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How do I send an iMessage as a text message?

My friend dropped his iPhone in the toilet.
Another friend gave him an old BlackBerry to use for now.
However when I go to text him it sends as an iMessage (which he gets on his iPad).
So how do I force my iPhone to send a text message rather than an iMessage?

Most Useful Answer smecky01  Dec. 10, 2014 at 18:56

I think there's an easier way, if you send the message and it appears blue when sent, tap and hold down on that message and the option will appear to "send as text message."

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 10, 2014 at 11:35

You temporarily disable iMessage in Settings => Messages! That way your messages are sent as sms. Works for me.

smecky01  Dec. 10, 2014 at 18:56

I think there's an easier way, if you send the message and it appears blue when sent, tap and hold down on that message and the option will appear to "send as text message."

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 10, 2014 at 19:23

Thanks, smecky :) I actually knew that, but never use it, so it slipped my mind... because I never use iMessage :D

smecky01  Dec. 10, 2014 at 19:50

No problem :) I had a lot of trouble with iMessage and certain people not receiving messages, so came in handy at times.

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