iPad Receive iMessages sent to phone number on iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sallyjones, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. sallyjones macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2012

    I have an iPhone 4S and an iPad 2. I was wondering if anybody could tell me, step by step, how to configure everything so that I can receive iMessages sent to my phone number on both my iPhone and my iPad. I don't really want to use my apple ID email address to send and receive iMessages, I'd much rather use my phone number if that's possible. I haven't tried it on my own because I don't want to accidentally mess up any settings and then not be able to receive iMessages on either device.

  2. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
  3. sallyjones thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2012
    Thanks for the link but that doesn't exactly answer my question... How can I configure it so that I receive iMessages sent to my phone number on my iPad?
  4. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2011
    Assuming you set up your iPhone with your apple id (which I believe you have to):

    Settings>messages>send&receive then make sure the phone number is checked.
  5. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    This. Make sure your phone number is selected on each device.
  6. duaneu macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2010
    Bellevue, WA
    I don't see any way to add a phone number on the iPad. It only lets me enter email addresses.
  7. josielinnea macrumors regular


    Dec 15, 2007
    You have to set it up on your iPhone first so that the iPhone says that it sends and recieves through the phonenumber. Then you can do the same on the iPad.
    If you've already done it on the iPad but the option doesn't show up on the iPad, restart the iPad.
  8. dinggus macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    My number is added along with my email. I get iMessage via phone number / email, but can't on the iPad Mini. Does my 4S need to be on iOS 6 as well?
  9. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I believe iOS 6 is required on both devices, yes.

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