iMessage Questions

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  1. wolfeslad

    wolfeslad iPF Novice

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    Hi fellow iPad dudes and dudettes,

    I have a question I couldn't find using in searchy, can one use Imessenger on a wifi only ipad2?

    Thanks in advance

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
     
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    garanth iPF Novice

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    Yes you Can! I use it all the time now on my wifi only Ipad2. Good for sending pictures and video clips too :)
     
  3. richsadams

    richsadams iPad Super Guru

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    As garanth said, yes you can. You have to have a WiFi connection of course and remember iMessage only works between iDevices (iPad, iPhone, iPod).

    Enjoy!
     
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    arttext iPF Novice

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    So here's my issue: I have imessage verified on a new email address, ipad wifi only (iOS5). My iphone is still 3gs on 4.3.3 and since I will have a 4s in a couple of weeks so I'm not going to bother to upgrade to iOS5.
    So when I select in imessage from my contacts this friend who's on imessage too, a little blue cloud is next to his name so that's ok. And there it stops, when I push send, nothing happens. He on the other hand can't reach me at all since he doesn' see me, in imessage. What am I missing?????
    to summarize:
    me: Ipad2 on iOS5 iMessage on
    he: ditto AND iPhone 4 on iOS5 iMessage on
     
  5. arttext

    arttext iPF Novice

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    Problem solved itself two hours later, it must be indeed an Apple server problem, as was suggested by some.
     
  6. wolfeslad

    wolfeslad iPF Novice

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    Sorry if I'm sounding dumb, do you need a message service such as an iPhone as I don't but it still won't let me send to an iPhone using a number??

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
     
  7. richsadams

    richsadams iPad Super Guru

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    iMessage only works between Apple's "iDevices" (iPad, iPhone, iPod). Otherwise you'll need to use SMS/text messaging or send an email like normal. Then of course, there's old-fashioned calling! ;)
     
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    Wizee iPF Novice

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    yes u can, no problem, been using it since day 1, You can only use it with another device with os5

     
  9. Blackbelt

    Blackbelt iPad Enthusiast

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    All the devices must have been upgraded to IOS 5 for the IMessage to work which shows in blue. Regular texting is in green.
     
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    richsadams iPad Super Guru

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    D'oh! Excellent point! :thumbs:
     
  11. othonleon

    othonleon iPF Noob

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    I cannot send m'y flirts message cause when I use one of my contacts to d that, the name pops out in red and when I click on it it says it's not a registered name in iMessages... how do I fix this please?
     
  12. richsadams

    richsadams iPad Super Guru

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    It sounds like whomever you're trying to "flirt" with doesn't have iMessage - either at all - or set up on their iDevice. You could send a regular text...or you could try calling them to find out. :)

    Does your friend have an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 5 installed? If not, you won't be able to use iMessage with them.

    EDIT: I was right!

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    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011
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    richsadams iPad Super Guru

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    Welcome to the forum by the way! There are a lot of great people here willing to lend a hand anytime. Often using the Search box (at the top-left of every page) will lead you to the answers you're looking for. If not, feel free to post a question in the appropriate area.

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    Welcome again and enjoy!
     
  14. whgruening

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    How can I log onto iMessage on my iPad2? I upgraded to iOS5 on my iphone, ipad and my ipod. My iPad2 (wifi) won't accept my appleid even though iMessage works just fine on my iPod and my iPhone with the same appleid. My email verifies just fine but it just keeps asking me to sign in with my appleid over and over again with no error messages. Instead of loading or signing on, it just goes back to the sign on screen and asks for my appleid again.

    I have tried entering different appleid's and the email verifies fine but it won't login. This is frustrating!
     
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    Svenster iPF Novice

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    Have you tried resetting the iPad? Press and hold the power button then swipe the power off ribbon


    Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk
     

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