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Old Dec 22, 2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Receive iMessages sent to phone number on iPad?

Hello,

I have an iPhone 4S and an iPad 2. I was wondering if anybody could tell me, step by step, how to configure everything so that I can receive iMessages sent to my phone number on both my iPhone and my iPad. I don't really want to use my apple ID email address to send and receive iMessages, I'd much rather use my phone number if that's possible. I haven't tried it on my own because I don't want to accidentally mess up any settings and then not be able to receive iMessages on either device.

Thanks!
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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http://www.imore.com/setup-imessage-ipad
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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Great tutorial, thanks for sharing. I bookmarked because I always forget the process.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 12:01 AM   #4
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Thanks for the link but that doesn't exactly answer my question... How can I configure it so that I receive iMessages sent to my phone number on my iPad?
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 12:12 AM   #5
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Assuming you set up your iPhone with your apple id (which I believe you have to):

Settings>messages>send&receive then make sure the phone number is checked.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 11:34 AM   #6
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Assuming you set up your iPhone with your apple id (which I believe you have to):

Settings>messages>send&receive then make sure the phone number is checked.
This. Make sure your phone number is selected on each device.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 12:42 PM   #7
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I don't see any way to add a phone number on the iPad. It only lets me enter email addresses.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 05:08 PM   #8
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I don't see any way to add a phone number on the iPad. It only lets me enter email addresses.
You have to set it up on your iPhone first so that the iPhone says that it sends and recieves through the phonenumber. Then you can do the same on the iPad.
If you've already done it on the iPad but the option doesn't show up on the iPad, restart the iPad.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 07:07 PM   #9
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You have to set it up on your iPhone first so that the iPhone says that it sends and recieves through the phonenumber. Then you can do the same on the iPad.
If you've already done it on the iPad but the option doesn't show up on the iPad, restart the iPad.
My number is added along with my email. I get iMessage via phone number / email, but can't on the iPad Mini. Does my 4S need to be on iOS 6 as well?
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My number is added along with my email. I get iMessage via phone number / email, but can't on the iPad Mini. Does my 4S need to be on iOS 6 as well?
I believe iOS 6 is required on both devices, yes.
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