Group Messaging - Apple® iPhone® 5
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Group Messaging - Apple® iPhone® 5

Note The Apple® iPhone® 5 by default, sends messages addressed to multiple recipients as MMS messages. When a message is addressed to multiple recipients, the message is sent via MMS and iPhone header will display, 'New Group MMS'.

Note Group messaging is billed as an MMS message, not an SMS message.

Note To determine Device Software Version, refer to View Software Version.

Device Software Version iOS 6
Device Software Version iOS 7

 

Device Software Version iOS 6

  1. From the home screen, select Settings.
    Settings
  2. Select Messages.
    Messages
  3. From Group Messaging, drag the switch left or right to enable/disable.
    Note Enabled when set to ON.
    ON
    Multi-recipient text messages are converted to MMS messages. Recipients of these group messages with capable devices are able to see all of the message recipients and 'reply all'.
    OFF
    Multi-recipient text messages are sent as SMS messages. Message recipients are not able to 'reply all' nor able to see a list of the message recipients.
    Group Messaging

 

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Device Software Version iOS 7

  1. From the home screen, select Settings.
    Settings
  2. Select Messages.
    Messages
  3. Select the Group Messaging switch to enable/disable.
    Note Enabled when the switch is in the green position..
    ENABLED
    Multi-recipient text messages are converted to MMS messages. Recipients of these group messages with capable devices are able to see all of the message recipients and 'reply all'.
    DISABLED
    Multi-recipient text messages are sent as SMS messages. Message recipients are not able to 'reply all' nor able to see a list of the message recipients.
    Group Messaging switch

 

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Last Modified: September 18, 2013
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