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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Texts not sending with number from iMessage

Hello. My iMessages are not sending to people with my number but instead my Apple ID. I don’t want them to see my Apple ID but instead my phone number. I have already tried to changes this by going to settings and then messages and choosing what I can be reached by but it won’t let me choose my number. There is an arrow moving endlessly at the phone number.

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Texts not sending with number from iMessage

@Linnaea2 I think you need to verify your number to be able to show it instead of your Apple id

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Texts not sending with number from iMessage

How do I do that?

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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Texts not sending with number from iMessage


y@Linnaea2 wrote:

Hello. My iMessages are not sending to people with my number but instead my Apple ID. I don’t want them to see my Apple ID but instead my phone number. I have already tried to changes this by going to settings and then messages and choosing what I can be reached by but it won’t let me choose my number. There is an arrow moving endlessly at the phone number.


I assume you have a list of emails and ONE phone number to use for iMessage. Go into settings, iMessage and select the preferred “start new conversations from” ID. 

 

 

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Your iPad, and Mac can have different settings.  Remember that you need data or wifi turned on for iMessage 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Texts not sending with number from iMessage

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Texts not sending with number from iMessage

No I tried switching it from there but it won’t let me choose my phone number as the option I want 

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Texts not sending with number from iMessage

@Linnaea2 

 

To change the defult phone number in iMessage, you need to:

 

  1. Insert the new sim.
  2. Go to Settings > Messages>Turn off iMessage.
  3. Go to General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
  4. Once the iPhone is open.
  5. Go to Settings > Messages>Turn ON iMessage.
  6. This will recognize the new sim and have it verified.
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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Texts not sending with number from iMessage

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 it still didn’t work:/ it still shows that arrow moving around

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Texts not sending with number from iMessage

@Linnaea2 

it seems this might be an issue with appple trying to send a sms Short code  that pm is not accepting..

 

1. Open the Settings app and navigate to Messages.

2. Turn the iMessage switch off.

3. Power down the iPhone and wait at least 5-10 minutes.

4. Power on then iPhone and and re-enable iMessage by going to Settings > Messages and turning the iMessage switch to the on position. This should re-activate iMessage.
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Mayor / Maire

Re: Texts not sending with number from iMessage

@Linnaea2  Have you read the link I posted?

 

I wouldn't advise contacting Public Mobile support as this is not a Public Mobile issue. It's an apple issue. If you're unable to fix your iMessage then either contact apple support or visit a store.