how to disable iMessage?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by matt90036, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. matt90036 macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2010
    how do I disable iMessage on my iPad? I don't use it and it takes space on my screen. I checked restrictions but I didn't see any options to turn it off. what am I missing here?
  2. C N Reilly macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2008
    You can turn off iMessage by going to the Messages tab in settings and simply sliding the iMessage button to "off". However, I don't think that has any effect on the icon. I believe Apple treats it like the other built-in "important" apps on the front home screen: You can move it if you like, but you can never delete it.

    I seem to recall reading about some people who never use certain built-in apps who just dumped all those icons into a single folder and then dragged that all the way to the end of the last page of icons....

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