Last Updated on August 9, 2022 by Kennedy
Ever wondered why your text messages are green in color instead of blue which means instant messaging?
I got you covered here as I will explain the reason for that, and also how to change green messages to blue.
However, kindly note that if you are sending a green text message on your phone, bear in mind that you are sending an sms text message which requires a sim card, cellular network service, a texting plan or an airtime.
How to change green messages to blue
To change green message to blue on your mobile phone, make sure you have an active internet connection and iMessage or the rcs chat feature is enabled on your phone.
Before going further into the topic we have here, first, let me explain the green text message and the reason why you are sending a green text message instead of the blue text message.
The Green Text Message Explained
Whenever you see the green text message on your cell phone, kindly note that it is the default sms text message which uses the cellular network service in sending a text message.
You can send the green sms text message to any network or to any mobile be it on android phone, iPhone or a feature phone. However, the case is very much different when it comes to sending instant text messages on your mobile phone.
For example, you can’t send iMessage to someone using an android phone and same goes to sending rcs chat messages to someone using an iPhone.
- A cellphone.
- A sim card.
- An active network service.
- A texting plan or an airtime.
Remember, sms text message doesn’t require internet connection so Wi-Fi or cellular data isn’t needed to send an sms text message or the green text message as some will call it.
Talking about how to change green messages to blue, kindly note that green text message is only applicable to iphone when it comes to sms text message. Android sms text message is not green in color but rather light blue though it depends on the type of android phone you are using.
The blue text message explained
On the other hand, the blue text message is an instant messaging which requires internet Connection like the wifi and the cellular networ service. For you to send a blue text message on your mobile phone, you must have an active internet connection which can be wifi or a cellular data.
One of the main advantages when it comes to sending a blue text message is that it indicates when a text message is sent, delivered and read by the recipient.
On the other hand, if a blue text message didn’t show read after the text says delivered, then it is likely that the recipient disabled read reciept on its mobile phone.
- Being able to know when a sent text message is delivered to a recipient.
- Being able to know to know when a recipient opens and read a sent text message.
- Sim card and Cellular network is not compulsory unless when there’s no active wifi Connection.
- The blue text message is cost effective simply because you’re using an internet connection and not necessarily the cellular network service.
The major disadvantage of the blue text message is that both the sender and the recipient must have the same texting app.
For example, iMessage to will only work on iMessage, and if you happen to have an andriod phone, you can’t send or recieve an iMessage. Another example is whatsapp. In order to send and recieve whatsapp message, both the sender and the recipient must have a whatsapp messenger installed on their mobile phone.
When there’s no active internet connection you can’t send a blue text message on your mobile phone.
Talking about how to change green messages to blue, first you must follow these procedure.
To chang a green messages to blue on phone, you must first enable imessage on your phone, ipad or on your apple watch. To do so, open the settings app and scroll down to messages and tap to open. Right there you will see iMessage, make sure it is enabled on your device.
Whe imessage is enabled, it will be green in color just like on the picture below.
Once it is enabled, imessage will start to activate using your apple Id and the phone number in your device. Once imessage is enabled on your phone you can start sending imessages or the blue text message. But please bear in mind that the recipient must be an apple user as imessage don’t work or android device or on a feature phone.
To enable the blue text message on andriod which is commonly called the rcs chat feature, you have to download the google messaes on your andriod phone. The rcs chat feature is just like the imessage on iphone, and it works only on andriod device.
To get started, kindly download and install google messages on your andriod device, open it and tap on the hamburger menu option. Select settings and tap on chat feature just like on the picture below.
Tap to verify chat feature on your andriod device and tap on Enable chat features.
Once your rcs chat feature is connected, you will see like it is on the below picture.
Once the rcs chat feature is connected on your android phone or tablet, then you’re good to go sending instant text messages to any android user who is using the rcs chat messaging.
The reasons why you’re sending a green text message instead of blue
You are sending green text message instead of blue simply because you are not connected to imessage or the rcs chat message. It is very compulsory to activate your device for instant messaging else you will end up sending the green sms text message.
You are sending a green text message simply because imessage is not available on your iphone. If imessage is not available on an iphone, the text will be sent as sms text message. One of the things that will make the imessage not to be available is when there’s no active internet connection, if the imessage is having issues or there is a bag.
Another reason youre sending a green text message instead of blue is because the recipient imessage is not active or available. Also if the recipient disables imessage on its iphone or apple device, any message you sent will automatically turn green in color because imessage is not available or active in the recipient phone or apple device.
This is why you see lots of people asking how to change green messages to blue.
In this scenario, there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it unless you will ask the recipient to enable imessage on its iphone or apple device.
Some people usually think that if they are blocked on imessage the message will turn to green, but i’m telling you that it is not the case as when you are blocked on imessage it will never say delivered but will be blue in color.
How to change text message back to imessage for one contact
To change text message back to imessage for one contact, simply make sure you and the recipient is using an iMessage and it is active on your apple devices.
If you happen to send sms text message for a particular contact in your iphone, then it simply means the very contact is not using imessage or its imessage is not available. In this type of situation, there’s absolutely nothing you can can do other then telling the person to use or enable imessage on its apple device.
Once again remember that being blocked on imessage doesn’t make it to turn to sms green text message as some usually think.
How to go back to imessage after sending a text
To go back to imessage after sending a text, simply enable internet on our phone and sent text messages to apple users will automatically turn into imessage.
As long as Imessage is enabled and active on your iPhone on both the sender’s and the recipient phone, it will turn blue and not green even when there is no active internet connection. However, the text message won’t be delivered until there is an active internet connection on the phones.
How do I stop sending messages green?
To stop sending green messages on your phone, kindly enable iMessage or the rcs chat feature in order to stop sending a green text message but rather send a blue text message.
Once again remember that both you and the recipient must have an active iMessage or rcs chat feature along with an internet connection which can be a Wi-Fi or a cellular data.
If your recipient is using an android phone while you are using an iPhone, I’m sorry you can’t send a blue text message or iMessage to the Android user. Instead the text message will be green in color meaning an sms text message.
How to stop sending green messages to one person
There is no way to stop sending a green text message to someone if the person is not using the same messaging app you are using.
If a recipient text shows green on your iPhone, there’s literally nothing you can do about it because the recipient is not using an iMessage.
If you care so much about it then you can request for the recipient to start using iMessage even if it will make the recipient to purchase an iPhone, iPad, or the Apple watch.
Talking about how to change green messages to blue, you simply have to make sure you have an active internet connection and iMessage or the rcs chat feature is enabled on your phone.