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Question: My family is now receiving my text messages. How do I turn this feature off?

After the new update my family now receives my text messages on there devices. How do I fix this?

iPhone 8 Plus, iOS 11.2.6

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Feb 26, 2018 5:57 PM in response to courtneyfrompahoa In response to courtneyfrompahoa

It sounds as though you're sharing an Apple ID with other family members. Apple IDs are intended to be used by one person only. You each need your own Apple ID. If you want to share content, set up Family Sharing.


Set up Family Sharing - Apple Support

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Feb 26, 2018 8:32 PM in response to courtneyfrompahoa In response to courtneyfrompahoa

There may be some data loss, but you can minimize it. If syncing photos with iCloud, ensure Optimization is turned off in Settings/Your Name/iCloud/Photos. Then make sure full resolution photos are on the device. When signing out of iCloud, if asked whether you want to retain data, choose yes. Messages conversations will be lost if they are addressed to the ID. See the article below for other places that the old ID should be removed. Also set up Family Sharing to keep access to your apps. Also see Winston Churchill's response in the below discussion


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