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    Unhappy why does my iphone4s and my wife's iPhone 4s get each others texts?

    We both get each others text messages, We have separate addresses
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    Default Re: why does my iphone4s and my wife's iPhone 4s get each others texts?

    Hi, welcome to iMore.

    Go on both devices to Settings > iMessage and uncheck everything what's the same on both devices.
    This should prevent you from receiving each other's texts.
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    Default Re: why does my iphone4s and my wife's iPhone 4s get each others texts?

    Are you sharing the same Apple ID? If so, you each need to use your own Apple ID for iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime.

    You can sure the same Apple ID for iTunes if you wish. Or you can set up Family Sharing.
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    Default Re: why does my iphone4s and my wife's iPhone 4s get each others texts?

    Are the texts only from imessaging? If you both are using the same apple email you'll both get texts from other people that have an iPhone. Have someone text you from a non apple device. If only one of you get it. One of you need to create your own Apple email.
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    Default Re: why does my iphone4s and my wife's iPhone 4s get each others texts?

    Quote Originally Posted by iCricket View Post
    Are the texts only from imessaging? If you both are using the same apple email you'll both get texts from other people that have an iPhone. Have someone text you from a non apple device. If only one of you get it. One of you need to create your own Apple email.
    This is not correct. They need separate Apple IDs. Not "Apple email".
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    Default Re: why does my iphone4s and my wife's iPhone 4s get each others texts?

    My Apple ID and Apple email is the same exact one. I didn't have to create my Apple ID. I logged in with my Apple email. An Apple ID is an Apple email.
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    Default Re: why does my iphone4s and my wife's iPhone 4s get each others texts?

    In essence your email registered with Apple. Is your ID. You use it to login to your device and imessaging. But either way. OP needs to get his own Apple ID / email address. Or his wife does. To rectify the issue.

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