Why does my iMessage show up as my email address?

Why does my iMessage show up as my email address?

The Apple account shows up because of the email address registered on the iMessage or on the iCloud account. Here are the steps that you can do in order to fix this problem. You can go to your phone’s settings. Scroll down and look for the “Receive at”/ You can Sign out from your Apple account for the meantime.

Why does iMessage use my email instead of phone number?

It is simply using the email (which is likely your Apple ID), as an identifier of your device. This lets other Apple users send you a message to either your phone number or email address.

How do I remove my email from iMessage?

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  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Messages.
  3. Tap Send & Receive.
  4. Tap the blue Info icon.
  5. Tap Remove This Email.
  6. Confirm Remove Email Address. Is this article up to date? Yes No.

Why does my Iphone contacts only show email addresses?

Check by going to Settings > Contacts > Default Account. If iCloud is set as the default account for contacts, try these few troubleshooting steps. Turn off contacts in Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Contacts, then toggle it back on. Test out to see if the contact populates now in Messages.

How do I block texts from email addresses?

How To Block Spam Text Messages on Android From an Email Address

  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Hit the three dots in the upper right corner.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  4. Choose the SIM card if applicable.
  5. Select Spam protection.
  6. Tap on the slider next to Enable spam protection so it becomes blue.

Why does my iPhone show my email address when I send a text?

It sounds like your Apple ID is activated with iMessage and your “Start new conversations from” is set to your email address, instead of your phone number. To resolve this, simply navigate to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive and configure the settings to start new conversations from your phone number.

How do I remove an email address from my Apple ID?

Delete an additional email address

  1. Sign in to your Apple ID account page.
  2. Click Edit in the Account section.
  3. To delete one of your additional email addresses, click next to the address.

How do I stop my iPhone from showing my email Contacts?

On the contacts page, click on the ‘Groups’ button on the top left. Uncheck all (your email accounts), except for ‘All on my iPhone’. Now click ‘done’, and you’re all set! Go to your Contacts app directly and do the same (uncheck all email mailboxes).

Why are emails showing in my Contacts?

If you’re a Gmail user with an Android phone, you may have noticed contact entries that contain only email addresses. That’s because Gmail has a feature that automatically adds new people you email to Other Contacts (or Ungrouped Contacts) in your contacts list.

How do I block someone on Iphone email?

You can also block email from the Mail app

  1. Open an email from a sender you want to block.
  2. Tap the name of the sender.
  3. Then tap the name listed next to From in the header.
  4. Choose Block This Contact.
  5. Confirm you want to block the contact.
  6. iOS and iPadOS add that contact to your Blocked list.

How to get iMessage sent from email address?

If there are phone numbers with a check mark next to them, click the phone number to remove the cehck mark from the listed email address. On Mac, go to Messages, then Preferences, followed by Accounts and then iMessage. Unmark all the email addresses and leave the phone number only. Go to Settings, then Messages, followed by Send & receive.

How can I See My iMessage on my Mac?

Go to your Mac computer. Select Messages, then go to Preferences. Click on Accounts, then select iMessage. Untick all the boxes on the list where you can see all your email addresses.

Can a phone number be used for iMessage?

If you own an iPhone, your phone number is enabled for iMessage and, as far as I can tell, becomes the default to/from address on every device. You can also attach extra email addresses to your iCloud/iMessage to use as your default to/from address.

What happens if I don’t have data for iMessage?

IF YOU LOSE DATA SERVICE EVERY NOW AND THEN, THEN THIS PART WILL MAKE LOTS OF SENSE If you originally start an iMessage using an iPhone users email and not phone number, then for whatever reason if you don’t have data at the time of your message it will send it as an email NOT A TEXT.

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