iMessage and email address

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by tctony, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. tctony macrumors 6502a

    tctony

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    Is there any reliable way to make iMessage actually send from my phone number instead of my email? Apple has failed so hard in this regard.
     
  2. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

    r2shyyou

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    Are you saying that the following isn't working?

    Settings > Messages > Send & Receive> Start new conversations from > [select your number]
     
  3. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

    SAD*FACED*CLOWN

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    don't blame Apple buddy check your settings...my iMessgae comes from email and /or phone number
     
  4. tctony thread starter macrumors 6502a

    tctony

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    Nope doesn't work on my iPhone or my iPad.

    New convos always start from my apple ID.

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    I don't want it to come from my email, that's the point. Apple failed hard in syncing iMessage and making sure it only comes from your number.
     
  5. CB1234 macrumors 6502a

    CB1234

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    Where are you based?

    I have this problem in Middle East, where FaceTime is blocked by local authorities.

    I wonder if you are based in ME as well.
     
  6. stuaz macrumors 6502

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    Mine works fine. All new conversations start from my phone number on my iPhone 5, (old 4), 3GS, iPad and RMBP.
     
  7. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

    r2shyyou

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    This may seem like I'm "passing the buck" but I suggest reading through this Apple support article:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3529

    There's a bunch of info that might be helpful.

    Otherwise, if I was having this problem, I'd start by confirming the phone number associated with my Apple ID at appleid.apple.com. Then I'd probably turn iMessage off and back on. Then go from there.
     
  8. ProudLoz macrumors regular

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    All your devices need to be on iOS 6, specially the iPhone. I don't know how it works, but I believe that when the iPhone receives an iMessage through the phone number, it just forwards the iMessage to the other devices that don't have the number attached to the device.
     
  9. tctony thread starter macrumors 6502a

    tctony

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    Semi-bump but thanks. Apple already had my phone number - but it wasn't listed under "Mobile Phone". I changed that, then logged out of iMessage on all my accounts (iPhone, iPad, computer) and my phone number was available under the iMessage settings after I logged back in.
     

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