ipad pro 9.7 o2 uk *Text messaging not available on iPads

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  1. Donfor macrumors member

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    Why am I seeing this concern I have listed on o2 uk

    Decided on ipad pro 9.7 upgrade from existing Air 1

    from o2 uk

    *Text messaging not available on iPads*

    I don’t undertsand this from a wifi/4g data pro

    I can text and call from Air why are O2 advising no texts from ipads?
     
  2. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Text message is a different thing. It needs different radio support. Wifi or 4G doesn't carry traditional text. iMessage or WhatsApp is server based solutions that use internet to mimic text messaging.

    What's Air, iPad or MacBook?
     
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  4. Donfor thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks

    why does my air allow calls and texts with O2
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    to clarifiy ipad air 1st gen
     
  5. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Are you able to call from your Pro? Have you tried disabling and re-enabling your iCloud account?

     
  6. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Ok, is that connected with your iCloud account which is also connected to your phone?
     
  7. Donfor thread starter macrumors member

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    I havent yet upgraded to pro these replies are from existing ipad air with o2

    can someone please answer what has changed with text messages since air to ipad pro?

    I thought a pro upgrade would bring existing features plus a nice screen and sound upgrade

    for past 18 months ive been making and receiving iphone6 calls and texts via ipad air 1 and previous macbooks 2011 and 2013
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    exactly is this possible with ipad pro 9.7?
     
  8. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Ok nothing has changed related to text messaging. We were never able to text from iPads since the beginning. It just uses your iCloud account to sync with apple server to deliver the texts from your phone to your iPad.

    It seems the iCloud account may not be syncing properly with your new iPad. Try to logout of it and reset the device and log back in. Check under messaging if all the settings match with your existing air. It should be fine.
     
  9. Donfor thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks i havent yet upgraded to pro though what your stating means when I upgrade to ipad pro 9.7

    my existing icloud calls and texts can be setup like my air

    Thats me upgrading then wish o2 went into more detail to mention iphone and icloud users to avoid any confusion

    thanks for all replies
     
  10. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Yes as long as your iPad has internet connectivity and you use the same iCloud account, it will all workout. Carriers have no control over it. It's all on apple servers.
     
  11. Donfor thread starter macrumors member

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    9.7 out of stcock via o2

    slight increase in cost if I upgrade to in stock 10.5 pro silver

    order tonight delevered tomorrow

    might review the recent yellow screen posts hopefuly not a genuine screen fault

    wonder if there are any 10,5 keyboards yet as my existing air bluetooth keyboard wont hold 10.5 which I find very comfortable typing at home
     
  12. Donfor thread starter macrumors member

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    since deciding either 9.7 pro 256 gb in stock o2 uk
    or 10.5

    Think 9.7 pro has been quite some time desired device though slightly disapointed the 32gb isnt in stock

    my choice is either 9.7@44 per month
    10.5@40 per month

    at least I can recycle air and redeem 115 from pro 194 or 225 upfront device payment

    thats what happens when I get the I want new tech device needs and wants feeling
     
  13. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    If the air is doing your daily job then don't get either. That's my honest opinion. It will be supported by iOS 11 as well.
     
  14. Donfor, Jul 24, 2017
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    Donfor thread starter macrumors member

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    think maybe ios11 pb2 isnt the best tbh

    only slight pauses though probably sorted later pb’s

    its the nice new screen and more importantly stereo sound are my pro needs

    not to mention some home dare i say it work related studying

    though with approx 30 mb data use from 500 mb-I cant say I’ll every use 2 gb if I go pro 9.7

    edited I got data and storage mixed up
    though I could use existing bluetooth keyboard

    maybe 256gb will be handy for studying

    I’m certain 10.5 is technicaly improved cpu etc though I dont need a larger screen and not thinking of a keyboard upgrade yet
     
  15. Donfor thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks everyone

    lots of ipad help recently

    after much condideration and stock availibilty

    ordered 10.5 64gb silver tonight via o2 uk my fav mobile provider

    looking forward to setting up pro tomorrow hopefully before 22;00 bst

    immediate features i want over current air are nice screen and quality sound

    2 weeks for free ms office 365 activation
     

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