Please help with iOS 6!

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    I've recently downloaded iOS 6 but some of the features seem to be missing.

    something thing about face time and iMessage. I was of the understanding that in iOS 6 you would be able to receive iMessages on your ipad though your EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER. but it won't let me add a phone number, so I can't get messages on my ipad unless I give them my email address.. same with face time.

    please help :)

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I've read that you can do this with FaceTime but I haven't heard of iMessages as yet. Which iPad do you have as I feel it might only be on a 4g new iPad and it depends on your Carrier also. I just found this -

    FaceTime video calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient, and a Wi-Fi connection. FaceTime over a cellular network requires iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 or iPad (3rd generation) with cellular data capability. Availability over a cellular network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply.

    I've moved your thread to our Help Section where you will receive a better response and hopefully others will know more.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
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    I believe it is supposed to be automatic, because your iPhone is registered in iMessage with the same Apple ID. I can't confirm it though. I got a message on the phone, but it did not show up anywhere else. When I checked the Message settings on the iPHone it turns out iMessages was turned off. I don't know of that happened when I updated to iOS 6 on the iPhone 4, or when I went to the iPhone 5.

    So, I will have to wait until I get another message to see if it is now working (after fixing my settings). That could be a while. I don't get many messages.

    The short version: It should work, but I don't know. ;)
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    Yesterday I received a FaceTime call over the cellular system, so I can testify that it does indeed work over 3G on a device running iOS 6.
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    A little after I registered my iPhone with iMessages, I got notifications on the iPhone that my iMac and my iPad Would start seeing messages sent to my iPhone's number. I still haven't received any messages to confirm whether it works or not.
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    thank you so much!! I have no idea how to use this site. I'll learn though. facetime's just told me that I can now recieve and send calls from my iPhone AND ipad.. so now they're fully integrated:) as has messages:) all I had to do was turn them off then on again.. thank you very much nonetheless :)))))
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    I'm glad you got to solved, however it happen. :)


    Cool! I just found out you can say "smiley face" in dictation, and actually get a :)
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    Ipad2 - I just upgraded to IOS6 (mistake). I can connect to my company's wifi FR33DAY and even get to the login screen, but when entering the correct ID & p/w, nothing happens. Is there a setting that maybe IOS6 has changed. For 6 months there was no problem and the company has no internal support. Any help woul dbe gratefully received.

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