Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 8:15 AM (in response to BSircy)
This had to be the best solution so far. I had the problem when I tried an Android device for a few weeks and could not receive any messages from iphone users because it was sending to imessage and the only way i knew about it was on my ipad. Thanks for this. If I decide to go back to an Android device this will help.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 8:25 AM (in response to HowardHunt)
The person that no longer has the iphone needs to change there apple id password and then they will not recive imessages after that and then you wont need to turn off imessages to message that person
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2013 9:51 AM (in response to SidewinderINC)
My wife recently switched to a Galaxy and my phone insist on sending iMessages to her even though we logged on an un-regestered her number and device. This, and MANY other reasons, are exactly why I will never buy another Apple product again in my life. Buying a Galaxy S4 this weekend!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to SidewinderINC)
Oh, and I'm sure someone is going to ask "did you change the contact to mobile instead of iPhone?" so yes, yes I did. It's been a week now and Apple still hasn't recieved the memo apprently. I would say it's a stupid question but being as though the iPhone is the most recommended phone for those who have no idea what they're doing, I guess it would be a fair question.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 9:09 PM (in response to robertnb1986)
This is the real solution to this problem. Change your apple ID password. This will unlink the other device even if its lost or stolen. I just tried this and it worked. Nothing else worked for me. I factory reset my other iPhone, and sent it back to the carrier, but that number was still linked to iMessage even though I wasn't using an iPhone anymore on that line. Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2013 3:15 PM (in response to SidewinderINC)
BSircy - Your reponse looks like a good idea.
But, in my situation the person that I am trying to text has never owned an iPhone (so has no account to unregister from!).
I suspect what's happended is he's been given a mbl number that was previously used by a iPhone user.
So that person has an iPhone account. The question is how do I contact them to ask them to unregister the nbr?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to redatlas)
I know i am late on this but just in case someone is still looking for an answer...
This is what worked for me.
1. Delete previous text messages
2. Delete contact.
3. Reboot phone
4. Add contact back in
Its a pain but it got the job done.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2013 1:38 PM (in response to bmstag)
This issue just happened in my family, and I found an easier solution. You don't need to delete text message conversations, or the contact.
- Change phone number in contact from "iPhone" to "mobile"
- Create text message, send to contact. It will show up as a blue iMessage.
- Tap on message, select "send as text message"
- Repeat a couple of times. The first or second repeat may be sent as iMessage, but it will default to text eventually.
This worked for us.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2013 7:32 PM (in response to Jaketech)
This worked for me. Go into contacts. Select the name your having problems with. Click edit. Then on phone number change to mobile. Regardless of what it says now change it anyways. Click done close out then go back to that text message and it shouldn't say iMessage anymore. Worked perfect for me. Thank you
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2013 10:28 AM (in response to SidewinderINC)
This worked for me: Go in and edit the contact info. Create a new phone number section and mark it as mobile, type in manually the friend's phone number. It will begin typing it as black. this means its a non iphone number. Delete the phone number that was written in blue. It should now always send text, not imessage.