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    Itunes is husband's account. How do I make my ipad send messages in MY name?

    I have an ipad mini. I can send text messages on it, but they are delivered from my husband's name which is his email/itunes account ID. I want to keep the same itunes account, is there a way to change the name on my ipad?

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    You can keep his iTunes account, but change where you send and receive your iMessage.

    Go to settings/iMessage/send and receive and select another email account of your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahowe070
    I have an ipad mini. I can send text messages on it, but they are delivered from my husband's name which is his email/itunes account ID. I want to keep the same itunes account, is there a way to change the name on my ipad?
    Yes. Add your email address to the relevant fields in Settings/Messages (may as well do FaceTime too while you are there) and delete your husband's email address from those fields. You have to add the new one before you can delete the old one, because there has to be at least one at all times.

    Your purchasing will still be under the existing account. Messages and FaceTime make no difference to this. This is the exact way I set up m son's iPod and iPad mini. He shares my iTunes account (and credit card!!!) but apart from that, his equipment and mine are totally distinct.
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    Do I need to make a new apple ID? I tried to use my gmail login, but it won't let me because it is already in use.

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    No. You should not make a new AppleID. If you do that you will no longer be able to share apps. Try making another gmail account to see if that will work. That may be quicker than trying to figure out why your existing one won't work.
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    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahowe070 View Post
    thank you
    Did it work for you??

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJS

    Yes. Add your email address to the relevant fields in Settings/Messages (may as well do FaceTime too while you are there) and delete your husband's email address from those fields. You have to add the new one before you can delete the old one, because there has to be at least one at all times.

    Your purchasing will still be under the existing account. Messages and FaceTime make no difference to this. This is the exact way I set up m son's iPod and iPad mini. He shares my iTunes account (and credit card!!!) but apart from that, his equipment and mine are totally distinct.
    Mega dittos, this works.

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