Receive texts onto iPad?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by theapplefanboyj, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    Can I recieve texts and send texts on my iPad via my Nexus 5?
    Preferably with notifications.
  2. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    Is the iPad wifi only or does it have a data plan? . I do this with my daughter all the time. Just install hangouts on the iPad. My daughters is wifi only thus why I set it up this way.
  3. theapplefanboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
  4. Alfuh macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2009
    No, you won't be able to send SMS via your iPad using Hangouts. You can send a message over Hangouts only.

    I believe you are looking for a solution like MightyText where you are able to actually send SMS from a tablet or computer. I don't know of any cross-platform solution to this (MightyText is android only).

    Pretty sure the replier above meant he is able to use Hangouts on his phone to send Hangouts messages to his daughters iPad, not SMS.
  5. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    Correct. I replied without taking the letters SMS into account.

    In my situation, I just want to be able to send a message of some sort from a wifi only iPad to my Android Phone. My 8yr old daughter doesn't have a phone but loves her iPad mini and wants to be able to "text" and "facetime" aka video chat her daddy and I'm all for those things when traveling :p Hangouts is seamless and allows her to do both.

    She uses the built in iMessage system to chat and facetime with mom on her iPhone. Funny thing is she'll do so from across the house even.
  6. gotluck macrumors 603


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    I dont believe there is a way to do this unless you are using google voice for sms

    I'm looking for other solutions myself too
  7. Gotoma macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2012
    You can do it with Airdroid. No notifications though.
  8. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    If you run popup or another notifier you will have them. I love Popup as it's a fully interactive one that I can configure to work on any app. It will pop up like this and or give you the hangouts indicator in the top status bar. I do both.


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