iSMS Text Messaging Replacement for iPhone

Newly available via Installer/AppTapp is iSMS, a native text messaging client replacement for the iPhone. iSMS - also called weiSMS, is partially based on WeSMS, a Chinese SMS application, and provides a list of features/enhancemens not found in the standard iPhone SMS application. These lacking features have been high on iPhone owners' lists of gripes with the iPhone.

bulk sms on the iphone

Though very much a beta, officially only a "preview release", iSMS provides many functions not available when sending text messages on the iPhone through the included interface. The two most prominent of these added features are the ability to send a text message to multiple recipients (or bulk SMS) and the ability to forward received text messages.

The list of major SMS features not normally available on the iPhone which iSMS adds includes the following:

  • send SMS to multiple recipients
  • forward received SMS messages
  • ability to send contact info via SMS
  • delete messages one at a time
  • i18n support
  • smilies/emoticons support
  • stock message/message template support
iSMS also supports 10 languages, allows for easy call back functionality to text message senders, and
will even show an envelope icon in the status bar when unread text messages are waiting.

The only quickly discernable drawback of using iSMS for your iPhone text messaging is the loss of threaded message viewing. Text messages are instead shown as single messages which reside in separate Inbox and Sent folders. Even if you're bound to the threaded message view found in the standard iPhone SMS application, there's no harm in keeping iSMS installed for those times when you want to send a bulk SMS on your iPhone or forward a text message you received.

iSMS can, as mentioned above, be easily installed via the Installer application on jailbroken iPhones, or can be downloaded via the weiSMS page on Google Code and installed manually via the provided instructions.


It has a character counter, which is blatantly missing from the built-in app.

Your battery is dead.

I downloaded community sources then the isms but am not able to receive messages in this app. I still receive them in the iphone sms app. Can anyone tell me what else I need to do. I can send them from the iSMS app though,


I think I remember reading that it only sends, but that doesn't sound right ....

I have a iphone it i cant forward any messages! If you know how to do it please talk to me!

Surely It cannot send messages only - what would be the point of the sms forwarding feature ?
Also any way of installing this app on the 3G iphone ?
Thanks, Kim.

Hi Kim,

I've been looking high and low for a way to install iSMS onto the 3G iphone too. Please let me know if you find a way.

I'll do so if I find a solution too.


i read about this isms and it would be awesome on iphone 3g!!
if u find a way please hit me up!

I would like to know too how to install this fantastic isms on my iphone 3G. I had it on my previus iphone and its great.


I too would enjoy knowing how. I have the oldest iPhone. If you find out how to, please share with us, I will do the same.


how do you foward the messages

how do you forward messages on i phone

Been looking for an app like this for ages, but haven't been able to find it. Was so happy to read about this one - but I can't seem to find it in the apps! Is it under a different name?

I would imagine you have to jailbreak your iphone to get this to work. its not available in the apple app store... like most of the useful things needed for the iphone.

hi can anyone give me a step by step guide on how to get isms onto my iphone, i just got it yesterday and hate the fact that yiou cant forward messages!

I also want to know if there is a way to install this great-looking app. on the iphone 3G. Do you need to jailbreak it? As far as I know, that ability is not yet present for the 3g...any thoughts? This is a glaring gap in the iphone!!

Please let me know if this is possible and if so, how to do this:


it's called ZYB go to their wesite at and download it. I have a 3G iphone na d i have it installed but now i'm trying to figure out how exactly it works.

Can anyone confirm if this works on the Apple iPhone 3GS? We have heaps of Apple iPhone 3GS in Auckland, New Zealand, look for this type of software. Most of them are our mobile phone, PDA and Apple iPhone repair, unlock customer.


I Send over 500 text messages a week but hate sendindg in the standard iPhone way. I also have unlimited texting. I need an app that will help me send these text faster.