iMessage - Any way to send to iPhone and iPad

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by filmfanatic24, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. filmfanatic24 macrumors 6502

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    My wife has a 4 and an iPad. Sometimes she leaves her phone in other parts of the house and goes off to read on her iPad. It would be handy if I could send her an iMessage to both devices at the same time from my iPhone.

    Is this possible?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    She needs to enable her email address on both devices and you send to that and not the phone number
     
  3. filmfanatic24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah ok. Enable that in the iCloud settings or the iMessage settings?
     
  4. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    i do believe iMessage does just that, automatically.
    (at work now, but i do think the iMessage conversation (with my GF) from my phone's in sync with the iMessage conversation on my iPad)
     
  5. filmfanatic24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I tried it last night after I updated her phone and iPad. I sent her a message from my iPad to her phone number and it just went to her phone. Sent one to her Apple ID email address and it just went to the iPad. I must have to enable it on the phone.
     
  6. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

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    IMessages will go to both devices as long as the original sender is sending the message to your email address you put into the setting of iMessage. If its sent to your phone number, it will only go to your phone since the iPad does not share the same number. You can add different emails under message settings if you like.
     
  7. filmfanatic24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But even if I send it to the phone number from my iPad it still counts as an iMessage and not a text, I assume.
     
  8. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

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    Haven't tried that, but (I'm assuming youre not using a 3G iPad) considering your iPad doesn't have a text plan, and the message bubble is blue, it will be a iMessage, and not a text.

    I don't think iPad's can have a text plan...or can they? Anyone?
     
  9. Akira1980 macrumors 6502

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  10. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    On her phone......it will auto answer for her phone number. You need to add her email to the phone.

    The iPad can only have the email added.

    To get a text to show on both....the text needs to be sent to the email address. If you send it to just the phone number, only the phone gets it.

    FROM the iPad, you can still send TO a phone number, as long as they are on iOS5.... because it will use iMessage to deliver it.

    -Kevin
     
  11. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    Or you could get up off the couch and just go tell her what you want.
     
  12. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Maybe he lives in a REALLY BIG HOUSE :p

    -Kevin
     
  13. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    Also note that if you're responding on your iPhone (or recently did in the last few minutes) the response will go straight to your iPhone rather than to your iPad/iPod as well. iMessage attempts to prevent spamming all of the devices if it thinks you're just using a single one.
     

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