1. feenyman99's Avatar
    Hi. I have an iPhone 5S, running IOS 11.4. It happens to be my wife's old phone. It no longer has cellular service, but it connects to my WIFI, and I use it for a few handy apps, generally without any issues.

    But, one thing that I can NOT do is send text messages. When I try, I get a "Not Delivered" message. I *am* able to send emails.

    One thing that occurs to me is...

    In Settings, it still shows my wife's Apple ID, with an iCloud username (email address). Is this iPhone then in conflict with her new/current iPhone? Do I need to change the Apple ID of this phone?

    I'd greatly appreciate any info regarding enabling text messaging from/to this phone?

    Thx,
    feenyman99
    06-09-2018 09:20 AM
  2. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!!

    Unfortunately, you can’t send a text without cellular service. Since you’re using WiFi, you’ll be able to send an iMessage or use a third party messaging app. The fact that your wife’s Apple ID is still linked to the device will show the iMessage is coming from her, and depending on the settings on her new iPhone she may be able to see your messages. If that’s a problem for you, sign out of her iCloud and add your own Apple ID. Hope this helps!!!
    06-09-2018 09:29 AM
  3. Closingracer's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!!

    Unfortunately, you can’t send a text without cellular service. Since you’re using WiFi, you’ll be able to send an iMessage or use a third party messaging app. The fact that your wife’s Apple ID is still linked to the device will show the iMessage is coming from her, and depending on the settings on her new iPhone she may be able to see your messages. If that’s a problem for you, sign out of her iCloud and add your own Apple ID. Hope this helps!!!
    Actually it theoretically could if you have another iPhone that has active service with the same Apple ID?
    06-09-2018 10:14 AM
  4. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Actually it theoretically could if you have another iPhone that has active service with the same Apple ID?
    Since they’d be forwarded to your device with no service, yes.
    06-09-2018 10:49 AM
  5. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Hi. I have an iPhone 5S, running IOS 11.4. It happens to be my wife's old phone. It no longer has cellular service, but it connects to my WIFI, and I use it for a few handy apps, generally without any issues.

    But, one thing that I can NOT do is send text messages. When I try, I get a "Not Delivered" message. I *am* able to send emails.

    One thing that occurs to me is...

    In Settings, it still shows my wife's Apple ID, with an iCloud username (email address). Is this iPhone then in conflict with her new/current iPhone? Do I need to change the Apple ID of this phone?

    I'd greatly appreciate any info regarding enabling text messaging from/to this phone?

    Thx,
    feenyman99
    Try resetting network settings. And it might sound like a dumb question (better safe than sorry, but did you put a SIM card in it?
    06-09-2018 10:50 AM
  6. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Actually it theoretically could if you have another iPhone that has active service with the same Apple ID?
    Not SMS...text forwarding is pretty unstable. I used several devices with the same Apple ID & it’s hit or miss with SMS.

    *edit: didn’t mean to say hand off. I meant text forwarding
    06-09-2018 12:12 PM
  7. Closingracer's Avatar
    Not SMS...hand off is pretty unstable. I used several devices with the same Apple ID & it’s hit or miss with SMS.
    For me never had any issues when I use it on my MacBook and when I had an iPad.
    06-09-2018 12:17 PM
  8. nikkisharif's Avatar
    For me never had any issues when I use it on my MacBook and when I had an iPad.
    Yeah it works ok with those. But iPhone to iPhone is random. I’ve been using 2 iPhones for several years now & it’s inconsistent
    06-09-2018 12:18 PM
  9. Closingracer's Avatar
    Yeah it works ok with those. But iPhone to iPhone is random. I’ve been using 2 iPhones for several years now & it’s inconsistent
    Ah never had 2 iPhones at the same time so can’t comment on my experience on it .
    06-09-2018 12:19 PM
  10. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Ah never had 2 iPhones at the same time so can’t comment on my experience on it .
    Yeah it’s weird. I just gave up lol
    06-09-2018 12:20 PM
  11. feenyman99's Avatar
    Twas NOT a dumb question. I just REMOVED the SIM card, and NOW I'M SUCCESSFULLY TEXTING.

    Thx TwitchyPuppy!!
    06-10-2018 01:44 PM

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