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i'm fairly new to idevices and have only had the iphone for a couple of months or so. anyway, i was able to figure out how to imessage to friends with idevices, but i changed the settings and now when i try to imessage it's sent as a regular text message.
i went into the setting>>messages>>receive at>> and added my apple id email address--once i added the email addres it said that it was activing imessaging. now the email address is highlighted and not my phone number, and messages are being sent as regular messages.
the only "imessages" i can send are the ones i started before i made this change.
is this setting change what's really creating the problem, or is it something else?? either way how can i use imessaging (free) again???
i have turn off the phone, done a soft reset and no cigar. also i don't have "texting" as part of my phone plan (which was the case when i send the first two imessages), which is why i want to be able to use imessage. the SMS/MMS features are turned off in settings of messages.
somebody please help me!!!
Does your phone say "waiting for activation" at the top under iMessage in Settings>Messages?
no, it doesn't. the activation went thru ok after i added my email (apple id) address, which i can't remove by the way.
First, it's normal for your phone number to be greyed out (because you can't change it). You can't remove the email because it's associated with the Apple ID you chose to use for iMessage. If you go to Settings>Messages>Receive At, tap the Apple ID at the top and sign out the email address will be removed. Perhaps you should try that to see if it works again.
thanks so much, randers4!!
removing the email address fixed the problem and imessaging is working again!!
You're welcome. Gald I could help.
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