JanSt

iPhone 4S ex-lovers: beat the iMessage Blues

Did you toy with an iPhone 4S just to dump it for something else. And now you can't receive sms from your Apple-loyal friends on your Android phone because their iDevice sends you an iMessage by default?

Don't despair.
It's not the phone's fault. It's not your network's fault, nor your friends'...
As so often, it is very simple:
You. You forgot to unregister your iPhone 4S from your Apple profile page.
Do it ==>>

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 7, 2012 at 13:46

Click here to log in to your Apple support profile to unregister your iPhone 4S

(thx to user Alphonsusjude over on the Apple forums)

blizzard7  Jan. 7, 2012 at 16:24

Great tip. Remind me that I still think I've got about 4 machines tied to my iTunes account. Ah well!

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 9, 2012 at 12:12

Using "WhatApp Messenger" all along. Poor thing does not play nice with Titanium Backup and allows you to restore settings to any phone regardless of which SIM it has. Different SIM number still with old WhatApp number, no need to tell anyone about number change = heaven :p

Gromit83  Dec. 23, 2012 at 10:28

Just made the switch to a Lumia 920 and the unregister option is unavailable :*(

AppleHater001  May. 16, 2013 at 11:47

I have no registered Apple product in my profile.
I did however have some phone numbers registered. Which I deleted. Seems to work now.

- AppleHater #1

JanSt / MOD  May. 16, 2013 at 15:02

Applehater001
I've been puzzling over your post for a while now... I still have no idea what you're on about. But it's delightful that you're happy now ;)

AhmadCentral  May. 16, 2013 at 15:39

So it's Apples fault...

Thanks for clearing that up :)

matt101101 / MOD  May. 16, 2013 at 15:42

Applehater001
I've been puzzling over your post for a while now... I still have no idea what you're on about. But it's delightful that you're happy now ;)

We love to see people happy here at Mobot :p.

AppleHater001  May. 16, 2013 at 16:11

i guess you are an Apple user then.:p

I had the same problem as described above. No unregister option available, and people with Apple toys couldn't text me. I thought, in light of the context, that it was implied. Didn't want to write a novel here, but to clearify...

I had the same problem as Gromit83, and that people with shiny Apple thingys weren't able to text me, as this thread is all about. Or I think it is all about it. I am no Apple user, at least not anymore, you might be able to accomplish something else here, I don't know. And to be honest, I don't really care. I just searched the interwebs for a solution to why my friend, let's call him Frank, who bought an iPhone 4S could not text me. I have heard that there is a version 5 of the iPhone out there, but seriously it looks, feels and operates exactly the same as the version 4. So I congratulated Frank with an incredible stupid purchase. But, since he operates heavy machinery and owns an incredible powerful hunting rifle with a scope, and has a history for ether losing his phone in the forest during a hunt or under the wheels of his machinery I guess it will serve him well. I found his phone, or at least half of it once, after he lost it in the forest. He told me that he was bored because there wasn't anything to shoot at that day and decided to play Duck Hunt with real bullets. And then it disappeared. I also remembered that he then turned to me, and asked if it was okay. So I guess, that the Apple thingy will serve him well.
But, since I however borrowed one of Apples attempt of making a smartphone, or phone. Just pick one here, it didn't work as a phone and it sure wasn't any smart. It was called iPhone 4S, if my memory serve me correct. I guess the "i" stands for "it's not a" and the 4S'es stands for the swearwords the Granny Smith company guesses that you will be saying while trying to use their thing. I for one didn't fall for that, but I started meditating more. Which you might think consumes a lot of time, but you got that once you have one of these things. When you are calling your girlfriend, and the "phone" crashes, or finds out that 40 seconds of talking is enough, you just don't start doing the dishes. So, I meditated instead. After my girlfriend and I had a argument over the phone, which lasted incredible 45 seconds. A new record for the Pink Lady phone. I then decided that if I were to keep my relationship I needed to get myself a phone. The argument was that she thought I was hanging up on her, and since her Samsung Galaxy S3, which has one less swearword, never crashed like this, she didn't believe me. So I then returned my Gravenstein thingy and bought myself a brand new Samsung Galaxy S4. I decided that I would surpass my girlfriend with one swearword. But, as it turns out my friend Frank stopped texting me. You might think that, "heey, that is good", but it is not. I told you that Frank loves to hunt, next to driving his machine. And its a good thing for me to stay out of the forest, and the road, when he is there. And he's lovely enough to text me whenever he is doing one of these extreme-sport events. I love Frank, and it would just break my heart if he should shoot me dead or run over me. He might get a chance with my girlfriend...

So I checked my Apple account the other day, but I had no registered products there, as this little tutorial of yours describes. I did however have my phone number registered in my profile, which I deleted. And that solved my problem. Frank can now update me on what he his doing. My girlfriend can call me and yell at me. Everybody is happy.
Thank you for helping me with this issue, it sure saved my life.

The End.

AhmadCentral  May. 16, 2013 at 16:12

WALL OF TEXT

matt101101 / MOD  May. 16, 2013 at 16:14

Longest ever Mobot comment, possibly :)?

AhmadCentral  May. 16, 2013 at 16:35

maybe










































































































































































































































































Nope :p

AppleHater001  May. 16, 2013 at 16:39

WALL OF TEXT
Do we get a medal?

JanSt / MOD  May. 16, 2013 at 16:40

I still don't know :p
But Apple rules. And iMessage is just the coolest evah

CTPAHHIK  May. 16, 2013 at 16:40

I like this guy. Gotta have him contribute more.

AppleHater001  May. 16, 2013 at 16:50

I still don't know :p
But Apple rules. And iMessage is just the coolest evah


FRANK, is that you???

AhmadCentral  May. 16, 2013 at 16:50

Well with a name like "Apple hater" i'm sure he'll be posting here a lot in both android, WP and iOS related threads.

Hell he may even go to one of the old Symbian threads to say how bad it is compared to iOS. :p


Or maybe we've all misunderstood his username and he signed up here to talk about how much he hates fruit...?

AppleHater001  May. 16, 2013 at 17:17

I just realized, iOS means: "It's Our Symbian".
Which explains a lot...

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