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.
  • The steps below apply to the following models:
    • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR
    • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
    • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
    • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s
    • iPhone 4 / 4s
  • Refer to Use Messages support page for more info.

 

  1. From the 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.
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