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Can I send an sms to all contacts (number change after years)...

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by iMacMart, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. iMacMart

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 8, 2006

    Posts: 10,589

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Hi All

    is there a way I can send a mass sms with my new contact card to a large amount of people or is there an app I can install to do this?

    I’ve been looking online and I can’t seem to find a simple way to do this.....

    Or am I missing the obvious

    Cheers
     
  2. Steveocee

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 5,152

    Location: Derbyshire

    Michael McIntyre has you covered!
     
  3. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 8,933

    Not seen anything specific for the iPhone Xs Max - Presumably that's the phone you're using?

    Generally you can multi-select which contacts to send to, at which point you just tick every box in the list... or create a group and add everyone, then send to the group.

    Some phones do have a Send To All menu option as well.
     
  4. iMacMart

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 8, 2006

    Posts: 10,589

    Location: Hertfordshire

    He is a funny guy! :)
    I can't seem to add more than 10 contacts either individually or within a group? or I am totally missing the obvious :) which has happened
     
  5. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 8,933

    OK, let's look at some obvious things...

    How many contacts are displayed on the one page? How many contacts do you have in total?
    Presumably you're scrolling down the list, or swiping to move to page 2, 3, 4, etc?

    Rather than doing it within the message, have you tried multi-selecting from the Contacts app (address book, or whatever it's called on iOS), and then adding them to the group that way?
     
  6. iMacMart

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 8, 2006

    Posts: 10,589

    Location: Hertfordshire

    • I have over 200+ contacts but only want to message 95
    • Yes scrolling/swiping
    • I can't add multiple contacts within the contacts app as there is no option to
    • There is no way to highlight multiple contacts within the contact list within iMessage
    • I have even turned iMessage off within the settings to see if that enables me to do more than 10 :confused: no joy
    I think I'm going to have to batch them up into groups of 10 and do it that way, I can WhatsApp them all but I don't want to share all the info with everyone in that sense
     
  7. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 8,933

    Does the list of 10 you have available have a tick box next to each contact, or do you long-press to add them, or... how do you add these?
    I cannot believe you're unable to add more than 10... even if iMessage won't let you, basic text messaging should still permit it.

    Is each SMS done as a separate text, and thus limited by your PAYG credit, or something, or maybe the iCloud space in iMessage?
    Is there anything in the Settings that might shed some light?

    Wait a minute.....
    https://help.contrast.co/hc/en-us/articles/203651265-Sending-to-large-groups-with-Group-Text-

    "Different providers impose different limits on how large an MMS group message can be; some providers' limits are as low as 10."

    There ya go - Change provider.... and get an Android phone! :p
     
  8. iMacMart

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 8, 2006

    Posts: 10,589

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Yes I'm beginning to think the same, I used to be able to do this simply when I had my Pixel 2XL but forced to use iPhones at work now :( Thanks for the advice though @ttaskmaster ;)