Imessage on a ipad3

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by yolanda1985, May 27, 2012.

  1. claw59

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    They have Android phones. Can they still register & how? TY
     
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    Unfortunately, sending an iMessage to an Android phone will not work. You must be sending the iMessage to another Apple smart device (iPhone, iPad or iPod). While the iPhone can switch to using the carrier's text service, the iPad can't (cause it's not a cell phone :)). So, that message to the Android(s) will not go through - and they can't sign up for iMessage as it's Apple only.

    Your best bet is to find an app in the AppStore that will enable you to send text messages to phones. There are several (maybe even lots!) to choose from.

    Marilyn
     
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    Do you have a good app to share
     
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    This thread is 4 years old but the advice offered is still true. There's no way to send an iMessage to a non Apple device. There are plenty of message apps in the App Store that will allow sending messages to Android devices but none of them connect to iMessage.
     
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    What has changed is that if you have a resonably new iPad (last couple of years) and an iPhone you can set up the Messages app so that the iPad will use the iPhone's SMS capabilty to send/recievie with non-Apple devices. Both devices have to be using the same Apple ID.

    This is not using iMessages. It's using SMS, which is a feature of the Messages app available on the iPhone (because only phones have access to SMS).
     

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