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    I have a friend who used to have an iphone but now has a HTC, but my iphone keeps trying to send imessages, and not SMS, so he does not get them, i have tried deleting him and re-entering but i cant make it change any ideas?
    02-03-2014 04:40 AM
  2. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Doing what you said should work and of course when you put him back in make sure next to his number you change it from iPhone to Phone. Should not make that much difference but you are doing the right thing short of deleting, restart your phone then re add.
    02-03-2014 08:30 AM
  3. Darryl Brian's Avatar
    When you send him an iMessage and it doesn't go through it will show a red exclamation point. Hold down on it for a few seconds and then the option to send as text message comes up. Select that option. Try sending him two more messages and repeat that process. After three times it will start to send your messages as texts automatically. Hope that helps!


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    02-03-2014 08:46 AM
  4. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    If you attempt to send someone an iMessage and I mean if anyone does and that person does not have an IOS device your IOS device knows this and would send it anyway in green being an SMS text and not blue iMessage.
    02-03-2014 09:07 AM
  5. nikkisharif's Avatar
    When your friend switched phones, he didn't turn off iMessage or reset his device. This causes the system to still think iMessage is active. If he still has the phone, he can deactivate this feature or you can wait it out. It'll usually work itself out in a week or so.
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    02-03-2014 09:36 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have a friend who used to have an iphone but now has a HTC, but my iphone keeps trying to send imessages, and not SMS, so he does not get them, i have tried deleting him and re-entering but i cant make it change any ideas?
    Have your friend follow the instruction via the following link.

    Not getting texts after switching from iPhone to Android? Here's how to turn off iMessage and fix it! | iMore
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    02-03-2014 09:58 AM
  7. iEd's Avatar
    I've had a quite a few contacts switch from iPhone to Android and I didn't have to do anything.
    02-03-2014 10:33 AM
  8. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I have not either as you can see by my first post here but who is to argue with articles. That makes it right.
    02-03-2014 02:19 PM

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