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stonehead
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

imessages

how come imessages are not saved or logged in under my view my usage? 

ShawnC13
Oracle

Re: imessages


@stonehead wrote:

how come imessages are not saved or logged in under my view my usage? 


They are probably listed as a data event and have some amount of data used unless on wifi.  As for saved are you looking to see the actual message sent or received?


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geopublic
Mayor / Maire

Re: imessages


@stonehead wrote:

how come imessages are not saved or logged in under my view my usage? 


@stonehead  Because iMessage uses WiFi or data when sending texts to other iMessage users.

marimacas
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: imessages

Unlike SMS using carrier services, iMessage is sent through Apple's servers and is not recorded as carrier SMS usage. If you do not have a Wi-Fi connection, data usage will be recorded.

pmcell
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: imessages

@stoneheadFYI: From experience, non-iPhone users will not receive messages if you use iMessages to send them messages because it is different from regular sms

wetcoaster
Mayor / Maire

Re: imessages


@pmcell wrote:

@stoneheadFYI: From experience, non-iPhone users will not receive messages if you use iMessages to send them messages because it is different from regular sms


There is an option to enable "send as SMS" in the settings. Obviously you'll need to have the recipient's phone number for this.

flager
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: imessages

Thanks for this info... my daughter has an iPhone and I have a Samsung... she is always telling me she can't send something to me because our devices are not compatible... now I  can tell her different... 

sandalwood
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: imessages

It appears that SMS is NOT turned on by default on iPhones. I have a iphone and have missed imessages from others if my data is off or wifi is off. I have had to ask several people to turn on SMS in the imessages settings or send as a text. Not sure why default would be off. With unlimited text pretty much on all plans anyway .Why people use imessage is a mystery to me.

CannonFodder
Mayor / Maire

Re: imessages


@sandalwood wrote:

It appears that SMS is NOT turned on by default on iPhones. I have a iphone and have missed imessages from others if my data is off or wifi is off. I have had to ask several people to turn on SMS in the imessages settings or send as a text. Not sure why default would be off. With unlimited text pretty much on all plans anyway .Why people use imessage is a mystery to me.


Exactly - ESPECIALLY if it uses data to send/receive them!

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