Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 6:19 PM (in response to Reppy07)
Alright, I still don't have a fix, but somewhat a resolved issue for myself.
I phoned Rogers support to see if they had any idea, and someone suggested turning off iMessage, send a text to the Android, let the Android send one back, and add the number to your contacts list (hoping that it won't re-register it as an iPhone number), and then to turn iMessage back on.
Unfortunately, this didn't resolve the issue. After turning it back on, it started sending it as an iMessage all over again to the Android.
So for me, since I have unlimited texting/video messaging in my plan, I can simply leave it turned off (don't know for sure if this affects Facetime or not) and this fixes MY problem.
So to whoever has unlimited texting in their phone plan, just turn iMessage off. Done.
I wish I knew how to fix the issue to this particular problem, but I don't, and doesn't seem like anyone else does thus far.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 7:10 PM (in response to Reppy07)
- Tap Settings
- Scroll down and tap Messages
- Turn iMessage back on
- Make sure "Send As SMS" is on
If that doesn't work, then try deleting your girlfriend's contact card and making a new one: set it up with only her phone number first and try a text. If it doesn't go through then it might be an issue with the phone itself.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 8:42 PM (in response to Reppy07)
Has this personally worked for you? I've tried that, maybe twice now. I'm just not exactly sure what the issue is. It can't be the phone itself, as I've mentioned, her brother has the same phone and his is doing the exact same thing. Just sends iMessages. It's weird.
We're looking into considering "MightyText" but that requires data. Which means more money, but still is better than buying her an iPhone yet. Just need a solution to last one year lol.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 8:47 PM (in response to Reppy07)
Can she receive texts from a non-iPhone? If she can't then it's an issue with the Samsung.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 8:48 PM (in response to AjaxOfSalamis)
And to be more specific, I've done exactly what you said. I even have her number under "mobile" and not "iphone" in the contacts.
I even tried turning on subject field as to send mms messages. But still sends everything as iMessages. Sigh...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2012 9:53 AM (in response to AjaxOfSalamis)
And yes, the Samsung has no issues on it's end. It sends, receives all regular sms texts from any phones that aren't using iMessage. Sorry, I didn't see your reply.
To update, I also just phoned Apple this morning, there's not much they could do at all. My personal opinion is that the number that was recycled (when I got it changed just very recently for the Android) must have somehow previously been linked to an pre-existing Apple ID. There was nothing they could do. They had me do numerous things that unfortunately had no successful results.
They even had me unregister my product from the Apple website, again, no success.
He did, however, say that there is an update going through beta testing at the moment that should, more than likely, have a patch in it for this particularily known issue since it's been an issue for awhile. So within a couple of months when it's released, I'm hoping this will fix it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed until then.
Turning iMessage off is the temporary solution that works for me. So I'm happy enough for that. Anyone else who would want to text her, would have to do the same.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 10:14 PM (in response to Reppy07)
This problem actually resolved itself a few months later. I'm guessing whoever had the number before deactivated the apple account or something. So all is well. I am able to keep iMessage on and text my gf with no troubles.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 10:57 PM (in response to Reppy07)
I'm having these same exact issues. Had an iPhone 5 returned it and now everyone's iPhone's think I still have iMessage! Sometime's after sending back and forth a couple times the send button will go green, sometimes it won't and you have to select "send as text message" and other times it will send to nowhere! won't even show up on my Mac. Starting to miss messages cuz of this.
I've done such things as removing my phone from my support profile, changed my number associated with my Apple ID, unchecked my phone number in preferences in Messages on my Mac, have played with a family members iPhone and removed my contact, texted myself, rebooted the phone re entered the contact etc and still everyone's iPhone insists on sending me iMessages!!
If this is Apple's way of punishing people for switching away from iOS it is NOT funny and is making me want to switch back to iOS even less!!!
I really could use some magic right about now, anyone at Apple know how to delete a phone number associated with iMessage from it's servers?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to Reppy07)
I did both of these and then it finally cleared. Method #1 1) Go to https://daw.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObj...language=US-EN 2) Login 3) Deactivate your old phone 4) Shut off iPhone 5) Restart your droid phone and text someone and see if they can text you back ****If this doesn't work then go to method #2**** 1) Shut down your Android phone 2) Remove sim Card 3) Remove Sim Card from iPhone (you can open sim trya by simply using a paperclip and pushing it in the hole. 4) Put new sim card from your android phone into iPhone 4 or 4S and turn on iPhone 5) Go into settings then scroll down to Messaging 6) Shut off iMessaging and turn on SMS Messaging. 7) Wait 2 min 8) Shut off iPhone 4 or 4S remove sim and put back into Android phone then restart phone. 9) Wahla!!! It should be working ****If you lost your phone you can use someone elses to do Method #2**** Hope this helps..if it works give me feedback...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 10:54 PM (in response to pluvc1993)
Oh my goodness. You are a genius!!! I was struggling with this because I got a android and I couldn't get texts from the people that have iPhones. It was so irritating but you've saved me. Lol. Method 1 worked for me! Thanks a bunch. So far I've tried with only one friend but will be trying later with a few others to be 100% sure.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 2:57 PM (in response to Globita)
Nevermind. It worked only once and now I'm not even getting the messages to my iPhone anymore. That *****. I'll be trying method two in a little bit
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 4:47 PM (in response to pluvc1993)
Method 2 didn't work either. :-(
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2013 10:30 PM (in response to Globita)
As much as it pains to bring up a dead post, my old android still tries to receive iMessages when it can't. Sigh.
Only way around it is to have whoever is trying to send a sms turn off their iMessage. But some people still don't want to even when they pay for unlimited texting lol. Oh well. Just thought I'd resurrect the dead to say that this issue still comes on and off. Sometimes it won't, sometimes it will...