iMessage help please

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Edge171, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Edge171 macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2008

    When my friends get an iMessage from me it is displaying me email address for some reason and not my actual name.. Can anyone assist?
  2. grantc01 macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    i believe I'm having the same issue. i will assume you are talking about the iPhone because thats where I'm having trouble. after a bit of playing with the problem with my friend i realized that when he sends me a txt to my email it comes from his phone number but when he sends a message to my phone number it comes from his email. keep in mind that i am using a at&t 3gs and he is using a verizon iPhone 4. both are up to date.
  3. jwingfie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2008
    Athens, GA
    Try going to Settings > Messages> Receive at> Caller ID> and see if your phone number is checked.
  4. grantc01 macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    yeah it is. i actually tried that earlier and to no avail it didn't fix the problem. i have changed all the settings around and it still repeats its self. the only way it goes number to number is if you turn off iMessage on both phones
  5. Twiztid11 macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    I had this problem as well and a simple reset of the phone seemed to do the trick
  6. luckystephens macrumors member


    May 26, 2007
    I believe your iMessage email has to be associated with your contact info. Chances are the recipient does not have that email saved to your contact information on his device.
  7. grantc01 macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    i have performed 3 hard resets and its still the same issue
  8. grantc01 macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    are you talking about adding the email to the contact info. we both have done that. i should probably include that the issue goes both ways for sending messages both ways.

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