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I was wondering if you could help with this question regarding iOS. It's a straight rip from a blog post I made, so here goes:

I've been looking for an answer and searching the Web for God knows how long. Does anyone know why Apple hasn't addressed the issue of not being able to tell which particular number you are messaging -- if, for example, the contact has multiple numbers or accounts? Like if you "call" a contact's work number, below the name it says "work." Wouldn't it help for Apple to do the same thing in the Messages app? All we are able to tell is whether or not it's an iMessage-enabled account.

A lengthy option would be to store the same contact with different names in your address book, according to which number or account you're calling.

Someone please help....

Dru

asked Feb 21 '13 at 16:58

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edited Feb 21 '13 at 17:38

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You can tell if the number will not work with iMessage if had a red ! Next to the number/Contact name.

answered Feb 21 '13 at 20:09

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edited Feb 21 '13 at 20:10

This isn't the answer. He's asking about naming numbers such as the contact's home or work number.

(Feb 21 '13 at 20:10) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Oh sorry..

(Feb 21 '13 at 20:15) hyderpotter hyderpotter's gravatar image

First of all, you can choose whether you want a number to be 'work' or 'home' by tapping on the "mobile" right next to the phone number field.

Last but not least, you can tell if the recipient is an iMessage user by looking at the 'send' button. If the button has white-on-blue text, he/she is iMessage enabled. If not, it'll be white-on-green.

Hope this helps.

answered Feb 22 '13 at 20:49

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You can. In your message app, scroll to the top and tap "Contact >" and the number being messaged will be highlighted in blue.

answered Feb 21 '13 at 21:26

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edited Feb 21 '13 at 21:27

Yeah that is one way around it, but I'm talking about something more integrated, like having the number type underneath the contact name or something. If they have a lot of different number that are non iOS for example that makes it even more difficult, at least with iMessage they are usually synced across all devices so they will get the message either way...

(Feb 22 '13 at 18:25) DruHaye DruHaye's gravatar image

@DruHaye Please use the comment system. Thank you.

(Feb 22 '13 at 18:33) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

simply all iMessages recieved get delivered to all the devices which the account is configured to, maybe thats why Apple doesnt display to where its being sent, as also privacy issues.

answered Feb 22 '13 at 09:40

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