Is there a way to disable iMessage for phone number but not for email?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KWall24, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. KWall24 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey guys. I have an iPhone 4S, and just bought a new Android phone.

    A fair chunk of my family uses iPhones, iPads, and iPods, so I was planning on keeping the iPhone for iMessage and Facetime. However, my texts from said family (at least the ones using iPhones) are being sent as iMessages to the iPhone, instead of my new phone.

    I'm wondering if there is a way to disable iMessage/FaceTime on my iPhone for the phone number, but leave it active for the email addresses. Or if anybody knows of any other ways to achieve what I'm trying to do. I'll jailbreak if I need to.

    So, thoughts? Thanks guys and gals!
     
  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

    TWO2SEVEN

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    #2
    Settings > Messages > Send & Receive

    You should be able to turn off the phone number there.
     
  3. eelw macrumors 6502a

    eelw

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    #3
    And make sure they send it to your email and not phone number.
     
  4. mofunk macrumors 68000

    mofunk

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    #4
    You can set it to send from your iCloud address. This way you can send and receive from all your iOS devices and Mac.
     

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