If you are switching from an iPhone to an Android smart phone, it is important to know that you may lose some text messages on your new Android phone if someone sends you a message through iMessage. Therefore, you must cancel the registration of your iMessage number to ensure that you do not lose any incoming text (SMS). While the best time to disable iMessage in your number is before making your change, you can also do so after changing, even when you are no longer in possession of your old iPhone. That being the case, let's take a look at both methods to see how you can cancel the registration of iMessage while switching from iPhone to Android:
Remove the iMessage record before switching from iPhone to Android
- Touch the 'Settings' cone on the home screen of your iPhone. Once in the setup menu, scroll down a bit and select 'Messages' .
- As you can see below, iMessage is enabled (green) by default, so touch the switch to turn it off (gray).
- Now return to the Settings menu, and touch 'Facetime', which should be immediately below the 'Messages' option you chose earlier. Simply tap the switch to disable Facetime, as it did with iMessage. Your number must now be registered from iMessage and Facetime.
Disable iMessage without iPhone
While the above 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. It is still a fairly simple process, so let's take a look at how to do it:
- Go to this dedicated website on the Apple website and scroll to the section "Do you no longer have your iPhone?". Select your country in the drop-down menu (US is selected by default) and enter the phone number You want to cancel the registration of iMessage. Now click on 'Send code' .
- Once you receive the 6-digit OTP (One-time password), enter that in the box below and press the blue button "Send" . Receive a confirmation that says iMessage is disabled.
That's all folks. Apple now knows that you want to disable both iMessage and Facetime, so, without any major problems, you should start receiving text messages and video calls on your Android smart phone.
Disable iMessage and Facetime easily when switching from iPhone to Android
iMessage and Facetime are definitely great applications, but you'll have to disable Apple's exclusive 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.