For fffffffff sakes apple! iPhone trying to send iMessage to Android friend

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by Ebok, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. Ebok Suspended

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    My iPhone thinks my friend has an iPhone and it won’t send texts.

    Once it sent, it goes to “delivered” right away but he doesn’t get anything.

    My friend does not have an iPhone and hasn’t had one in years. This started a few days ago when I got a replacement device.

    I don’t wanna restore again so hopefully someone has a solution. Things I tried:

    - told him to unreg his # with apple
    - deleted contact
    - deleted message thread
    - restarted my phone
     
  2. ganja24 macrumors 6502

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    - delete friends number.

    To fix your friends need to get iPhone
     
  3. Banglazed macrumors demi-god

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    https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage/

    Send him that link to enter his number then confirmation code to force it to deregister iMessage

    It’s not your device, it’s not Apple and it’s your friend’s fault for not signing out of iMessage before switching to Android.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Seems like based on what's in the OP that has already been done and the friend hasn't even had an iPhone (and I assume hasn't used iMessage) in years.
     
  5. DblHelix macrumors 6502

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    Did you turn on the option to send as sms when iMessage is unavailable?
     
  6. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    In the UK at least mobile numbers get recycled after a period of non-use. If your friend has only gotten that number recently it’s possible a different person was receiving iMessages on that number.
     
  7. cra19j macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem texting a friend with a Google Pixel 2 - when I took my iPhone into Apple and showed them, they suggested sending the text again, and the second time it went as an SMS. It had to be sent as a new text, because the first one showed it as iMessage and delivered, even though it never arrived. I haven't had the problem occur again.
     
  8. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 603

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    It could also mean he just deleted his AppleID phone number.
     
  9. Ebok thread starter Suspended

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    Perhaps you should read the whole post.

    But thanks for everyone’s suggestions.

    This literally happened out of no where
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    It says iMessage is available. It even says delivered but to what device? Who knows
     
  10. ApplePersonFreak macrumors 6502a

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    The poster means do you have ‘send as SMS’ on in your message settings.
     
  11. Ebok, Nov 30, 2018
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    Ebok thread starter Suspended

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    I do, but that doesn’t mean anything when the message gets sent. Messages show as delivered but he has no iOS or MacOS devices, trying to figure out which device it’s getting delivered to
     
  12. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    Try asking your friend to login to iCloud.com and see if there are any devices associated with their account?
     
  13. Lammy macrumors member

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    Try going into your contacts, click on you friend's name, click edit, and make sure the type of number is listed as mobile and not iPhone.
     
  14. Ebok thread starter Suspended

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    Tried that
     
  15. mattyboy7110 macrumors member

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    If you turn off iMessage, then send them a text, then turn it on again, maybe that'll work?
     
  16. George Knighton macrumors 65816

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    The obvious solution.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    That might be wroth a try. Might even be good to delete the existing conversation and start a new one (if possible) in that scenario.
     
  18. Ebok thread starter Suspended

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    Tried it.

    It’s not just my phone it’s multiple phones with different numbers doing the same thing.
     
  19. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    Then your friends number must still be registered with Apple somehow. perhaps have him contact Apple support?
     
  20. Lammy macrumors member

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    This.

    Does your friend have an iPad, MacBook, etc?
     
  21. Ebok thread starter Suspended

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    Nope. He’s anti apple lol
     
  22. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

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    If it says delivered, it means an iDevice received it and ack'd the receipt...
     
  23. DeanLubaki macrumors 6502a

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    So if what you're saying is that different people with iPhones are having the same issue, by the laws of obviousness, your friend's phone number is the issue. And as other people said, if it says "Delivered", that means another device is getting the texts because delivered means a device has acknowledged the receipt of the message.
     
  24. Ebok thread starter Suspended

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    Ya I know that but he’s trying to figure out which device that is..

    It’s apples fault if he didn’t register his number to a device and it was registered some other way.
     
  25. DeanLubaki macrumors 6502a

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    Well that depends on whether or not your friend's number is new and was recycled recently.
     

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