Why are my imessages sending as texts to one person

By default, iMessage should be delivering as iMessages or the blue text message to all iPhone users or iMessage users.

However, there are certain occasion whereby iMessage delivers as text message especially for a particular contact in your iPhone.

That can be quite confusing especially if you’re new to iPhone.

This brings about the question we’ll be looking at today.

why are my imessages sending as texts to one person

Why are my imessages sending as texts to one person?

The reason why iMessages is sending as texts to one person on iPhone is because iMessage is unavailable on the recipient phone and send as sms is active on your iPhone.

This two work hand in hand, and I’m talking about iMessage and send as sms when imessage is unavailable.

If you have a particular contact in your iPhone that sending iMessages shows sent as text message which is green in color, you shouldn’t bother yourself because the issue is not from your side but rather from the recipient side.

Once again you shouldn’t panic if the recipient has blocked you on his or her iPhone because that is not the case.

If you’re blocked on iPhone by the recipient, you won’t be able to send sms green text messages either.


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Why you’re having the problem of imessages sending as texts to one person is because the recipient iMessage is unavailable. Now I will explain what will make iMessage to be unavailable.

What makes iMessage to be unavailable

By default, iMessage is enabled on every iPhone and once you signed in using your Apple ID, iMessage will activate as long as you have an active internet connection.

Now the question is;

What makes iMessage to be unavailable?

They include the followings;

  • No internet connection like Wi-Fi or cellular data.
  • The phone is switched off or offline.
  • iMessage is disabled.

These are what will make iMessage to be unavailable.

1. No internet connection like Wi-Fi or cellular data

As iMessage is an instant messaging service, it requires internet connection like Wi-Fi or cellular data to send and receive iMessages on any given apple device. When there’s no active Wi-Fi or cellular data, iMessage will not be active and in turn becomes unavailable.

Now if your imessages are sending as texts to one person because the recipient iPhone doesn’t have an active internet connection at that very moment you’re sending the iMessages.

Since there’s no active Wi-Fi or cellular data on the recipient phone and which send as sms is enabled on your iPhone, the iMessage will be sent as sms text message.

2. The recipient phone is switched off

Talking about what will make iMessage to be unavailable, if the phone is switched off or offline without any internet access.

As the phone is switched off so as iMessage will be switched off as well.

If the phone is offline without internet, so as iMessage will be offline as well and don’t expect to send iMessages as it won’t go through.

In this very aspect of when the phone is switched off or offline, both iMessages and sms text messages will not be delivered to the recipient phone. iMessage will only send as text messages if the recipient phone is on but has no active internet connection of Wi-Fi or cellular data

3. iMessage is disabled

If iMessage us disabled on tbe recipient phone, sending iMessages will quickly turn green and will be send as sms text messages.

iMessage must be active in both Apple devices in order to send and receive iMessages.

Maybe the problem of imessages sending as texts to one person on iPhone maybe due to the fact that the recipient disabled iMessage on his phone. This is quite rare to see but it does happen, iPhone users turning off iMessage on their phone.

Aside from these, iMessage will only turn to sms green text message for someone using iMessage only if Send as SMS is enabled on an iPhone.

If send as sms (when imessage is unavailable) is disabled on an iPhone, you won’t be able to send a green text message to someone using iPhone or iMessage.

Let me explain a bit more about send as sms.

Understanding send as sms on iPhone

Send as sms

If you go to iPhone message settings, you will see send as sms (when imessage is unavailable) option if you scroll down a bit.

By default it is not enabled on an iPhone though from my experience using some series of iPhones.

Send as sms on iPhone has to do with iMessage and not entirely sms text message as it comes in handy when iMessage is unavailable. Instead of waiting for iMessage to be available before sending the texts, it will automatically change the sent iMessages to sms text messages and send it to the recipient.

This is very helpful if you desperately or urgently need to send a text message to a certain person in your phone.

Instead of waiting for iMessage to be available, send as sms will send the text message and which will be green in color indicating sms text message.

Right below the sent text message, it will indicate that the text was sent as text message as shown in the picture below.

why are my imessages sending as texts to one person

The above picture shows a typical example of when send as sms is enabled on an iPhone and whicg the recipient iMessage is unavailable when the text was sent.

After sending the iMessages, within a space of five minutes the message will be sent as message which green in color.

This goes on to answer the question being asked on why are my imessages sending as texts to one person on my iPhone? It is because the recipient iMessage is unavailable and send as sms is enabled on sender’s iPhone.

Why are my messages sending green to one person

Does it mean blocked if iMessage showed sent as text?

The answer is no because if you’re blocked by the recipient, even sms text message will never get sent to the recipient.

I noticed that whenever someone sent a text on his or her iPhone and it shows sent as text instead of iMessage, what comes into the mind of the sender will be that the recipient has blocked him or her.

But that is true and not the case.

Now listen, if you’re blocked by someone on iMessage, it will affect the whole entire iPhone and this means that iMessage, sms text message, Facebook, and cellular calls will not work.

For example, Mr Charles blocked you on his message app only. It you go to send sms text messages to mr Charles, it won’t get delivered to the Mr Charles.

If you make a facetime calls and cellular calls, it won’t go through because the recipient blocked you. This shows that if iMessage shows sent as text on your iPhone, it is not because you have been blocked but rather the recipient iMessage wasn’t available at that very moment or time you’re sending the text message.

Why are my messages sending green to one person?

Messages sending green to one person instead of blue is because the recipient is using an android phone, or iMessage is not active and available on the recipient phone.

If you sent a text message to someone on your iPhone and it turns blue, this indicates iMessage.

However, if after five minutes the text didn’t get delivered and turn into green, below the green text message you will see sent as text message. This will only occur if the recipient phone number is linked with iMessage.

Now if the green text message never showed sent as text message, kindly know that the recipient phone number is not linked with iMessage probably the recipient is using an android phone or iMessage is completely disabled in the recipient iPhone.

           

I'm Kennedy Nora by name, a tech enthusiast who loves writing articles on tech tips and tutorials. My main focus is about mobile tech and gadgets.

    

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