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My iMessage is saying I'm a different person!

297 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 24, 2013 1:47 PM by Ralph Johns (UK) RSS
khira.jaye Calculating status...
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Mar 22, 2013 9:14 AM

I share an iTunes account with my son's dad, using my email.  When I bought my Macbook Air, I noticed my iMessage was getting notifications from his friends- & when he texted me, it showed up as he was the blue & I'm the white.  It's frustrating- This is my computer and I don't really want his contacts etc. always messaging me.


I went to my iTunes account settings and confirmed that the number/email being used were in fact MINE- and they are.  However, when I enter iMessage settings, it gives me 2 options- my email, or his phone number,  Neither of which I chan change.



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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 1:47 PM (in response to khira.jaye)



    If your Apple ID that you use for iTunes is the one you use in Messages then you will get this issue if that Apple ID is on his iPhone.


    You or he will need to go to his iPhone > Settings > Messages > Send and Receive and remove Your Apple ID.

    You may need to restart all devices but his Number should then disappear from your Messages app on the Mac.


    He should be able to keep the Apple ID in the iTunes settings on the iPhone.


    8:47 PM      Sunday; March 24, 2013


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