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Mayor / Maire

Re: Why can’t I send a photo text to anyone without an iPhone?

@Jovi  it was just an example. Pulling pictures off Google.

 

So you'll have to go through all your settings. Find something like send and receive addresses. Maybe you have it set to email and phone number is turned off. 

 

Or check your iPhone contacts for people that have iphones. Maybe it's set to contact them via email (apple id) instead of their phone number..

 

It's just you have to find the proper settings but since you mentioned you can now text androids. It means you're halfway there. Just have to figure out the people with iPhones. 

 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Why can’t I send a photo text to anyone without an iPhone?

LOL.  Yah, that’s it!!!

Literally, you can’t send them so no unsent text but I can’t receive them either.  Good thing I have an iPad too (which I am sure makes you want to gag lol) so they went there...

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Why can’t I send a photo text to anyone without an iPhone?

Thanks, I’ll ask around...

And whoa, are you ever fast and super smart!! I appreciate all your help!!

Now, if only you were an apple person ... lol

Mayor / Maire

Re: Why can’t I send a photo text to anyone without an iPhone?

@Jovi  iPad to 😤🤬 lol. Wish you mentioned that before... anyways

 

Turning off the iMessage slider on your iPhone will stop iMessages from being delivered to your iPhone. However, if you have multiple Apple devices, it does not stop iMessages from being sent to your Apple ID. Consider the situation where someone has both an iPhone and an iPad. Turning off the iMessage slider on one device will still allow iMessages to be received on the other device.

 

Even with the iMessage slider turned off, your phone number is still associated with your Apple ID. Therefore, when other iPhone users send a message to you, it is sent as an iMessage to your Apple ID. But, since the slider is turned off, the message is not delivered to your iPhone.

 

If you want to turn off iMessage and have all messages delivered to your iPhone as SMS text messages, you need to break the association between your phone number and your Apple ID. Simply turning off the iMessage slider does not break the association.

 

To disassociate your phone number from your Apple ID, first make sure iMessage is completely turned off on your iPhone. Do this by opening the Settings app and selecting Messages -> Send & Receive. Tap your Apple ID at the top of the window and select Sign Out.

 

Once you are signed out, make sure the iMessage slider is set to the off position (no green is visible on the slider)

 

This will typically disassociate your phone number from your Apple ID.

 

However, if the problem still persists, go to https://appleid.apple.com and change your Apple ID password. By changing your Apple ID password, you effectively deauthorize your iPhone from using Apple’s services until it can re-authenticate with the correct password. With the iMessage service deauthorized to your iPhone, Apple’s servers will no longer associate your phone number to your Apple ID.

 

After changing your password, you will need to sign back in to services like the iTunes & App Store and iCloud. On the iPhone, go to:

 

Settings -> iTunes & App Store

 

Settings -> iCloud.

 

For each service, enter your Apple ID and password when requested.

 

Do not sign in with your Apple ID in Settings -> Messages and do not turn on the iMessage slider on your iPhone. Doing so would re-associate your phone number with your Apple ID.

 

Now, when someone with an iPhone sends a message to your phone number, the Messages app will not find an associated Apple ID and the message will be sent as an SMS text message through your cellular provider. 

 

 

 

 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Why can’t I send a photo text to anyone without an iPhone?

LOL!!
Hmmm, suspicious, are you a closet apple user?  🙂

THANKS a million, you are pretty awesome with giving clear instructions  but I think I will pay to send pics of my lovely dog.  I bet you’re a cat person...

 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Why can’t I send a photo text to anyone without an iPhone?

@Jovi  it's called Google search and copy paste. Something you could have done.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Why can’t I send a photo text to anyone without an iPhone?

Yah, I know and I appreciate the help!! 🙂

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