1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    10+ year iPhone user here.. unhappy with iOS 11 and was excited to finally jump ship to Android Google Pixel 2 XL, which I LOVED after trying it out at the store..

    After some more researching, I found MANY iPhone to Android users having issues with receiving messages from iPhone users, despite toggling iMessage/Facetime off and deregistering their phone number with Apple.

    Initially, I thought this was limited to iMessage Group chats, but it seems to be an error with 1 on 1 chats as well.

    If you came from an iPhone, how was your experience in transitioning to your new Droid?

    Most of my friends are iPhone users, and it would be impractical to tell each one of them to delete my previously entire conversation and turn off their iMessage and back on to continue chatting with me, especially with some new Pixels having SMS/MMS related testing issues already unrelated to iMessages.

    I'm with Verizon fwiw, thanks.
    11-30-2017 09:24 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. Perhaps a different way about messages...maybe something cross platform like what's app or Skype?
    11-30-2017 10:14 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    By default, an iPhone sends an iMessage for texting. There's a checkbox labeled SMS (or there should be one). They have to send you at least one text with that box checked, so their iMessage app knows to send texts to you via SMS. Right now they';re sending you iMessages and, thanks to Apple, no one else can use the iMessage format, so the text end up on the digital floor.
    12-01-2017 11:40 AM

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