Registering a Phone Number with your iMessage Account

This page will guide you on how you can link your phone number with your iMessage account. By default, BlueBubbles will use your iCloud email to send iMessages.

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SIM / eSIM Swapping Methods

The following guide is maintained by a BlueBubbles community member and is a really good resource to find out information about registering your phone number using SIM-swapping

Non-Jailbreak Methods

The following guides do not require you to have a jailbroken iPhone to accomplish phone number registration

A newer SIM-card-swap method that is easier than previous methods and with additional instructions for eSIM-only iPhone models.
Despite the title, this works with BlueBubbles as well A variety of methods using a spare iPhone. May be more compatible with older models of iPhone. Some of the methods require keeping an inactive SIM card in an iPhone while others involve removing the SIM card from the iPhone and leaving it turned off.

Jailbreak Methods

The following guides require you to have a jailbroken iPhone to accomplish phone number registration

A jailbreak method for a spare iPhone on iOS 12 A writeup with easier-to-follow instructions: SIMLess PNR Gateway Tutorial (Beginner Version)
A jailbreak method for a spare iPhone on iOS 10

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