Is this common knowledge? I can send SMS (not just iMessage) from IPad

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Hart1583, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Hart1583 macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2011
    Peoria, IL
    Not sure if I’m just late to the party.
    But I have iOS11 on Iphone and IPad.

    I turned on “Text Message Forewarding” in the messages settings
    Under the description it says “Allow your iPhone text messages to be sent and received on other devices signed into your iMessage account”

    Now EVERY text can be sent from iPad. Rather it’s to iMessage or android. SMS come in on iPhone and iPad at the same time, like iMessage works. Pretty cool.

    Again I’m sorry if this has been covered. I just figured this out and I’m very pleased with it!
    --- Post Merged, Aug 3, 2017 ---
    Welp. Apparently I’m SUPER late to the party. It’s been a feature for awhile.

    I have super failed
  2. bransoj macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2013
    Yep, you've been able to do this for a while. I've got an iPad 3 and have it working on that which i think is stuck at iOS9. Handy for when my phone is charging upstairs or the phone is not to hand.
  3. nikelos macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2010
    And even more... the same way you can make phone calls from your ipad :)
  4. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Yes. If your mac is also signed into the same icloud account and on the same wifi network you can also make calls and send SMS from your Mac.

    It is, however mildly annoying when i am at home and have my phone, watch, 2 ipads and 2 macbooks all start ringing.
  5. Lappen71 macrumors 6502


    Nov 16, 2012
  6. naasrd macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2008
    Dublin, Ireland

    This may come as a shock, so brace yourself, the Titanic sunk
  7. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013

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