If you are one of those who had recently switched from an iOS running iPhone to an Android or Windows phone, you might have encountered some trouble with your text messages. Former users of Apple’s own iMessage reported that their messages were not being sent and their inboxes weren’t filling up. Since iMessage and any other SMS app users rely mostly on texting, it is understandable that the issue that arose when switching operating systems was considered a major one.
Apple has introduced a fix for the iMessage problem and has also detailed its source and explained why users were experiencing these issues while texting. The company has launched an easy to use tool that would let iMessage users disconnect from the server so that they can freely trade messages on other platforms. With the new tool, you can deregister your number from iMessage and then any messaging service you use should work just fine. The explanation for the issue was that Apple has programmed iMessage to root all your SMS through its system, so even though you switched phones, the data from iMessage would not free the use of SMS on a phone. Naturally, this only happens if you had forgotten to disable iMessage before moving on to another phone.
Before Apple released the new tool, you could get rid of the pesky bug by resetting your phone and thus returning it to the factory settings, which would erase your iMessage connection. Nonetheless, the easiest solution and the only preventive task you can do is simply disable the service before you switch phones. With the new fix from Apple, you can resolve these issues even if you don’t have your phone anymore and forgot to disable iMessage. The deregistering process is pretty quick and easy, so you should head on to Apple and fix your bugs, in case you have them. Strangely enough, Apple has also said that not all iPhone and former iPhone users had experienced this issue and even seemed a little condescending about disabling the feature. In any case, it’s nice to see that the Cupertino company has come up with an easy fix to the SMS problem.