iMessage is Apple's messaging system. Therefore an iMessage can only be sent between iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple Watch. But there can be a little bmol on iPhone when you want to send an SMS instead of an iMessage a user with iMessage activated on his iPhone.
It may happen that the person to whom you want to send a message is not internet activated, and therefore cannot receive iMessage. If there is an emergency, the solution would be to send an SMS in the event that the recipient has at least the activated network.
How to differentiate an SMS from an iMessage
Before continuing, we tell you what makes it possible to differentiate an iMessage from an SMS. For the SMS, the bubbles and the arrow allowing to send the message are colored green. While those of iMessage are colored blue.
How to tell if the recipient has iMessage activ
To do this, go to the application Posts. Then write and send your message. If you don't see the mention Distributed below the message sent, it means that the recipient has not activated iMessage. Therefore, your message will not be delivered.
To find out how to send the message by SMS, follow the steps below:
How to send an SMS instead of an iMessage
Once the message has been sent, press and hold the message you just sent.
You will see a window appear offering the possibility of To copy, dSend by SMS or MMS, dsay or view others Options.
Of course, you have to tap Send by SMS or MMS so that you can send your message by SMS.
Once the message is sent by SMS, you will see that the bubble of your message will be green instead of blue. And you will also see the mention Sent by text message below the bubble of the message sent.
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