Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2013 10:24 AM (in response to Katrina S.)
You can change the green to blue by stopping using SMS and start using iMessage. The Messages app uses those colors to indicate to you how a message is snt from your device. Green means SMS, Blue means iMessage. Of course, iMessage uses your data plan and not your SMS message plan, and iMessage basically only works to other iOS users who are also using iMessage.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2013 3:33 PM (in response to Katrina S.)
Thanks to you both. Well...hardly anyone I know has an iPhone, so the iMessage isn't really an option.
All I can find is directions to jailbreak the phone and I'd rather not hassle with that.
Looked at some apps but they all seem to come with ads.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 12:45 AM (in response to Katrina S.)
No idea why this is not available on the iPhone when so many people have asked for it.
My son told me I would regret choosing this OS. I argued with him, told him I was over 50 and had no reason to jailbreak an iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2013 8:36 PM (in response to Katrina S.)
I soooo agree. The neon green text bubble is awful on the eyes. I am prone to migraines and I can't look at that color without it triggering a headache. Did circus clowns on crack decide on that color? It's simply awful.
Come to think of it, the whole IOS7 is simply awful. What a disappointment.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2013 7:22 PM (in response to dot2222)
hahaha, dot2222, circus clowns on crack about describes that nasty green color. I am soooo disappointed. This is my 1st smartphone and it doesn't even have that basic functionality - changing colors on text messages, which is one the main features of a smart phone. I had a "dumb" phone for years and held out for an iPhone since I was so in love with my iPod. Husband & son got different brands and theirs seem so much easier to set up & run.
For example on iphone pix, I have to install something special to see those pix from iCloud on a Win PC. It's just all these extra steps. AFAIK my guys just go to a web address, done.
Can't really comment on the whole iOS7, since I only had my phone about 3 weeks before iOS7 came out. It doesn't look too terribly different than what was there before, honestly. I had to find out the different way to kill apps running in the background and the calendar is a bit different. Can't say it's better or worse since I was only using it for about 3 weeks. But I can see how folks who were using another version for several years might be upset.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2013 7:30 PM (in response to steveb63)
steveb63, what are you saying the text background was changeable in earlier versions? Everything I've read on the net says folks have been asking for this for ages.
All I can think is something is seriously horked in the underlying code for texting, how it was originally designed, and it would be a huge undertaking to change it. I do have a programming background and colors are just a hex string...if this color got hardcoded into every module that is still no excuse. I bet they hardcoded the color to do with the billing of SMS vs iMessage or something stupid like that. God forbid the billing gets screwed with.
LOL, don't know the color is harsh due to the age of my eyeballs. It's harsh due to my aesthetic of how I want my screens to appear, which Apple kinda pioneered back in the day and then we're left with this...barfy color.
Honestly, I expected to be able to assign different colors to all of my favorite contacts.