iPad won't receive non imessage texts

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iphone joe, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. iphone joe macrumors regular

    iphone joe

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    Recently my ipad stopped sending and receiving non imessage text messages. When i go to text someone who doesn't have imessage it turns red and won't send. Any idea what could have happened? This problem started a week or so ago. Thanks.
     
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Is it a cellular iPad?
     
  3. iphone joe thread starter macrumors regular

    iphone joe

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    No
     
  4. flaubert macrumors member

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    The ability to send SMS texts (green texts) relies on setup that occurs on your iPhone, so that is where I would go to investigate this problem. Look in Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding in the iPhone. You should see the iPad listed in there; it may even have the slide switch enabled. If it is enabled, and still not working, try the time-honored technique of turning it off and then back on again, which I believe will involve a verification code sent to the iPad, and may invoke a sign-in to your Apple ID. If that still doesn't do it, I would try signing out of iCloud on all your devices, and then signing in again.
     
  5. IpadsRIpads macrumors member

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    I've never been able to receive any text message on my messages app on my ipad from an non-apple product.
     

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