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

    Sep 19, 2012
    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


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    Settings > Messages > Send & Receive

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


    Sep 19, 2012
    And make sure they send it to your email and not phone number.
  4. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009
    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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