How to Fix “2 iPhone Receiving Same Text Messages”

Receiving same text on two or more iPhone can be very troublesome. So, in this post, after tell you some possible reasons for this issue, we will tell you how to fix 2 iPhone receiving same text messages using a simple trick.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: Jun. 20, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 20, 2018
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Q: My daughter and I both have iPhones. She has my old one and I have a new one since last Thursday. When I send her a text message I get it in my inbox too. Its like I send it to her number and my own? When she adds a contact on her phone I get it too? How are these phones synced? Does this have something to do with our Apple id for both phones? What do I need to do to sort this out?

—A question from an iPhone user

As an iPhone user, you probably know that it is possible to use the same Apple ID on all of your iDevices. You can use a single Apple ID to sync the data between your devices. It is very beneficial to use the same Apple ID for iTunes and App Store as you won’t need to purchase the same item twice. But it is not every time you may want your data to be available on multiple devices, especially text messages.

Many iPhone users have been complaining that they are receiving same text messages on multiple users. Even though you may have different phone numbers, a text message sent on one iPhone will be sent to another too. Receiving the same text message on 2 iPhone will be very troublesome. So, in this post, we will tell you how to fix “2 iPhone receiving same text messages” problem.

Possible Reasons for 2 iPhone Receiving Same Text Messages

The “2 iPhone receiving same text messages” problem occurs when you use the same Apple ID for Messaging and FaceTime apps. So, instead of using your phone number, the Messages app uses your Apple ID to send and receive text messages, which causes the 2 iPhone receiving same text messages problem.

How to Fix “2 iPhone Receiving Same Text Messages”

It is very troublesome when the same text messages are sent to all the devices that you own.  To fix the problem, you need to create a new and separate Apple ID for the other iPhone which you don’t want to receive your text messages. So, below we will tell you how to fix 2 iPhone receiving same text messages problem by creating a new Apple ID for one of the iPhone receiving same text messages.

Step 1 Create a new Apple ID for one of the 2 iPhones.

Step 2 Now, go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive on the iPhone you want to assign the new Apple ID.

How to Fix “2 iPhone Receiving Same Text Messages” - Step 2

How to Fix “2 iPhone Receiving Same Text Messages” – Step 2

Step 3 Tap on the old Apple ID and then sign out from it.

How to Fix “2 iPhone Receiving Same Text Messages” - Step 3

How to Fix “2 iPhone Receiving Same Text Messages” – Step 3

Step 4 Again sign in, but now enter the new Apple ID you previously created.

Step 5 Sign out of the Apple ID from the FaceTime app. Go to Settings > FaceTime.

Step 6 Then, tap on the old Apple ID and select Sign out from the menu to sign out from your Apple ID.

Step 7 After signing out, select “Use your Apple ID for FaceTime” and then sign in with the new Apple ID.

How to Fix “2 iPhone Receiving Same Text Messages” - Step 7

How to Fix “2 iPhone Receiving Same Text Messages” – Step 7

  • It is necessary to sign out from the FaceTime too after Messages app on the iPhone you dot want to receive the same text messages. Otherwise, the fix may not work.
  • You can also remove your Apple ID from the “You can be reached by iMessage” on both the iPhones on which you are receiving same text messages. In Send & Receive screen, uncheck the Apple ID and check only the Phone number option.

Bonus Tip: How to Recover Deleted Text Message from iPhone

In this part, we’re going to introduce you an iPhone data recovery PhoneRescue to help you recover deleted text messages when you removed some important ones by accident. No matter you have a backup or not, PhoneRescue for iOS can help you get your deleted text messages back just in 3 steps. It offers you 3 options:

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More than anything, it’s not like the traditional data restore, using this tool won’t cause any data loss. And it also enables you to preview the deleted text messages before recovering which makes the recovery more accurate. Here is a screenshot of PhoneRescue find out the deleted text messages.

Screenshot of PhoneRescue Find Out the Deleted Text Messages

Screenshot of PhoneRescue Find Out the Deleted Text Messages

The Bottom Line

When you sign up with the same Apple ID on two or more iPhone, then the Messages app may sync the text messages received on all the devices and you may encounter 2 iPhone receiving same text messages issue. But you can learn how to fix the 2 iPhone receiving same text messages by following the solution given above in this post. By the way, if you lose some text messages and want to get them back quickly, you can have a try on PhoneRescue >

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.

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