imessage on ipad2

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by midniter, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. midniter macrumors regular

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    I am trying to get imessages on my ipad2 and my iphone4s at the same time.

    For example... Someone text msgs me on my iphone4s... and i want to get the same msg on my ipad2 & also be able to text msg back with my ipad2

    I went to the apple.com website and they have instructions on how to do this... i followed them step by step... and still i am unable to text msg anyone with my ipad2 or send/ recieve imessages.

    Others sites have mentioned to turn off the Imessages on both devices for couple minutes and turn them on.... and it should work... Did not work for me.

    Any suggestions/ comments will be helpful ... thanks :)
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I'm barely understanding what you are saying... anyways, I'll help.

    Did you set an iCloud account on your 4S?
     
  3. midniter, Aug 27, 2013
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    midniter thread starter macrumors regular

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    No i have not setup iCloud on my iphone 4s.
    I have set up iCloud on my ipad2.

    >> I want to send and recieve imessages using my ipad2 <<

    Update: I signed into iCloud on 4s... with my apple id but i did not do 'back up' yet.... as I want to save memory on my 4s.
    Tried turning off imessages on both devices and turned them back on... still wont work
     
  4. Night Spring, Aug 27, 2013
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    What version of iOS are on your iPad and your iPhone? I believe they must both be on iOS 5 or above.

    Which steps have you tried? Perhaps you can post a link to a site whose instructions you have followed.

    Especially important, have you done the following on your iPhone?
    "To use iMessage with your Apple ID, navigate to Settings > Messages > Receive At and tap Use your Apple ID for iMessage."
     
  5. midniter thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ipad2 ____6.1.3
    Iphone 4s __Jailbroken, 5.1.1, 2.0.12, Sprint.

    http://www.apple.com/ios/messages/

    If you scroll to the bottom of the page... you can see the Apple instructions.

    "To use iMessage with your Apple ID, navigate to Settings > Messages > Receive At and tap Use your Apple ID for iMessage."

    Yes i did try these instructions. But still imessage dont work on my ipad2
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Okay, so now on your iPhone, Settings > Messages > Send&Receive, you have your Apple ID at the top, then under that, you have your phone number, plus your Apple ID email address?

    And on your iPad, it looks the same?

    What happens if you send messages from your iPad?
     
  7. midniter thread starter macrumors regular

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    On my ipad i only see my apple id email
    When i send imessage from my ipad it say 'Not delivered"

    So How do i add my phone number above my apple id email ? It only allows me to add another email
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    That's weird, your phone number should also show on your iPad. I can't remember now what I did to get it to do that. :(

    And you can't send any messages out from your iPad? Even if you try to send to the person's iMessage email rather than their phone number?
     
  9. midniter, Aug 28, 2013
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    I dont know anyone imessage email
    I just have phone numbers in my Contacts

    You think i may have to update my iphone 4s to Os 6?
     
  10. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Well, maybe that's the problem. Do you know anyone with iMessage who is willing to give you their email?

    Also, you do realize that in otrder to send iMessage to and from the iPad, the other person also has to have their iMessage enabled, right?

    Have no idea if updating your iPhone will help, and I'm guessing it's not worth losing your jailbreak.
     
  11. midniter, Aug 28, 2013
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    At the moment I dont think I can ask any1 for their imessage email
     
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I think you just lost your jailbreak. If I remember correctly, you can't restore to anything other than 6.1.3, and that is not jailbreakable.
     
  13. midniter, Aug 28, 2013
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    Itunes would not restore to any older firmware, so i gave up on that.
    And I still have my JB of 5.1.1

    So I guess nothing much can be done about it... Unless i un-jailbreak to 6.1.3 on my 4s
     
  14. imlovinit macrumors 6502

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    I would of waited until you can ask someone to send you a message via their iMessage email addy before trying to restore or anything. Have you tried going into your apple ID account and seeing if you can add the number there?

    Maybe this step by step link might help:

    http://randomnerds.com/2012/09/24/m...your-phone-number-for-facetimeimessage-bliss/

    Just curious have you tried sending a message to yourself? Like from your phone first? Just to see if you will receive it on your ipad then try send a reply on your ipad just to see if that will send...since you mentioned you tried sending and it failed.
     
  15. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    You need iOS 6 installed on the 4S for the Apple ID+Phone Number merge. Otherwise it won't work.
     

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