iMessages vs. Regular Text Messages

iOS and iPadOS
Is there an accessible way to force iOS 7 to send a message as a *regular text message* vs. it being sent as an iMessage? A family member has her data turned off and I would like to send her text messages when she is away from wifi, but, if I send a message, it automatically sends as an iMessage and is therefore not sent until this family member returns to somewhere where she has wifi.



Submitted by Dave Nason on Friday, December 20, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Hi. Yes there is. After you've sent the message, initially as an iMessage, put voiceover focus on the message and flick up or down until you hear voiceover say send as SMS. Double tap and you're done. Basically they've added the actions menu to messages. Hope that helps

Oh... Also, if you go to Settings>Messages and switch on the Send as SMS option then when you send an iMessage, iOS will automatically change it to a regular SMS message after about five minutes if it has failed to deliver as an iMessage