If you are an iPhone user, you probably have encountered a situation where two different iPhones receive the same text message even though the text message was intended for only one iPhone. The situation looks like you have sent the same text message to two different phone numbers. We will help you fix this issue that 2 iPhones receiving same text messages in this article. But, before we fix it, let’s know why this happens.

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1. Why Are 2 iPhone Receiving Same Text Messages?

This situation arises when the 2 involved iPhones are using the same Apple ID. Also, instead of using just the individual phone number, the messaging app uses Apple ID to receive messages from others who use iPhone.

2. Create New ID to Stop 2 iPhones Receiving Same Messages

Creating a different Apple ID for one of the iPhones can keep the devices from receiving the same text messages. The process is quite simple. The following steps should help you do it:

Step 1: Visit Apple's official website and create a new Apple ID.

create your apple id

Step 2: Open Settings on one of the two iPhones. Tap on Messages and then Send & Receive.

Step 3: Tap your current Apple ID and Sign Out.

Step 4: Then tap Sign in and enter your new Apple ID.

sign out apple id

Step 5: Visit Settings again and tap on Facetime.

Step 6: Tap your current Apple ID and Sign Out.

Step 7: Tap on "Use your Apple ID for Facetime".

Step 8: Enter your new Apple ID.

Then it is! The iPhone is using its own Apple ID for now and it won't receive the same messages which are for another iPhone.


You can also fix this issue by removing the iCloud account and other numbers which you think shouldn't receive iMessages from Messages on your iPhone. Follow the steps below to do this:

Step 1: Go to Settings. Tap on Messages and then Send & Receive.

Step 2: Uncheck the iCloud account or other phone number under YOU CAN BE REACHED BY IMESSAGE AT. Make sure that only the option of your phone number checked.

send receive settings on iPhone

Then only the iPhone using the checked number will receive the messages, even the 2 iPhones using same Apple ID.

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When you can't fix this problem by the methods mentioned, it's time to see if your iPhone is buggy and causing you the trouble.

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