iMessage - Start New Conversations From..

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by kolax, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Every time I update iOS, Apple really annoyingly change 'start new conversations' from my phone number to my @icloud email. Every bloody time!

    Now, with iOS 7.1 (or 7.1.1) I have no option for new conversations to be started from my phone number, it only gives me the option of email addresses.

    Apple really has made the biggest mistake with iMessage by letting people use email addresses, then forcing people to use them by default. I still have multiple conversations with the same people because of this.

    Actually, seems I can no longer choose my phone number for iMessage on the Mac for new conversations. Argh!
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Sounds like something is going on with your iCloud/Apple ID as far as it relates to iMessage than anything iOS specific necessarily (in particular since most aren't experiencing this either).
  3. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Ah what a faff this is. I changed my password couple weeks ago, and my phone required me to sign in again, which I did. So I assumed all was well.. but apparently not.

    There seems to be a bug with iMessage that it didn't inherit my new iCloud password, so I had to sign in again under send/receive (twice - first time gave me an error that iMessage was unavailable, which then logged me out completely of iMessage and I had to activate again).

    Think Apple needs to work harder with iCloud when someone changes their password.
  4. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    7.1.1 here and I can choose where to start conversations from. Maybe logging off your Apple ID and logging back may help?

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  5. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I should've been clearer in my last post that the issue is resolved now. Thanks anyway!
  6. Eddieliucp macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2014
    Hi there could you please tell me how you fixed it!?
  7. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I didn't make it clear it was the solution in my post, but this bit:

    Once I activated again, it started working properly. The issue was to do with my password change, so I had to sign out/in of iCloud (twice) in the Messages app.

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