how to sent message to non iPhone user (use to own an iPhone)

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Ivan See

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Hi,
I'm trying to sent a reply to a friend (who use to own an iPhone) but the imessage keep popping up and I was not able to reply or sent him any message at all. I nid to go to setting and uncheck imessage to be able to sent to him. Is there any permanent solution to his problem so that I nid not switch to setting everytime I want to sent a msg to someone who has switch from iPhone to some other Android phone. Thanks
 
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This issue should not be occurring at all. Have you tried to start a new text conversation with them?

I just found this online. It should help you. I will continue to read it to see if it provides the answer for your friend.

"Over the last few weeks, dozens of posters on that thread and others have complained of the same issue, and so far, Apple hasn't offered a simple fix. However, one user, "Alphonsusjude," claims to have a workaround, which involves accessing a user's Apple profile and unregistering the iPhone they were previously using."

http://m.cnet.com/news/imessage-bug-swats-iphone-owners-who-switch-to-android/57353017
 

Europa

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Of course the title, but I've never heard of the issue they were having. Then as you see I found it posted online and all. Interesting for sure.
I was just about to post the same reply that Naps did. We get threads here ALL the time asking the same question. It's an extremely common and ongoing problem that Apple needs to fix. It's preventable, though. Most people just don't think to do it. You have to disable iMessages on the iPhone BEFORE you restore and sell it. People get mixed results trying to fix it after the fact.
 

Europa

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I see. That can be annoying for sure but hey questions are good for the forum. It's awesome to help others. :)
I added a little bit to my last post.

Yes, questions are good. Telling someone something shouldn't be happening when it's in fact very common isn't. ;)
 
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I added a little bit to my last post.

Yes, questions are good. Telling someone someone something shouldn't be happening when it's in fact very common isn't. ;)
I read your response. Interesting. But hopefully Apple can fix it for sure. Although I'm sure there are still issues from the past. Some people still I'm sure have older iPhones.
 

Europa

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I read your response. Interesting. But hopefully Apple can fix it for sure. Although I'm sure there are still issues from the past. Some people still I'm sure have older iPhones.
The age of the hardware is irrelevant. As long as iMessages works on it, it can be affected by this.
 

iPutz

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What all needs to be done to an iPhone before restoring it to factory setting in order to resell it? I'm sure there are more then just this issue and turning off iCloud.
 

RoofMonkey

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Hi,
I'm trying to sent a reply to a friend (who use to own an iPhone) but the imessage keep popping up and I was not able to reply or sent him any message at all. I nid to go to setting and uncheck imessage to be able to sent to him. Is there any permanent solution to his problem so that I nid not switch to setting everytime I want to sent a msg to someone who has switch from iPhone to some other Android phone. Thanks
Press and hold the send button. It will then give the option to send as a regular text message.
Another thing that can work is to delete the msg conversation, do a hard reboot of your iPhone and start a new text conversation.
 

Europa

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What all needs to be done to an iPhone before restoring it to factory setting in order to resell it? I'm sure there are more then just this issue and turning off iCloud.
This is all you have to to to prevent it from happening:
1. Settings > Messages > iMessages > Off

2. Send a message to yourself and make sure it goes through as an SMS, not an iMessage

2. Restore to factory settings