How to unsubscribe iMessage

Using iMessages has its own advantages. The iPhone’s Messages software allows users to send iMessages to other iPhone users via an Internet connection. And for these messages you don’t even have to pay an extra courier charger as they are sent over the internet. We can definitely say that it is an excellent method of communication compared to the messaging services of any other device. However, if you decide to switch from iPhone to Android, you may face some problems especially if you fail to unsubscribe iMessage from your iPhone.

What should you unsubscribe from iMessage?

Many users who switched from iPhone to Android face the problem of not receiving messages from their iPhone contacts on their new Android phone even if they have the same number. If you are also going through the same situation, then this article is for you. This happens because your phone number is still registered with Apple’s iMessage services, which is why Apple servers send messages to your phone number as iMessages instead of standard text messages. Since iMessage is strictly a conversation between two iOS users, your Android device cannot receive text.

So, in order to receive text normally on your Android device, you need to unsubscribe your phone number from Apple’s iMessage service.

What happens when you unsubscribe iMessage?

If you opt out of Apple’s iMessage service, you will not be able to receive iMessages from other iPhone users. Instead, you will receive messages as a normal text message. And if you switch from iPhone to Android, messages sent to your number by iPhone users will now be delivered as regular text messages, which your Android phone may receive.

How much time does it take to unsubscribe iMessage?

Your number will be removed from iMessage services after the unsubscribe process is complete. However, it may take a few hours for certain Apple products to recognize that your phone number is disabled. After this time, you will receive text messages instead of iMessages.

Deregister iMessage on your iPhone or computer.

Signing out of iMessage is a very simple process to follow. You have 2 ways to unsubscribe iMessage. You can use your iPhone or any PC or laptop. The preferred method is to use your iPhone if you still have it with you after switching to Android. Even if you don’t have your old iPhone with you, don’t worry; you can also do it online without any problem.

How to unsubscribe iMessage on your iPhone:

  1. On your iPhone, go to the Settings app.
  2. Then go to Messages.
  3. Disable the iMessage option.
  4. Go back to the main page of the app.
  5. Go to FaceTime.
  6. Disable the FaceTime option.

How to unsubscribe iMessage on your computer/laptop:

  1. On your computer or laptop, go to Sign out iMessage. (
  2. Go to this website and search for ‘Your iPhone no more’.
  3. Enter your phone number that you want to unsubscribe.
  4. Click the Send Code option after entering your phone number.
  5. You will receive a 6 digit confirmation code on your phone number.
  6. If you have not received the code, please wait a few minutes and then click on “Didn’t receive a code?” choice.
  7. After entering your 6 digit confirmation code, click the Submit option.

That’s it folks! Follow the steps above and you won’t face any complications in unsubscribing from Apple’s iMessages service. If you’re having trouble doing this, let us know in the comments section and we’ll be sure to get back to you with a solution.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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