SMS text messages appear in a green bubble, rather than the blue bubble that iMessages appear in. IMessages are different from SMS texts because you can use wireless data or Wi-Fi to send them. Check out our article to learn more about the differences between SMS texts and iMessages. A free internet messaging service intended to be competing with WhatsApp. In stark contrast to aforementioned WhatsApp, which is like a box made of glass where everyone can look into to see what you're talking about, iMessage is so secure that not even the FBI can sniff what you are talking about.It seems you're not able to send messages to certain contacts, as their name will display in the color red when you compose a new message. Being able to send messages is important for staying connected. I will be happy to help provide assistance with this issue.
This behavior can happen if you don't have text message forwarding set up correctly with a companion iPhone, and if the recipient of the message is not using iMessage.
The following support article will show you how to allow your iPad to use an associated phone number from an iPhone to allow SMS messaging with your iPad:
Use Continuity to connect your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch
Specifically, this part should help:
Set up SMS and MMS messaging
Use this feature with any Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that meets the Continuity system requirements. Make sure that your devices are set up as follows:
- Each device is signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
- On iPhone, go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive. Make sure that the Apple ID at the top of the screen is the same Apple ID that you're using for iMessage on your other devices. Add a check to your phone number and email address, so that you can be reached by iMessage at both. Do the same on your iPad or iPod touch.
- On iPhone, go to Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding, then choose which devices to allow to send and receive text messages from this iPhone. If you're not using two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, a verification code appears on each of your other devices: enter that code on your iPhone.
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