Why My iPhone Messages Turn Green and How to Fix?

Apple’s iMessage is a messaging service that allows you to send and receive messages from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. These messages can be sent as text, photo, or video and are always delivered as an “iMessage”. The best part about it is that it doesn’t use up any of your data!

iMessage is blue, whereas SMS is green. Why is this the case? iMessage is sent through your wireless network or data plan, while SMS is routed through your phone’s service provider. iMessages are usually blue, but sometimes they turn green.

We know you’re interested in answers, and curiosity isn’t deadly this time. Occasionally, iMessages will change color from blue to the green where they previously were blue. Let’s take a look at each of them separately.

There Is No Internet Connection Available

The most frequent scenario in which iMessages turn green is when you lose access to a network connection. Rather than going through your carrier’s network to communicate with other Apple devices, iMessage uses the internet to send and receive messages from other iOS users.

When you don’t have access to Wi-Fi or mobile data, your iMessage automatically transmits as a regular SMS if this option is enabled. When a text message is delivered as an iMessage, it incurs standard SMS rates.

It’s now up to you whether or not this option is on or off. In most cases, it is best to keep it on since it ensures that when there is no internet connection, your iMessage will revert to SMS. With this option enabled, your message will be delivered regardless of what.

However, in situations where the expense of sending an SMS is prohibitive – for example, when a number is a foreign phone number and turning on iMessage using SMS is a terrible idea.

To change this option, go to the Settings app on your iPhone and scroll all the way down to ‘Messages.’ To use it, tap on it.

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Then, in the “Send as SMS” option, turn the switch off/on as needed.

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Your Device Isn’t Activated for iMessage

If all of your iMessage has been changed from blue to green, it means that the iMessage on your phone is turned off. iMessage may be deactivated following a software update. Whatever the cause, all you have to do now is (re)activate it to make it blue once more.

You can active iMessage to avoid sending it as an SMS.

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone;

2. Scroll to “Messages” and tap on it;

3. Find “iMessage” and toggle the switch on to change iMessages from green to blue.

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If you change your settings to support iMessage, you’ll need to wait a few seconds before it becomes active. You may be charged standard SMS rates depending on your carrier. You’ll need to sign in again to your Apple ID after enabling iMessage if you haven’t already.

Recipient Have Been Blocked on iMessage?

You’ve verified that your internet connection is in working order and that iMessage is enabled, but one of your contacts’ messages has turned green. Many individuals are concerned that their account has been banned on iMessage. That being said, that is not the case.

iMessage does not change from blue to green when you are blocked. You can’t send them any sort of text message – whether it’s an iMessage or a conventional SMS. You will not see these tags, such as Read, Delivered.

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What is iMessage?

iMessage is a messaging service that allows you to chat with other Apple users. iMessage was introduced in 2011 and has grown into one of the most popular instant messaging apps on the market.

What is SMS?

SMS stands for short messaging service and it is the predecessor of the modern-day text message.

SMS allows you to interact with others on a one-to-one basis and it does not require internet or Wi-Fi access (it can be sent as long as there is some sort of cellular signal). What all this means is that you don’t need an iPhone, Internet, or even online access to be able to send SMS messages; those aforementioned gadgets are mostly only necessary if you want to send those messages as iMessages and not SMS (i.e. if they need to come through blue).

How to Unblock a Contact or Number on iOS devices

1. On your screen, open the green-and-white Phone program and go to the “Contacts” tab.

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2. Find the person you’re looking for and open it by tapping on (i) icon

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3. Tap the “Unblock this Caller” option in blue at the bottom of the screen.

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Text messaging has become a primary form of communication for many people, so it is important to know what the colors that are used mean. iMessages are particularly useful since they allow you to send text messages over your Apple device without having to worry about SMS restrictions or phone bills.

All you have to do is have a thorough understanding of how things function, and you’ll never have to worry about any strange behavior, such as green bubbles turning blue.

We hope this article has helped answer your question about the color of messages in Apple’s messaging app. If you have any more questions about iMessage, leave a comment below and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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