8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2012 4:52 AM by brianfromromulus
jrinsaxt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
There is no message app on the iPad? Am I missing something here?

iPad, iOS 4
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,100 points)
    There are a bunch. Go to the app store and do a search.
  • Kjt822 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The Message app that comes with the iPad is missing on my sons iPad. How do I get it back?

  • Mathijss95 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    What iOS version do you have? Since iOS 5 (i)Message is always installed. Please let me know;)

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (154,140 points)

    The Apple Messages app was added by iOS 5. You need to update to iOS 5
    iOS 5: Updating your device to iOS 5

    To check version go to Settings>General>About>Version

    Have yu tried using the Spotligh search to try to fin it? Maybe yu just can't find it?

    If you go to Setting do you find a setting for Messages? It is a green icone with a white cloud.

  • brianfromromulus Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)

    Hi jrinsaxt,


    I see you posted iPad, iOS 4.


    What generation iPad do you have?


    If you are currently using iOS 4 you will need to update to at least iOS 5 for iMessage.


    Take a look at this article:



    Also, IIIaass is correct.


    Please follow IIIaass' instructions.

  • Kjt822 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It says 4.3.5

    There is no option to update like it should. How do I update?

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)

    With the iPad connected to iTunes, selecting Check For Update under the Summary tab for the iPad sync preferences with iTunes does what?

  • brianfromromulus Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)



    Like Allan Sampson suggest you will have to connect your iPad to your computer with the 30 pin dock connector to usb cable then launch iTunes, and then you should get prompted for a(n) iOS update, if not, make sure your iPad is showing under 'Devices' on left hand side, then select your device.   Then you should get a window with several panes (tabs).  Select the Summary Pane (tab) and in the section labeled 'Version' select 'Check for Update'.


    Hope this helps.