Fix: iMessage sent from Email address rather than Phone number


When users send text messages to other iPhone users, texts appears as iMessage and from user email address rather than phone number.

It keep showing users Apple account which is registered under iCloud and iMessage with email address.

So how to make iMessage send from phone number instead of email? Try the following solutions.

iMessage sending from email

Fix 1:-

Go to Settings > Messages > Receive At. Sign out your Apple Id. Turn iMessage off and On.
After you sign out, “Receive At” turned as “Use your Apple ID for iMessage”.

Fix 2:-

  1. Go to Settings -> Messages -> Receive at.
  2. Select caller ID and tap your mobile number.

Fix 3:-

  1. Go to iMessage settings via Settings -> iMessage -> Send & Receive.
  2. You can see your primary phone number listed in grey with 1 or more email address below. If any phone number has check mark next to it, click the phone number and it will remove the check mark  from the listed email address.

Fix 4:-

Disable and re-enable iMessage.

Fix 5:-

On your Mac, go to Messages -> Preferences -> Accounts -> iMessage. Uncheck all email address and just leave your phone number.

Fix 6:-

Go to Settings -> Messages -> Send & Receive -> Start New Conversation From. Select phone number instead of email address.

Fix 7:-

Go to your Apple ID account and make sure you have verified your phone number. Check your phone number listed under mobile number. If its not listed, add your mobile to your Apple ID account.

Fix 8:-

On your Mac, open Message app and login. Send message from Mac to some one.

Fix 9;-

  1. Sign out from your Apple account and turn off iMessage.
  2. Then turn on iMessage and log into your Apple account. After iMessage on, it will give option to “receive as”. Uncheck the email address.

Fix 10:-

Sign out of all Apple account. turn off  your phone. Wait 10 seconds and turn on your iPhone.

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5 responses to Fix: iMessage sent from Email address rather than Phone number

None of these work for me:') it won't work when I turn everything off and back on, shut my phone completely off, restart Icloud and Apple ID, it won't let me select or unselect an email or number. It says my email cannot be removed (because it's my Apple ID one) and my phone number just has a loading sign right beside it but it's never done loading and with iMessage it says "waiting for activation…" But it never activates so all my iMessages are now sending over my email. I might just call apple because this is getting really frustrating and nothing's working

same thing has been happening to me. i just tried all of these methods and none worked. is yours fixed now? what did you do to fix it?

My phone is stuck @ some "required" update and it won't go any further. I can't turn it off or call anyone. Please reply by e-mail since I don't have a phone to answer.

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