Send iMessages from iOS 5 to a iOS 4 device.

ant2009

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Oct 24, 2010
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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,
 

Arelunde

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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.
 

808?

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Aug 4, 2011
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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!)
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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Get an AIM client, it can tx/rx sms txt to phone numbers.
 

ant2009

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Oct 24, 2010
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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
 

Arelunde

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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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