Apple ID as text message help

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by trich24, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. trich24 macrumors newbie

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    After moving to ios5

    Everyone I text / i message their device shows my apple id which is an email address as who its coming from rather than just a phone number


    Is there a simple setting I'm missing under messaging for why it shows an email now

    its not just to other apple devices its anyone

    Thanks
     
  2. TheNinjaJedi macrumors regular

    TheNinjaJedi

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    There is a setting in the SETTINGS.app that allows you to select email or your ctn.
     
  3. trich24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you give me more details.

    Where under settings

    Thanks again

    and if it makes a difference you cant respond to the text from the email address
     
  4. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Settings > Messages > Receive At > change your caller ID to your phone number.
     
  5. trich24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks but that brings up another issue.


    Under retrieve at

    its only

    apple id

    you can be reached for messages at

    email:
    add another email..

    the phone number isn't listed anywhere
     
  6. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Is your phone number listed under your Apple ID? Log into Apple.com and look at your account settings to see if your number is listed. I don't see how this is even possible if your on an iPhone. It's gotta send SMS somehow.
     
  7. sooner518 macrumors member

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    dumb question: are you talking about an iphone or ipad or ipod?
     
  8. trich24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Iphone 4 with ios 5 no problems before when I had 4.3.5 has my correct number under apple id .com
     
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