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How to Unlink Phone Number From Apple ID
Posted by Administrator on 13 March 2017 10:37 pm

Unlink Phone Number From Apple ID

Do you have a linked number to your Apple ID that you want to remove/unlink it because you want to connect another number? No matter what the reason is, if you want to unlink a number from your Apple ID, it’s very much easy. We have this tutorial on how to unlink phone number from Apple ID that will help you solve this whole thing. It is crucial to unlink the old number which is linked to your Apple ID before you can add and use the new one. By removing the last number, you can prevent your iMessage and FaceTime from trying to connect to that old phone number. Besides, you won’t be able to use both iMessage and FaceTime when these are still trying to connect to the number you no longer use it.

How to delete phone number

If there is a linked phone number to your Apple ID, but you don’t use it anymore, you can remove it anytime you want. Or maybe you just want to avoid calls or messages for your iPhone 7; you can also remove the number. You can follow the steps below:

  1. On your iPhone 7, head to Settings.
  2. Tap on Messages
  3. Find menu of Send & Receive
  4. Sign out of your Apple ID account
  5. Go back to your iPhone 7 Settings
  6. Tap on FaceTime
  7. Sign out of your Apple ID account.

After completing those steps, all calls or messages for the removed numbers won’t appear anymore on every iOS device. If you find that the phone number is still available on the other devices, maybe you need to sign out of iMessage and FaceTime on each of all your other devices. While to unlink a phone number of the phone that you can’t access, you can change your Apple ID password. If you alter the password of your Apple ID, you can also remove all phone numbers from all iOS devices.

How to add phone number

After removing the phone number that you don’t use anymore, now you can replace it with the new one. Setting up a new phone number can only be complete with the phone number belongs to your iPhone 7. You can’t finish this set up with the phone number of a landline or other device. Below are several steps to follow if you want to set up a new phone number:

  1. From the Home screen, head to Settings
  2. Select Messages and ensure that you have turned on the iMessage. It may take a few moments for it to activate.
  3. Tap on Send & Receive. If there is a “Use your Apple ID for iMessage.” Appears, tap on it and use the same Apple ID to sign in with the same Apple ID that you use on your iPad, Mac and iPod touch.
  4. In the section telling you about “You can be reached,” ensure that you have checked the box next to your new phone number and Apple ID.
  5. Go back to Settings app
  6. Select FaceTime and do the same steps.

Well, after doing all these steps to set up a new phone number for your Apple ID, now you can use iMessage and FaceTime without any more problem. You can also turn on the phone number on the other devices using the same Apple ID after you have finished with all the setup steps above. Anytime you want to link any new phone number to your Apple ID and use it for the iMessage and FaceTime; you can follow the steps on this tutorial of how to unlink phone number from Apple ID.

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