How do I send texts from my iPad?

Jayson A

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I updated both iPhone 6 and iPad mini to 8.1 and I still can't send texts from my iPad. What am I doing wrong?
 

ParagJain

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Is it necessary for the phone to be connected to the network to receive sms ?

I am about to travel international and will not have local network over there,
I can receive the iMessage when I am connected with data.
However, will I receive sms as well ??
 

ttmrn

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Is it necessary for the phone to be connected to the network to receive sms ?

I am about to travel international and will not have local network over there,
I can receive the iMessage when I am connected with data.
However, will I receive sms as well ??
it's a text message forwarding feature.

therefore u need ur iphone to actually "forward" ur text.

just confirmed: u dont need it to be in the same network!

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Isn't this a Bluetooth thing?
Text forwarding doesnt need Bluetooth.

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Go to settings general handoff and set it there on your phone
Text forwarding has nothing to do with handsoff.
 
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