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iMessenger start convo with phone number not email
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mkerr64
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Dec 13, 2014, 10:27 AM
 
Hi there
I have an iPhone 5s with iOS 8.01 on it
Whenever I start an iMessenger conversation it starts it with my email address versus my phone number.
When I go through my settings to IMessengwe my phone number isn't listed and it's just a bunch of email addresses. Could anyone tell me how to fix this problem ?
Thank you !
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Cold Warrior
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Dec 13, 2014, 11:29 AM
 
Go to iMessage settings and sign out of Apple ID from within iMessage.
     
mkerr64  (op)
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Dec 13, 2014, 01:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
Go to iMessage settings and sign out of Apple ID from within iMessage.
When i sign back in It shows my # except you cant select it (grayed out)
If I sign out will the convos that went to my email automatically be moved to my number?
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mkerr64  (op)
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Dec 18, 2014, 11:24 AM
 
Turns out my service provider does not support iMessage activation
I needed to use these steps to get it activated
iMessage Activation
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Dec 18, 2014, 10:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by mkerr64 View Post
When i sign back in It shows my # except you cant select it (grayed out)
If I sign out will the convos that went to my email automatically be moved to my number?
No, they won't be moved automatically.
     
   
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