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How Do I Disable iMessages?


My iMessages are sometimes failing when I send them. How do I turn off iMessages?
- Asked by Lynda H. December 19th, 2011 (Updated: December 9th, 2014)


Some users have reported difficulties while sending iMessages, especially in an area where the 3G signal is weak. You can disable iMessages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch by launching the Settings app, going down to Messages, and then sliding the iMessage toggle to the off position. Your messages will now be sent as SMS and carrier fees may apply.