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iMessage behavior question #628678 03/21/15 03:41 PM
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Since I upgraded my daughter's phone to an iPhone6, iOS8.2, iMessages are being received on both her phone and my granddaughter's iPad. Both have the same Apple ID. Is there a way to unlink the devices? The iPad is running the last flavor of iOS7.


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Re: iMessage behavior question [Re: MacBozo] #628681 03/21/15 05:46 PM
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Turn iMessage off in the iOS Settings. If they only have one device and no computers iMessage is not needed. If they want to use iMessage they'll need to have separate Apple IDs.

They should have separate Apple IDs anyway. I've seen messes from people sharing IDs, especially if they are syncing or backing them up to a computer.

Take note though, for the one that gets a new Apple ID any apps they have purchased under the old ID will not be able to be updated without changing the ID on the device back to the original ID temporarily.

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What if they disable iCloud on the iPad?
Also, it never happened with the iPhone 5.

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Re: iMessage behavior question [Re: MacBozo] #628690 03/22/15 12:22 AM
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I think I may have found the the workaround.

Settings>Messages>Send and Receive and deselect her email on the phone leaving only her phone # active. It shouldn't affect the iPad on iOS 7. Worth a shot, I guess.


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Re: iMessage behavior question [Re: MacBozo] #628915 03/30/15 03:03 AM
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That doesn't work. It is definitely using the Apple ID to send messages to all devices with the same ID. We'll have to set up my granddaughter with her own Apple ID on the iPad.


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Re: iMessage behavior question [Re: MacBozo] #628916 03/30/15 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted By: MacBozo
That doesn't work.
Turning iMessage off doesn't work, or what you tried?

Either way, a separate Apple ID is best anyway, a separate ID will solve it. Just remember the one that gets a new ID will not be able to update any apps that were downloaded/purchased on the other ID. They can continue to use the apps but they will keep getting the message that the ID/password is wrong to update the apps.

To get rid of the nag they will have delete the apps and d/l or purchase them using the new ID. They will lose settings and data. You can't transfer an app to another user.

It's easier at first to just use the same ID, but doesn't work out in the long run,

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Switching off the email address on the iPhone didn't work. The common Apple ID is the culprit. There is the Family Sharing option for my granddaughter's apps, yes? Most of her apps are the free type, too.


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