iPad3 & texting

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bajaracing, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. bajaracing macrumors member

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    LTE/AT&T/3gig standard data plan. For some reason incoming/outgoing text messages are not getting thru. Any tips?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can't text from an iPad - only iMessage to an iOS device's email address.
     
  3. bajaracing thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't know that, odd thing I can send a message to my iPhone, but can't send from iPhone back to iPad.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    How are you trying to send to the iPad? Are you trying to send an iMessage to your Apple ID, or trying to text the account number?
     
  5. bajaracing thread starter macrumors member

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    ive been sending to acct#.. I added the apple id, and it works fine. Thanks!
     
  6. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    You can text, I do it all the time, but you need an app like TextFree which assigns you a phone # - so you'll have a different # for texting vs calling in your phone.
     
  7. bajaracing thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool, I'm gonna look into textfree app. Thanks
     
  8. davereynolds macrumors member

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    To iMessage an iPad make sure that your apple ID is linked to your Message app in Settings.
     

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