iPhone SMS Forwarding iPhone

Jack Neill

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 13, 2015
San Antonio Texas
I have text forwarding setup on multiple Macs,iPads and iPhones, with a XS being the phone with a SIM, but I have a iPhone 7 that refuses to send SMS. iMessage works fine and I can sync SMS but when I send one it fails. I have restored it twice and tried signing in and out but to no avail. During one sign in I got an error that said the iCloud account and the phone account were different but I'm using the same Apple ID as always and the phone was iCloud unlocked when I got it. I use it as a iPod touch of sorts and its annoying I can't send SMS from it. I don't what else to try.


macrumors 68000
May 29, 2011
Portland, OR
With text forwarding setup and working fine it will. I send SMS from my iPad and Mac all day long.
Are you sure? Has this ever worked in the past? I ask because the iPad, Mac and watch all relay SMS, but has an iPhone ever been able to do that?
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