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  1. grabbit97

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    Ow do you set up iMessages so I can chat with friends?
    What do they have to do on their IPhone so I can message with them from my IPad?
     
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    They need to be running iOs5 or later, as do you.

    You can message them using their phone number, or their email address associated with iMessage.
     
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    How do they set up their phone to message
     
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    First, make sure it is running iOs5 or later. iMessage was not available prior to iOs5.

    Go to Settings/Messages.

    Turn iMessage on.

    Scroll down to "Receive at:" and input the email address at which they want to receive iMessages

    Their telephone number should already be in the list of recipient addresses.
     
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    She has an iPhone
    Show can't get it to work
     
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    Have you successfully used it with anyone else?

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    Make sure you both go to Notifications in Settings and set up your alerts also. You know it's working if your text sends in a blue bubble as opposed to green for normal texts from an iPhone.
     
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    Yes I use it with other people that have iPhones and ipads
     
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    The other thing to check is that FaceTime is turned on and linked to an Apple ID. Apparently the two apps are linked, and must both be operational for either one to work. That would be the next thing to look at.
     
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    I've never enabled FaceTime. iMessage works great for me. I don't believe there is any link that requires both be operational.
     
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