IMessage porblem

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Oktober, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Oktober macrumors regular

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    I have done a test with two people with ios5. One person when I iMessage him it comes ups as a text. I get a iMessage from him. But both friends that I have tried I appear as my apple ID account and not phone number or name in contacts. Whats going on?

    -Darren
     
  2. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    what's checked under:

    Settings -> Messages -> recieve at -> Caller ID?
     
  3. Oktober thread starter macrumors regular

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    I Have my apple ID. And no option for mobile no.
     
  4. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    you could try turning iMessage off and on, maybe it'll have to register your phone number again.

    does the device even know your own number?

    Settings -> Phone -> "My Number"
     
  5. Oktober thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it has my mobile no. I have turned off and on again iMessage.
     
  6. oSutrooper macrumors member

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    I have a friend with the same problem. No matter what we do, he just can't send me an imessage. Any more ideas?
     
  7. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    Based on the title of the thread I thought that issue was auto correct not working. ;)
     
  8. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    If I understand you correctly, this may be relevant.

    On Thursday, I updated my wife's phone to iOS5.

    Yesterday, if I tried to message her number, it came up as SMS. If I tried to message her by her email address, it used iMessage.

    Today, iMessage works for both. So it maybe just needs some time to register the number on the iMessage server.
     
  9. Oktober thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine appears to be working with one friend. Just testing the other.

    I did what Fliesen said "you could try turning iMessage off and on, maybe it'll have to register your phone number again.

    does the device even know your own number?

    Settings -> Phone -> "My Number"

    I now have in Settings > Messages > Receive At > 2 address

    You can be reached for messages at Phone number then underneath my apple ID.

    And its working
     
  10. dizzy130 macrumors member

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    Syncing?

    Is syncing between phone and iPad working for anyone? I thought I had it all set up correctly - same appleid for iPad and iPhone, caller id set as email address on phone, etc - but my iPad is not getting iMessages. Any suggestions?
     
  11. Frankenstein macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Does anyone know why my iMessages are not working on my iPhone? It works great on my iPad, but for some reason all I can do in the messages app is send text messages. My wife and I both got a 4s today so I know it should work. I even turned texting off in settings and I have them blocked via AT&T. Also, when I try to create a new message, it only shows my contacts' mobile numbers. Everything else on the phone works great and I am loving the notifications. Any help is greatly appreciated. I cut off texting since $30/month for texting in today's smartphone filled world is ludacris. So I am planning on relying on iMessage pretty heavily.
     
  12. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I think this is it. My iPhone and iPad worked right away, but my daughter's iPhone would not work no matter what and after about 12 hours it just started working.
     

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