Stuck in the iMessage abyss? Here’s how to get your texts back

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About a month ago I switched from an iPhone(s appl) to a Nexus(s goog) 5. It was easy: I swapped the SIM card and synced my contacts. I was up and running in under 10 minutes. But right after I switched, I ran into a huge problem: a lot of text messages were getting lost — and it was mostly Apple’s fault.

I’m not the only one having these problems. On Tuesday, former Lifehacker editor Adam Pash wrote about his struggles. Unlike Pash, I was able to get text messages working well on my Nexus 5 — although it’s not perfect. Recently, I was told that my phone number still tells iPhones to FaceTime me. But because I was able to mostly fix the problem, I thought I would share what I did.

Here’s the issue: Apple’s iMessage, which redirects SMS messages to other iPhones through Apple’s servers, was still telling anybody who texted…

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