1. Gunni's Avatar
    My wife and I both have iPhones: an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 6.

    Occasionally, in the middle of exchanging a series of text message with another iPhone user, we will notice that now and again the other party's text bubble will show as green, not blue.

    We understand that iPhone to iPhone texts go via Messages and are free and have a blue bubble whereas texts to non-iPhone are not free and show a green bubble.

    What gives with the green bubble in iPhone to iPhone text exchanges in the same "conversation". Why do the text bubbles switch from green to blue and back again?

    Many thanks.
    12-21-2014 06:01 PM
  2. zerog46's Avatar
    Blue are iMessage and green are sms. If someone doesn't have a good data connection sometimes they will come and go as an sms.


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    12-21-2014 06:16 PM
  3. xMatter's Avatar
    I believe there are quite a few drop outs with Apple's iMessage servers. I experience the same thing on wifi and also on AT&T's cellular network.
    12-21-2014 08:55 PM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    If you don't want your iMessages send as and, you can disable it on Settings > Messages. That way, your phone will wait till the iMessage is delivered to whom you're texting with

    Aren't iPhone to iPhone text messages free?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419214392.655751.jpg
    12-21-2014 09:13 PM

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