Have you ever tried sending a text from your iPhone, checked back later, and then realized the little “Delivered” notation wasn’t showing up under your message bubble?
[Side note: if your message bubble was blue, you were actually sending an “iMessage” which is Apple’s messaging app—not a “text message”.]
If you were messaging anyone on a shared phone plan, or anyone who might have a new phone—more specifically, not an iPhone—you might want to give this a go to get your message sent.
I recently sent this message to someone on my data plan:
…and then I turned off his data.
…and then I started to wonder if he knew how to explain that process to his contacts.
[Full disclosure: “someone on my data plan” = my brother. And by “your contacts,” I mostly meant “Mommy and Daddy” and “so I don’t find out in a few days that they’ve been worrying about being unable to get in touch with you, because their msgs weren’t actually going through, because I shut your data off.”]
…and then sent this message:
…but immediately knew that I needed to do that very iMessage-to-text-message switcharoo, in order to even ask him about doing it.
To save myself the time it would take to explain to him (and/or our parents) how to do this, I created this little How-To Visual Guide.