Help: Contacts in iMessage showing up as a number...

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by kmark55, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. kmark55 macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2011
    My contacts show up fine everywhere, but when I open up a conversation with my friends that have iMessage, it only shows their number. Why is this happening?

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  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    They've set their caller ID on iMessage to their phone number. Nothing you can do on your end.
  3. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    Under settings > Messages > Receive At

    You can add your email address for your Apple ID

    And right under that, select "Caller ID" and use your email address if you don't want the number showing up.
  4. black743 macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2010
    Huntington, WV
    My friend and I are showing up with our why is it different for us?
  5. kmark55 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2011
    I figured it out. I logged out of my apple ID in the iMessage settings, then rebooted my phone. Are you guys able to stay logged in with your apple ID and still see your contacts as their name and not as their number?

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