iOS Turn off iMessage

If you are switching to a device that is not iOS, you need to remember to disable iMessage in order to prevent messages from possibly still being sent to your email address or your iPad or Mac

In order to do this follow these steps:

iMessage is an Apple messaging service. Don’t forget to turn it off, or SMS/MMS messages may continue to be directed to your old iPhone or iPad instead of being routed to your new Android phone.

Turn off iMessage before you remove the SIM on your iPhone or iPad by going to "Settings", then "Messages". Finally, set iMessage to “off”.

If you no longer have your old iPhone, you can request that Apple deregister your phone number with iMessage. Learn more.

You may also wish to deregister from iMessage at the following link:

Deregister iMessage

Author: Anthony Baldwin