iPhone 6(S)(+) Changed phone number, how do I notify contacts?

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  1. ApplePie22 macrumors member

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    This would seem to be a basic need, anyone who changed numbers would go through. Changed number due to a relocation, created a iCloud group of people to notify, but there doesn't appear to be a native way to do that (how does Apple not allow you to message a iCloud group, WTF?). So I went third party and first downloaded "Text2Group" but quickly realized that app cannot pull from existing group, bummer. Then paid to download "Group Text" since they claim to source iCloud groups, problem here is the app is saying go to "Settings - Privacy Contacts" but when I do the app is not listed (but Text2Group was). Any advice? Seems like many people would do the same thing I am attempting, sure has been frustrating!
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    If Apple made it easy to do mass texts, we would all be doomed. Your email has not changed so they can always get hold of you there. I have had the same number for 15+ years and there are many who I wish no longer had my number.
     
  3. chscag macrumors 68040

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    Most folks nowadays relocate and keep their same number even if they switch carriers or change phones. Why did you need to change your phone number?
     
  4. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Can you not create an iMessage group and send a text to every one?!

    Guessing you don’t like to share everyone’s number.
     
  5. badatusernames macrumors regular

    badatusernames

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    You can use a Siri shortcut.

    You can use filters too in this example I’m only sending to those whose last name is John. Plus is sends each message individually so you won’t have a group chat and share numbers.


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  6. ApplePie22 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks, my wife ended up doing manually. She changed her number because she started a business and wanted to have a local number.
     
  7. akash.nu macrumors 604

    akash.nu

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    Business and personal number should always be separate.
     
  8. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Should just made a local google voice number.
     

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