Apple iPhone 4 iOS 5

Apple iPhone 4

iOS 5

You can't send text messages - Apple iPhone 4 iOS 5

Cause 2 of 3: Your phone hasn't been correctly set up for text messaging

If your phone hasn't been correctly set up for text messaging, you may not be able to send text messages.

Solution: Set up your phone for text messaging.

Step 1 of 11

Find "Messages"

Press Settings.

Step 2 of 11

Find "Messages"

Press Messages.

Apple iPhone 4 iOS 5
Step 3 of 11

Select option

Turn iMessages on or off, go to 2a.
Turn read reply on or off, go to 2b.
Turn text message alternative on or off, go to 2c.
Enter email address, go to 2d.

Step 4 of 11

2a - Turn iMessages on or off

Press the indicator next to iMessage.
Depending on the current setting, the function is turned on or off.

Step 5 of 11

2b - Turn read reply on or off

Press the indicator next to Send Read Receipts.
Depending on the current setting, the function is turned on or off.

Step 6 of 11

2c - Turn text message alternative on or off

Press the indicator next to Send as SMS.
Depending on the current setting, the function is turned on or off.

Step 7 of 11

2d - Enter email address

Press Receive At.

Step 8 of 11

2d - Enter email address

If you've not yet logged on with your Apple ID:
Press Use your Apple ID for iMessage.

Step 9 of 11

2d - Enter email address

Follow the instructions on the display to log on.
Press Add another Email....

Step 10 of 11

2d - Enter email address

Key in the required email address and press Messages.

Step 11 of 11

Exit

Press the Home key to return to standby mode.

1 Find "Messages"

Press Settings.
Press Messages.

2 Select option

Turn iMessages on or off, go to 2a.
Turn read reply on or off, go to 2b.
Turn text message alternative on or off, go to 2c.
Enter email address, go to 2d.
Apple iPhone 4 iOS 5

3 2a - Turn iMessages on or off

Press the indicator next to iMessage.
Depending on the current setting, the function is turned on or off.

4 2b - Turn read reply on or off

Press the indicator next to Send Read Receipts.
Depending on the current setting, the function is turned on or off.

5 2c - Turn text message alternative on or off

Press the indicator next to Send as SMS.
Depending on the current setting, the function is turned on or off.

6 2d - Enter email address

Press Receive At.
If you've not yet logged on with your Apple ID:
Press Use your Apple ID for iMessage.
Follow the instructions on the display to log on.
Press Add another Email....
Key in the required email address and press Messages.

7 Exit

Press the Home key to return to standby mode.

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