how to NOT sync imessage

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by thinkadam, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. thinkadam macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi All,
    Seen a lot of synch issues with iMessage..
    But what about not having them sync.
    Im having a iMessage convo with my wife (iPhone to iPhone) but our family iPad keeps beeping in the other room every time i send her something.
    Its a nice feature that the sync works, but anyway to turn this off or "log out" easily ..when not using it on the pad.. I thought i read something once that it can detect inactive devices..

    thanks
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    #2
    Send her a message to her phone number, not her Apple ID (and vise versa)

    Or turn off iMessage on the iPad.
     
  3. Hustler macrumors 6502

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    How do you only select the phone number? When I try it automatically reverts to iMessage anyway.
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    Two ways:

    1. Phone.app> Contacts> Send Message> select number (not email)

    2. Message.app> create new message> type persons name and select their number (or type person's number)
     
  5. Hustler macrumors 6502

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    I do that, either way and it still automatically sends it as an iMessage. Is it because I already iMessages this person? Do I have to delete our text history between is so that it doesn't auto iMessage?
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I think earlier I miss understood your your comment,mic you don't want to send an iMessage at all, then you can turn it off under Settings> Messages> iMessage off
     
  7. Hustler macrumors 6502

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    Yea I know about turning it off completely.
    I just wondered if there was a way I could iMessage this person, then in the next response, do it via a normal Text message.
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    An iMessage can be sent to either an Apple ID or a phone number.

    If you send an iMessage to a phone number it will only come up on the phone.

    When you compose a message and you type her name in, there will be two entries, a phone number and an email address. Send it to the phone number.
     

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