Cannot remove phone number from iMessage

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Brian Y, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Hi All,

    I'm switching phones for a music festival since I don't want to take my iPhone with me, and I'm having a blooming nightmare with iMessage.

    No matter what I do - my number always shows up on other iPhones as being "iMessage enabled" - so when I'm using my other phone, I don't get messages sent from iPhones.

    I've followed Apple's advice and, with my sim in my iPhone, turned iMessage off. Which did nothing. I've also removed my Apple ID from iMessage and then turned it off - again, it still shows up on other phones as being iMessage enabled.

    Any ideas? This whole taking over your phone number business is getting a bit tiresome.

  2. Xiph0s macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    New York, NY
    Apple is currently being sued for this. The unactivation/activation of iMessage is sketchy at best. It just takes time when you disable it -- too much time.

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