imessage/sms switching has become unreliable.
imessage used to work perfectly in conversations with friends of mine but lately it has become unreliable as to wether the message gets sent/received as an imessage or an sms. Last night a friend and I were having an imessage conversation, all my messages were being sent and received as imessages, about half of his were sent as sms and half as imessages right in the middle of a conversation where all my messages were blue! . We were both at home and on wifi. I've had the same with another contact too not just this one. The problem for me is sending photo's, I have no mms's including in my contract so if I send a photo and it doesnt go via imessage I have to pay for it. I always make sure it says my contact is on imessage before I send but who is to say he still will be by the time it is sent with it being unreliable. Anyone else having problems? Thinking about it I didn't have this problem before ios 5.01 so maybe it was introduced with that.
- 11-28-2011, 08:35 AM #2
- 11-28-2011, 09:16 AM #3
It could just be that your friend's wifi connection was going in and out. Honestly, I think the iMessage/SMS switching is pretty seemless...the only time I have it going to SMS is when I'm without a 3G connection or the other person isn't. I haven't had any problems myself. When sending photos, you have to keep in mind that it does take longer to send than a text message, so it is possible that it will switch over to MMS during the process. I don't think this is a real "issue" per se, but more of the iMessage/SMS switching feature.
- 11-28-2011, 12:09 PM #4
- 11-28-2011, 01:47 PM #5