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VideoNewbie
Jul 28, 2012, 03:54 PM
my cousin and her boyfriend share an itunes account.

they each have an iphone ,different numbers but same apple account.

my cousin also has an ipad under the same account.

when i try and send messages to my cousin using her email (which i thought goes directly to the ipad) it not only goes to the ipad but it goes to BOTH their phones as well.

i thought emails are only for ipads? and phone numbers are only for iphones

how do i set it so that messages sent to the ipad are only on the ipad? or is it just made so that any time you send a message to an email all associated idevices with the account receive the same message?



bushido
Jul 28, 2012, 03:59 PM
they need to actually log OUT of the apple id on their iPhones so only their phone number will be used

iphone > settings > messages > log out of the apple id

hafr
Jul 28, 2012, 04:02 PM
my cousin and her boyfriend share an itunes account.

they each have an iphone ,different numbers but same apple account.

my cousin also has an ipad under the same account.

when i try and send messages to my cousin using her email (which i thought goes directly to the ipad) it not only goes to the ipad but it goes to BOTH their phones as well.

i thought emails are only for ipads? and phone numbers are only for iphones

how do i set it so that messages sent to the ipad are only on the ipad? or is it just made so that any time you send a message to an email all associated idevices with the account receive the same message?

Solution A: your cousin's boyfriend disables iMessage completely;
Solution B: your cousin's boyfriend removes your cousin's e-mail address from the "receive messages sent to" setting, and your cousin does the same thing from her phone if she only wants those texts to arrive to her iPad.

doh123
Jul 28, 2012, 04:50 PM
you shouldn't share Apple IDs like that.

Have them just share Apple IDs in the store, so they can share apps, but you can set up your phone to run a different Apple ID for iCloud and iMessages... then keep a matching one for the store for purchases.