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iPhone XS Max Max - Number changed to Primary

xrussx

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Mar 22, 2010
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anyone else get this when texting someone via SMS? (Green bubbles)
 

torquer

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Oct 16, 2014
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Ditto and since getting my Series 4 and XS, iMessage in the cloud no longer works
 
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junebug1

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Jan 24, 2007
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NE Ohio
This is happening after every single non-iMessage text. I can’t seem to find any solution. At least I know I’m not alone.

Edit: Only happening since switching to iPhone Xs Max.
 
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torquer

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Oct 16, 2014
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FYI in speaking with Apple on another issue they are aware and tracking this problem but beyond that have no further info
 
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wulfin

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Sep 3, 2014
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Calgary, AB
Sounds like it's getting ready for dual sim. Don't forget you can set your contacts to be primary or secondary depending on which sim you want to use (ie which phone number). It'll be the same with messaging.. since only primary has imessage and the second sim will be sms only.
 
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HDJulie

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Jun 13, 2008
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Little Rock, AR
I have this same problem. I have the Xs Max & bought the unlocked version so it did not come with an actual SIM. I didn't realize that when I first tried to activate it with AT&T & so gave them the IMEI number off the box. Anyway, they deactivated my old sim while doing this & so I had to get a new sim. So, maybe this is the problem. My husband learned from my mistake & just popped his old sim into the new phone. I'll ask him if he gets the Number Changed to Primary message for SMS texts.
 
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Apple_Robert

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Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
I have this same problem. I have the Xs Max & bought the unlocked version so it did not come with an actual SIM. I didn't realize that when I first tried to activate it with AT&T & so gave them the IMEI number off the box. Anyway, they deactivated my old sim while doing this & so I had to get a new sim. So, maybe this is the problem. My husband learned from my mistake & just popped his old sim into the new phone. I'll ask him if he gets the Number Changed to Primary message for SMS texts.
It’s not a actual problem. The primary number symbol is part of the upcoming dual SIM function enabled with the release of iOS 12.1
 
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HDJulie

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Jun 13, 2008
735
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Little Rock, AR
It’s not a actual problem. The primary number symbol is part of the upcoming dual SIM function enabled with the release of iOS 12.1

I don’t have the symbol thing - I have a line above every response in an sms text that says Number changed to Primary. Every single response. It drives me nuts :).
 
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junebug1

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Jan 24, 2007
227
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NE Ohio
For those of you browsing this that aren't entirely sure what this issue actually looks like here is a screenshot. Every single time you send a non-iMessage text you get this note. Can't believe it hasn't been addressed yet.
 

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