1. rong21's Avatar
    I plan on buying an iPhone and never activate iMessage as I will swap between my S7 Edge and iPhone. Can I still text my family members with iPhones without iMessage activated?
    08-12-2016 06:34 AM
  2. dpscott's Avatar
    Yes you can, there is a simple option in the messages section of settings.
    rong21, libra89 and DarlaMack like this.
    08-12-2016 06:40 AM
  3. rong21's Avatar
    Yes you can, there is a simple option in the messages section of settings.
    That's the one that reads SMS correct?
    08-12-2016 07:13 AM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    That's the one that reads SMS correct?
    Settings - Messages and simply toggle off iMessage.
    rong21 and libra89 like this.
    08-12-2016 12:26 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    I do it all the time. Since I switch, I never turn it on and my iPhone buddies get the messages just fine.
    rong21 likes this.
    08-13-2016 04:53 PM
  6. rong21's Avatar
    Thanks guys. Turned everything off and everything works great.
    anon(153966) and libra89 like this.
    08-13-2016 05:42 PM
  7. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    As you swap back and forth between devices, remember to check and confirm that on iOS, iMessage remains off...
    Rob Phillips, rong21 and libra89 like this.
    08-13-2016 09:37 PM
  8. Wotchered's Avatar
    why do you need to do that ? my messaging app does iMessage and SMS according to what type of phone is on the receiving end without a hitch,always.
    08-14-2016 02:40 PM
  9. rong21's Avatar
    why do you need to do that ? my messaging app does iMessage and SMS according to what type of phone is on the receiving end without a hitch,always.
    so you don't link your phone number with your Apple ID. If it is and you switch back to android your friends with an iPhone won't get your texts. Then you have to go through the process to unlink it and it's kind of a PITA
    libra89 likes this.
    08-14-2016 02:46 PM
  10. Wotchered's Avatar
    Ahh ! so this happens if you use two phones on different systems and flop back and forth between systems. I'm glad to say I don't suffer from that particular malady, I have seen the confusion that comes from multiple device syndrome, a medic I knew could have up to 3 phones and multiple dedicated pagers with him at any time !
    rong21 likes this.
    08-15-2016 08:35 AM
  11. Jeroen7's Avatar
    When you send a message from your iPhone you can always choose if you want to send it as iMessage or SMS. For none iphone users it will automatically send an sms.
    08-20-2016 04:44 PM
  12. rong21's Avatar
    When you send a message from your iPhone you can always choose if you want to send it as iMessage or SMS. For none iphone users it will automatically send an sms.
    Thanks! Good to know
    08-20-2016 07:14 PM

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