Apple's iMessage is one of the most popular messaging platforms and offers Apple a great way to bring people into their ecosystem. As good as iMessage is, there may still be times when you need to disable or completely disable it.
Some of these times are due to a good old-fashioned bug fix (or maybe you've really made the leap to Android). So, not only do you have to turn off iMessage on your iPhone or iPad, but you also ask Apple to send your iMessage number on the Remove server side.
Sounds scary, right? Do not worry, we are here to help you.
Disable iMessage on your iPhone or iPad
Disabling iMessage on your iPhone or iPad is often the first step in receiving problems with sending or receiving messages. Switching and rebooting can often wake up iMessage, and although we may not want to admit it, most of the time, the age-old suggestion of turning it off and then on again does not work.
Disable iMessage, go to the Settings app, and tap "Messages."
Finish the process of turning off iMessage by pressing the switch. If you need to turn it back on, do it here as well.
If you are switching from iPhone and want to run iMessage completely, disable your phone number and remove it centrally from the iMessage service. To do that, visit selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage and enter your phone number after selecting your country. Press "Send Code" to start the process.
Apple sends you a verification code via SMS. When it arrives, put it in the "Confirmation Code" field before pressing "Submit". When you have completed all these steps, your phone number will no longer be associated with iMessage. SMS remains unaffected and works as usual.