How to keep iMessage synced with iPhone/iPad?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by jsnuff1, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. jsnuff1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2003
    Seems like the promotions for iMessage touted the fact you could start a conversation on one device, and pick up where you left with another.

    Exactly how are you supposed to sync iMessage when your sending messages through your cell number on your iPhone, and using an iCloud account on an iPad?

    I have tried adding and email address as an option on the iPhone, but I dont see the messages syncing.
  2. yamaduc macrumors member


    Apr 22, 2008
    NorCal (Residing in SoCal)
    Me too, I don't see the conversation on both my devices. iPad and iPhone .

    It's all different.

    I think it might have something to do with the settings.

    Settings -> Messages -> Receive At -> Caller ID

    They have to be set to the same Caller ID on both devices. (My Guess, haven't tried it yet)
  3. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    The person sending you a message has to send it to your email address/Apple ID.

    Phone> Contact> Person> Send Message> Email Address
  4. jsnuff1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2003
    Well thats retarded if thats how its set up. The iCloud account should automatically be associated with your cell number.

    It will be a big mess trying to sync conversation with people sending to your cell number and also to your iCloud account.
  5. Mobile923 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    New York, NY
    Not necessarily.

    I had this working earlier today on both my iPhone and iPad. My iPhone was set to receive at two addresses: phone number and email. My iPad was set to receive at the same email.

    When someone sends you an iMessage, the phone is told to receive at both mobile number and email, so that the iPad receives the same iMessage through the same email.

    BUT, as of right now while trying to set up my girlfriend's iPhone and iPad, the iMessage sync wasn't working for both our iPads. Seems like a back-end issue.
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    That wouldn't make sense at all. Computers and iPads don't have cell phone numbers.
  7. lsquare macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    How do I setup iMessage to receive messages for my Apple ID? I only see my phone number associated with my account.
  8. craig4568 macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2010
    North Yorkshire

    Just sussed out how to get the ipad iPhone syncing so you can carry on a conversation all you have to do is

    slide everything to on in the iMessage settings on all devices

    Been sitting here sending messages to my sons iPod this is the only configuration i can get to work over all three devices

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