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Old Sep 19, 2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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iOS 6 and iMessage

I thought iOS 6 was supposed to enable you to sync your phone number with your iPad so if a iMessage was sent to your phone with your phone number, it will also show on your iPad. But, I don't see the option anywhere.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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I don't see the option either. I'm hoping it works behind the scenes. I will have someone test it with me.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 02:57 PM   #3
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It took about 20 minutes and then it updated. I was able to go into Messages on my iPad and my number finally showed up, I chose to use it and then I got a pop up on my iPhone telling me iMessages were synced using my phone number.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 03:03 PM   #4
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I figured out if you turn it off on your phone and then on again, it will speed up the process.

Also note that you have to select to receive messages at the number on your iPad (click on the number).
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 03:25 PM   #5
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It finally showed up for me as well.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 07:41 PM   #6
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Sorry for the bump, but none of the iMessages I send and receive on my phone shows up on my iPad despite my number being selected.

What is going on?
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 08:46 PM   #7
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Sorry for the bump, but none of the iMessages I send and receive on my phone shows up on my iPad despite my number being selected.

What is going on?
Mine worked for a few days then stopped. I just turned iMessage on and off on both devices and its working again. Just had my fiancÚ test it for me.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 10:36 AM   #8
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I had this same issue. I tried turning iMessage off and back on again on my iPad, but that didn't fix it. I'll try turning iMessage off/on on both the iPad and iPhone and see if that works. This was really convenient when it was functioning after the iOS 6 update.
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I had this same issue. I tried turning iMessage off and back on again on my iPad, but that didn't fix it. I'll try turning iMessage off/on on both the iPad and iPhone and see if that works. This was really convenient when it was functioning after the iOS 6 update.
Trying turn iMessage off on both devices. Then turn back on iPhone and wait for it to activate. Then turn back on on iPad. You may still need to set your phone # as the send from address via settings
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 11:10 PM   #10
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my iPad stopped receiving messages as well through my phone number. tried every trick to get it to work again but can't
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 12:52 PM   #11
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Has anyone figured anything more out?

No matter what I do, if it gets sent to my apple id email, I receive it only on my iPad. If it gets sent to my phone number I only receive it on my iPhone.

I remember at least on iOS 5 I received on both when sent to email.

Edit: Ook so got mine to work now. I followed swordfish's advice in turning iMessage on first on the iPhone then the iPad afterwards. The iPhone didn't activate at first but apparently because I was on wifi and it has to be on cellular for some reason. Afterwards I had to wait 20-30 min for it to start working correctly.

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Old Oct 6, 2012, 11:44 PM   #12
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I wish all messages could be received on the iPad and not just ones from people using iDevices. Would make life easier!
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