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    Default Texting other iPhone users with SMS.

    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?
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    Default Re: Texting other iPhone users with SMS.

    Yes you can, there is a simple option in the messages section of settings.
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    Default Re: Texting other iPhone users with SMS.

    Quote Originally Posted by dpscott View Post
    Yes you can, there is a simple option in the messages section of settings.
    That's the one that reads SMS correct?
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    Default Re: Texting other iPhone users with SMS.

    Quote Originally Posted by rong21 View Post
    That's the one that reads SMS correct?
    Settings - Messages and simply toggle off iMessage.
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    Default Re: Texting other iPhone users with SMS.

    I do it all the time. Since I switch, I never turn it on and my iPhone buddies get the messages just fine.
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    Default Re: Texting other iPhone users with SMS.

    Thanks guys. Turned everything off and everything works great.
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    Default Re: Texting other iPhone users with SMS.

    As you swap back and forth between devices, remember to check and confirm that on iOS, iMessage remains off...
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    Default Re: Texting other iPhone users with SMS.

    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.
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    Default Re: Texting other iPhone users with SMS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wotchered View Post
    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
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    Default Re: Texting other iPhone users with SMS.

    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 !
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    Default Re: Texting other iPhone users with SMS.

    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.
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    Default Re: Texting other iPhone users with SMS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeroen7 View Post
    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

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