How Do I Disable my Number on my iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Dan50, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Dan50 macrumors regular

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    I see whenever I get texts, I receive them on my iPad too but is there any way I can just disable my number on my iPad? I want to just keep it enabled on my iPhone only. How do I do that? I just want to stick to my apple screen name instead of mynumber
     
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  3. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Go to Settings > Messages on your iPhone and turn text forwarding off.
     
  4. Dan50 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can I still receive texts from Apple ID email address?
     
  5. Channan macrumors 68030

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    You can still receive iMessages (blue bubble texts) but you won't get SMS/MMS (green bubble texts) anymore.
     
  6. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Also go to Settings -> Messages on your iPad, you can choose which email addresses and phone numbers it will receive messages for.
     
  7. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately that removes them from all of your devices, not just that iPad.

    This also bothers me, I like my iPad to be free of text interruptions. I think there are only two solutions: either turn off Messages notifications, or sign out of iMessage in Settings > Messages > Send & Receive
     
  8. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    Maybe DND would work for you on the iPad?
     
  9. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    What about turning on do not disturb mode on the iPad when you don't want to be interrupted?

    EDIT: D'oh it didn't sink in that DND suggested above stood for do not disturb mode. Sorry.

    Here is info about it from apple.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204321
     
  10. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Thanks, yes I'm aware of do not disturb. Problem is that it mutes all notifications... But you're both right that it's a good choice for some focus time.
     

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