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HowardBrazee

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My wife got a new iMac and migrated everything over. After installing, it she texted fine from her Mac to iPhones - but it took a couple of days to try sending to an Android phone.

I found the trouble - going into her iPhone 7+ IOS 11.0.3, to settings, messages, Text Message Forwarding, showed her computer twice. One was turned on, and the other was turned off. I switched the settings, and that solved the problem.

Question: How do I get rid of the ghost of her old Mac that apparently is in her phone? (I don't know if it is used anyplace else).
 

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You could try going to your iCloud webpage and deleting the old Mac from your list of devices.
 
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You could try going to your iCloud webpage and deleting the old Mac from your list of devices.
I found that, thanks, and did it. Right now the setting is still on her phone. I'll check again tomorrow to see if the 2nd mac disappears there.
 

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Try powering the phone down and then back up again. May need to reboot per say. That or try a hard reset. Hope you get it resolved.
 
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Try powering the phone down and then back up again. May need to reboot per say. That or try a hard reset. Hope you get it resolved.

I powered it down and then back up again this morning. The ghost computer is still there. I don't know if it is seen by anything else or not (and is turned off here).
 

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