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  1. kevs's Avatar
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    Default Why does iMessage switch to Text Message sometimes?

    When I'm texting another iPhone user on iOS 5, I've noticed that it switches from iMeesage to a regular text message sometimes.

    Does anyone know why it switches?
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    Coverage. If it can send via iMessage it will but it uses SMS as a backup for any signal issues. I had this happen a few times, it is meant to work that way. You can toggle this in settings to not switch to SMS but it acting normally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikos View Post
    Coverage. If it can send via iMessage it will but it uses SMS as a backup for any signal issues. I had this happen a few times, it is meant to work that way. You can toggle this in settings to not switch to SMS but it acting normally.
    That's what I thought. The weird thing is that my conversions to regular SMS happens when I've got like 4 bars of signal with VZW.

    Also, if I toggle that switch to not switch to SMS, am I still able to send SMS to non-iPhone users? Is that setting only relevant for iOS5/non-iOS5 users?
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    It may not be your phone with the bad signal. The other phone might be in a bad area and the system is not seeing the recipient as an Iphone.
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    Good point, Engire. I didn't even consider that. It makes more sense about the other party.

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