How to stop sending text messages on iphone

In this article we will be looking at the question of the day how to stop sending text messages on iPhone.

If you don’t fancy sending SMS text message on your iPhone, I have a detailed guide on how to prevent you from sending SMS text message or probably how to stop sending as text messages on your iPhone as it attracts charges from the carrier.

On iPhone, there are two types of text messages that one will see and they include the SMS text message and the imessage.

The SMS text message uses the cellular network service, while iMessage uses internet like Wi-Fi or cellular data.

It is very convenient to send text messages on iPhone using the iMessage as you can send text messages for free without attracting any fee from your carrier network.

how to stop sending text messages on iphone

How to stop sending text messages on iphone

To stop sending text messages on iPhone, you have to disable send as SMS on your iPhone and this will prevent you from sending sent as text message on your iPhone. 

Once send as SMS is disabled on an iPhone you won’t be able to send SMS text messages to another iPhone or someone using an imessage.

Another way to stop sending SMS text messages on iPhone is not to have an active testing plan or an airtime on your iPhone.

As long as you have a testing plan on your iPhone or an airtime you will be able to send SMS text messages.

Also know that if you are sending text messages to someone using an android phone or a feature phone, the message will be sent as SMS text message which is green in color.


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Now let me show you the procedure on how to disable send as SMS on your iPhone and this will help you not to send SMS text messages to someone using imessage or an iPhone.

Get started by opening the settings app on your iPhone, scroll down to messages and open it. On messages, scroll down a bit and you will see where is this send as SMS as shown on the picture below.

Send as sms

You will see that send SMS is enabled on your iPhone, now kindly turn it off or disable it on your iPhone. Once send as SMS is disabled on your IPhone, you’ll no longer be able to send SMS text messages to someone using imessage or an iPhone.

The above tutorial is applied to prevent sending SMS text messages to someone using an imessage as see you will no longer be able to send green text messages to a fellow iPhone user or to someone using imessages.


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Sending sms text messages to android users

As imessage doesn’t work for those using an android phone, you won’t be able to send imessages to someone using an android phone.

If you want to send a text message to someone using an android phone or en a fearure phone, please bear in mind that the text message will be sent as SMS text message which is green in color and which uses the cellular network service.

Talking about how to stop sending text messages on iphone, this is not possible when sending texts to someone using android phone or a feature phone.

However, you can prevent yourself from sending text messages on your iphone to someone using an android phone or a feature phone by following these methods.

1. Never have a sim card in your iPhone

If you don’t fancy sending and receiving SMS text messages on your iPhone, kindly remove your sim card in your iPhone. As long as you don’t have an active sim card in your iPhone, you won’t be able to receive or send SMS text messages.

Even if you have an eSim in your iPhone, you can equally go ahead and disable it in your iPhone.

Once you don’t have an active SIM card in your iPhone there won’t be any network service and because of that, you won’t be able to receive any text messages or send text message and even to make or receive call as well omn your iPhone.

2. Enable airplane mode

Airplane mode is another method to stop someone from sending or receiving SMS text messages on an iPhone.

Once Airplane mode is enabled on your iPhone, there won’t be any incoming text messages or any outgoing text messages and you will only be able to send imessages as long as you have an active internet connection on your iPhone.

Even though Airplane mode disables Wi-Fi connection, you can still enable Wi-Fi connection even when you have an active Airplane mode on your iPhone. Through Wi-Fi connection you can send and receive imessages whilst on airplane mode.

3. Don’t have an texting plan or airtime

As long as text messages is involved, you must have a texting plan or an airtime in order to send or even receive SMS text messages on your iPhone.

Now in order to prevent or stop sending SMS text messages on your iPhone, do not have a texting plan or an airtime in your iPhone and once you don’t have a testing plan or an airtime in your iPhone you won’t be able to send SMS including someone using an android phone or someone using a feature phone.

Talking about how to stop sending SMS text messages on iPhone, these are the ways which you can stop sending text messages on an iPhone almost especially when send as sms is disabled on your iphone.

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How to change text message to iMessage

To change text message to imessage, you must make sure that the recipient is using an iMessage, and whereas imessage is active and available on the recipient iPhone. 

Also make sure that imessage is available on your iPhone because if imessage is unavailable on your iPhone the text message will be sent as SMS text message which is green and color.

Also, you have to make sure that you have an active internet connection like Wi-Fi or a cellular data and also the recipient recipient do also have an active internet connection.

However, if send as SMS is disabled on an iPhone even if the recipient doesn’t have an active internet connection at the time you’re sending the text message, the text message won’t be sent as an SMS text message.

Remember that once a text message is sent as SMS text message which is green in color, you cannot reverse it to an imessage instead you will have to send a new text message and we should be blue in color indicating imessage.

Also remember that in order to send or to change your texts to imessage, you must have an active internet connection in your iPhone and also imessage is available and active in your iPhone. If imessage is disabled on your iPhone, you will only send SMS text messages which is green in color.

Lastly, you cannot send an imessage to someone using an android phone or a feature phone as imessage is not available on this device’s. iMessage is only available on Apple devices like the iPhone, ipad, Mac or the Apple watch.

Why are my Messages going as text instead of iMessage?

The reason why your messages are going as text instead of iMessage is because the recipients imessage is not available due to the fact that the recipient iPhone is switched off or the recipient has not active internet connection on his iPhone.

Also, another reason why you are sending as SMS text message instead of imessage is because send as SMS is enabled on your iPhone.

If a recipient imessage is unavailable and send as SMS is enable on your iPhone, the text message will be sent as SMS text message instead of imessage because imessage was not active or available on the recipient iPhone at the very time you were sending the text message to the recipient.

Also, remember that sent a text message is only applied to phone number’s linked or connected with imessage. You cannot see sent as text message if you are sending a text message to someone using an android phone or a feature phone.

How do I turn off send as text message? 

In order to turn off sent as text message on iPhone, you will have to turn off or disabled send as SMS text message on your iPhone.

Once send SMS is disabled on your iPhone you will no longer be able to see sent as text message if you are sending an imessage to someone using an imessage or an iPhone.

Lastly before I go, asking how to stop sending text messages on iphone, kindly note that to stop sending text messages on iPhone, you have to disable send as SMS on your iPhone and this will prevent you from sending sent as text message on your iPhone.

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