1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Hi all. I'm about to switch from an iPhone to the HTC One M8, but before I do that I have a concern. Would I still be able to receive and send text messages from my iPad once I switch? I know that when I get this new phone, I will have to call Apple Support to get my number unregistered. Will that affect my ability to message from my iPad? Or when I text from my iPad, will it just show my email address to the receiver?

    Thanks for your feedback!
    05-14-2014 10:01 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Make sure you turn off iMessage on the phone before switching. And on the iPad, in Messages settings, remove your phone number from the list of available iMessage Send & Receive places, make sure your phone number is not in the list.
    05-14-2014 10:06 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The iPad should be email connected to iMessage. It has no phone. So it should not be tied to the phone number. Like Karen said, "Turn off iMessage" on the phone. Also turn off "Find My iPhone".


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    05-14-2014 10:15 AM
  4. david9962000's Avatar
    I would also logout of iTunes in settings and delete your iCloud Acct in settings as well.
    05-14-2014 11:57 AM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The iPad should be email connected to iMessage. It has no phone. So it should not be tied to the phone number. Like Karen said, "Turn off iMessage" on the phone. Also turn off "Find My iPhone".


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    When you also have an iPhone, the iPad can have iMessage tied to the phone number as well as email addresses.
    05-14-2014 01:12 PM

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