10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2012 9:40 AM by RajarshiC
Isadewa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi there

 

I upgrade my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5 and it works well. I can see some changes happening like the menu top bar etc etc. But I couldn't find iMessage on my iphone ?!?!

 

Any ideas how to reset this icon?

 

Thanks


iPhone 3GS, iOS 5
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    There is no separate icon for iMessage. It is built-in to the standard Messages app.

  • d6d24r94 Level 3 Level 3 (610 points)

    You sure it's not there? It is a green box with a white speech balloon and it says "Messages" rather than "iMessage."

  • Eric Ross Level 6 Level 6 (11,665 points)

    Make sure you have your Apple ID setup. 

  • Isadewa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How to get that setup again in the phone?

  • Isadewa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh ... under Message ?!?! How this think work again?

  • JinKL Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)

    its under Message in the settings.

     

    its not a seperate app but is part of the old Message app.

     

    When you try to SMS/MMS a contact that also has iMessage you will notice that the empty text box says "iMessage" where it would normally say "Text Message" plus the green Send button is blue.

    Basically a blue theme means the contact has iMessage and a green theme is a normal text message.

  • UK-Max Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    Isadewa wrote:

     

    Hi there

     

    I upgrade my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5 and it works well. I can see some changes happening like the menu top bar etc etc. But I couldn't find iMessage on my iphone ?!?!

     

    Any ideas how to reset this icon?

     

    Thanks

     

    It is built into the existing 'Messages' app, but take care.

     

    iMessage works using email adresses rather than cell phone numbers. You can enter existing contacts into the  'To' box, but only if they have a valid email address listed (and they are using iOS5 of course)

     

    The really neat feature is that your iMessage entries (including the 'Send' button) will be blue in colour, rather the the normal green for SMS (text messages), and the conversation is headed 'iMessage'. Basically, if it's blue, then it's iMessage, if it's green, its SMS

     

    Good luck

    Max

  • Éamonn Ó Catháin Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Your last sentence is quite correct. However, iMessage sends equally between a mixture of email addresses and mobile phone numbers. It is neither exclusive to email adresses nor wifi.

     

    If the recipient has iOS 5 and iMessage enabled on an iPhone, then more than likely their mobile number will be their default ID. Thus you may send to their iPhone from yours where both of you are using your mobile number as ID or for example, from your iPad to their iPhone -and vice-versa -where a mixture of email/phone number will work just as well.

     

    An iPhone user may also add an email address to receive at as well and may then choose which of the IDs he wishes to use as the default at will.

  • kratosx43 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    On iPhones, it only says iMessages if you purchased it right out of the box with iOS 5. But it will only say Messages instead of iMessages because it was updated manually.

  • RajarshiC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay.. Now will my carrier charge me for activating iMessage??