1. BDog5233's Avatar
    When I try to send a text to a fellow iPhone user even with wifi off or disconnected my iPhone 5s tries to send an iMessage and won't send until I'm connected to the Internet. It still sends texts to non Apple users and when I completely turn off iMessage itself. But shouldn't it just be able to switch from iMessage to text depending on connection? Please help
    02-16-2016 09:27 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    When I try to send a text to a fellow iPhone user even with wifi off or disconnected my iPhone 5s tries to send an iMessage and won't send until I'm connected to the Internet.
    You must be connected to the internet in order to send iMessages
    It still sends texts to non Apple users and when I completely turn off iMessage itself. But shouldn't it just be able to switch from iMessage to text depending on connection? Please help
    SMS messages do not require a "data plan" and thus internet access or lack thereof doesn't affect it.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 02-17-2016 at 08:03 PM.
    02-17-2016 06:48 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Go to Settings - Messages and toggle ON "Send as SMS." For some reason Apple choose to keep that setting off by default around iOS 7
    02-18-2016 01:46 PM

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