In answers to When does Messages message via iMessage vs. SMS? I learned that if a contact is set up such that they have received iMessages from me, there still may be a way to force a new message I'm composing to go via SMS. I might want to do this if I suspect they are not connected to the internet but I need them to receive the current message quickly.

Question: How can I ensure or force a message I'm composing to go via SMS on my iPhone 6 in iOS 12?

  • I'm just looking for a way to do this, not an explanation why I shouldn't want to, thanks! – uhoh Nov 23 '19 at 9:45
  • Even with the original question not having an answer this still is a duplicate. – nohillside Nov 23 '19 at 10:03
  • @nohillside since mine is more specific and up to date, why not close that one instead? – uhoh Nov 23 '19 at 10:33
  • It doesn‘t really matter. The other Q already has some comments indicating that it can‘t be done. AFAIK this is still the case but am curios whether Nimesh can provide a solution. – nohillside Nov 23 '19 at 10:41
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    I answered you on the main thread - what I write there applies to iOS 12 and all devices. – bmike Nov 23 '19 at 12:35

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