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Old Oct 11, 2011, 10:12 AM   #1
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iMessage with both iPad and iPhone.

Hey,

I have an iPad and iPhone.

Right now my friend is I messaging me from her iPhone to my iPad by having my @me.com address stored in my contact details of her phone.

My other friends can iMessage my iPhone because my number is stored in their phone. . .but do they ALSO have to store that email address in my contact name if I want to receive their iMessage messages on my iPad?

Or does Apple know that this iPad is linked to the same Apple I'd as my phone and thus I don't need to have my email address stored on all my friends phones
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 10:35 AM   #2
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Hey,

I have an iPad and iPhone.

Right now my friend is I messaging me from her iPhone to my iPad by having my @me.com address stored in my contact details of her phone.

My other friends can iMessage my iPhone because my number is stored in their phone. . .but do they ALSO have to store that email address in my contact name if I want to receive their iMessage messages on my iPad?

Or does Apple know that this iPad is linked to the same Apple I'd as my phone and thus I don't need to have my email address stored on all my friends phones
The latter. You can set up "receive at" addresses in Messages Settings. Obviously, you can't add your iPhone number, but the Apple will know.

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No wait, I'm wrong.

for it to show up on both, you need to send it to the e-mail address. A friend texted me on my iPhone number and it didn't hit my iPad.
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 10:44 AM   #3
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The latter. You can set up "receive at" addresses in Messages Settings. Obviously, you can't add your iPhone number, but the Apple will know.

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No wait, I'm wrong.

for it to show up on both, you need to send it to the e-mail address. A friend texted me on my iPhone number and it didn't hit my iPad.
So we should tell all our friends to add our email address to our contacts and then we're sorted?
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 10:47 AM   #4
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So we should tell all our friends to add our email address to our contacts and then we're sorted?
Yeah, that's probably best.
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 12:25 PM   #5
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So we should tell all our friends to add our email address to our contacts and then we're sorted?
I have an iPhone and iPad as well. The only way I could get iMessages to appear on both was to have the person text to the iMessage address I set up.

When my girlfriend texts to my iPhone phone number, it still appears as an iMessage, but my iPad does not receive it ... even though my contact information in her iPhone has the iMessage email address. For iMessage to work across multiple devices you have to message the email address not the phone number.
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 12:54 PM   #6
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can random people send me an iMessage if I were to post my iMessage email address somewhere, or will I have to add them to my contacts first?
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 12:55 PM   #7
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can random people send me an iMessage if I were to post my iMessage email address somewhere, or will I have to add them to my contacts first?
There is no confirmation on your side.
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 01:31 PM   #8
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I have an iPhone and iPad as well. The only way I could get iMessages to appear on both was to have the person text to the iMessage address I set up.

When my girlfriend texts to my iPhone phone number, it still appears as an iMessage, but my iPad does not receive it ... even though my contact information in her iPhone has the iMessage email address. For iMessage to work across multiple devices you have to message the email address not the phone number.
How do they message the email. . .:S I thought iMessage just detected whether there was 3G or wifi and sent it . . .you can just click a name in iMessage. . .you can't specify the actually number can you ?
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 01:47 PM   #9
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How do they message the email. . .:S I thought iMessage just detected whether there was 3G or wifi and sent it . . .you can just click a name in iMessage. . .you can't specify the actually number can you ?
When you use iMessage on your iPhone, and create a new message you start typing in your contact info a-la Mail. If the contact registers as an iMessage contact the send message button will be blue. If it's needs to use SMS it will be green.

Using the phone number will only get it sent to an iPhone. The 3g or WiFi isn't relevant; the device needs to have an actual phone number to receive a message sent to a phone number.

So, to ensure you get the iMessage to all iOS devices you need to use the Apple ID since that's the one contact info piece all devices have in common.
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 01:53 PM   #10
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When you use iMessage on your iPhone, and create a new message you start typing in your contact info a-la Mail. If the contact registers as an iMessage contact the send message button will be blue. If it's needs to use SMS it will be green.

Using the phone number will only get it sent to an iPhone. The 3g or WiFi isn't relevant; the device needs to have an actual phone number to receive a message sent to a phone number.

So, to ensure you get the iMessage to all iOS devices you need to use the Apple ID since that's the one contact info piece all devices have in common.
Ah so I'll tell my friend when they message me to select my apple I'd when sending me a message for the first time
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 06:55 PM   #11
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A fix for iMessage caller id

Problem:

My Email showed up onmy friends iPhone when I used iMessage. So he placed my email under my name in his contacts, so when i imessage my name shows. But when he messages me he had to select my email to for imessage to work.

The Fix:

So I had him delete my contact and re enter it with just my number, then he text me over the cellular network and I text him back(both had wifi on also). After this his phone recognized my number as an iMessage number and the problem was solved. Now we both see eachothers name instead of him seeing my email when recieving and selecting email for sending.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 08:17 PM   #12
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I might have figured it out

I was having the same troubles, I could send iMessages via my iPad 2 but when I get a message back I could only view the response on my iPhone 4S. I was checking this forum and was trying to figure out why. I since sent myself an iMessage from my iPad and got a response from myself on my iPad then tested it with my friend and could send and receive messages on the iPad and the threads were viewable on my iPhone as well like magic. try it out see if it works for you.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 09:14 PM   #13
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What if I don't want my iMessages to be both on my iPad and my iPhone

My iPhone is mine only and my iPad is a shared device. Is there a way to be certain the iMessages I wanna keep private dont show up on the iPad???

Isn't there an on/off switch of some sort?
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 09:22 PM   #14
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My iPhone is mine only and my iPad is a shared device. Is there a way to be certain the iMessages I wanna keep private dont show up on the iPad???

Isn't there an on/off switch of some sort?
Yes. Go to Settings /Message and turn it off. Also make sure send Messages to you phone number.
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Old Oct 18, 2011, 02:00 AM   #15
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My iPhone is mine only and my iPad is a shared device. Is there a way to be certain the iMessages I wanna keep private dont show up on the iPad???

Isn't there an on/off switch of some sort?


I don't think so. you can turn iMessage off or change the apple ID linked to the iMessage account. otherwise it goes to the cloud and goes to all devices.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 10:06 AM   #16
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Hey,

I have an iPad and iPhone.

Right now my friend is I messaging me from her iPhone to my iPad by having my @me.com address stored in my contact details of her phone.

My other friends can iMessage my iPhone because my number is stored in their phone. . .but do they ALSO have to store that email address in my contact name if I want to receive their iMessage messages on my iPad?

Or does Apple know that this iPad is linked to the same Apple I'd as my phone and thus I don't need to have my email address stored on all my friends phones

go to settings-> messages->receive at->caller ID select the Apple ID on all devices (yes even the iphone) and all messages will sync or add your apple ID if its not already there
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 02:43 AM   #17
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messages won't go to iphone

I've done everything that you all have suggested and messages sent to my apple ID still do not come to my iphone. They do come to my ipad, but not phone. HELP.
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 06:43 AM   #18
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This is what worked for me

On my iPhone: I changed my receive at to just my phone number and the @me.com address and everything worked. When someone now sends a message to @me.com it comes both on my iphone and iPad.

FYI: My icloud account is set with a different email address other than my @me.com which is set as an alias.

Hope this helps.
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