1. hollidizzle's Avatar
    This may be a noob-ish question... But is there a way to disable my phone number entirely and use iMessage/Facetime ONLY with my iCloud account? i know i know, go to the settings and manipulate the addresses... But when there is a SIM card installed it still checks the phone number and grays it out so you can't uncheck it...

    Why do I want to do this you ask? I'm currently deployed to Kuwait... and I have two phones with two different SIM cards/phone numbers. Sometimes when i go to iMessage someone it will default to the phone number. Rather than confuse everyone back home I wanted to disable the phone number entirely and just message strictly through the iCloud account. Similar to how you would do on a non-cellular device (iPad, etc.)

    Is there any way to do this or is it always going to have the phone number checked by default.
    05-21-2015 01:24 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You cannot disassociate your phone number because it is needed for SMS/MMS purposes. You can however, change the "Send & Receive" a option in the message settings to your Apple ID.
    05-21-2015 09:04 AM

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