If you’re switching from iPhone to Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry there are steps you may need to take to ensure that you keep receiving texts from iPhone friends. Put simply, you need to deactivate iMessage so your texts can find you. Here’s what you need to do before you start using your new smartphone:
- Launch Settings from the Home screen of your iPhone.
- Scroll down and tap on Messages.
- At the top, turn iMessage to Off.
- Go into the Messages app and send some messages to people you know have iPhones to confirm that they can message you back. There should be green messages bubbles for everything.