Apple® iPhone® - Turn SMS On / Off

Note Notes:

  • If iMessage, an Apple messaging service that allows unlimited text messages between iOS devices, is turned off your phone is capable of sending messages via SMS.
  • Refer to Use Messages support page for more info.


  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Messages Messages icon.
  2. Tap the Send as SMS switch to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off.