How can I tell if I am sending an iMessage or an SMS text message?
Apple has included several cues in iOS 5 to make it very clear when you are sending a message via iMessage as opposed to normal SMS text messaging.
Here is what to look for:
- Before you begin text entry, you should see "iMessage" in faint grey letters in the text entry box.
- The "Send" button will be light blue when sending an iMessage (as opposed to green for text messages).
- The bubble that contains your sent message will also be blue (again, as opposed to green for text messages).
If you're seeing "Text Message" or green buttons and bubbles, you're sending a standard SMS text message and not an iMessage.You might also be interested in How do I get my iPhone to send messages using iMessage?.