5 Free iPhone Offline Messaging Apps to Save Data.

Last Updated: January 27, 2017
Offline Messaging Apps

WhatsApp launched a new feature, Offline Messaging. This offline messaging feature currently rolled out for iPhone users. There are few more offline messaging apps we want to introduce you in this article.

Certainly, there are benefits for offline messaging. Sometimes we may end up in a situation there is no data connection or Wi-Fi like in Subway or Net Dead zone. And you just want to send a picture of your location of some sensitive data to your friends or co-worker. This is the ideal scenario where Offline messaging apps required on your phone.

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Well, you can send the message or MMS to your friend right at that moment even your phone is not connected to the internet. The app will keep your message until the offline message app connects to the internet and the app will send the message automatically.

iPhone Offline Messaging Apps

We tested WhatsApp Offline Features after changing iPhone connectivity to Airplane mode. We noticed that the message kept in the message app until we change the Airplane mode. WhatsApp is going to be the number one Offline Message App, let us list few more offline message apps for those who doesn’t want to depend on WhatsApp always.


(Cache message send later with internet)

There is no any introduction need for WhatsApp, number one messaging app from the Facebook team. Regularly updated with new features and they rolled out a new feature, Offline Messaging from WhatsApp.

WhatsApp Offline MessagingWhatsApp users (iOS only at this moment) can now write message and tap on send button while you are offline. The message will send from your phone when your phone connects to the internet. We tested with multiple images and texts with, and all work well and delivered at the moment when your phone re-establish the connection to the internet.


(Peer-peer using Bluetooth and Internet)

The concept of FireChat is entirely different from WhatsApp offline messaging. FireChat is using a peer-peer communication method where the data is transmitting through nearby phones.  With this app, you will be automatically connected to next user’s phone, and one another, that create a network of phones to communicate each other.FireChat iPhone

This feature is ideal when you don’t have an internet connection and no chance to get net connection soon. This FireChat offline messaging app is widely used in public transportation, cruise ships, school campus where no active net connection exist.


(Peer-peer using Bluetooth and Internet)

Bridgefy is an offline messaging app using Bluetooth to send transmit messages that let you communicate without the internet connection. This app communication with peer phone users via Bluetooth, no internet connection required.

This app lets you connect the next person who is close to you, ideally, you can send messages to people 330 feet (100 meters) or less from you. This is like a Walky-talky messaging app ideal for sending data to the mobile close to you in Bluetooth range. The Mesh Mode let you use peer-peer communication like FireChat by creating a network in a group of people.

Air Chat

(Peer-peer using Bluetooth and Internet | Encrypted)

Air Chat is also using the Bluetooth peer-peer chatting platform. The benefit of this app is, Air Chat is sending the messages as encrypted, offering more security for your messages. Just like other offline messaging apps, Air Chat also does not need a data plan or Wi-Fi. Air Chat can automatically find the people using the app around you and lets you start chatting. You can resume all conversations when devices reconnect.


(Peer-peer using Bluetooth and Internet)

ZombieChat is an another peer-peer communication app like FireChat. With this app, you can send and receive text and picture messages to people nearby. ZombieChat app creates a peer to peer network with nearby active devices via Bluetooth and peer-peer Wi-Fi and infrastructure Wi-Fi.

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We listed the best Offline Apps in available at this point. On this list, Except WhatsApp, all other apps are using peer to peer connection for sending offline messages from your phone. WhatsApp using the offline messaging method, like draft now and we will send automatically when your phone connects to the internet. Both Offline Messaging methods have its own pros and cons. Please select the right Offline Messaging App that matches for your requirement.

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