AppleĀ® iPhoneĀ® - Turn Group Messaging On / Off

Note Good to Know:

  • iPhone uses blue bubbles to indicate iMessages or green ones for standard SMS/MMS.
  • A message addressed to multiple recipients is sent via MMS and displays 'New Group MMS'.


Note Group messages sent as MMS use data.

  1. From a Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > Messages Messages icon.
  2. Tap the Group Messaging switch to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off.
    Note When turned on:
    • Multi-recipient text messages are converted to MMS messages.
    • Recipients of group messages with capable devices can see everyone who received the message and 'reply all'.
    Note When turned off:
    • Multi-recipient text messages are sent as SMS messages.
    • Message recipients can't 'reply all' nor are they able to see a list of the message recipients.