iMessage with multiple devices

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by darrendmiller, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Mar 21, 2012
    #1
    I just got a new iPad, and I have my iPhone set to my email address as my caller ID. I'm using the same email address (my Apple ID) for iMessage on both devices. However, when I send an iMessage from one device, it says "not delivered" on that device, and instead successfully delivers it through the other device. Sometimes it does not successfully deliver it at all. Shouldn't it sync as successfully delivered on both devices? Is this how it's supposed to work?
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    Arelunde

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    Jul 6, 2011
    Location:
    CA Central Coast
    #2
    Try setting your iPhone iMessage default to your phone number, BUT make sure your email address is an alternate. This might take care of the situation.

    Also, I've noticed that if I send the first iMessage to someone via my wifi-only iPad, it will show up on both my iPhone and iPad from then on. If I send a first one from my iPhone to another iPhone via phone number, it will only show up on the iPhone, not iPad, until I use the iPad to iMessage that person. Again, from that point on, the messages will show up on both, no matter which device is used. Love being able to iMessage with an iPad keyboard!
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Upstate NY
    #3
    iMessages between multiple devices is suspect at best. I think how you are describing it is how it should (supposed) to work but it doesn't always work like that. I don't even bother using it on the iPad because of it's hacky nature.
     
  4. macrumors demi-god

    Arelunde

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    Location:
    CA Central Coast
    #4
    Yeah. There's another thread going right now in this forum on the weirdness of iMessage with delayed or missing parts of conversations across multiple devices. Obviously, it has some strange quirks.
     

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