If you are text message sender and a past user of iPhone, Apple Inc. has got good news for you. Senders of text messages have been given an opportunity to complete turn of the iMessage service by Apple. This service by Apple creates problem when an iPhone user shifts to another handset as it assumes that all the text messages have to be communicated through the iMessage service only. So, the messages sent to the user previously using iPhone is lost in transit.
However, Cupertino has come up with a Deregister iMessage tool that will address this problem and allow users to receive messages directly. The iMessage information page maintained by Apple informs user to turn off the iMessage service if they are using a non-iPhone handset and are unable to receive text messages sent from iPhone.
Turning off iMessage is very simple. If you already have your previous iPhone handset with you, all you need to do is insert your sim card in your old iPhone handset, go to Settings, select Messages and from choose the option to turn off iMessage.
You may think what if you already sold your iPhone, the costliest handset, and don’t know its whereabouts. Here, Apple comes to your rescue. You just need to provide your phone number and Apple will send you a text message with a code. Once you have your hands on the code, just simply insert it into your new handset and delete the iMessage service permanently. After doing so, you will be able to receive messages sent from an iPhone.