When sending a group text it sends as a picture mail.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by marddin, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. marddin macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    I frequently send out mass text messages to my co workers to see if they can pick up a shift for me at work. Almost all of my co workers are telling me that when they receive my texts its showing up as a picture mail instead of just text message.

    Its showing up as an MMS instead of SMS.

    Also I can only send a group text to 5 people, if I add anymore recipients the text fails.

    Anyone else have this problem or know of a fix?
    Is group text messaging automatically MMS?
  2. frd333do33 macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2010
    I ran into this problem today. It was highly frustrating because half the people I 'group MMS-ed' could not read it. Group MMS is a special thing where when one person replies, everyone that got MMS-ed gets sent the message, kind of like a chat room.

    To send normal group texts, where the recipients don't know that there are other recipients, go to Settings -> Messages -> and then turn off Group Messaging.
  3. vettori macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    Italy, near Venice
    Group Messaging option has a few issues, I suggest you to leave it OFF unless you want a chat-like feature and eventually use one of the apps available on the app store to easily create group texts.

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