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I can't stop my iphone from sending text messages instead of iMessages

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Last week my messages were taking forever to go through to my husband (we both have iphones and have imessaging turned on). So...I opted to send the message as a text message. This happened for another group of messages I was sending to a different person. Now, I can't get any of my messages to my husband to be sent as imessages. I've turned the imessage feature off then on, I've re-booted my phone; I checked his phone; I re-entered my Apple ID...NOTHING WORKS! However, when I try to send messages to a different person with an iphone, it works and sends the message as an imessage.
 

bamf-hacker

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Try disabling and re-enabling iMessage on his phone. That should jump start it for you. Don't forget to reboot afterwards.
 

kathrynv1010

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Try disabling and re-enabling iMessage on his phone. That should jump start it for you. Don't forget to reboot afterwards.

Thanks...I did both of those things and it hasn't helped. I tried the Reset of the Network settings too. This worked, but I lost about 4 conversations in my messages.
 

bamf-hacker

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Ha... reset the network settings was the next thing I was going to recommend.

Glad you are working again and Welcome to iMore!!! :)
 

Jaguarr40

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When I updated to iOS 7 it asked me if I wanted to update my network settings because VZW indeed had an update for the new iOS so that is what could have happened in your case.
 

bloodspun

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Is this the same for the 5c? I don't think my phone wants to send messages to people who don't have iPhones, but I might be wrong since I've only got like, two people to text anyway,
 

Ipheuria

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Is this the same for the 5c? I don't think my phone wants to send messages to people who don't have iPhones, but I might be wrong since I've only got like, two people to text anyway,

iMessages only work between iPhones. Any other phone it will be sent as a text message.
 

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