How To Turn Off / On iMessage On iPhone 14

Apple’s iMessage is the most preferred texting service used by Apple users because it offers features that cannot be found when using normal SMS or MMS. It is reportedly encrypted so if you’re concerned about security, then iMessage is for you. 

When using the service, your messages can be sent through Wi-Fi or cellular data networks. Needless to say, your iPhone must have an Internet connection that’s readily available whenever you send iMessages. 

To know if you’re sending an iMessage or a normal text message, you simply have to look at the text bubbles. If it’s blue, then you’re communicating through iMessage, otherwise, it’s just the normal SMS or MMS.

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While it’s probably one of the best services you can get if you own an iPhone, some people just don’t want to use it. If you’re one of those people, then you don’t have to worry as you can disable or turn off iMessage whenever you want. 

Here’s how you do it: 

  1. Go back to the Home screen and tap Settings.

    This will open the Settings app that allows you to change or tweak some settings in your iPhone. 

  2. Scroll down a bit to find Messages and once found, tap on it.

    This will bring you to the screen where you can change some settings on your iPhone’s messaging service. 

  3. Tap the switch next to iMessage to disable it.

    If that’s the only thing you’ve been wanting to do, then that’s how you disable the iMessage service on your iPhone 14. 

  4. However, if you want your iMessages to be sent as SMS when iMessage is unavailable, then scroll down a bit and tap the switch next to Send as SMS.

    Your messages will be converted to SMS when your iPhone doesn’t have Internet connection. But you have to bear in mind that messaging rates will apply when you use this service. 

  5. Another thing you might also want to enable is Send Read Receipts.

    You just have to tap the switch next to it and it will be enabled immediately. What it does is notify people that sent you messages when you read them. 

  6. For security purposes, you might also want to enable the Filter Unknown Senders option.

    It sorts messages from people who are not in your contacts into a separate list. 

  7. If for some reason the iMessage service is disabled and you want to enable it back, then just tap the switch next to iMessage.

    And then tap Send & Receive and choose your number or your Apple ID to send or receive messages to and reply from. 

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And that’s how you enable or disable iMessage on your iPhone 14. We hope that this guide can be helpful. 

Have a great day!