HELP! How do I disable iMessage??
Posted on 2013-01-03
I have an iPhone 5 and an iPad Mini both with iMessage turned on, able to receive iMessages on both my email address and my phone number. I have deactivated my iPhone 5 and began using an HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 device. When my friends with iPhones send me text messages, they're going to my iPad as iMessages - not to my 8X.
I have turned off iMessage on my iPhone 5, and unchecked my cell phone number on the iPad iMessage settings. I have my wife's iPhone 5 in front of me to test text messaging. Her phone still wants to send mine an iMessage, but now that I've disabled the mobile number on the iPad I am not receiving them at all.
How can I disassociate my cell phone number from iMessage so that I can get my text messages again? I'm feeling like an Apple hostage and I don't think I like it...