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


    Sep 16, 2008
    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

    Mar 21, 2010
    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


    May 26, 2016
    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


    May 1, 2012
    According to HELP in iMessages on the macOS side, it should (bold added by me):

  5. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    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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