iMessage sent as text message am i blocked? Explained

Sending a text message or probably an iMessage to someone on your iPhone and suddenly what you saw is sent as text message which is green in color.

First, you may think that you may have been blocked by the recipient or probably something is wrong somewhere. But that may not be the case.

And this leads us to the question of the day.

imessage sent as text message am i blocked

iMessage sent as text message am i blocked?

The answer is no. You’re not blocked if your iMessage says sent as text message because it means the text was sent as sms using the cellular network service instead of internet.

For iMessage to say sent as text message, it simply means that the recipient iMessage is not available at that very moment you’re sending the text message. Instead of waiting, iMessage will try to send the text message as sms text message which is green in color.

This is the reason why you see that sent ast text message n your iPhone will be green in color and not blue.

Again, I want you to know that iMessage will only say sent as text message if the recipient phone number is activated or connected with iMessage. But because of the fact that iMessage is wasn’t available, it will send it as an sms text message.

If you care to check, if you’re sending a text message to someone using an Android phone, it won’t show sent as text message but the text will be green in color.

So whenever you see sent as text message, you should know that the recipient iMessage is not available. Some usually think that when iMessage says sent as text message, it simply means blocked, but that is not true.

For iMessage to say sent as text message on your iPhone, you must have enabled send as sms when imessage is unavailable on your iPhone. Without enabling send as sms when imessage is unavailable on your iPhone you won’t be able to see sent as text message.


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Let me further explain this with an example.

For Example,

You sent iMessage to Lucy but instead the text turned green and showed sent as text message below the sent message. You got confused thinking that Lucy has blocked you on her iPhone.

Now what happened here is that truly Lucy didn’t block you on her iPhone but rather Lucy’s iMessage is unavailable when you’re sending the text message to her. Maybe Lucy’s phone is switched off or has no active internet connection.

For you to be able to send a text message instead of iMessage to Lucy’s phone number, it is due to the fact that Send as sms when imessage is unavailable is active on your iPhone.

imessage sent as text message am i blocked

Instead of waiting for Lucy’s iMessage to be active or available, iMessage will automatically switch over to sms text message and send the text message to Lucy.

If iMessage is unavailable because Lucy has no active internet connection on her phone, the text will be sent using the cellular network service, and which Lucy will now receive the text message.

One of the main benefits of send as sms is to help sending a text message when there’s an urgency from the sender to get through to the recipient. But if the recipient phone is switched off, then there’s no possible means to reach the recipient.

When you see sent as text message on your iMessage, don’t even think that you have been blocked by the recipient on iPhone, but rather the recipient iMessage is unavailable.

Listen, if you happen to be blocked by the recipient on iMessage, it won’t show sent as text message because even the green text message won’t get through to the recipient as well.

If someone blocked you on iMessage, the person has automatically and entirely blocked you on his iPhone. This literally means that iMessage, sms text messages, cellular calls and facetime calls will not get through to the person’s phone.

I do hope to have answers the question being asked on imessage sent as text message am i blocked.


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Sent as text message did it go through?

Sent as text message will go through but if it doesn’t go through, it will shoe not delivered below the sent text message.

One of the major disadvantage of the green text message is that it doesn’t offer delivery report like the iMessage itself as long as iPhone is concerned.

If you send a green text message on your iPhone, it won’t show or indicate it the recipient has received it or not compared to iMessage that you will receive a delivery report and even know when the recipient has opened the text message.

On android, you will receive a delivery report as well on both rcs chat feature and the sms text message.

I don’t seem to understand why there’s no delivery report for green text message even after the release of ios 16 update. However, from my observation if a green text message shows not delivered, then it means the text was not delivered to the recipient phone.

Why are my imessages sending as texts to one person?

The reason why iMessage is sending as texts to one person on your iPhone is due to the fact that iMessage is unavailable or not active on the person’s phone.

If you have a particular contact in your phone that instead sending a blue text message, it turns into green and send as text message. You shouldn’t panic because the problem is not from your side.

You should be concerned if you’re sending green text message or sent as text message to all contacts in your iPhone. If this occurs then you need to check your iMessage settings, disable it and enable it once again on your iPhone.

Make sure you have active internet connection on your iPhone when sending a text message.

For the fact that it only happens to a particular contact on your iPhone, then there’s nothing to worry about because it simply means that the recipient iMessage is unavailable. Maybe the recipient phone is switched off or has not active internet connection like Wi-Fi or cellular data.

Remember that iMessage requires internet connection like the Wi-Fi or cellular data in order to send and receive text messages, while sms green text message uses5tge cellular network service.

Asking why are my messages sending green to one person, kindly note that is because the recipient phone has no active internet connection or iMessage is unavailable on the recipient phone.

Sending send as text message on iPhone

For the fact that you are able to send as text message on your iPhone means that you have a texting plan or an airtime on your iPhone.

Sending a green text message or the sms text message on your iPhone will require that you have an active sim card or eSim in your iPhone, and a texting plan or an airtime unless your carrier offers a free texting.

If you don’t have a sim card or eSim activated in your iPhone, you won’t be able to send sms green text message because there’s won’t be any cellular network service in your phone.

Also for you to send as text message when iMessage is unavailable, you must enable send as sms on your iPhone.

To do so:

  • Open the settings app and scroll down to MESSAGES.
  • Open messages, scroll down and you will see Send as SMS and which below it states send as sms when imessage is unavailable. Network provider messaging rates may apply.
  • Make sure to enable the button and you’re good to go.

This means that you will now be able to send sms text messages to phone numbers connected with iMessage if iMessage is unavailable on the phone numbers or the phone itself.

So once you send a text message or iMessage to a recipient in your iPhone and suddenly it turns into green and says sent as text message, it because the recipient iMessage is unavailable at the very moment you’re sending the text message and also thanks to send as sms when imessage is unavailable feature on your iPhone.

And with is, i come to the conclusion of the question of the day, imessage sent as text message am i blocked.

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