Imessage activation on ipad3

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    I use ipad3. I am finding it very difficult to activate imessage on my ipad. Each time i enter my apple ID and password, the system returns a message "the user ID or password is incorrect pls try again" meanwhile i av been using my apple ID and password in the apple store. Pls i need suggestion on how to activate imessage on my ipad3
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    Hi there...have a look in your settings to see what email you have listed to receive and send iMessages.

    Go to Settings > iMessages > Send & receive ...

    ...check to see what you have set there.

    Also, make sure that your iMessage is turned "ON" when on that page. See the pic:


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    I am moving this to the help section.
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    @skimonKey. Thanks. But when I navigated to settings and then to message, I didn't find the option to turn on or off, neither did I find the option for send/receive. I only found the option to enter apple ID and password.
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    That's really strange that you don't see what I see on my iPad. Can you take a screen shot?
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    @skimonkey

    I took a screen shot but don't know how to send it to u. Meanwhile, what I av on my screen is quite different from the image u sent
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    @skimonkey

    Kindly see the image of the screen shot I took


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    Owomano--I edited your pic to remove your email, I doing so the pic came out a bit blurry. However, I see what you mean. Do you by chance have any other apple IDs that you use? Do you have your restrictions on? Also, have you tried to do a reset of your iPad? Sometimes, that immediate fix can help it jump start solving the problem.
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    I av just one ID. Please how do I do a reset
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    To do a reset is to hold down the power button and the home button at the same time, until the iPad shuts off.

    You may even want to do a reset from your settings:

    Settings>general>RESET ALL SETTINGS. If you do this, you will need to log in again on all things that require it.
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    Please, I just remembered that when I first bought my iPad, I didn't av an apple ID so the person that set up my iPad used his apple ID. I tried logging on with that ID and it worked. Now how do I use my own ID? I don't want to use the persons ID. I wanna use mine.
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    Oh...that makes sense than...I knew something wasn't right.

    If you have been using his Apple ID and password for any apps, you will need to continue using that when apps bought under that account needs updating.

    Regarding the iMessage...you have to sign in with one designated apple ID. So it will have to be your friends when you log in for iMessage. However, once you do that...you can than change your send/receive email to make it yours.
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    Ok ski monkey. I will do exactly wat u av said by loggin in with friends ID then changing the email I can be reached to mine
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    Yes...I have set up different emails for your send/receive setting. I believe that this is what a lot of families do when they share an apple ID.
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    Ski monkey thanks a million. I av done wat u said. It's activated now
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    Oh...so happy to help you and with a good outcome! :)

    Anytime, this is why we are here!
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    Owomano...also, it's best for you to begin using your own apple ID when you buy future apps. It'll just make it easier for you in the long wrong. Just remember to log in and out with the proper ID so you don't lose anything with syncing.
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    Skimonkey, pls I think I still need ur assistance again. Pls iMessage is activated now on my iPad. But each time I wanna send an iMessage to a contact who uses an ios device, the send button is not activated to send the message
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    I'm not skimonkey, but maybe I can help...

    Do you have the Subject Field part of iMessage turned on? You might be accidentally typing your text message in the subject field versus in the actual body area of the text. So, check to see where you are actually typing...?

    Marilyn
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    @mickey330 yes I av the subject field turned on

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