iMessages Setup... confusing behavior

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by whyrichard, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002

    I am trying to setup my ipad and my iphone so that my imessages igoes to both iproducts consistently.

    I have my ipad setup so that my imessages can be reased at my two main email addresses. I took off the and the addresses because i do not use them. (?)

    I setup my iphone to have the same addresses...

    but I can't get consistent behavior (i think). I would like it so that when i send a message or receive a message, it is updated on both idevices regardless of its origination.

    Is this possible?

  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Under the Messages app, both devices need to be set up the same
    Under "send and receive" same email addresses and same phone number

    And very important... both need to have the same "start new conversations from" listed
  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    it is so confusing... i made sure they are setup as closely as possible to each other.
    my iphone, however, is on ios 5.1.1 due to my reliance on google maps...

    -i made sure my apple id was the same on both devices...

    -on my phone i can be reached at my phone number, @me, and @gmail.

    -on my ipad i can be reached at @personal domain, @gmail, @icloud, and @me

    -on my ipad, i start new conversations from (i have the same four options as where i can be reached) which one do i use?

  4. mscbuck macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    It's really not that confusing.

    Receive at all addresses on each device, but start conversations from only one address on each device. How else would it sync otherwise if you aren't using the same address to send from?
  5. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    i do not see the option on my iphone to send from a particular address. is this because it is on 5.1.1?

  6. mscbuck macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    IIRC, yes, that's probably the problem. I don't think ID unification happened until iOS6.
  7. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
    Wirelessly posted

    ID unification happens w/iOS6 & OSX 10.8.2 (for iMessage on Macs).

    After you upgrade, turn iMessage OFF on all devices and then turn them all back on before doing the settings steps mentioned above.
  8. adam044 macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2012

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