iMessage - apple id or sim based

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  1. mac2thefuture, Oct 9, 2011
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    mac2thefuture macrumors 65816

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    I assume that iMessage knows who to send to by their Apple ID? I say this as iPod Touch's can send + receive iMessage's but they don't have sim cards.

    If that is the case, do I have a problem?

    I our house I have an Ipad, my two children have a Touch each, one daughter also has an iPad and from Fri my wife and I will both have an iPhone 4S.

    All devices run under my Apple ID as i pay for the content that we purchase,

    So, if i get a message, will it appear on all the devices?
     
  2. Ksizzle9 macrumors 6502a

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    It is dependent on your apple id
     
  3. mac2thefuture thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is there a work around - i don't want my children have apple ID's but would like them having a the text facility??
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    So you're saying you don't want them to have an Apple ID, but you DO want them to be able to text and iMessage?

    There's no workaround, you need an Apple ID to use the device itself.
     
  5. mac2thefuture thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So, i need to give a 6 & 10 year old and my wife an Apple ID, pffft. Nightmare

    Remind me, does an Apple ID require the passing of card details?
     
  6. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    so does this eliminate the ability to share apps?
     
  7. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    You so, they are wrong.

    Just sign in with your Apple id on their device and then you have the option to set what email address is associated with that device. They won't need your password and won't get your iMessages.
     
  8. Vazza macrumors 6502

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    My ID is not linked to any payment method so I think you don't need to enter in card details.
     
  9. mac2thefuture thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks
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  10. casedogg311 macrumors member

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    You can assign each device a separate email address to receive messages at.

    I'm running beta 5.0 now and my iPhone receives iMessages at my phone number and work email. My iPad receives at my personal email. Both use the same apple ID for purchases.

    Very easy to separate.
     
  11. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    This is no different than using FaceTime.

    Like you, my wife & children share a main Apple ID for purchased content, but separate emails to identify individual devices.

    My plan is to start using individual @me addresses, because this will also separate personal iCloud stuff like xalendars & contacts.
     

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