Sunday , March 25 2018

Have you left iOS behind? Missing SMS? Try Apple’s new iMessage tool.

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For anyone that’s used an iPhone in the last couple of years and moved to a different platform, you’re probably familiar with the struggle of receiving text messages from your contacts who are still on iOS. Apple’s iMessage platform, which allows messaging between iOS (and Mac OS) devices without using SMS is generally considered to be a pretty cool tool, but if you leave the platform behind, quite often your iOS-wielding contacts will find that sending you messages doesn’t work so well anymore.

It used to be that there was a process to follow before leaving iOS behind which would allow your SMS to work properly from day one on Android or Windows Phone (or any other platform). However, if you’d already sold / destroyed the iPhone, then you were without luck.

Apple has heard consumers anger about this, and has (at long last) finally released a tool to manually de-register mobile numbers from Apple’s iMessage servers. The process is pretty simple. Visit Apple’s De-Register website, punch in your mobile number and receive a text message for validation. Enter that code back into the website, and you’ll be de-registered from iMessage straight away.

It looks like this:

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Let us know if you’ve been caught out by Apple’s iMessage before! Better yet, let us know if you try and use this tool and it works for you!

Source: Apple.
Via: Android Central.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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3 Comments on "Have you left iOS behind? Missing SMS? Try Apple’s new iMessage tool."

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Woody Gray
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Woody Gray

Got very very mad at the Apple support people when I returned my iPhone and moved to Android! Glad they finally put in a way to remove the ‘service’ that hopefully actually works this time!

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about fing time

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Thanks for that guys! Will definitely make things a lot easier when I finally have the money to grab a new phone and move to Android

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