Send iMessages from iOS 5 to a iOS 4 device.

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by ant2009, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. ant2009 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I have just bought my first iPod touch 4g white.

    I have some friends that are still using iphone 3G that runs on iOS 4.

    I am wondering is it possible to send an iMessage from an iOS 5 device to a device running iOS 4?

    Many thanks for any advice,
     
  2. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    It's my understanding that iOS5 initiated the iMessage capability and I think both devices have to be on iOS5 for it to work. Not positive, though.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    No, it's not possible. The functionality was introduced in iOS 5.
     
  4. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  5. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    You can send an iMessage, but it will arrive as an SMS on an iOS4.x device.
    (and you will still get charged for the SMS!)
     
  6. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Not iPods / iPads though. Just phones (any phone with SMS will work, messages will be colored Green).
     
  7. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    The OP has an iPod touch, so it won't be able to send as an SMS :)
     
  8. Menel macrumors 603

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    Get an AIM client, it can tx/rx sms txt to phone numbers.
     
  9. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    this
     
  10. Thnkdifferent macrumors member

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  11. ant2009 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hello,

    Thanks for the advice,

    I am just wondering what is the best app for sending messages between ios devices?

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  12. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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  13. miss.manson macrumors 6502a

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    I used Textfree when I had my iPod.
     
  14. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    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)

    Ya. iPods (and wifi-only iPads) have to use the iMessage to text. No wireless connection in either to handle the regular SMS.
     

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