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    So I have the IOS 5 now on my iPhone 4 and I cant get this iMessage to work. I assumed from the presentation about it that it would automatically switch to iMessage when you go to text someone's number that has IOS 5 updated. Not me manually getting their apple ID email and doing it that way. Seems like a lot of hassle and it def. wasnt like that in the presentation. Do I need to freaking cave in an update to the iPhone 4S to actually have this work properly? So annoying right now. Not working the way they presented it.
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    And yes I clicked the iMessage on.
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    you shouldnt need an apple ID....Just the telephone number will do.
    Mines works OK... just enter text as normal and if you are on wireless (or 3g i think) the message sends in blue balloon. If the recipient has IOS 5 and is on Wireless (or 3g i think) the message stays blue and gets delivered for free. If however any of the variables are false.... Edge, non IOS 5 recipient the message turns into a green ballon and it is a normal text.
    That's what it has been like in my experience.......
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    Is there a specific way to iMessage or do you text as normal and if they are on ios5 it will turn blue? Unsure on this one.
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    I was going to create an iMessage Help thread too, but seeing as one's already active and opened...

    If I want to contact someone on iMessages through their email address, how do I do that? It's fine for numbers, but when I try to type in their email address, there's no button for an @ sign - and even if I copy and paste the email address it gets rid of the @ sign. Help me please!

    I'm running iOS 5 (obviously) on an iPhone 4 GSM.
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    i click on my friends name to send him a text and ya it wont work. Just says text message. He has 3G and he is on IOS 5
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    Well from how they presented it, I assumed you just text like normal and it would automatically know if they have IOS 5 and make it free.
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    Whenever I click their email address in contacts, it just goes right to the mail app - argh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iainplaysdrums View Post
    Whenever I click their email address in contacts, it just goes right to the mail app - argh!
    I think when you make a new text you just search for the email there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iainplaysdrums View Post
    Whenever I click their email address in contacts, it just goes right to the mail app - argh!
    From the messages app, tap the "new message", tap the "+", browse to the contact and tap the email address. Done.
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    Don't forget the other person on the receiving end has to have iOS 5 as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big9erfan View Post
    From the messages app, tap the "new message", tap the "+", browse to the contact and tap the email address. Done.
    I do that, but then it just chooses the number - I can't pick an email address.
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    Do they have ios5 installed?
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    Worked out what the problem was - I didn't have MMS enabled. Thanks guys.
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    Also, as you type in someone's name in the address field for iMessage, a little blue bubble will show up by any phone number or email address they have set to receive iMessages at.
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    I skimmed through some posts, but:

    I think if you're messaging on iPhone, it will automatically use a person's phone number if the other person is on iPhone with iOS 5 and it will still be an iMessage. You don't need someone's Apple ID unless the message is going to their iPod or iPad (and don't own iPhone).

    You basically send a text message as you always would. I don't think the device will know the recipient is on iOS 5 until you send a message (or it recognizes a .me address like it recognized my sister's) because now my contacts have blue speech bubbles next to their names when I punch a name in the new message.

    Edit: I think iPad/iPod to iPhone will use the phone number though. lol now I don't know!
    Last edited by Gooster; 10-13-2011 at 03:14 PM.
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    So, here's an interesting problem.

    I am on my Ipad2 w IOS5 and iMessage launched.

    My friend is on his Iphone4 w IOS5.

    He sent me 3 messages - all were received fine. I cannot reply to anything or even start a new conversation w him. I can initiate the message and type, but the SEND button is greyed out.

    Thoughts?
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    I had that same problem this morning but it fixed itself somehow. Check your friend's information in your iPad's contacts app and see if the phone number or Apple ID email is there, maybe?
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    Same thing with my wife's phone. She can send me messages, I cannot reply.

    ***nevermind****

    I am an *****. I was typing in the subject field and not the text field.
    Last edited by RyPad2; 10-13-2011 at 09:07 PM.
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    I am having the same as RyPad. I am on my iPad trying to message my friend who has an iPhone 4 who has already updated to iOS5 and all I can do is select the contact, type the message but then I can't send it.
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    Me and my girlfriend both has iOS 5, and when we tried to take advantage of iMessage, it never changed over from SMS to iMessage.

    After playing around with it, I figured out that when you create a new message, if you type the persons name and select their phone number from there, it does not recognize that the person is using iMessage, it just defaults to SMS. However, if you type the persons phone number, it will not only recognize the person you are trying to message, but it will switch over to iMessage like it is supposed to.

    I assume that this is a bug that will be corrected in a future update.
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    Wasn't one of the features of iMessage that you could start a conversation on your iPhone and pick your conversation up where you left off on your iPad? I checked my iPad last night for the iMessage conversation I had on my iPhone and it wasn't there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 07GD SFD View Post
    Wasn't one of the features of iMessage that you could start a conversation on your iPhone and pick your conversation up where you left off on your iPad? I checked my iPad last night for the iMessage conversation I had on my iPhone and it wasn't there.
    From my experiments, you only get the message stream on your iPad if the iMessages were addressed to your email address. If the messages were addressed to your phone number, they are only on your phone.

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