If you own an iPhone, you may have noticed that sometimes your texts are sent as iMessage and other times they’re sent as SMS. So what’s the difference between the two, and how can you make sure your messages are always delivered as iMessage? Here’s a quick guide on how to make iPhone send iMessage instead of SMS text message.
- Go to Settings > Messages
- Turn off the “Send as SMS” toggle switch
- This will cause your iPhone to send all messages as iMessages instead of SMS texts
How Do I Get My Iphone to Send Imessage Instead of Text?
If you have an iPhone and another iOS device, like an iPad, your iMessage settings might be set to receive and start messages from your Apple ID instead of your phone number. To check if your phone number is set to send and receive messages, go to Settings > Messages, and tap Send & Receive. If you see “Use your Apple ID for iMessage,” tap it and sign in with the same Apple ID that you use on your other device.
If you don’t want to use your Apple ID, tap Sign Out. Then, enter the phone number that you want to use for iMessages. You can also set up Text Message Forwarding so that incoming texts are sent to all of your devices.
To do this, go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive. Under “You can be reached by iMessage at,” make sure that there’s a checkmark next to every phone number and email address where you want to receive messages.
Why Do Some Texts Send As Text Message Instead of Imessage?
There are a few reasons why some texts might send as text message instead of iMessage. One reason could be that the person you’re sending the message to doesn’t have an iPhone. If you’re sending a message to someone with a different type of phone, it will automatically send as a text message.
Another reason could be that your own phone is not set up to send or receive iMessages. To use iMessage, you need to have an iPhone with iOS 5 or later installed, and you also need to make sure that Cellular Data is turned on in the Settings app. If one of these things is not set up correctly, then your messages will automatically send as text messages.
If you’re not sure whether or not someone has an iPhone, there’s an easy way to check. Just look for the blue chat bubble next to their name in your Messages app. If it’s blue, they have an iPhone and you can safely assume that your messages will be sent as iMessages.
But if it’s green, they don’t have an iPhone and your messages will be sent as SMS/MMS texts (which may incur charges from your carrier).
Why Does Iphone Send As Text And Not Imessage?
When you send a text message, your iPhone uses something called Short Message Service, or SMS. This is the standard way that text messages are sent between cell phones. The advantage of SMS is that it works with any phone, so you can always reach your friends and family even if they don’t have an iPhone.
The downside of SMS is that it’s not as reliable as iMessage, and it doesn’t have some of the features that iMessage offers, like group messaging, read receipts, and delivery confirmation. It also uses up your texting plan, which can be expensive if you don’t have an unlimited plan. So why does your iPhone sometimes send as text and not iMessage?
There are a few reasons: – Your friend or family member doesn’t have an iPhone: As we mentioned before, SMS works with any phone, so if the person you’re trying to reach doesn’t have an iPhone, your message will be sent as a text. – You’re out of range: If you’re trying to send an iMessage but you’re not in range of a cellular network or Wi-Fi connection, your message will be sent as a text.
Once you’re back in range, the message will be delivered as an iMessage. – You turned off iMessage: If you’ve turned off iMessage on your iPhone (perhaps because you were using another phone and wanted to save on texting), then all of your messages will be sent as texts until you turn iMessage back on.
How Do I Turn off Sms on My Iphone?
If you’re not a fan of SMS notifications on your iPhone, there is an easy way to turn them off. Here’s how:
1. Open the Settings app and tap on Notifications.
2. Scroll down to the Messages section and tap on the toggle next to Show in Notification Center to turn it off. 3. You can also disable sounds for SMS messages by tapping on the Sound option and selecting None from the list of options.
How to Switch Back to iMessage from Text Message on iPhone
How to Send Imessage Instead of Text Message Ios 15
If you’re using an iPhone with iOS 15 or later, you can send an iMessage instead of a text message. Just open the Messages app and tap on the compose icon. Then, type in the recipient’s phone number or email address.
If the person you’re sending to also has an iPhone with iOS 15 or later, their device will automatically send your message as an iMessage. To make sure your messages are always sent as iMessages (and not as text messages), go to Settings > Messages and turn on the Always Send As iMessage toggle switch.
If you own an iPhone, there are times when you may want to send an iMessage instead of a regular SMS text message. Here’s how to make sure your iPhone is sending messages as iMessages and not SMS texts.