iPhone XS Max Max - Number changed to Primary

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  1. xrussx macrumors member

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    anyone else get this when texting someone via SMS? (Green bubbles)
     
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  4. torquer macrumors regular

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    Ditto and since getting my Series 4 and XS, iMessage in the cloud no longer works
     
  5. junebug1 macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Make sure you file a bug report with Apple. Otherwise, they may not find out about this.
     
  7. torquer macrumors regular

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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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    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.
     
  10. LadiJae macrumors member

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    Mines does the same. But only when texting non iPhone users
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    You need to upgrade your husband or his phone then. :p
     
  12. LadiJae macrumors member

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    Hahahaaaa
    He had the 8plus and went to the note when it came out...
     
  13. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Sounds like he needs a 'come to Jesus' moment, so he can see the error of his ways. :D

    Looking forward to using two different SIMs in my new phone. Hurry up, Apple.
     
  14. HDJulie macrumors demi-goddess

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    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.
     
  15. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    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
     
  16. HDJulie macrumors demi-goddess

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    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 :).
     
  17. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    That is what I am talking about. You are seeing hints of iOS 12.1
     
  18. HDJulie macrumors demi-goddess

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    And in 12.1 there will be a way to make it stop telling me it is changing the number to Primary?
     
  19. eagleglen macrumors 65816

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    It’s been several weeks now. Any solution to this yet??? It’s really annoying.
     
  20. junebug1 macrumors regular

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    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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  22. gtnator macrumors newbie

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    12.1 did NOT fix this issue for me. Hopefully Apple will fix it soon.
     
  23. Lilj135 macrumors newbie

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    The issue was not addressed in 12.1 for me. I still have the same problems every time I send SMS
     
  24. gtnator macrumors newbie

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    Me too. I still have the same problem, every day. It’s ridiculous
     

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