iPhone iMessage de-activation - how to ??

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by chenks, May 24, 2013.

  1. chenks macrumors 6502a

    chenks

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    #1
    about to sell iPhone 4S.
    what do i need to do to make sure iMessage is fully unlinked from the phone?

    obviously be doing a full wipe and iOS re-install to make it clean, but do i need to do anything else (either before or after) ?
     
  2. TheAppleSource macrumors regular

    TheAppleSource

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    #2
    It's been posted on here before but basically I think the general consensus is to do as follows:

    Settings -> Messages -> Send & Recieve -> Apple ID -> Sign Out
    Settings -> Facetime -> Apple ID -> Sign Out
    Settings -> iTunes and App Stores -> Apple ID -> Sign Out
    Settings -> iCloud -> Delete Account

    Then do the standard erase everything by going to:

    Settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase All Content and Settings
     
  3. chenks thread starter macrumors 6502a

    chenks

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    #3
    just making sure as i'm sure i read stories about sold phones still receiving imessages for the previous owner etc.
     
  4. TheAppleSource macrumors regular

    TheAppleSource

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  5. dictoresno macrumors 601

    dictoresno

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    you can also go into itunes and unassociate the phone from the account that way. i recently found out about that and realized that my old phones were still in there and unlinked them.

    you goto Store > View account > Manage devices
     
  6. Ste Nova macrumors 6502

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    #6
    Settings -> Messages -> iMessage -> OFF

    that should be the first step, and leave it like that for a couple of hours (I turned it off the day before my upgrade)
     

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