Switched from iPhone 4s to Galaxy s4, Not recieving texts.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by kailibur, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. kailibur, Nov 7, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2013

    kailibur macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2011
    By looking on apples support community, I can tell that this is a huge issue. I am now wondering if any of you have a solution. If possible, I would like to not completely restore.
    Keep in mind that so far, I have:
    Reset network settings
    removed sim card
    deleted icloud account
    deactivated sms AND imessage
    Had my friends with iphones switch my contact to just mobile
    Had my friends completely re-create my contact.

    Any help is appreciated.

    sorry for strange capitalization.

    EDIT: sorry, i wasnt thinking as i was typing and subconsciously typed a curse word.
  2. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Do you have another iOS or OSX device with iMessage enabled?
  3. kailibur thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2011
    nope. never used it anywhere else.
  4. WilliamBateman macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2013
    Your friends need to have "Send as SMS" turned on or it won't send.
  5. kailibur thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2011
    they do. on my iphone, we would text by sms all the time.
  6. mib1800 macrumors 68020

    Sep 16, 2012
    Ask a friend using non-iOS device send you a sms. If you receive ok then it is not your phone issue. Most probably somewhere you still have an iOS device with your apple ID still active. Or you think your friends are using SMS but in fact they still on iMessage.

    That's why I dont like Apple eco-system which will make you go thru hell to get out completely.
  7. JH- macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2009
    Google delete apple support profile. Then take your iPhone off the registered devices list.
  8. kailibur thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2011
    I eventually figured out how to stop this. but yes, the forced apple ecosystem is quite un user-friendly, despite their claims. this experience is really making me never want to buy another apple product again. it almost forces you to stay with products, made by a company that stopped truly innovating since Jobs stepped down. I pity anyone else making the smart (IMO, I know everybody thinks differently) switch, because its almost not worth it.
  9. purplekush604 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2011
    I called apple deregistered my account and phone number, but i also got my friends to have send as sms........after trying all that u did and it worked.

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