Can you forward texts to an iPad?

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  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    Is there any way to forward messages that you receive on your phone to your iPad? Either iMessage contacts or even others?
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    If you are talking outside of imessage, then no.
     
  3. Menel macrumors 603

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    Should be able to forward to your personal email address that is registered with iMessage on both your iphone/iPad.
     
  4. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, with iMessage, the message only shows up on the phone. So, how do you configure that to auto-forward to your pad?
     
  5. verwon macrumors 68030

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    If you want to get iMessages on both your phone and iPad, they have to be sent to your iMessage email address, rather than your phone number.
     
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  7. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I didn't realize google voice allowed you to forward texts! How do you set that up?
     
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  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I only use iMessage and Google Voice and its awesome having my stuff in sync.

    Once you have a Google Voice number, just install the app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and allow it to receive notifications. From then on anytime someone sends you a text message or you have a missed call, you will get the notifications on all of your devices (their is even an app for the desktop to allow you to answer calls or reply to a text, nifty).
     
  10. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Can you link your google voice number with your real number?
     
  11. saving107 macrumors 603

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    When setting up your Google Voice account you are asked to provide a phone number to be able to receive calls. This number can be your cellphone, house or work number and when someone calls your Google Voice number, that call gets forwarded to the number you provided to receive that call (you can provide multiple numbers, so if you are home, both your cell phone and house phone will ring).

    The same works for calling out. In the app you can choose what number to use to call out from.

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    So if you are not at work and you want to call your wife "from the office", you can :)

    Or if you have clients/customers, you can give them your Google Voice number and in your settings you can set it up to not receive calls on weekends or after 6pm (whatever your work schedule is).

    Google Voice should be how we communicate in the future, we should have the control, not the carriers.
     

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