How do I enable SMS for iPad?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by yalag, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. yalag macrumors 65816

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    On my iphone there is a setting to enable SMS forwarding for my Mac. There is no such option for my iPad. How do I enable it?
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    Make sure the same AppleID is being used on the iPad. Also turn on Bluetooth and Wifi as well and make sure you are on the same Wifi network.
     
  3. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So you are saying, it's not like a mac, I don't need to enable it? Because I did all that, and it's not showing.
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    That's weird. When I went to messages on my iPhone the iPad was already listed there. Tried restarting your phone?
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    The iPad "should" pop up a screen informing you to enter a 6 digit # into the pop up screen on the phone to enable the process.

    But, my wife who never reads anything, dismissed the pop up without reading it, and I cannot get it to pop up again.
     
  6. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    There should be an option in Text Message Forwarding to use your iPad. My iPad didn't show up right away but did eventually. Make sure you're logged into the same iCloud act for both devices. Reboot might help.
     

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