iMessage doesn't know I've sold my iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by esbe, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. esbe macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    Hi, I have a problem here that I'm unsure of how to solve.

    Since iOS5 was released I upgraded to it and communicated with the majority of my contacts via iMessage. Over a week ago I sold my iPhone and no longer have a smart phone of any kind. Now, when contacts try to send me a text message it still gets sent as an iMessage and actually gets a 'Delivered' confirmation. Nobody has been able to contact me this past week because of this!

    I had a similar situation with WhatsApp, but I sent an email to them and they removed my number from their servers immediately. Is there any way I could get Apple do the same thing?
  2. pauliphone macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2008
    London, UK
    Do you know the person you sold your iPhone to?
    If you do you need to get them to sign out of your Apple ID in the messages settings.
    They are probably receiving all your messages!
    If you don't know them maybe try logging into your Apple ID account on the web or in iTunes and changing your password, this should then at least stop the messages being delivered to your old phone.
  3. FreeState macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Assuming you have logged out of your accounts and reset your phone to defaults before you sold it, you souls be getting any iMessages as emails to the account you had set it up under. At last thats what happened to me.
  4. esbe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    Hmm, well I have most definitely not been receiving the iMessages as emails.

    The iPhone was properly erased and set up as a new iPhone so I'm pretty sure the new owner wouldn't be receiving my messages. I've changed my password anyway to see if that helps.
  5. dotme macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2011
    Properly erased, but what about the SIM? Was the SIM still in the iPhone?
  6. aLi-from-Berlin macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2011
    Same here...

    I bought a new 4S and gave my old 3G to my son. The 3G has been restored to factory settings twice already with a different SIM card in it. Now everytime I send or recieve an an iMessage it lands on both devices simoultaneously. Not sure what to do next.
  7. truz macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2006

    Turn off iMessage and sign out of your Apple ID. I'm guessing you are signed into the same apple ID so you can download the same OLD apps you already purchased for your son. This is where the problem is. Only sign in that Apple ID when downloading apps. Once completed sign out. Otherwise under Messages turn off iMessage.
  8. aLi-from-Berlin macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2011
    It worked. Thx Truz.

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