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If you don’t deliberately tell the platform to un-associate the number, then it’s business as usual (expected behavior).
And that’s the problem. There’s no way to “tell the platform”. There’s a way to tell each device. All I’m saying is they should handle that more gracefully. When you add/remove a device, email or number, all devices get a notification saying “xxxx’s iPad is now receiving message on: email1, email2, emailn”. How hard would it have been to add a button that said: “Yes, copy those changes to all my devices.”?
iMessage is a fantastic service. They simply overlooked the feature of managing multiple devices from a single place.
You seem to be missing the point. Evidently, I did that, but it took a while for me to figure out why it wasn’t working and how to disable it. You know how apple says everything they create just works and is intuitive? Right.
Even more importantly, I don’t have all my devices with me at all times (work mac, home mac, macbook, iPhone, iPad). As long as one of them was receiving the message, it wasn’t rerouted to SMS. There’s no central utility to manage iMessage settings. You can remove devices from your account, but that’s not what I wanted; and it only worked for the iPhone and iPad.
It’s not difficult. It’s a hassle. One that I’d prefer I didn’t have to go through.
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Cellular service was off. As a matter of fact, the SIM card was inside the Nexus 4. WiFi was on.
It appears as long as any device is connected and receiving on the number — provided the sender is using iMessage — iMessage will assume it should handle the message.
iMessage is great, until you switch to Android. (Bear with me, not trolling).
I got myself a Nexus 4 last week, and I had a few problems because of my reliance on iMessage. My phone was still registered with the service and on Wifi (an iPod touch, basically), and I wouldn’t get text messages on the android phone for any contact that I had previously messaged from iMessage.
To make it even worse, I also have a few Macs that were registered with the phone number too, so I’d be getting the messages on the computers but never on my new phone.
There is no central way to manage devices, which sucked because I’d forget the laptop at home and assume I’d start getting message on the phone, which didn’t happen.
I’ve now managed to turn off the phone number setting on all devices (I think), but I’m not sure that I’m really getting all message. For example, the girlfriend sent me a text the other day, which I didn’t get (and she showed me on her iPhone). Long story short, as much as I loved iMessage, I find myself hating it a bit now.
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I envy you. I have been using a Nexus 4 for less than a week (stupid me bought it without realizing a new one could be on the way).
To put it nicely, the battery really sucks. By noon I have less than 50%. I don’t use my phone all that much for calling, but I do a lot of texting/messaging on it. Today I woke up, checked out a couple of rss feeds on feedly, and by the time I left home (an hour) I was around 85%.
I’m using CyanogenMod 10.1 RC2, in case that makes a difference.
It’s a bit of a disappointment.
I’m a bit lost here. Should I be seeing the episode or a 1:30 minute trailer?
I see the credits, and there’s some sort of intro with Dan and David, but I don’t see an actual episode.