iMessages will be pushed to all devices?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by unlimitedx, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    I have an iPhone and an iPad 1 and iPad 2. I currently use the iPad 2 but the iPad 1 is used by my sister. If all 3 devices are linked to my apple ID, is there a way to not allow iMessages to be pushed to the iPad 1?
  2. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    Take off your I'd and let your sister set it up, I think that's the best option
  3. unlimitedx thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    Thanks.. I think that would be the easiest way as well
  4. Irock619 macrumors 68000


    Sep 16, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    All you have to do is go into settings>messages>iMessage>Off.

    Do this on all devices that you don't want messages pushed to.
  5. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    Truth but imagine your sister getting your sms mmm I wouldnt like that LOL. if she turns it on to use it for herself
  6. macbookguy macrumors regular


    Dec 28, 2006
    Columbus, Ohio
    My iMessages aren't syncing at all between my CDMA iPhone 4 and my iPad 1. It's rather frustrating. iMessage is on on both.
  7. Fissure macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2010
    I too picked my head about this.

    I have found that it only syncs (sends to both devices, iPad and iPhone as an example) when the txt conversation is initiated via a send to the other party's registered Apple ID email address (preferably the one listed in thier contact information on your device). You choose to send the txt to someone by looking them up within the iMessage app and instead of picking the contact that shows with their phone number you pick he contact the shows up with their email address. Send the IM, then you'll see your txt show on both your devices. When they reply it'll show up on both your devices.

    The kicker is you'll need to train your friends that have iOS devices to send txts via that method if your like me and want to be able to have either or device to grab and txt from and continue the txt conversation on either device at will.

    It's a bit convoluted and I wish Apple explained it better in their demos. I still believe they could have made the app smart enough to do this seamlessly with a default toggle to send all txts as data or not to iOS users. Of course the 2 requirements are that he user needs to be on iOS5 and their Apple ID email addy needs to be in your contact info and vice versa.

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