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    Hi I'm new here and new at being an iPad owner.
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    Welcome to the iPadForum! This Forum offers so much information related to the iPad and its use. The IPF has many discussion topics related to:

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    The iPadForum also includes a Regional Ipad Group for international users across the world. This is a wonderful area to "find" members from your own country.
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    If you have not done so, please take a look at the iOS 5.0, 5.1 & 6.0:*
    Connecting to the iTunes Store.
    iTunes - Books - iPad User Guide for iOS 5.1 by Apple Inc.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/iphone-user-guide-for-ios-6/id563272542?mt=11

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    When I go to settings, message, send and receive, it shows my email and my sons iPhone number. If I have it checked I get his messages. How can I delete his number and enter my iPhone number?
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    All you have to do is uncheck his iPhone number and add your number.

    See this...go to settings>iMessage>send and receive ...



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    BTW...I just deleted your duplicate post. Please avoid doing this because it makes it difficult for members to follow the conversion and help if the can. It's also against forum rules.

    Thanks!
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    Sorry! I can uncheck his number but I can't change it
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    Now you need to go to your iPhone and turn on iMessages and that should do it.
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    Turned on iMessage on iPhone. "Receive at" shows my email and my number (greyed). My iPad shows my email and my sons number (unchecked)
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    Just thought of this... I have an iPhone 3G and my son has an iPhone 4. Would this effect anything?
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    My number is also greyed out, but checked. Is yours. If so, it should work.

    Under "you can be reached at..." I have both my phone number and email checked off.

    Also, make sure that your apple ID is yours. You were not clear with why your son's iMessage was on your idevice to begin with, so just want to make sure that your apple Id is the right one.
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    On the iPad just my email is checked. On the iPhone nothing is checked and I can't get it too check.

    The apple ID acct is in my name and number but my son uses it to down load iTunes songs since he doesn't have a credit card.
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    Is your ios at 5.0? iMessage to all idevices started with ios 5 update.

    To verify , go to settings>general>about>version.

    There you will see what your current ios is. I cannot remember what the highest ios update is for the 3G iPhone is .

    Edit...the iPhone 3G looks to only go as high as 4.2.1.
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    It's 5.1.1
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    Your phone or your iPad?
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    iPhone is 5.1.1

    iPad 6.0.1
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    Ok, so you must not have an iPhone 3G, but the iPhone 3GS which does include ios 5.O.

    if you have verified the following:
    -that your apple ID is logged into your account on both idevices...
    -that your iPhone is running ios 5.0
    -that your iMessage setting is turned on and associate with your apple ID on both devices...

    The only thing I would try is a reset to your iPhone and/or to your iPad.

    Do this on your iPhone first and than see if it allows you to check it. To do a reset: press the power swtich and the home button until you see the apple logo than release. The iPhone will turn off. Than turn back on and recheck.
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    I checked my apple ID and the only number listed is my number.
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    Thank you for your time I will try to reset.
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    So you DO have your phone number checked?

    Your apple ID is an email address.
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    I meant I checked my personal information under my apple ID at apple. It has my number not my sons.

    On my phone it is not checked.
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