2 iPhones, 2 SIMs, 2 Numbers: Can iMessage be set to just 1 number?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dmk1974, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68020

    dmk1974

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    I have 2 iPhones.

    A: iPhone 7 (primary phone)
    B: iPhone 6s (secondary/backup phone)

    Each has their own SIM card and assigned phone number and own data plan. If I set both phones to use iMessage linked to my iCloud account, can iPhone B be set to only send and receive messages from the phone number attached to iPhone A? I know it works when linked to an iPad or MacBook, but since iPhone B has its own number, I wasn't sure about this scenario. Thanks!
     
  2. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Not sure, but I also have 2 separate phones, an S8 and ip7. I have 2 apps on my S8 that will notify me when I get a phone call and will forward the text message.
     
  3. akash.nu, Jul 8, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2017

    akash.nu macrumors 603

    akash.nu

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    It is possible as long as you use the same iCloud account & on the secondary iPhone setup the response from only iCloud account as your primary method on iMessage.
     
  4. HallStevenson macrumors 6502a

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    According to HELP in iMessages on the macOS side, it should (bold added by me):

     
  5. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68020

    dmk1974

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    Thanks, I got it to work! Just had to also make sure all my other linked iPads and Mac were set to send from that primary phone number as well.
     

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