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Question: How do I get rid of imessage on my ipad. I just want to text period.

How do I get rid of imessage on my ipad. I just want to text like I did prior period.

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Nov 13, 2017 8:09 AM in response to PML1313 In response to PML1313

Hi PML1313,

If I am understanding your post correctly, you are wanting to no longer have messages come in on your iPad. If that is the case, you'll want to turn off Continuity - SMS and MMS Message (Text Message Forwarding) on the iPhone. The following article has info on this:

Use Continuity to connect your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch

Set up SMS and MMS messaging

Use this feature with any Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that meets the Continuity system requirements. Make sure that your devices are set up as follows:

  • Each device is signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
  • On iPhone, go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive. Make sure that the Apple ID at the top of the screen is the same Apple ID that you're using for iMessage on your other devices. Add a check to your phone number and email address, so that you can be reached by iMessage at both. Do the same on your iPad or iPod touch.
  • On iPhone, go to Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding, then choose which devices to allow to send and receive text messages from this iPhone. If you're not using two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, a verification code appears on each of your other devices: enter that code on your iPhone.

The steps listed above is how to turn it on, you'll just want to use those steps to remove the information from the iPad.

Let me know if you have any additional questions on this. Thanks for stopping by the Apple Support Communities. Have a great day!

Nov 13, 2017 8:09 AM

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