What's new
Apple iPad Forum

Welcome to the Apple iPad Forum, your one stop source for all things iPad. Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!



iPF Noob
Nov 19, 2011
Reaction score
Hi everyone. I hope someone can help me. I have an iPhone and iPad both with the most updated operating systems. I can text on both to my niece and sister's iphones/ipads without any problem. iMessage works amazingly well and I am able to use their phone numbers.

But, when I message my friend who has the same setup as me, I can only send to her number from my iPad and not receive her messages on my iPad. They only come to my phone. And, she has the same problem. She can send to my number from her iPad but can't receive from me.

So...I believe the problem is on her end. I had her completely power off everything, toggle the iMessage on/off switch, match up her AppleID in the receive at section, etc.

Any ideas?


iPF Novice
Jun 5, 2011
Reaction score
She needs to send to your email address, not your phone number. Then it will go to both devices. Set your caller ID to your email on both as well


Staff member
Apr 24, 2011
Reaction score
Brisbane, Australia
Hi and Welcome to the Forum!

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 that you have. If then you can't find the answer you are seeking, then by all means post your question. You will find many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

We also have our own App - Discussion Forum for IPad Users It is a very simple app to navigate.
Reading the iPad Manuals is a great place to start, so please download a copy of these http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
A very informative thread from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the iPad
We have rules like any Community so please read these also

Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us. Enjoy!!

Sent from my iPad using iPF

Most reactions

Latest posts