You know what's really getting me riled up?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by MRrainer, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2008
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Well, I still own a 4S, so I don't even have to worry about it - for now - but this week I learned that iOS10 lost the ability to "Send as SMS" by long-pressing on the message.

    No more.

    This can now be used to add emojis to the message after it was sent. WTF?
    And if the other person doesn't have iOS 10, one get's a second message with "X has added an exclamation mark to the message" or the likes.

    Sometimes, you really need to be sure it's sent as SMS right now (because you know the recipient is e.g. in a foreign country and has switched off data). Until iOS9, this worked very nicely...

    But maybe I'm just too old to appreciate all the fancy iMessages crap they have come up with instead....
    I use SMS to send meaningful (or downright important) text-messages to relatives, friends, co-workers (and sometimes even my boss).
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I never had any luck with the long press to send as SMS. For me, nothing has changed - if it doesn't go through as an iMessage I get a prompt asking if I want to send as SMS.
  3. komatsu macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2010
    Apple have also destroyed used-to-be-great iPods with irrelevant innovation.

    They are annoying a lot of people out there at the moment.

    Ah well, Apple Inc will make a great case study for Harvard Business School case study of a once-great company
    that went into decline.
  4. C DM, Nov 27, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016

    C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    The option is still there, it simply appears between the "Copy" and "More..." options that show up at the bottom when you long press on an iMessage that you sent if it hasn't been delivered yet.

  5. MRrainer thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2008
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Hm. So it only works if it hasn't been delivered, yet?
    Tried it on a co-workers SE (sent an iMessage to myself from it) and I couldn't get it to re-send as SMS.

    On iOS9, I can re-send it as SMS.
    I think.
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    That's how it always worked as it is an option to force the use of SMS instead of iMessage (rather to re-send something as SMS). If an iMessage has been delivered then there's nothing to substitute it with given that it's already delivered.
  7. ThunderMasterMind macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2016
    Yeah, I never worry about SMS unless I'm sending to an Android or other user, or if I have bad service and can't send an iMessage.
  8. MRrainer thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2008
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Bad service only exists in very remote regions here. Almost all areas in the country (save for a few spots) has some sort of coverage (to call mountain rescuers) and most even semi-popular summits or tourist-spots have great coverage so that visitors can send selfies and make FB-posts.
  9. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

    Suckfest 9001

    May 31, 2015
    You were never able to re-send as SMS. It only gives you a choice to send as SMS if the iMessage send is pending.

    AKA: nothing changed in iOS 10
  10. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    On the other hand it would be nice to have a new feature of sending as SMS even after delivered, but that's another story (one that involves multiple devices and so on)

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