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    Default New Galaxy S4 Owner & a Question

    Hi everyone!

    I just switched from an iPhone 5 yesterday, and it seems I cannot receive text messages from my friends who still have iPhones. I can only guess that where it is brand new switch that the system might still think it's an iPhone and trying to send them as iMessage. The text goes through on their end, but I never receive anything!

    Can you tell me if this will resolve it's self or do I need to do something to correct it? Thanks, still trying to make my way around this new OS!

    Lisa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Parker1 View Post
    Hi everyone!

    I just switched from an iPhone 5 yesterday, and it seems I cannot receive text messages from my friends who still have iPhones. I can only guess that where it is brand new switch that the system might still think it's an iPhone and trying to send them as iMessage. The text goes through on their end, but I never receive anything!

    Can you tell me if this will resolve it's self or do I need to do something to correct it? Thanks, still trying to make my way around this new OS!

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    It is an issue with iMessage. I think your number has to be inactivated from Apple in order for everything to work. I think you can do that with Apple themselves or the number might fall off the account if dormant for I think 30 days.

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    Default Re: New Galaxy S4 Owner & a Question

    Welcome to AC!!

    From what' I've read around the forums, you need to unlink your number from iMessages completely.
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    Yes and I've heard even then when it's supposed to fix it, it won't. I've heard about people having this problem for a long time. I heard people say they had to tell all of their friends to go into Imessage settings and specify to text your number via sms and not Imessage.

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    You need to disassociate your phone number with iMessage here:

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