Messaging not syncing with iPhone

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bkitchen0406, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. bkitchen0406 macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2012
    When I get a message from an iPhone for example to my iPad, it does not show up on my iPhone as well and vice versa. Is there's work around for this.
  2. Fynd macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    Make sure you have your caller ID on your iPhone set to your email and not your phone number. What's likely happening is that people are texting you back on your phone number, which in my experience doesn't work properly with ipad/iphone. Bit of a mess IMO. I had to delete the thread on my girlfriends phone from my cell number, because she kept replying in that thread instead of the one from my email. Now that that's cleared up everything syncs perfectly with my mac/ipad/iphone.
  3. bkitchen0406 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Thanks for your help. Having looked at the setting in the iPhone, I'm not sure where this is located
  4. drb1992 macrumors 6502


    Oct 4, 2011
  5. bkitchen0406 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2012
  6. rnelan7 macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2009
    Settings -> messages -> receive at -> add another email
  7. macguy11 macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2011
    When I text someone from my phone and then later my iPad, they say that it shows up in two different threads for them. Does anyone know why that is or is that just the nature of iMessage?
  8. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    The problem is your phone is sending messages from your phone number, whereas your iPad is sending messages from your AppleID. You need to go to Settings->Messages->Receive At->Caller ID on your iPhone and select your AppleID rather than your phone number.
  9. bkitchen0406 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Ok it worked, thanks to uguys I figured it out. One thing to remember, you have to send the text message to the email. So even after u do all that is mentioned above it does not work unless the sender selects your email. That's what the first guy was saying. That is total ****, but at least it's a work around
  10. Shorties macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2007
    Southern California
    Yeah, its one of those things I just don't get. Why can't all iMessages be synchronized in the cloud like everything else in iCloud. WebOS let you synchronize all messages between the HP Touchpad and the Pre. (WebOS even had native support for things like Skype so that it was all integrated into one messaging program).

    If you tell your senders to delete your iMessage thread related to your phone number and to add your email to your contact, it should always iMessage your email whenever they text you. I've been working on this with my friends for a while, I've gotten the majority of the people I talk to on a regular basis setup correctly.
  11. driftwoodtea macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Edinburgh, UK
    Thanks for this!

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