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iMessages being sent to multiple contacts
keywestsuz
Member

My family updated our phones yesterday to ios6.  Today when I imessage any one of the other phones on the plan, all the phones on the plan get the messages.  Obviously this isn't good and I can't figure out how to fix it.  I sent a message to my boyfriend and both he and my son received the message.  When either of them imessaged back (imessage), two of us received the message.  Any suggestions on fixing this?

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rcschnoor
Sr. Leader
Sr. Leader

This sounds as if you are all using the same Apple ID. Are you sharing Apple ID's so you only have to pay for apps 1 time instead of once for each phone? This could possibly cause a problem such as this.

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keywestsuz
Member

We are using the same Apple ID because I have phones for my children on the plan too, but we have always used the same Apple ID

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keywestsuz
Member

Can you tell me how to change the Apple ID on the other phones and create a new one for each of them?

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gina7239
Sr. Member

If you use your phone number and not UR I'd when you send it might help if you don't do it that way. I and my husband have same so we can share music and we don't get eachother messages. I send as phone as the identifier under settings.

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Hi Keywestsuz!

Good info given so far! I will be more than happy to assist you with creating an apple id. Click to create an apple id http://bit.ly/QZTx1O. Once you have created the new Apple Id you will need to sign in on the device with new id.

Thanks,
Pamelaf_vzw

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flipa07
Member

I turned of iMessage on my phone. Too many problems with it.

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Tidbits
Sr. Leader

On each device you can add a email address, or set iMessages to work with that specific telephone number.  You don't have to turn it off.

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