Deregister iMessage

You may need to turn off iMessage if you are now using a non-Apple phone and can't get SMS or text messages someone sends you from an iPhone.

Still have your iPhone?

Follow the steps below to turn off iMessage.

  • Transfer your SIM card to your iPhone.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap Messages.
  • Turn iMessage off. Go back to Settings.
  • Tap FaceTime.
  • Turn FaceTime off. Exit Settings.

No longer have your iPhone?

Follow the steps below to deregister your phone number.

Enter your phone number

Enter the phone number you want to deregister from iMessage and we'll send you a confirmation code.

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Enter confirmation code

Enter the 6-digit code we sent to you to confirm deregistration. Didn’t receive a code?