iMessage only on iPad and Mac is possible?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by di1in, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. di1in macrumors regular

    di1in

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    I am selling my iPhone but i will still be using my iPad and Mac. I will use the same mobile number on another android device, so i won't lose the number. Can i still receive iMessages on my iPad and mac?
     
  2. IndyBob macrumors member

    IndyBob

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    I don't think so. your iPad and Mac use your iPhone to relay the messages. At least that's the way I understand it.
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    No problem. Just remember to dissasocite your telephone number with the iMessage account, otherwise you'll only receive texts on the Mac/iPad.

    The above poster is incorrect. iMessages does not require a phone, only regular text messages does that.
     
  4. IndyBob macrumors member

    IndyBob

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    Thanks T'hain you are correct. I was indeed thinking about both iMessage and text messages.
     
  5. di1in thread starter macrumors regular

    di1in

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    Thanks. So if i don't disassociate the number i will still get iMessages sent to my phone contact, on my mac and iPad right?
     
  6. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    Yes, but you also won't receive any texts at all on your Android phone.
     

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