Replying to SMS with iPad Mini

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Slcflier, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Slcflier macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2014
    Hey y'all. All of my SMS messages show up on my iPad Mini with Retina Display (Verizon cellular) but I cann reply to them from there. Both my iPad and my 5s are running beta 2. Thanks ladies and gents.
  2. TheKrs1 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
    I presume you mean that you can't reply. Are you getting any error messages?
  3. Slcflier thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2014
    You presume correctly. Thanks. I do. It tries to send it as an iMessage and then comes back saying "Not Delivered." There is no option to send as text message, only to try again.

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  4. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    Your phone has to be within range I believe. Not sure if it works remotely.
  5. rtomyj macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2012
    I don't think it works yet.
  6. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    It needs to be connected to the same wifi network or connected to the same hotspot


    Also my texts always used to fail until someone sent me a message that appeared on my iPhone and iPod and I could reply on the iPod after that
  7. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
  8. mlemonds macrumors 6502a


    Apr 9, 2008
    Lexington, KY
    I agree that I believe it needs to be in range of ypur phone. I can do it without being connected to wifi
  9. Maleption macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2013
    Maybe you forgot to turn on the bluetooth. Continuity needs bluetooth on.
  10. taldo macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2013
    Like others here said, i don't think this feature works yet. Like in Yosemite, you can't send someone a brand new sms message out of your contact list. Only after they send u a message and it appears on your messages app then you can reply to them. If you try you will get the same error message of trying to send as iMessage fail. By the way, if you finished your conversation and try to continue the sms conversation after a while you will get the same error..
  11. Tom359 macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2007
    It's definitely working, and works great for me!

    I have originated and responded to SMS on my iPad Air numerous times without issue. It's one of my favorite new features! My 5S doesn't need to be on wifi for it to work, and I was surprised by that. SMS show up on both devices and it "just works"!
  12. ProphetX macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2011
    Im having this same problem when sending from my MBP with Yosemite DP2.

    It actually worked when DP1 was first released but then stopped.
  13. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    Don't they have to be on the same wifi network?
  14. bkribbs macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2012
    Looks like no.

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