If you switch from an iPhone to an Android smartphone, it's important to know that you might miss some text messages on your new Android phone if someone sends you a message via iMessage. Therefore, you will have to cancel the registration of your number from iMessage, to ensure that you do not miss any incoming messages (SMS). While the best time to turn off iMessage on your number before you make your way, you can do it even after switching, even when you are no longer in possession of your old iPhone. That being the case, let's take a look at both of these methods to see how we can unregister iMessage while switching between iPhone and Android:
Unregister iMessage before switching from iPhone to Android
- Touch the "Settings" icon on the home screen of your iPhone. Once in the Settings menu, scroll down a little and select "Messages" .
- As you can see below, iMessage activated (green) by default, then touch the switch to deactivate it (gray).
- Now back to the Settings and menu touch "FaceTime", which should be immediately below the "Messages" option you chose earlier. Just touch the switch to disable FaceTime, like you did with iMessage. Your number should now be degenerated by iMessage and Facetime.
Disable iMessage without iPhone
While the previous steps work well if you still have your iPhone with you, you will need a different approach if you no longer have your old iPhone with you. still a fairly simple process, so let's take a look at how to do it:
- Go to this dedicated web page on the Apple website and scroll down to the "Don't have your iPhone anymore?" Section. Select your country from the drop-down menu (the United States is chosen by default) and enter the phone number you want to unsubscribe from iMessage. Now Click "Send Code" .
- Once received the 6-digit OTP (One Time Password), enter it in the box below and press the blue 'Send' button . You will receive a confirmation saying that iMessage deactivated.
This all, folks. Apple now knows that you want to disable both iMessage and FaceTime, so without major problems, you should start receiving regular text messages and video calls on your Android smartphone.
Disable iMessage and Facetime easily when switching from iPhone to Android
iMessage and FaceTime are definitely great apps, but you'll need to turn off Apple's proprietary services if you want to continue receiving text messages after switching to Android. Now that you know how to do it, try it if you want to stop using iMessage or Facetime and let us know how it went, because we love hearing from you.