i have noticed that after switching to ios 5.1 my phone has been acting funny. for example: when i am messaging other iphone users with iMessage, it keeps switching from iMessage to regular text every 2 or 3 messages. at first i thought it was the other person since i am normally within my works wifi network and at my home wifi network, but it seems that this problem only occurs to other people when imessaging with me and not with anyone else. and this problem occurs to me while imessaging everyone, so i have come to the conclusion that the problem must be my phone. i have noticed this problem to occur since updating to ios 5.1. has anyone else experienced this problem? what can i do? i am 2 steps shy of reinstalling my phone.
I have the iPhone 4 with 3G. I don't use my phone all that much...use iMessage approx. 3x/week, and I listen to iHeart Radio at home on wifi. This is my issue: I got a notice that I was over my data usage and will be billed $15. My questions are...is iMessage free when you text between iPhones on AT&T? Does IHeart Radio use data? I feel that I might have my settings wrong because my sister says she uses iMessage all e time and NEVER goes over her data. How can I check my data usage so I don't go over again?
I am exchanging some messages with friends and family that live in Europe. The problem is, occassionaly, the iPhone will give up as sending as an iMessage and then send as a text. As a result, I am being charged for sending an international message, when I would rather just write an email or skype (if iMessage wasnt going to do its job). Is there anyway to set strictly iMessage to certain contacts?
I send a imessage to another iphone, a little while later it changes to a regular SMS text message. I have turned on imessaging on both phones. i went to the Apple store and of course it wored when I tested there.
Why is my iMessage on my iPhone and iPad not working good? My Internet and signals are good but when I send a iMessage to other ppl with iMessage it doesn't go through. It sends it as a text message. Sometimes it will work but most times it won't.
My iMessage will not work when I text others who also have the iPhone 4. Is this something I need to fix on my phone, if so how, or does this need to be fixed from the other persons phone? My iMessage is turned on also!
My friend recently changed from an iPhone to an android device. Everytime I send him a text, my iPhone keeps attempting to send the message as an iMessage first and then falls back to a text. How do I tell it that my friend no longer has an iPhone?
both my partner and i have recently purchased an iphone4, when messaging each other some appear in BLUE bubbles and some in GREEN bubbles, why does it change from imessage to text message during the same conversation if we are both registered to imessage services?
I recently unlocked my iPhone 4s 4.11.08 on iOS 5.0.1 on working on a tmobile network. My friend has the iPhone 4s fully updated on AT&T. The problem is that she can send me iMessages and I receive them but when I try to reply it says "not delivered".
Usually when I write an sms it shows up green and imessages shows up blue, and they both show up chronologically in the same window. I.e. my iphone understands it is from the same person and therefor post both types of messages in the same window. However a month ago or so my boyfriends imessages started showing up in a seperate window from his regular green text messages... Why? We have changed no settings of any sort. Nothining has been altered, and on his iphone both types of texts show up in the same window. My other iphone contacts also show up in the same window with both green an blue texts. How come his dont? His email as such is not a part of his contact details, i did however try adding it to see if that would help make the messages go in the same window but it didnt He has a iphone 3s i have 4, (not s).All I want is for the blue and the green messages to live together in perfect harmony within one window...
I would like to know how I can turn off iPhone's iMessage system and just send regular text messages to other iPhone users.Here's why.On two separate occassions I have missed a date with the same guy because we would send each other messages, and get no reply. Why? Because the iPhone appears to choose to send it as an iMessage.But because one or the other isn't connected to a wireless port at the time it doesn't go through.so we're both waiting for the other to reply and it never happens.So we assume the other is asleep, phone died, whatever and plans are automatically cancelled.We take the train home and then iMessage floods both of our phones with 30 minutes worth of texts.
I would like to have the ability to send a text as a text message, and only send an iMessage when I choose it to be the wiser of two methods of sending a text.iMessage is not my preffered method of sending a text because it doesn't work as well.It does a terrible job of letting me know when it can't send and it utilizes wifi which is less abundant than the network I'm on.Moreover I have unlimited texts with my plan.So I don't understand the point of a phone automatically trying to send texts through wifi when it doesn't work as well,inadvertantly cancels my date twice, and leaves me bitter and ALONE at home again.So do I have an option to just send texts as regular texts? Or is this a new feature that I can't control?
If I have my internet/data turned off and iMessage turned on but I have "send as SMS" turned off and my friend who has an iPhone sends me a message and I receive it as a text message, do I get charged? Does she get charged?
when both have their imessage turned on, i can text my gf and her daughter also gets my text and can reply. any text that any of the 3 of us send, we all can see in the same thread. how do we sop this from happening while leaving imessage turned on on all 3 phones? this doesnt seem to happen with any other iphone/imessage users, only me
If I receive a text and want to forward it to another person I select "Edit", mark the item(s) and select "Forward". I am then presented with the "New Message" screen and I enter the aprpopriate "To:" and hit "Send".
More time than not, when I hit "Send" I am dropped out to my iPhone home screen. Seem like an iMessage (SMS) bug to me
I am using an iPhone 4s on AT&T running IOS 5.1.1.
Just purchased my IPhone yesterday and can't send out any text messages. I went into imessage and it keeps saying "waiting for activation". I've done everything that the Apple support said to do. Also what several websites have recommended. I'm almost thinking of taking it back and getting my old phone reactivated.
Sometimes when I text another person who has an iPhone the text message switches from iMessage to a regular text message -- from a "blue" message to a "green" one (if you know what I mean). I do not have an unlimited texting plan, so this means it counts against my 200 text limit. Does anyone know why this happens and if there is a setting I need to adjust?
when I send a picture message to someone with an iPhone 4s who doesn't have wi fi on, the message goes as a text message. This is fine for normal text messages but pictures are expensive to send. Is there any way to set it so it sends normal text messages if the receiver has no wi fi but never sends picture messages as text?
I updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 5.1 when it was released. My friend updated his iPhone 4S delayed, yesterday. Before yesterday iMessage worked well between our iPhones.But since my friend updated to iOS 5.1 as well, iMessage does not work anymore between our two iPhones.iMessage works well with all other adresses we both use as well. But only our two iPhones cannot use iMessage anymore.