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    Default Re: iMessage issues after switching from iPhone to Android

    What do i do if i no longer have the iphone? I sold it to Best Buy. Please help.
    Ps. I wiped the phone before i sold it to them.
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    Apple has never been in favor of the consumer. They've always been shady to me. I wouldn't be surprised if they did this to stop you guys from switching to Android. You see all their law suits about patents they claim to have thought of first and all other kinds of mess. They force you to buy other adapters so all your old iPhone accessories can work. They're a crooked company and I never understood why people seem to continue to buy their products. Apple are con artists and I hope this issue will open some people's eyes to their nonsense. They have more Cash on hand than the US Government (don't believe me.. Look it up) and it's all from being crooks! I hope you guys sort out your iMessage issue and run for the hills when you do. Good luck

    My GS3 sleeps in the bed and I make my girlfriend sleep on the couch
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    Quote Originally Posted by makaroni View Post
    Apple has never been in favor of the consumer. They've always been shady to me. I wouldn't be surprised if they did this to stop you guys from switching to Android. You see all their law suits about patents they claim to have thought of first and all other kinds of mess. They force you to buy other adapters so all your old iPhone accessories can work. They're a crooked company and I never understood why people seem to continue to buy their products. Apple are con artists and I hope this issue will open some people's eyes to their nonsense. They have more Cash on hand than the US Government (don't believe me.. Look it up) and it's all from being crooks! I hope you guys sort out your iMessage issue and run for the hills when you do. Good luck

    My GS3 sleeps in the bed and I make my girlfriend sleep on the couch
    How does that make them shady? When you buy accessories it never says it will work for the next iPhone design. The same accessory works for the model it was designed for. Do you call Toyota shady when the after market headlights you bought for your 2006 Camry doesn't fit your 2007?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tewest86 View Post
    How does that make them shady? When you buy accessories it never says it will work for the next iPhone design. The same accessory works for the model it was designed for. Do you call Toyota shady when the after market headlights you bought for your 2006 Camry doesn't fit your 2007?
    I said that if this glitch that these folks are facing is designed so people can't leave the iPhone, then that is shady. Everything apple is over priced, and they make their products in a Chinese factory for cheap labor equivalent to a sweat shop. They force you to use iTunes, one iPhone they made with a different size headphone jack that forced you to buy an adapter to use other headphones or you had to use their headphones. Then they charge 30+ bucks for those measly headphones. They've never catered to the customer, always greedy and that's how they managed to acquire more Cash than the US Government. Remember this is my opinion based on what I've seen and how I feel. If you don't agree then that's cool but to me, they're crooks.

    My GS3 sleeps in the bed and I make my girlfriend sleep on the couch
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    Default iMessage issues after switching from iPhone to Android

    I do know that iMessage is tied to the phones IMEI also. Once you restore it, you cannot insert your sim again or it will tie your sim and the IMEI again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeddn View Post
    The problem I have is that sim card for my android phone is much larger then my sim card for my iphone4 Who can help me
    first I'd say read up some more on this possible "fix" and if it seems legit then take your iPhone sim and put it on top of your android phone sim and see if it's possible to trim off some excess plastic from the android one to get them to the same size. If it is then take a razor or exacto knife and trim the edges of the android sim until its the same size or pretty darn close to fit in that lil tray that goes in the iPhone. just don't damage the copper/metal or whatever you call the part that holds your phone info. then you'll be able to get the sim inside the iPhone and work your magic. Ppl do it when they unlock iPhones to use with other carrier sims so i believe it's possible to do.
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    The answer is so simple, after thinking about this for a few minutes it dawned on me. By default the iPhone will check to see if the phone number is tied to an apple account and is on an iPhone, once it does that it remembers that and saves it as an iPhone number rather than a regular mobile phone, all you have to do is tell all your friends with iPhones to change this in their own phone and that should solve the problem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorToshiba View Post
    The answer is so simple, after thinking about this for a few minutes it dawned on me. By default the iPhone will check to see if the phone number is tied to an apple account and is on an iPhone, once it does that it remembers that and saves it as an iPhone number rather than a regular mobile phone, all you have to do is tell all your friends with iPhones to change this in their own phone and that should solve the problem!
    Sounds like a good idea. If it works y'all better thank this man

    My GS3 sleeps in the bed and I make my girlfriend sleep on the couch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anisai101 View Post
    Even my service provider tried to help me by contacting Apple and weren't able to get anywhere with them.

    My service provider ended up getting so fed up with Apple that my service provider offered to give me a new iPhone for free to correct the problem because Apple refused to do anything.

    Now I am literally being forced to be an Apple user when I want to be an Android user.

    It's not fair to me as the customer, to the service provider who is losing money to deal with Apples mess, and it's really not fair to Android because they've now lost me as a customer.

    Plus, Android loses all potential customers who are coming from iPhone because Apple won't fix their glitch thus forcing people to stay with them. Isn't that a Monopoly?

    wow so you used a service, didn't turn it off and were surprised when it kept working? Someone call the waaaambulance.

    i hate kids.
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    Well, I had the same problem and, duh, I figured how to solve it, at least given my situation...I had to turn off iMessage on my iPad!! (I had previously wiped my iPhone clean.)
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    Hi, I switched from and iphone to an android phone just over a week ago. I had the same issue with messages being blocked to my android phone because of imessage.
    My carrier advised, in my iphone, to go to settings - phone and delete your mobile number in the "my number" area then type in a dummy mobile number (e.g. 0400 000 000) and save. This helps but did not fix the issue.
    My dad and I worked through it last night as he has an iphone. You need to break the link between imessage (and possibly icloud) and your mobile number. I believe the solution is as follows:
    1. Do as my carrier advised (above).
    2. On iphone - go to settings - messages and turn off imessage, and in send & receive (below imessage option) untick your mobile number. In settings - face time, turn off face time. If you have an icloud account delete that as this may be retaining a link to your phone number as well.
    3. In Messages on your iphone - clear any converations you have with anyone who has an iphone and delete the "folder" attached to the conversation.
    4. Now, if you have any other Apples devices which have been linked/synced to your mobile number you will need to go into Messages and clear all conversations and delete the associated folders. In settings - messages - send & receive untick your mobile number, this will most likely just leave you with an email address.
    5. The link may need to be broken similarly on friends who have iphones for your mobile number only - i.e.clear conversation history in messages.
    6. Most importantly if this doesn't already change your contact from blue to black following a reboot of their iphone - i.e. change blue imessage capability to green text message cabability, you should request that they change the label of you phone number in their contacts from "iphone" to mobile. Alternatively if friends have an iphone 5 i believe they can change your number to a non - iphone contact.

    Hope this helps
    I don't know why Apple is allowed to get away with this message blocking through syncing/linking imessage!! ... perhaps a ploy for Apple domination... Another reason why I changed to Android!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoGal View Post
    Hi, I switched from and iphone to an android phone just over a week ago. I had the same issue with messages being blocked to my android phone because of imessage.
    My carrier advised, in my iphone, to go to settings - phone and delete your mobile number in the "my number" area then type in a dummy mobile number (e.g. 0400 000 000) and save. This helps but did not fix the issue.
    My dad and I worked through it last night as he has an iphone. You need to break the link between imessage (and possibly icloud) and your mobile number. I believe the solution is as follows:
    1. Do as my carrier advised (above).
    2. On iphone - go to settings - messages and turn off imessage, and in send & receive (below imessage option) untick your mobile number. In settings - face time, turn off face time. If you have an icloud account delete that as this may be retaining a link to your phone number as well.
    3. In Messages on your iphone - clear any converations you have with anyone who has an iphone and delete the "folder" attached to the conversation.
    4. Now, if you have any other Apples devices which have been linked/synced to your mobile number you will need to go into Messages and clear all conversations and delete the associated folders. In settings - messages - send & receive untick your mobile number, this will most likely just leave you with an email address.
    5. The link may need to be broken similarly on friends who have iphones for your mobile number only - i.e.clear conversation history in messages.
    6. Most importantly if this doesn't already change your contact from blue to black following a reboot of their iphone - i.e. change blue imessage capability to green text message cabability, you should request that they change the label of you phone number in their contacts from "iphone" to mobile. Alternatively if friends have an iphone 5 i believe they can change your number to a non - iphone contact.

    Hope this helps
    I don't know why Apple is allowed to get away with this message blocking through syncing/linking imessage!! ... perhaps a ploy for Apple domination... Another reason why I changed to Android!
    Thats because you people use iMessage not GSM network, iMessage is really just IM network with phone numbers aggigned to accounts, if you have active account iMessage of other people things that it can still send messages to you via iMessage not SMS. It's hard to make it switch off other way then manually, since iMessage servers are not aware of fact that you stop using it. Thru Apple could solve it by sending SMS when you offline.

    It would be cool if carriers intgrated XMPP (open protocol that iMessage or Google Talk using) like that, potentially carriers having there own XMPP servers for proper addressing (phone_number@orange.pl for example)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoGal View Post
    Hope this helps
    I don't know why Apple is allowed to get away with this message blocking through syncing/linking imessage!! ... perhaps a ploy for Apple domination... Another reason why I changed to Android!
    Thanks, I'm going to try this later today. Curse Apple!
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    I JUST DID IT!!!!!! HOLY (@#*()EUR)(U$!!!!! YES!!!!

    I read this solution and it works as bizarrrrr as it sounds. (I did it using the iPhone of my girlfriend):

    "Alright...found two ways...you can go to your apple account and unregister the iphone you switched and sometimes this works...if it doesn't here is step number 2. Take Sim card out of your new android phone and put it in your old iphone...now go into settings/messaging...turn off imessage...turn on SMS messaging. now take sim card out and put it back into android phone...wahla!!!!
    It works...for those of you who do not know how to open sim card slot in iPhone....simple...take a paper clip and push it in the little hole.... for those of you who gave away your iphone....borrow one...you need at least an iphone 4 to do this.

    Hope this help...appreciate any feedback to make sure fix is working."
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    Default Re: iMessage issues after switching from iPhone to Android

    This is most commonly a problem (from what I've run into, probably not statistically) associated with having a secondary device on the Apple ecosystem, such as an iMac, iPad, iPod, etc that's synced to the same account. Was that one iPhone the only Apple device you had that could receive messages?
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    I switched from iPhone 4s to galaxy S4. After trying all mentioned from other posts and I still had a problem with one of my contacts.
    Previously I had turned the iMessage of my old iPhone OFF
    Un-register the iPhone (device) from apple
    Erased my phone number from apple (left side of the screen when you un-register the devise)
    And Still had the problem with this specific client.
    I called her and the problem was her stupid iPhone. Make sure the person who is texting from iPhone to android has the SMS turned ON.
    I found that out bc the text she sent went to my iPad and not to my new great galaxy s4

    It is easy for the sender to go to:
    1 settings
    2 scroll down to messages
    3 turn ON the SMS. They can still have the iMessage ON too so the iPhone will use either one as needed.

    It is a annoying to mess with the change but each company has complete different platforms and work different
    iMessage works over data and goes among apple devices while android texting is SMS

    I read that some people went back to the iPhone bc they couldn't resolve the problem, NO way I am doing that. I am investing some time learning how to use android and so far the S4 has been worth the change!!
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    I believe I did everything mentioned above, short of deleting my iTunes account and apple ID.

    Selling and training on new software, I can assure most of you that you will have fixed the issue by turning imessage off or changing your Password on your Apple ID. The biggest issue you will have are all the sheep iphone users who use about 1/10 of the phone's features. Not your fault they bought a phone that hasn't evolved since it's inception.

    My Galaxy S4 is incredible, and I feel like an ***** for not getting an android phone sooner!
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    I was having the same issue, here is what it took to fix it:
    1. Deregister all iPhones from your Apple ID(s)
    2. Put your sim card into an iPhone and turn off iMessages
    3. If you use a Mac, open the Messages App and deactivate your Apple ID(s)
    4. Go to iCloud and tell it to erase all of your iPhones for all of your Apple IDs

    After doing ALL of this, wait for about 5 minutes and you should be able to get your text messages again.
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    I just talked to Apple. I switched from Iphone to Android. Apple told me I have to wait 45 days before receiving texts from my Iphone friends!!!!!!!!!!! This is unacceptable!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to trash my Mac and all other Apple devices!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorToshiba View Post
    The answer is so simple, after thinking about this for a few minutes it dawned on me. By default the iPhone will check to see if the phone number is tied to an apple account and is on an iPhone, once it does that it remembers that and saves it as an iPhone number rather than a regular mobile phone, all you have to do is tell all your friends with iPhones to change this in their own phone and that should solve the problem!
    It did not!
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    no. I have four other Apple products which I will trash because of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina Marshalek View Post
    no. I have four other Apple products which I will trash because of it.
    Delete your phone number from apple period. That solved it for my Sis.

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    Did it start working after the 14 days?
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    This weekend I switched from a Iphone 4s to a galaxy S4 and I realised that some of my friends with iphones messages would not come through to my phone. I know it is because of imessage, so I turned it off on my old iphone but it still didn't come through. What do I do? Half of the people I text from work and just friends have iphones. I AM NOT A FAN OF APPLE PRODUCTS
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    I have over 500 contacts, most of which have iphones. I am not about to go one-by-one, asking them to go into their setting and try to fix my problem.
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