Quite a few times, when i want to send a text message, it will not go through and a red exclamation mark is shown beside the message. If the person you're contacting doesn't have an Apple product, iMessage won't work. Send as Text Message Instead of iMessage. To send a message as iMessage or MMS, you need a cellular data or Wi-Fi connection. The closest receiving cell tower acknowledges your message and adds a mark to your account to keep track of how many SMS you have sent for billing. Text Message Send Failure Mark as New; Bookmark; Subscribe; Subscribe to RSS Feed; Permalink; Print; Email to a Friend; Report Inappropriate Content; swelch. To send an SMS message, you need cellular network connection.If you turn on Wi-Fi Calling, you can send SMS messages over Wi-Fi. I have only encountered this problem after upgrading to the OS 3.0, before then i never had this problem. Apple’s new iPhone 12 range is selling like hot cakes, but millions of potential upgraders should now hold fire. More Less. When I try to send a iPhone message to a non-iphone user, it comes up with 'message send failure'. When sending a text message, you compose and send the message on your phone, the phone OS packages it up so the cell network can understand it, and then the message is sent. You need to rely on SMS to send to Android devices, for example. Member As an alternative to the SMS and MMS messaging for most iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users, iMessage allows to send texts, documents, photos, videos, contact information, and group messages over the Internet. Photos not taken in HDR mode, on the other hand, transmitted quickly. With the release of iOS 14.2 last week, there's a rising trend of iOS 14.2 iMessage not working on iPhone or iPod touch problems. When i go to my message inbox, it states "message send failure". After trying several suggested fixes with no results, I noticed that all the photos I was trying to send were taken in HDR mode. The tips in this article apply to both kinds of texting, and the procedures apply to … May 19, 2014 2:48 PM Reply Helpful. I have recently encountered this problem. I can receive texts from them and I have MMS messaging on but it … Now I keep getting these errors on my mac as well. I had a similar problem with getting a "message send failure" when I tried to send photos from my iPhone 5. Same issue here, at first I used to get "message send failure" only on my iphone messages thread. Thread reply - more options. In these instances, your messages will read Sent as Text Message, not Delivered, and appears as green bubbles. The iPhone sends texts using the Apple iMessage network or through standard SMS texts to non-Apple devices. When I disconnect from my home network and use cell service, the attachments send without a problem. 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