Handoff Question - Sending SMS Texts from iPad?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by A4orce84, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. A4orce84, Oct 11, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2014

    A4orce84 macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2012
    Hey Guys,

    I finally updated all my devices (iPhone and iPad) to iOS 8.0.2, it's cool! I can use handoff to make phone calls from my iPad, and everything "hands off" pretty well between the devices.

    However, I thought I read you should be able to send text messages (SMS) as well, and that Messages would be handed off between iPad and iPhone?

    Has anyone got this working successfully?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Fin745, Oct 11, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2014

    Fin745 macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2013
    (I think you mean 8.1) Mine wasn't working when I did the update, but once I signed out of iMessage and Facetime on both the iPad and the iPhone and then signed back in everything worked.:cool:
  3. A4orce84 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2012
    So you can SMS (Text message)? Not to be confused with iMessaging other Apple devices?

    I can receive phone calls, Facetimes, and iMessages on my iPad....but not text's (SMS) to friend's who have Android devices for example.
  4. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2013

    The feature is not available in 8.0.2. I *think* it's available in the 8.1b2, but not entirely sure.
  5. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    It's called SMS relay and it will also work on macs with Yosemite.

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