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Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by leeejordan, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. leeejordan
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    Hi All,

    after installing ios5 on my ipad i now have the app for imessages but when i try to send a message it doesnt allow me to send. the send button stays greyed out. i can type the message add contact details but thats as far as i can go. any suggestions.

    Many thanks in advance,
    Lee.
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    I've moved this to the Help section, where I think it will receive better attention and because iPad1 users may be interested in the answer too.

    Tim
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    You can only send to other iOS5 users who have setup imessage.

    Are you sending to a iphone or ipad user with ios5?
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    Also, I could be wrong but I believe that you need to activate iCloud. I could not send any iMessages until my iCloud account was activated? I'm happy to be corrected though.

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    Mmm thought I'd activated that. When I updated to ios5 at the start up it asked me to create I cloud account.

    How do I create it the n or check if activated. I've even got emails from cloud after activating. Baffled
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    Another thought, have you checked in Settings on your iPad that messaging is switched on.....Settings>Messages.

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    You do not have to have iCloud on to use iMessage....I think. You need to verify your email. And the person you are trying to message needs to have iOS 5 and they need to verify their email.

    Settings> Messages> iMessage On

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    yea, you need a person who has a iMessage set up
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    That makes this about the most useless app I have ever had. I text my Mom because she does not hear so well... but her MetroPCS phone is not registered with it. Boat anchor app...
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    Thanks for all your comments.....I sent a message to myself and it worked so must be that the recipient needs ios5...and a registered account just need some friends with that now.

    Seems a little silly that it cant be to anyone who can receive text messages outside of ios5

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