It’s become a very well-known problem that Apple has even kinda sorta admitted to: if you have been using iMessages on an iPhone and you try to switch to Android, you may start missing out on text messages. It’s true that Apple has promised to fix this problem with an upcoming software update. It’s also true that Apple claims they’ve already made some changes that should help. If that doesn’t provide you with a lot of comfort, Entrepreneur magazine has put together a little guide on the steps to take to successfully quit your iPhone.
The problem stems from how Apple activates iMessage using your telephone number –but really doesn’t offer any way to deactivate your account (while making it seem like turning off iMessage on your device is actually doing much of anything). Of course, the problem goes a little deeper… but the result is that your friends can’t always reach you by text message anymore (and they don’t even know their messages aren’t being received by way of an error).
If nothing else, this guide gives a list of the things you should do if and when you decide to move from your iPhone to an Android device.
Jillian Koskie is an experienced software developer, content writer, project manager and usability design expert. With over 17 years in these roles, Jillian has enjoyed applying her skill-set to assist clients and users across a wide variety of sectors including: legal, health, and financial services. Combining these professional opportunities with a love of technology, Jillian is pleased to contribute articles, opinions, and advice to numerous news outlets, websites, and publications.