my first post :confused:

    BiteSMS can do what you want, you pick what method of SMS you want to use, and change the settings of "Overwrite send method" to "per contact" this way every time you text that "contact" it will do it with the method you picked.

    You can even overwrite on the fly if you ever change your mind by holding down the "send" button.
     
  7. 3bs macrumors 603

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    How do you do it?
     
  8. maturola, May 24, 2012
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    maturola macrumors 68040

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    Go to Settings on BiteSMS...

    Locate this screen..

    Change "Overwrite send method" from "none" to "Contacts"

    Go to the contact and hold the "send" button..until you get to the method you want for that user.. Blue is iMessage, Green is Carrier SMS, Pink is BiteSMS credits.
     

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  9. navigates thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But then you have to use bitesms as your messaging client right? Or does it take over your native client?

    Does bitesms work with Google Voice.? I really like the GV Extension and it works very well, except the fact that I have to enable and disable the GV SMS extension everytime. Its a simple tweak I think so.
     
  10. HickDead, May 24, 2012
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    HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    Does this only work for OUTGOING texts or for INCOMING as well?

    For example I followed the above instructions and changed one of my iPhone contacts from Blue (iMessage) to Green (regular). When that person sends me a text....will it now show up as a regular text message from them?
     
  11. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Oh thanks!
     
  12. navigates thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bitesms didn't work for me; I like SMS Gv extension and that works well except when the person is iMessage it sends with my AT&T number and not the Gv number.

    If I disable iMessage totally then the SMS app sends it with the Gv number
     

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