If you’re like other Apple users, you probably rely on iMessage to communicate with people that have iPhones.But what happens if you turn off iMessage from your settings.
In this article, we will explore the effects of turning off iMessage and provide some tips on making the most of this service.
What is iMessage?
First, let’s explore what iMessage is and why it’s so popular among iPhone users. iMessage is a messaging service between apple devices only that allows you to send and receive text messages, photos, and videos, over an Internet connection.
What’s great about iMessage is that it uses your existing data plan, so you don’t have to worry about incurring any additional charges. Plus, it’s a great way to stay connected with your loved ones who also have an iPhone.
What Happens if You Turn Off iMessage?
Now that we know a little bit more about iMessage let’s explore what happens when you turn it off from your settings. When you turn off iMessage, you will no longer be able to send or receive text messages, photos, videos, or any other type of message over an Internet connection.
This means that you will only be able to communicate with people using text messages only. While this may not seem like a big deal, it’s important to keep in mind that you will no longer be able to take advantage of some of the great features that come with iMessage.
For example, you will no longer be able to use iMessage to send and receive group messages or use the service to share your location with your contacts.
Additionally, you can not use iMessage to send and receive photos and videos if you turn it off. So, for that, you either have to use other apps like Whatsapp and Messenger, or you can use the MMS feature in messages.
How to Turn Off iMessage?
If you’re sure that you want to turn off iMessage, you can do so by going to your Settings app and selecting the “Messages” option. From there, simply toggle the “iMessage” switch to the Off position.
Once you’ve done this, your iPhone will no longer be able to send or receive iMessages.
Can You Still Receive Messages if You Turn Off iMessage?
Yes, you can still receive messages if you turn off iMessage. However, you will only be able to receive text messages and not iMessages.
If someone attempts to send an iMessage to you, but you do not have iMessage turned on, it will automatically be sent to you as a text message.
How Can You Tell if Someone Turned their iMessage Off?
If you’re not sure whether or not someone has turned their iMessage off, there are a few ways to tell. First, try sending an iMessage to the person.
If the message is sent as a text message, it will appear in a green bubble, and if it is sent as an iMessage, then the message will appear in a blue bubble.
Additionally, another way to tell is if you see a green “Send” button instead of a blue one when composing a message to the person.
This indicates that the person does not have iMessage turned on, and the message will be sent as a text message.
How Can You Change from iMessage to Text for One Contact?
There are two methods that you can use:
- If you turn off your wifi and mobile data and then send an iMessage to that contact, then it will automatically be sent as a text message.
- Send an iMessage to that contact and long-press that message, and click on the “Send as a text message” button. This will turn the bubble color of that message from blue to green which indicates a text message.
It’s important to keep in mind that you will still be able to send and receive text messages when you turn off iMessage.
However, you may want to consider using a different messaging service, such as WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, for group chats and sharing your location.
Each of these messaging services has its own set of features and benefits, so be sure to explore each one to see which is right for you.
So, in conclusion, iMessage is a great way to stay connected with your loved ones who also have an iPhone. However, if you turn iMessage off, then you will only be able to send text messages and not take advantage of the other great features that come with iMessage.
Additionally, you can send and receive iMessages for free as long as you have an active data plan, so if you turn it off, your messages will have sim carrier charges.
We hope you found this article helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below, and we will be happy to help. Thanks for reading.