How do you hide your phone number on iMessage?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by FooArk, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. FooArk macrumors 6502

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    I was talking to my friend and her phone number went from using it in iMessage to showing only her email address.

    how :confused:
     
  2. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816

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    I'm confused with iMessage too. Instead of my friends name showing up it was his phone number but yet my name shows up in his messages.
     
  3. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    Settings > Messages > Receive At > Caller ID > you can pick what you want to show up here.
     
  4. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    There's no way to hide one's phone number in iMessages. What you could do though is register an email address with iMessage and use it as your caller ID. Here's how:

    Settings > Messages > Receive At > Add Email

    Once added, go to 'Called ID' and select your newly registered email address.

    Voilà!
     
  5. levitynyc macrumors 65816

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    I did that. My phone number still comes up instead of the email
     
  6. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the tip.

    Maybe she has to delete that text message before the email shows up..?
     
  7. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    Yes, try creating a new conversation thread.
     

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