No iMessage on old phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by weezin, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. weezin macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    I upgraded to the iPhone 5 this weekend, which replaced my 4.

    Question is...shouldn't iMessage still work on my old phone? The way I see it, it's acting like an iPod Touch at this point. Why shouldn't it work?

    What's the deal? Does it still work for anyone else?
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    It should work and send imessages if you're connected to wifi.
    Remember. No data=no imessages.
  3. Jamesesesesess macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2011
    If you upgraded, that means the SIM in your 4 was deactivated, so it can't connect to data. iMessage would still work, but you need to be connected to wifi.
  4. weezin thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    Yeah, I realize that it wouldn't work without wifi, but even at home (when I'm connected to wifi) it doesn't work. Gives me an error like it's not connected to anything. Hmmm.
  5. Nothlit macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2009
    Have you looked in Settings > Messages to make sure your old phone still has iMessage enabled? You likely won't be able to receive iMessages sent to your actual phone number, but you should still be able to send/receive iMessages to/from any email addresses you may have associated with your Apple ID.
  6. weezin thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    I found the problem. The iMessages app was still associated with my phone number, not my email. Once I associated it with my email it works great.


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