Tips & Tricks: iOS7 iMessages from iCloud account not phone number

Posted: January 21, 2014 in Apple, General, iOS, iPhone, Smart Phones
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So, iOS7 comes along with its shiny new buttons and moving themes….looking all fresh, but it has had its fair share of bugs. TheTechSpy has been asked on a number of occasions to help sort one particular issue, yep you guessed it….iMessage!

After the update, the phone starts to send messages as your iCloud email address instead of your phone’s number. One of the other bugs is that iMessages struggle to send at all, and just end up sending as a text message instead.

So here is the remedy….

The whole iMessage system on the phone has become a little off beat and needs to be reset.

Now, operating under the assumption that you can’t just turn the phone number back on, then you need to do the following;

1: Go into Settings/Messages/Send/Receive. (You should see the different address’ and number that you have set up

2: Press Apple ID which shows your main Apple ID

3: You will see 4 options on-screen now, press “Sign Out” – The iPhone will begin to log you out.

4: Now click on “Use your Apple ID for iMessage”

5: Fill in your Apple ID and Password in the boxes provided and press sign in

6: Once it has signed in, you should see all your details ticked, click “Next” and it will begin to verify your account.

7: Now go back to the Messages menu and turn off iMessage and then turn it back on again.

8: Power your phone off completely (Press and hold the sleep/wake key, then swipe to power off).

9: Power your phone back on.

10: Send a new message to a friend with an iPhone to verify that the issue is now resolved and iMessage is back to its former glory.

Hey Presto! You are sorted!

iOS7 Messages



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