I got an iPhone 5 yesterday after being with android previously. Before that I had an iPhone 4S.
iMessage is activated on my phone and somebody I used to talk to through iMessage previously had an iPhone and no longer does. When I text this person it still sends texts as iMessages and to send them as a text I have to manually hold down on the message and send as text. If I don't do that eventually it will automatically send as a text, but takes a while.
Does anybody know how I can correct this with this person so every time it automatically sends messages as texts and not iMessages.
- 12-19-2012, 07:07 AM #2
- 12-19-2012, 05:13 PM #4
- 12-19-2012, 07:02 PM #5
- 12-20-2012, 07:40 PM #7
Did your friend deactivate their phone number from iMessage? Usually the issue.
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- 12-20-2012, 07:43 PM #8
I have many friends that I send imessages to that have iPhones that on their end don't have me or others on iPhone labled as iPhone but still goes through and then on the other side it does not matter what the label of the phone is on either end especially if both have iPhones and on at least IOS 5.0 or higher, it will send as imessage unless you have marked "If won't go through as iMessage then it will send as SMS.
I cannot understand if your phone cannot know that your friend does not have an iPhone which it checks and turns blue for iMessage how it can go through as an iMessage.
You need to check all your settings for SMS and iMessage and even try a simple reboot after checking your settings. Lastly you could always restore your phone as a last resort.
- 12-20-2012, 07:44 PM #9
- 12-21-2012, 12:00 PM #12
- 12-23-2012, 07:25 PM #14
I just realized they had an iPad, could that have anything to do with this? Their iPad is not a data one strictly wifi so as far as I know it wouldn't be linked to their phone number.
- 12-24-2012, 12:09 AM #16
I was just going to ask if they used iMessage on any other devices—when setting them up you can choose to identify them by your phone number as well as your Apple ID. So it may very well be the iPad, or a MacBook if they're using one on Mountain Lion.
So the iMessages are going to their iPad. Is there any way on my end to make it always send as a text? They are entered as mobile not iPhone in my contacts.
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- 12-24-2012, 07:46 AM #18
I'm not sure but I think it would be up to them to remove their phone number from the iPad iMessage settings. Of course, they may not want to do that.
One thing I'm not clear on is how long an iMessage phone number stays active in iMessage once it's not tied to an iPhone. Seems like it would stop after a while. If you want to try one more thing, do this: open your Contacts and find your friend's info. Choose Send Message and then pick their phone number, then send the message. Maybe starting a new conversation that way will force a check on the number/device. Just a guess.
- 12-31-2012, 10:43 PM #19
- 01-01-2013, 07:55 PM #20
My issues are only on my MacBook Air.
They don't sync accurately to my iPhone/iPad.
And many times my latest post from my iPhone/iPad will be inserted before the last post on my MBA in the same conversation.
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