If you've succumbed to the temptations of Android — or even Windows Phone or BlackBerry — there are some steps you need to take to make sure the iPhone friends you leave behind can still reach you. iMessage works by routing iPhone to iPhone messages through Apple's servers instead of sending them as actual text messages. Unfortunately, unless you tell it to stop doing this, iMessage has no way of knowing you've left, at least until it times out after a couple weeks, and that's beyond frustrating. Luckily, deactivating it is easy. Here's how!
stops intercepting your text messages. If you don't deactivate it before you go, other iPhone users won't know to send you regular texts rather than iMessages, at least for a couple weeks, and that means you'll miss. Luckily, deactivation is easy. Here's how!