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The process is the same as it was on the iPad: You will want to complete the steps below before you remove the SIM card from your iPhone. By continuing to browse the site, closing this banner, scrolling this webpage, or clicking a link, you agree to these cookies.
Previously, former Apple users had to call customer service to manually deactivate iMessage, and even then, it was confusing and ineffective.
Follow OSXDaily. Select the Accounts tab, then select your iMessage account.
View the discussion thread. Apple is allowing users to "deregister" iMessage , thanks to the millions of lost text messages floating aimlessly in the Appleverse. By Lauren Barbato. Next, click on the check box next to your phone number to remove it from the device.
Now playing: Enter confirmation code Enter the 6-digit code we sent to you to confirm deregistration. Posted by: They can do this from their iOS device by long-pressing on the blue message they attempted to send and selecting Send as Text Message. Subscribe to OSXDaily. If you ever plan on switching from an iPhone to another phone, even if for a temporary period of time, this should be high on your to-do list, right along with exporting contacts into a compatible format and saving other personal details.
Enter the phone number you want to deregister from iMessage and we'll send you a confirmation code. That should be the end of it, though from experience it seems to take a little while for the effect to carry over and for the phone to receive messages from iPhone and iMessage users again as it should.
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