Am I missing something? Cant log into same account on Imessage?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by exileskimer, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. exileskimer macrumors member

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    On my iphone I am logged into joe@aol.com for imessage.

    When i try to log on on my ipad, it says I am already logged in elsewhere and wont let me log into the same account for imessage.

    Isnt the point that I can talk on one device and switch right to the next?
     
  2. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Can you have the same phone number on two different devices? Nope. Similarly, you can't be logged into the same Yahoo/MSN account in two different locations.

    But I do see where you're coming from. It'd be nice indeed.
     
  3. exileskimer thread starter macrumors member

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    Yah but I thought that was the whole point...

    I can be talking on my iphone... and just go on my ipad and finish the convo..

    no?
     
  4. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    This could change in the final version. You never know. Let's wait and see.
     
  5. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    though your point seems valid, i think many people will complain that their imessages app on ipad keeps on vibrating or something.. say someone else in your household is using the ipad while youre messaging away on your phone?
     
  6. exileskimer thread starter macrumors member

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    I mean. Maybe if you were on one device it would trigger the cloud to only go to that account until you make a message from the other. Then it would switch.

    Who the hell would want a whole other apple id. Just to text on Imessage. And who wants to give their friends two addresses
     
  7. Cutwolf macrumors 6502

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    Wait, I thought one of the big selling points of iMessage is that I can seamlessly continue conversations on my iPad that I started on my iPhone?
     
  8. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    im not saying to have two apple IDs. the only work around i can think of is the one you just mentioned... imessage with iphone, then later with ipad, im assuming itd have to download all the previous messages. im sure apple will come up with a way to implement this.
     
  9. exileskimer thread starter macrumors member

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    Yah exactly

    And yah they better lol
     
  10. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    wouldn't icloud need to be live to share the conversation on multiple devices
     

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