Cannot get code for text forwarding

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dsr2, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. dsr2, Jan 21, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016

    dsr2 macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2013
    Maybe you guys can help me. Until last night I had no issue with the text forwarding from my phone to my iPad. This morning I noticed some of the texts I got last night didn't show up on my iPad so I turned off the forwarding on my phone and tried to reconnect the iPad and the phone. No matter what I try (and I have done soft rests and network resets on both). Nothing works and I can't get the code I need to connect them. I should say that they are both on the lastest public beta version of IOS 9.3 but when this occurred my iPad was not on the latest version and my phone was. Both are on the same version as of this writing. Although I know this a first world problem, this is exasperating.

    Can anyone offer some advice? Thanks in advance.
  2. beernut macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2016
    When you turned off forwarding from the phone, did you also disable imessage on the ipad? if not, try that additional step, like this:

    From iphone -> disable text message forwarding for particular ipad
    From ipad -> disable imessage then enable again
    From iphone -> enable text message forwarding for that ipad
  3. dsr2 thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2013
    Thanks, yes, I've tried every permutation I could think of and nothing has worked. Oh, and apparently it will not work on my MacBook either. I am thinking maybe it's a quirk in the beta OS. At least I hope so, or I feel like a total fool for not being able to make this work.
  4. JamesMB macrumors 68000


    Jan 2, 2011
    Are both devices on the same wifi network, while you are trying to activate text forwarding? I may be wrong, but I was thinking that they had to be.
  5. dsr2 thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2013
  6. niji macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2003
    with beta anything can be wrong...especially with beta iPad iOS software...
    but if it doesn't have anything to do with the beta, i have had the same problem as you several times.
    it was always fixed so far by powering down both the mac or iPad, and the iPhone, and, changing the network that both were connected to (actually getting onto a different WiFi network then they were both connected to before).
    then the confirmation number will come immediately.
    if you are some public networks there is something usually blocking this kind of message however.
  7. dsr2 thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2013
    Hi. Thanks for the input. The damnest thing happened. I gave up on day one trying to get the code, but the next day all three of my devices synced up perfectly, code and all! Go figure!

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