11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 22, 2014 6:17 PM by nico7rujillo
SWatson12 Level 1 (0 points)

For some reason my iPhone wont let me imessage with just one of my contacts... it works with all the other ones but that contact stays regular sms text! Tried rebooting the phone and turning my imessage on and off... dont get it!

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1
  • KC7GNM Level 4 (2,805 points)

    Because that contact does not either have imessage (must have an apple device) or if they do they have it turned off.

  • norman_bates Level 3 (675 points)

    Have you iMessages them before? If so have you confirmed with them that they have it turned on now, plus they might just not be in an area with a data connection right now

  • SWatson12 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks so far but no he has the same problem on his end... he just got the iPhone 5 and his imessages work for other contacts .. just not between us for some reason

  • mightyisis Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem as SWatson12, and the person I'm texting has an iPhone 4S like me and is in my house - so there isn't a question of coverage area or type of phone.


    But iMessage still works with this person if I text via my Mac or iPad.


    This has been a problem since last night. At first, when I updated to 10.8.2, it worked great!

  • SWatson12 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine actually started working.. I downloaded new new operting system update and it rebooted my phone for me and it just started working.. try upgrading your phone maybe.. worked for me!

  • Amigaman36 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had this same problem for the past 2 years. I can iMessage all my contacts who has an iPhone except for my wife's iPhone 4. I also used to have an iPhone 4 and I recently upgraded to an iPhone 5. I've updated the iOS to 6.1.3 and rebooted my phone but still have the same problem. My wife's iPhone 4 has iMessage switch on and activated so she can also iMessage other contacts except for me. This is driving me crazy, can some help please!

  • mvasich Level 1 (85 points)

    I had a problem with messaging my husband and had to change his name on my contacts.  I just did his initials and it worked.

    I think the problem was that my gmail, iPhone, separate contact with the same name for his work numbers balled it up.  It was frustrating because if he was part of a group message the message wouldn't go through.

    I just made him "DV" and it worked!

  • Amigaman36 Level 1 (0 points)

    I changed the contact name to 2 initials but no success.

    Thanks for your help mvasich, I really do appreciate it. :)

  • LeRobin5901 Level 1 (0 points)

    What i did ! Is erase all of out messages or only the green ones! Then go to "cotancts" search for the contacts you wanna text and then press "send message" on there! But both people have to do the same thing! Or! Do the same thing but send the message to the email.. And then try it later with the actual number :)

  • nico7rujillo Level 1 (0 points)

    i know it´s a year later but i just figure it out.


    for all the people that are having problems sending blue bubble messages to other contacts even when they do have imessage active,

    just go to messages on your mac and send them a message, it should be blue, and now you will be able to send messages trough your phone with no problem or charges for sms...of course if the bubble is blue.

  • nico7rujillo Level 1 (0 points)