How to deregister iMessage on iPhone, iPad, and online (2023)

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It’s important to deregister your phone number from iMessage before switching to a non-Apple device. If you switch phones without doing so, someone may try to reach you through iMessage only to be met with “Not Delivered.”

In this article, we’ll show you how to deregister iMessage using iPhone or iPad, along with the online method.

How to deregister iMessage using iPhone

If you still have the Apple device, reinsert your SIM and then follow these steps to deregister from iMessage.

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap settings and tap on messages on iphone
  3. Toggle off iMessage.turn off imessage on iphone
  4. Now, navigate to FaceTime in Settings.
  5. Toggle off FaceTime to fully deactivate iMessage services.turn off facetime on iphone

Deregister iMessage online

  1. Open a web browser and visit deregister imessage website on computer
  2. Select the right country by clicking on the flag on flag icon and select country on mac
  3. Enter your cell number then click on Send Code.type cell number and click on send code
  4. Enter the confirmation code sent to your mobile phone in the box below.
  5. Click Submit to deregister.enter code and click on submit to deregister cell number from imessage using computer

You should receive a confirmation message informing you that your number is deregistered from iMessage services.

How long does it take to deregister iMessage?

When the deregistration process is completed, your number is removed from iMessage services. However, some Apple devices may take a few hours to identify that your number is actually deactivated. After this waiting period, you’ll start getting SMS to your number instead of iMessages.

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