I am trying to get my wifes imessages on a deactivated iphone (her old one). I have "activated" imessage by temporarly activating the cellphone. The old phone has iOS6, but her other iphone has iOS5. I have linked the icloud account, updated the apple sign on in messages, yet I am still not receiving her imessages. The phone is on wifi and always connected. Do I need to add her email address to her phone? Shouldn't her apple id already be linked to her imessage account or could she have configured it without it? The deactivated phone is successfully hooked up to her icloud account, because I got a notification when I hooked up my personal iphone to her icloud. Is this a settings issue on her side of things?