Android-user sues Apple – iPhone left his phone number in hostage




US District Court issued an order according to which a lawsuit against Apple over the error with the delivery of SMS-messages, should be considered in the Federal Court of the United States. We are talking about the complaint of former iPhone user from California who filed for the corporation to court because of a problem with the disappearance of the short message , sent by him to iMessage instead of the usual SMS. Americans outraged by the fact that after upgrading to Android-smartphone he can not use “smskami” – old iPhone «held hostage” of his telephone number.


People who switch from iPhone to smart phones with other operating systems, sometimes longer receive messages from the owners of iOS-devices. On the Internet, a significant number of people are trying to find a way to overcome this problem.

Messages disappear from the fact that sometimes the iPhone continue to send SMS former users “apple” smartphone iMessage, even if they have switched to other phones with the operating system. Program Apple can deliver the message to the owner of iOS, if it is not possible to send iMessage theoretically offers its usual SMS. But in practice, the system sometimes fails and reports the successful completion of the operation.

Previously, users were offered one of the solutions. You need to go to settings, select Messages iMessage translate option to Off and send ex-user iPhone. Then you can turn iMessage again. In Russian interface similar action will look like this: icon “Settings” -> menu “View” -> option iMessage. Disable the option to send SMS to where they left off after the transition reach the subscriber with the iPhone to another smartphone. And then again to activate the use iMessage – for free messages to users Apple.

The news about the lawsuit in US Federal Court came a day after Apple launched a service to disable the phone number of the iMessage. Now, just go to the page Deregister iMessage , in the «Enter your phone number» choose a country and enter your phone number, followed by fixed iMessage. After that, the phone comes six-digit code. Sending it to Apple, the user is guaranteed to “forgotten” instant messaging.

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