1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Hi, I have recently switched from android to iPhone. And I have noticed that i just cannot send a message if the internet is connected, unlike it used to be in android phones. This feature used to be really helpful. Is their anything that i can do to get it back? i have noticed dozens of tiny issues with the iOS which makes me regret buying an iPhone.
    08-19-2016 02:03 PM
  2. Ledsteplin said: Best Answer

    Many restrictions Apple puts on apps have to do with security. Perhaps this is one of those.
  3. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Ok, I need to make sure I understand your question right. In the title, you want to know why you can't send messages from your iPhone if your internet is NOT connected, but in the body of your thread, you want to know why you can't send a message if the Internet IS connected. Can you clarify which it is? And what type of messages? I'm guessing a text? Email?

    Messages in general require data connectivity (wifi or cellular). If you don't have that, the messages won't send.

    If I'm misunderstanding you, let me know.
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    08-19-2016 02:18 PM
  4. pkcable's Avatar
    Like EC said we need more info in order to help you, so I think you might want to consider joining the forum so you can respond. It's VERY easy to do....

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    08-19-2016 02:21 PM
  5. ash_paris's Avatar
    @eyecrispy: I know that sending any sort of message requires internet connectivity. What i mean to ask is, that in case of no connectivity to internet, if i am writing a message on whatsapp, i cannot hit 'send'. In android phones, I could easily send as many messages as want, which would remain saved in the phone, and would get automatically sent as soon as my phone gets connected to internet.
    08-19-2016 02:36 PM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    Apparently Whatsapp has chosen not to include that feature in their iOS app.
    I didn't even know this was possible on Android.
    08-19-2016 07:05 PM
  7. ash_paris's Avatar
    It exists in androids since always. And trust me, it is of great use. Even if there is no internet problem, one can send a reply by switching off the internet, and then later switch on the internet after closing the application. This way we can send replies without getting seen online by anyone.
    08-19-2016 09:36 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Many restrictions Apple puts on apps have to do with security. Perhaps this is one of those.
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    08-19-2016 09:54 PM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    Many restrictions Apple puts on apps have to do with security. Perhaps this is one of those.
    I believe this is the answer!
    08-19-2016 10:05 PM
  10. ash_paris's Avatar
    Thanks for the response. I just wanted to ask if there is anything i can do to fix it. Thanks once again.
    08-20-2016 12:18 AM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thanks for the response. I just wanted to ask if there is anything i can do to fix it. Thanks once again.
    If the feature is in the Android version, I would think they would put it in the iOS version as well if they could. Since it's not, my guess is it's restricted by Apple. But that's just a guess. You might ask WhatsApp why it's not there.
    support@whatsapp.com
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    08-20-2016 08:07 AM
  12. randally's Avatar
    I believe you can change your "visibility" in WhatsApp (on an iPhone) by going to Settings -> Account -> Privacy

    *Personal Opinion*
    I really do not care whether others see me "online" or not, considering anyone with a smartphone is almost always "online" whether or not it is indicated. I suppose it provides a bit of Plausible Deniability ("I ONLY NOW saw your message"), but I find that ethically wrong. Rather, I can choose to reply or not, just the same as answering a phone call.
    08-20-2016 08:20 AM
  13. ash_paris's Avatar
    Lets say I am in underground metro, and i take my phone out of my pocket. I see some messages on whatsapp, to which I need to reply. But due to netwrk unavailability i am unable to send the messages and later by the time i come out of underground section, i forget to reply since the messages are no more flashed since they have been read. Also, sometimes there is internet availability in breaks, with interrupted signals, where that feature was of great use.
    08-20-2016 11:36 AM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Lets say I am in underground metro, and i take my phone out of my pocket. I see some messages on whatsapp, to which I need to reply. But due to netwrk unavailability i am unable to send the messages and later by the time i come out of underground section, i forget to reply since the messages are no more flashed since they have been read. Also, sometimes there is internet availability in breaks, with interrupted signals, where that feature was of great use.
    How often does that actually happen? For the few times it does, couldn't you just take a screenshot of the message, then attend to it later?
    08-20-2016 12:18 PM
  15. ash_paris's Avatar
    I am from New Delhi and i travel in Underground metro a lot, and network sucks here. Trust me, a sudden change in this feature is a cause of frequent irritation. Half the times i am unable to send messages at wished time because of this.
    08-20-2016 12:26 PM
  16. Tartarus's Avatar
    I understand your frustration but only the developer knows the exact reason why this feature is not included with the iOS app.
    08-20-2016 01:21 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I am from New Delhi and i travel in Underground metro a lot, and network sucks here. Trust me, a sudden change in this feature is a cause of frequent irritation. Half the times i am unable to send messages at wished time because of this.
    There are apps you can write a text message in advance to send at any time. But you must still hit "Send" at that time. Apple just doesn't allow it. You can send them feedback on it.
    Feedback
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
    08-20-2016 05:33 PM

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