1. Gojira01's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I am new to imore. I just wanted to know if anyone has experienced what I have. I just got the iPhone 6 plus. But when I group message with friends they get my Apple ID email and not my contact name. But when I text these people individually it's fine and says my name. Any answers as to why it would do this? I've looked at sms settings and everything is as it should be. Any help would be great thank you.
    09-30-2014 11:38 PM
  2. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    testing now...
    09-30-2014 11:45 PM
  3. Duvi's Avatar
    I had to delete the thread and start it again. It was an iOS 8 bug for me.

    I used this article...

    iOS 8 iMessage Problems: Fix Group Chat Not Working, Messages Sending As Texts, Phone Number Greyed Out And Other Issues Plaguing The Update
    09-30-2014 11:51 PM
  4. Gojira01's Avatar
    I see. It's just weird to experience. Thank you for the help
    Duvi likes this.
    09-30-2014 11:58 PM
  5. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    So I just tested this by sending two of my friends who are non-iMessage users a group message. One person responded to me by telling me that it came up to him as a picture message. With each reply that I got it did not appear in the group conversation list. I came in to me separately as if the person sent me an individual message.
    10-01-2014 12:03 AM
  6. Gojira01's Avatar
    Thank you everyone. Deleting the thread did it. Thank you Duvi
    Duvi likes this.
    10-01-2014 12:18 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I am new to imore. I just wanted to know if anyone has experienced what I have. I just got the iPhone 6 plus. But when I group message with friends they get my Apple ID email and not my contact name. But when I text these people individually it's fine and says my name. Any answers as to why it would do this? I've looked at sms settings and everything is as it should be. Any help would be great thank you.
    How do you have it set up in Settings>Messages>Send and Receive? You might try unchecking your email and check only your phone number in "You can be reached by iMessage at". And only check your number in "Start New Conversations From". This us how mine is set up. I've had no problems.
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    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    BreakingKayfabe likes this.
    10-01-2014 12:22 AM
  8. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Tested group with my iMessage buddies and all replied came within the thread and showed my phone number.
    10-01-2014 12:24 AM
  9. Duvi's Avatar
    I see. It's just weird to experience. Thank you for the help
    It was. I was getting a lot of "who the heck is this?" and I was thinking they were deleting my name out their address books.
    10-01-2014 12:33 AM
  10. Gojira01's Avatar
    Both are checked. But when I deleted the existing thread which I assume got like that cause I backed it up from my iPhone 5 and it carried over to the new phone which is probably why. But when I started a new one with the same friends it was back to normal. Thanks.
    Duvi likes this.
    10-01-2014 12:52 AM
  11. Duvi's Avatar
    Both are checked. But when I deleted the existing thread which I assume got like that cause I backed it up from my iPhone 5 and it carried over to the new phone which is probably why. But when I started a new one with the same friends it was back to normal. Thanks.
    Correct. I restored from my 5S.
    Gojira01 likes this.
    10-01-2014 01:12 AM

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