The new iPhone 14
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Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 6:30 PM

Why is a message sometimes sent as a text instead of an imessage

Although I don't believe it is relevant, I have an iPhone 14 Max

I have a contact who also has an iPhone and is logged as such in my contact list.

When I try to send an iMessage, it sometimes goes as an iMessage and sometimes goes as a text message.  Why is that?  As a text message, I don't know when the text is viewed, but the iMessage tells me when it is viewed.

OttoPylot

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2 months ago

Probably an issue with either the recipient's phone or service. In that case your phone will just use the "normal" text message service.

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sandblaster

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2 months ago

If either you or the recipient is not connected to your respective iCloud accounts, it will send as a text because you have “send as sms” enabled. If you turn that off, it should send as an iMessage regardless.

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