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iMessage not syncing between iPad and iPhone

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  • Racdomin2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 7:18 AM (in response to BehnRocker)

    When I first got my iPad I somehow linked my phone text messages to my phone.. I let someone use my iPad to see if there apple I.d would work like that as well but it didn't work. Instead of it using send&receive by cell number it uses the email address.. Does anyone know how I can fix that so I can link my phone text because even now I can get it back.. Thanks..

  • Racdomin2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 7:22 AM (in response to BehnRocker)

    My send and receive I.d was once my number on this iPad.. Now it's my email.. Does anyone know how to put my number back??

  • Racdomin2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 7:24 AM (in response to BehnRocker)

    I was able to get text messages on my phone and my iPad.. Now it looks like it only receives emails and no text.. Can someone help me..

  • dedetipton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 6:19 AM (in response to BehnRocker)

    THIS DOES WORK.   You just have to change some settings.   Texts can only be delivered to your ipad via email since you do not have a phone connection.   The 2 devices will have completely separate strings of texts until you change a setting on your iphone as well as the person's iphone that you are texting.   Each person has to add their email address on their iphone in "Settings" -- "iMessage" -- "Send & Receive" -- "You Can Be Reached by iMessage At" -- so that the texts will go out both ways, by phone & email.  Make sure that a checkmark is beside your phone number as well as any email address you want to use.    A checkmark should be by your phone number under "Start New Conversations From" because it's best to send texts by phone vs. email since not everyone can receive emails on their phone.   On your ipad, you should put a checkmark by all of the email addresses you want to use but you will have to designate just one email address under "Start New Conversations From".  Remember, it will not work unless the person you are texting changes the setting on their phone, too.

  • dedetipton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 6:24 AM (in response to BehnRocker)

    THIS DOES WORK.   You just have to change some settings.   Texts can only be delivered to your ipad via email since you do not have a phone connection.   The 2 devices will have completely separate strings of texts until you change a setting on your iphone as well as the person's iphone that you are texting.   Each person has to add their email address on their iphone in "Settings" -- "iMessage" -- "Send and Receive" -- "You Can Be Reached by iMessage At" -- so that the texts will go out both ways, by phone and email.  Make sure that a checkmark is beside your phone number as well as any email address you want to use.    A checkmark should be by your phone number under "Start New Conversations From" because it's best to send texts by phone vs. email since not everyone can receive emails on their phone.   On your ipad, you should put a checkmark by all of the email addresses you want to use but you will have to designate just one email address under "Start New Conversations From".   Remember, it will not work unless the person you are texting changes the setting on their phone, too.

  • dedetipton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 7:15 AM (in response to BehnRocker)

    A CHANGE IN THE INSTRUCTIONS:  Your friends should send texts to you via your email address and not your phone number so they will come to both devices.  

  • ron7624 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 12:14 PM (in response to ShadyMac)

    Good job... Thanks.  All my devices are usingiOS 6.0.1.  I had an IP4S and an iPad mini synced perfectly.  But, I just got an ip5 two days ago and set it up with my unique Apple ID - the one that I use for everything other than the store.

    Anyway, I couldn't get the new phone and iPad to sync.

    I thought everything was the same, but I was only receiveng iMessages on the device that I last used to send the last message. (did I repeat myself?)

    Your post had me searching for caller id, and to find it, I had to turn iMessage off and back on.  When I did, messages shot across all my deives that I was now set up for iMessage -

    I set up my new phone by restoring from my last back up, and although everything looked like it was set up, it wasn't.  So everything is now syncing like it should be(including the old 4S without a sim, but on wifi.

  • DamienGZ Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Dec 15, 2012 3:11 PM (in response to BehnRocker)

    Make sure your devices are set up properly and that you can recieve texts from your phone numbers and email addresses, check here for instuctions if you like: http://appducate.com/2012/12/understanding-and-using-imessages/

  • johnmacward Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 5:17 AM (in response to BehnRocker)

    I was faced with this exact problem and was all related to my phone number not appearing as a Caller-ID on all my devices.

     

    I find the easiest way to get this working is to follow: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5538 - and this is very simple.

     

    You may have also noticed that Apple's iMessage advertising page has instructions on it which is a first for any product pages, proving the point that they were getting a lot of questions around how this worked: https://www.apple.com/ios/messages/ - look at the bottom.

     

    This was probably a bug at some stage in iOS 5.X and even though I'm now on iOS 6 it carried over. I say this because my girlfriend recently got an iPhone 5 with iOS 6.0.2 installed and it worked right out of the box with this build.

  • hashbrown2.0 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 11, 2013 9:04 PM (in response to BehnRocker)

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Scott Rose Level 3 Level 3 (895 points)
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    Feb 23, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to BehnRocker)

    The solution for us was to Reset the Network Settings on the iPad.

    This is located at:

    Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings

  • S-Tan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 8:42 PM (in response to BehnRocker)

    Thank you. Very clear. Go to the top of the class!

  • Computerwizdj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 11, 2013 8:49 AM (in response to BehnRocker)

    MY dad has an iPad and an iPhone and my step mom has an iPhone he wants her messages to go to his iPad and he entered his apple ID on her iPhone and we tested it and it doesn't show on his iPad how do u fix this

  • Kutu1946 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 6:39 AM (in response to BehnRocker)

    My text messages were syncing between my iPad (wifi only) and my iPhone. I use the same Apple ID on both and now it no longer works when being text from the same peoples iPhone's on which it previously worked. Did the new IOS change something?

  • Kutu1946 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 7:34 AM (in response to Kutu1946)

    I pulled the trigger too quick, it appears that at some time my iMessage Apple ID and my Facetime Apple ID did not match on my iPad. I set then both  the same and now it looks like it is working as before.

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