Why iPhone Text Messages to Another iPhone Changed Green

Don’t know why iPhone text green to another iPhone? Here in this guide, we have described in detail what green message means and why it happens.

Thea Lewis Last Updated: Dec. 27, 2019

In iPhone message app, outgoing message bubble is either in green or blue. The two colors signify that the message is sent through iMessage service or via SMS/MMS service. Several iPhone users have reported the query that what it actually means, why it happens and why are my messages to another iPhone going in green. That’s why we come up with this guide to provide solutions to all queries of users related to the green message bubble in the message app.

No matter you are using iMessage or text message service, there must be quite a lot of messages stored on your iPhone. Just in case any accidental loss of messages, the guide about how to retrieve lost iPhone messages is offered.

What is Green Message

Green message background indicates the traditional SMS text message. It actually means a message that you have sent to someone else is through SMS message service instead of Apple iMessage. Blue message background means the message is sent via iMessage technology. Wondering why this happen? There can be many reasons why text message turned to in Green color such as:

If iMessage is switched off either on your iPhone or on recipient’s iPhone, the message will be sent via SMS and due to this, message background turned into green color.

It might be also the case that iMessage server is down for temporary either on your iPhone or recipient’s iPhone.

If the message you sent from your iPhone to another non-iOS device, then in this case also, the message bubble will be in green color on your iPhone.

Why My iPhone Text Messages to Another iPhone Changed Green

Why My iPhone Text Messages to Another iPhone Changed Green

About iMessage and SMS Technology

iMessage can be sent either using the Wi-Fi connection or mobile network. It does not need text messaging plan as it requires in traditional SMS. iMessage will be sent free if you sent via Wi-Fi. Moreover, iMessage is sent between iOS devices, but SMS message is sent between iOS and non-iOS or iOS device. If you send an iMessage to a non-iOS device such as Android, then it will be sent in SMS message format so that other device user can read. If you are sending a message in the group which has also non-iOS users, the message will be sent in SMS format.

How to Manually Switch from iMessage to SMS or Vice Versa

On your iPhone, you can manually turn on or off either iMessage or SMS. You can decide yourself how you want to send a message as SMS or iMessage.

To Send Message as SMS text message:

Method 1: From Settings:

Step 1: Go to the “Settings” app and then, navigate to the “Messages” section.

Step 2: Here, toggle off the button which is next to the iMessage.

Send Message as SMS Text Message - Method 1

Send Message as SMS Text Message – Method 1

Method 2: Pressing iMessages:

Step 1: Once you created a message, long-press the message that you want to send in SMS format.

Step 2: When the dialog box appears, choose to “Send as Text message” option. In this way, your message bubble will be changed from blue to green.

Send Message as SMS Text Message - Method 2

Send Message as SMS Text Message – Method 2

To Send Message as iMessage:

It is better to use a Wi-Fi connection for iMessage. Before proceeding further, enable the Wi-Fi if it is possible.

Step 1: Open the “Settings” app and then, move to the “Messages”.

Step 2: Now, enable the “iMessage”.

Send Messages to Another iPhone as iMessage

Send Messages to Another iPhone as iMessage

The Bottom Line

Hence, the iPhone users who are not aware of why iPhone text green to another iPhone can refer to this guide. Here, we have given detailed information about green messages.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.