Messaging with iPad and ios5

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by pfretts, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. pfretts macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2011
    I can' seem to message anyone since upgrading to new iOS. A red by bubble comes up and tells me the addressee is not registered with iMessage. How do I message someone who has not upgraded or has a device other than an Apple device.
  2. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    You Can't!
    they have to have an iOS device and iOS5.
  3. TLewis macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2007
    left coast, US
    Just to clarify, iPads and iPods can only message other Apple devices running IOS5 using iMessage. If you really need to txt other people, you need to use an app like google voice or textfree; you can't use iMessage, as it cannot txt from non-iPhone devices.
  4. pfretts thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2011
    So as far as messaging goes I kinda screwed myself as far as the messaging feature goes. Many of my contacts don't have iOS5 or an apple device!
  5. jman240 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    Not really, Just download and use AIM. You can text cell phones. Or use one of the other services mentioned in this thread other than iMessage. iMessage is only for iOS 5 people (eventually Macs too is the rumor).
  6. pfretts thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2011
    Thank everyone for their replies. I still don't understand the point of only being able to message ios5 users. My messaging worked quite well before upgrading.
  7. gage006 macrumors regular


    Feb 9, 2010
    How did you screw yourself? Previously you couldn't message anyone. Now you can message other iOS 5 users.

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