How to Send iMessage as Text

How to send iMessage as text message from iPhone Settings Head to Settings → Messages. Scroll down to Send as SMS and enable it.

iMessage and regular text messages have become an essential part of our daily communications. iMessage is a free messaging service provided by Apple, which allows users to send messages between Apple devices. Regular text messages, on the other hand, are the standard SMS that you usually pay for.

You can easily identify the difference between the two as iMessage bubbles are blue, and regular text messages bubbles are green. However, switching between them may not be as straightforward as it seems.

If you send an iMessage and it gets delivered, you do not get the option to click and choose to send the regular text message. Whereas, if it does not get delivered, you get the option to send it as a text message.

However, if you hold down the iMessage bubble before it gets delivered, you can choose to send it as a text message. The bubble then becomes green, and you pay for the text message, which will be delivered to the other person no matter their internet connection.

If you find yourself in a situation where the iMessage is not delivered, you can hold down on the bubble to send it as a text message. The same applies to previously sent and read messages. If the message has been delivered and read, you cannot send it as a text message.

The real problem arises when you send a text message, and every other message becomes a green text message. To switch back to iMessage, you need to go to the settings, turn off iMessage, turn it back on, and it should be good to go.

In conclusion, switching between iMessage and regular text messages may not be as simple as it seems. However, with the right knowledge and steps, you can switch between them with ease. With these tips, you can send messages effectively and ensure they are delivered to the other person.


Why can't I send an iMessage as a text message?
There can be several reasons for this: The person you sent the message to doesn't have an Apple device. iMessage is turned off on your device or on your recipient's device. To check if iMessage is turned on for your device, go to Settings >, Messages >, iMessage.
How do I get my iPhone to send as text instead of iMessage?
You can set up Messages so that it automatically tries to send messages as an SMS when iMessage isn't available. Go to Settings >, Messages, and turn on Send as SMS.