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'My Number' showing the wrong number

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  • Wheway Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 12, 2012 3:45 AM (in response to misterfrosty)

    Hi misterfrosty

     

    Many thanks for helpful reply

    I've done the imessage thing and I'll pop into a 3 store over the w.end

    Cheers

     

    Wheway

  • abrown08 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 25, 2012 9:48 PM (in response to panagiotis83)

    I have also been having this problem. I have an AT&T iPhone 4 and was still having this problem on 5.0.1, and am STILL having this problem on 5.1. It's been unlocked by AT&T and I'm now currently in Australia trying to use it on Optus.

     

    This must be a glitch in the operating system since SO many people are having difficulties. I even did a complete restore on my phone yesterday and set up as new. Still same issue. I know it's not my carriers problem because the silent SMS's to activate iMessage nad FaceTime ARE going out everytime I toggle them on and off since I'm getting charged $0.35 everytime I try to activate it (international text messaging fee). I have spoken with Apple Care and even their senior specialists can't even figure it out. I'm at a loss at the moment...

  • alli6258 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 22, 2012 6:30 AM (in response to Carwynf)

    I am having the same problem and in the past that worked, I have a 4 and it will not let me do it.  Supoort has told me I need to reset my phone to factory settings..............I am certain this will not resolve the problem though.

  • alli6258 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 22, 2012 5:41 PM (in response to alli6258)

    I called my service provider and was advised to turn off my imessages and sync my phone thru itunes, i did this and turned my imessages back on and everything reset and is now displaying properly

  • alli6258 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 22, 2012 5:44 PM (in response to abrown08)

    see my answer below yours

  • Jumac100 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 15, 2012 4:50 AM (in response to Carwynf)

    I am also on the '3' carrier (uk), and this fix worked for me, thanks! My daughter has iPhone 4 and I have 4s. We swapped sims and I managed to overwrite in settings > phone to my correct number, popped it back into my own 4s and bingo my number is displaying correctly everywhere in settings, imessages, face time, synced to itunes etc. Great if this also helps someone else to reslove the issue!

     

    Although having the wrong number in my phone settings it is probably mostly just a small annoyance, on my daughters iPhone 4 my calls and imessages to her were displaying 2 numbers (correct num and my temp iPhone num) before the fix. So this would probably be the case for anyone in my contacts using an iPhone. Confusing hey?

     

    So thanks again!

  • Robertj.johnson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 3:06 PM (in response to misterfrosty)

    This worked first time for me... Thanks Frosty!!

  • Dotty68 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 2:50 PM (in response to panagiotis83)

    To change your number, go to settings, phone and then go toy number to change it manually. I tried disabling my messages etc but that didn't work and i took out my sim card. I was going to 3 to resolve it but found it out for myself for my Iphone 4. Marvellous ;)

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,780 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 2:57 PM (in response to Dotty68)

    Panagiotis 83, the OP of this thread, already tried what you suggested without success, as stated in the very first post.  You might want to read the thread you're posting in before suggesting a  useless or irrelevant procedure that's already been tried and failed.

  • CarreyFelix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 1, 2014 4:49 AM (in response to dave herts)

    Thanks this solved my question!

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