iMessage sync

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by wvanderark, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. wvanderark macrumors member

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    Is it possible to sync my iPad's iMessage with my iPhone's message between each other, and vise versa?
     
  2. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    That's a great question. I THOUGHT it was supposed to happen automatically, only it doesn't work right.

    Sometimes the messages...slowly...come...in, not even in order. Most recently I've had one of a bunch of them show up...literally days after they showed up on the other device.

    So...it's buggy, like a lot of iOS 5 IMO (though I do like the multitouch gestures on the iPad).
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Did you set your your devices as new or from a back-up (after the upgrade?)

    I set up both my iPad and iPhone as news and everything has been working flawlessly (including iMessages staying in sync)
     
  4. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    you need to use the same email address on both iPhone and iPad for the devices to stay in sync. also you will need to set your caller id on your iPhone to your email address. Settings -> Messages -> Receive At -> Caller ID
     
  5. sooner518 macrumors member

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    After diong this, I found that there was still some inconsistency when sending/receiving messages on ipad and iphone. Go to Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings
    on both the iPad and iPhone. It fixed alot of the problems I was having. Note that this deletes your saved wifi passwords so make sure you have them written down.
     
  6. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    Hmm...I always do new when I get a new device, but now that you mention it, I think I let it do an upgrade. Ugh...do I really have to restore both to new? :(

    In my case I've got an iPod touch and iPad :(
     
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    Jobs is rolling in his grave.
     
  8. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Setting up your device as new just prevents future issues, but its not necessary (though a lot of the people who are complaining of battery issues did restore their device from a back-up, I set up as new and my battery is better than before)

    But I had a similar issue when I first upgraded to iOS 5 and first of all, just like HengenJL said, set your caller ID to your email address.

    Second, I deleted every conversation from my Messages.app from both my iPhone and my iPad, and I told all of my friends to do the same. From then on all of my conversations stayed in sync.

    If this still doesn't fix your syncing issues, try Signing Out of iMessage from Settings> Messages> Sign Out and then just re-sign in (from all of your device).
     

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