Group messaging question

Gojira01

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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