3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 6, 2014 8:10 PM by bradshawmichaelt
Danik1990 Level 1 (0 points)

hi so i bought a iphone recently, regarding the blue and green speech bubbles:

my sister has a ipad which is only wifi, she sends imessage texts which appear on my phone as blue. But when she sends messages from her iphone they appear green.

Now the problem is they have created two different accounts for the same person. I would like to know if there is a way to merge them into one contact? sometimes i get green and blue of the same text which is annoying!

I want to know if there is a way to merge her ipad use and iphone use so that when she texts in imessage one time, and then messages sms with iphone they appear under one contact...


any suggestions?


iPhone 4S, iOS 7.1
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 (61,397 points)

      She needs to sign into iMessage on both devices using the same account.

  • Danik1990 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks for the reply, however i already know that.


    right now when my sister messages from her imessage on ipad, it ends up being one separate thread. Then we she messages with SMS from her iphone it ends up being another entirely separate thread. So im wondering if there is a way to combine both the blue and green into one account under one name?


    i tried linking both accounts at the start but it didnt do anything. Then i deleted her blue imessage thread but it only restarted a new thread once she messaged from her ipad.


    So basically what im asking is if shes out of the house and she messages SMS and that appears in one thread under her name in GREEN on MY PHONE. when she gets back home, i suspect her wireless is detected hence she goes into imessage (same with ipad), therefore when she messages  it will be in blue. But when i receive the message its in a new thread to the GREEN one, and thus i have two separate threads on my phone. One green, one blue, but under the same name.


    My question is i really wanna know if there is a way to combine both the accounts into one?

  • bradshawmichaelt Level 1 (0 points)

    You cannot merge accounts, just as you cannot merge apple ids either. The only option is either phone number or email address for imessage.