iMessage & Phone Number

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by traycraycray, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2012
    Hey everyone,

    So I got a new phone today and I restored it with my iCloud backup and I'm trying to send iMessages.. however it keeps sending from my e-mail even though it says my phone number is verified already and there is a check mark next to both my number and email...

    However, my number is greyed out.. so I don't know what to do...
  2. macrumors 65816


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
    Wirelessly posted

    Settings > imessage > Send & Recieve.

    Ensure "start new conversation" is marked next to your phone number. Now, start a new conversation, don't 'reply' to an old one.

    If this doesn't work, turn iMessage off, restart the iPhone, then turn iMessage back on and recheck the above settings.
  3. macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2010
    I also don't have the option to designate my number or AppleID for "start a new conversation." Weird. My iMessage settings page is exactly as OP described.

    Edit: I tried toggling iMessage off and back on and after re-enabling my AppleID, I now have the option to "start a new conversation from:" at the bottom of the iMessage settings page. Weird.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2012

    this worked! thanks!!

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