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How to Change iMessage Phone Number on iPhone

Change iMessage Phone Number on iPhone

iMessage is the messaging service on iDevices such as iPhone, iPad, and Mac. You can send a message to other iMessage users by using the internet rather than the carrier network to save the carrier charges on mobile devices. You need to register for iMessage with your phone number on iPhone or email. It is necessary that you should use a single iMessage account on all your Apple devices to make or receive iMessage.

Sometimes you want to change an iMessage phone number on iPhone or remove the phone number from iMessage on iPhone. This article guides you on how to change an iMessage phone number on the iPhone:

Change iMessage Number

Change the iMessage Phone Number on iPhone:

Follow the given below steps:

    • First of all, you need to insert the new SIM and turn OFF iMessage. For this, you need to go to the Settings then scroll down and then click on Messages. Then switch off iMessage.imessages off
    • You can also open the Settings then FaceTime section and then turn off FaceTime. It removes your phone number.
    • You need to change the password of your Apple ID if the phone number that you need to delete set on the iPhone is not reachable to you. It removes the phone number from all of your synced iDevices such as iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
    • Then turn off your device and wait for at least 5 minutes.
    • When you reboot your iPhone, edit the details of your phone number by entering the new number.
    • Then open the Settings then Phone and ensure My Number reflects your new number. If it not reflects, you can edit this.
    • You should also ensure that the time & date settings in your iPhone are set to automatic. You can find them in Settings then tap on the General and then tap Date & Time.
    • Then you need to turn on iMessage again. Then go to the Message settings and turn on iMessage.
    • Now the iMessage activates for the new number by checking Send & Receive As.
    • You can view your new number in the Send & Receive section.
    • If you cannot view your new number or it displays your old number, you can repeat the whole procedure.

If the new number is displayed, then it’s done.

Read more: How to send / receive iMessages in Airplane Mode

Delete the Phone Number from iMessage on iPhone

You always receive iMessage from other iPhone users if you use iMessage. But if you need to switch from iPhone to Android or other platforms, it causes issues. You cannot receive even normal messages from iPhone users. It is necessary to remove your phone number from iMessage. Follow the given below steps to delete your phone number from iMessage on iPhone:

  • You need to go to the Settings on your iPhone and then open the Messages.
  • Then Slide the iMessage slider to off position and then again open the Settings.
  • Then open the FaceTime and turn off its slider too. This deletes your phone number from iMessage on iPhone.

Fix the issue if iMessage shows the Wrong Phone Number

  1. Toggle Off and On iMessage

Follow the given below steps:

on imessages

  • You need to open the Settings then Phone then My Number and confirm that your phone number is correct.
  • Then turn iMessage back to on by going to Settings then Messages and then Send & Receive.
  • You need to check if the correct number displays under Start new conversations.
  1. Log out and Log in back to FaceTime

Follow the given below steps:

  • You need to open the Settings then FaceTime.on Facetime
  • Then you need to log out your Apple ID.apple id logout
  • Then wait for 30 seconds and log in back into FaceTime.
  • If you do not use FaceTime, you need to toggle it on and sign in with your Apple ID.
  1. Turn Off and On Both iMessage and FaceTime

Follow the given below steps:

  • You need to go to Settings then Messages and then turn off iMessage
  • You need to go to Settings then FaceTime and then turn off FaceTime
  • Then restart your device
    restart iphone
  • Then turn on both iMessage and FaceTime. This makes iMessage and FaceTime re-activate with your iPhones current number.
  • Then check if the issue resolves by sending a text message.
  1. Reset Network Setting:

    This method deletes all saved WiFi passwords but does not remove any data on your phone. Follow the given below steps:

  • You need to go to Settings then Messages and then turn off iMessage
  • You need to go to Settings then FaceTime and then turn off FaceTime
  • Then Reset the network settings by opening the Settings.
  • Then click on General then Reset and then Reset Network Settings.reset-network-settings
  • Then turn on both iMessage and FaceTime
  • Then check if the issue resolves by sending a text message.
  1. Update Send & Receive Settings

Follow the given below steps:

  • First of all, you have to open the Settings.
  • Then go to Messages and then click Send & Receiveclick Send & Receive
  • You need to log out your Apple ID account
  • Then turn off iMessage and wait for few seconds
  • Then turn on iMessage
  • This makes iMessage to re-activate with your iPhones current number
  • You need to log in with your Apple ID if required.
  1. Log out Your Apple ID and Again Log In

Follow the given below steps:

  • First of all, you need to backup your device with iCloud or iTunes
  • Then log out from FaceTime
  • Then log out your Apple ID temporarily by opening Settings then Apple ID Profile and then log out.
  • Then turn off iMessage and FaceTime
  • Then also turn off your iPhone
  • You need to remove your SIM card and reinsert it again.
  • Then turn on your phone
  • Then you need to reset the network settings by clicking on the General then Reset and then Reset Network Settings
  • Then turn on both iMessage and FaceTime
  • You need to again login with your Apple ID

You can change the iMessage phone number on your iPhone from the above-mentioned steps. If the iMessage shows phone number as the wrong phone number, you can fix this issue from the above-mentioned methods.

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