Texting with email address

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    I have also a 5s iphone. When I text my daughters with my ipad they receive it as an email address instead of my name. They all have iphones and ipads 5 or better. I have two different apple IDs, one for the phone and one for the ipad. does that make a difference? If so how do I change them as the one on the phone is and .icloud email address? The ipad says I can't make it an .icloud id and the phone says I cant change it if it is an .icloud address.
     
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    On your iPad, make sure you're signed in with your iCloud ID in Settings - Messages - Send & Receive. It has to be the same iCloud email address as on your iPhone. In this case, using a different ID for both devices is not a good idea.
    If it's not the same, tap the ID, and sign out, then sign in again with the ID used on your iPhone.
    Also, your telephone number should be checkmarked on your iPad (same location: Send & Receive). In "Start new conversations from": there, you should checkmark your telephone number instead of your email address.

    On your iPhone, you have to allow Text Message Forwarding for your iPad. That's in Settings - Messages - Text Message Forwarding. Enable your iPad there.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    On my iphone, under messages, my ID is with a @icloud.com address. Everything else on the phone is from a different address. I tried to change the address on my ipad to the @cloud.com address and it won't let me. Says can not make it a @icloud.com address.. On the iphone I tried to change it to another address but it won't let me delete the @icloud.com address. What now? I really appreciate your quick response on this and hope there is an answer for me. Also when I went to make sure that the message forwarding was correct, cannot find it.,
     
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    Ho ho, got it. Was able to change the @icloud.com addresss anyway. Thanks for the info. Much appreciated..Am now running with all cylendars.
     
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    Great! :)
     
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    Oops, spoke too soon. I did get all of the apple Ids changed so that they are all alike but I am still having problems with it., I am told I am still sending my email address and no picture, also now I am also not receiving the pictures of the sender. whoa is me. lol Help again.
     
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    Do you allow text message forwarding for your iPad in your iPhone's settings? Is your phone number visible in Send & Receive on your iPad, and is it checkmarked in "You can be reached by iMessage at" and "Start new conversations from"?
     
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    I do allow text message forwarding and the phone # is visible as well as the email address in in both of those. They are both checked in the reached by imessage but only the phone number is checked in the start new conversations from.
     
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    On both iDevices, go to Settings - Messages, as well as Settings - FaceTime, tap your ID and sign out.

    Then open Settings on your iPhone first, go to Messages and FaceTime and sign in again. Do the same on your iPad afterwards.
     
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    ok, did that and still no go. On my wifes iphone and ipad right in the same house together everything is okay. I sent a group our to my daughters who all have iphones and they came back different. One of them says no picture next to message and no name above message. The other one says my name is different that what it was over the text. My step son i sent seperately didn't know anythinng but when his message came back no picure next to message and no name above it. They all showed up on the left with pictures and names.. Everybody is telling me different .. Really weird on this one.
     

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