iPhone iMessage Check: Why Are My Messages Sending Green To Another iPhone

Why Are My Messages Sending Green To Another iPhone

Are you an iPhone user? If yes, then have you observed some green texts and thought why are my messages turning green to another iPhone? The reason is simple but you must be in a dilemma about how unique it is as compared to blue ones. In this article, we will be explaining to you how green text messages are different from blue text, the reasons for ‘why are my messages sent green to another iPhone?’ and the possible solution to fix this issue.

iPhone iMessage Check: Why Are My Messages Sending Green To Another iPhone

Reasons For ‘Why Are My Messages Sending Green To Another iPhone’

The major reasons behind the green texts are poor internet connection and unavailability of iMessage on both the sender’s and recipients’ iPhones. If there is no iMessage on the iPhone, the messages will be delivered in the form of SMS, i.e. green text. If somebody blocks you, then your message will not be delivered even via SMS. Meanwhile, now have a look at the reasons below.

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Reason No. 1: Unavailability Of iMessage

When there’s an unavailability of iMessage on both the iPhone i.e. of the sender’s and recipient’s iPhone, the message will be delivered in the form of SMS text that uses a cellular network. Even if you have an iMessage but the recipient has disabled it, the message will still be delivered in the form of SMS text only.

Reason No. 2: Improper Network Connection

iMessage needs a proper internet connection to deliver a message. If the internet connection is not proper, the user will either face failure to send the iMessage or will send it via SMS mode only if the option of ‘Send as an SMS’ is enabled.

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Reason No. 3: Unavailability Of Cellular Data Or Wi-Fi

iMessage needs cellular data or Wi-Fi to work properly. If the Wi-Fi is not working or the data plan is over, the message that you have sent will be delivered in the form of an SMS text.

Reason No. 4: Not Having iPhone

The other reasons can be that the recipient has changed his or her iPhone to Android & you’re thinking that he/she is still using an iPhone and therefore sends an iMessage to them unaware of the fact that they’re not using the iPhone due to which your messages get green after being sent to them.


To send an iMessage to anyone who’s an iPhone user and has enabled the option of iMessage. We suggest you disable the option of ‘Send as SMS on your iPhone’. To disable it follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Step 1: Go to the ‘Settings’ of your iPhone and click on the option of ‘Messages’.
  • Step 2: There will be an option of ‘Send as SMS’. Toggle the switch towards the left side to switch it off. Now you can exit from settings.
  • Step 3: Go to the ‘Message’ application and send an iMessage again. If you are facing trouble in sending an iMessage that means the recipient has either disabled the option of iMessage or they don’t have the iMessage option because they have switched to Android.

Before you send an iMessage, be sure that the recipient has an iPhone too. The alternatives can be iPod or iPad and the option of iMessage is enabled on the device.

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There’s no need to have a deep thought on ‘Why are my messages sending green to another iPhone’ because the reasons are simple and so are the solutions. To avoid sending green texts, you need to keep two things in mind. Firstly, enable the option of iMessage and disable the option of ‘Send an SMS’, and secondly, the recipient should also have an iPhone. If these two conditions persist, you will not see green texts.

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