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Apple Adds a Page to its Website for Deregistering and Turning off iMessage for iPhone Owners


News Team
Nov 27, 2012
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Apple has recently faced a lawsuit over Android users having undelivered text messages from other iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users still using iMessage. Now the company has added a new page to its website for deregistering and turning off iMessage for users that have switched from an iPhone to an Android device or other non-Apple smartphone.

The new web-based tool will work for current iPhone owners but also for those who no longer have an iPhone. Those who still have an iPhone need to follow these steps:

  • transfer your SIM card to your iPhone
  • open Settings
  • tap on Messages
  • turn off iMessage using the toggle switch
If you no longer have your iPhone, you need to enter the phone number you want to deregister from iMessage and then you will receive a confirmation code.

Source: Apple