- 10-15-2011, 04:16 AM #26
I sent an iMessage to my friend from my iPhone 4 and received his reply on both my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 simultaneously. I continued the conversation on my iPad complete with read receipts and typing indicators. I then left the house pulled out my pho e and the whole conversation was right there even though 90% of it was typed on my iPad 2.
If your having issues it's because it's not correctly setup. There's a recieve at option in the settings, make sure it's set to 2 addresses and that they are your phone number and the email address linked to your iPads iMessage account.
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- 10-15-2011, 04:45 AM #27
Even though it was working perfectly yesterday it is now inexplicably not working!!!
Nothing has changed, my missus sent me a message it appeared on my iPhone no such luck on my iPad 2. I then sent a message to somebody different from my iPhone. When logging into the app on my iPad it should pull in the message I sent as a new conversation regardless of whether or not I've received a reply
It didn't nada, nothing
Actually really pi**** off this was perfect yesterday and a joy to use. Nothing has changed but now it doesn't work. Well it does on iPhone but not on my iPad. Both are on the same wireless network btw.
What a joke, you could probably start a lawsuit against apple under the old doesn't work as advertised guise....
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- 10-15-2011, 06:44 AM #28
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- 10-16-2011, 08:08 PM #31
All the answers provided here are somewhat misleading to anyone having the same problem as the OP.
This is how I interpret the original problem.
OP complains that the conversation isn't appearing on both iPhone and iPad when people send an iMessage to his carrier mobile number, but confirms that it DOES work when sending to his Apple ID email.
User expects the latter when people send to his carrier mobile number.
Solution which everyone above have been giving is; turn on "Receive at" to include the Apple ID email.
What they all failed to tell you is that they are having success with receiving on both devices because they are using the Apple ID for transmitting, and not the carrier mobile.
I tried this myself, and I have to admit, only when someone else sends it to my email address can I receive on both devices.
Problem being, no one uses a person's email to start a convo, it's always the phone number.
Let's face it, no one associates you with your email address. Your phone number is your next line of contact. And no one is gonna start a convo with your email address in mind just for your benefit of receiving on all devices.
TL;DR, To be able to receive outside messages on all your iOS 5 devices, the sender MUST use your Apple ID email.
Last edited by Snownation; 10-16-2011 at 08:18 PM.
- 10-16-2011, 09:59 PM #32iPhone Newbie
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I realized that if I start a conversation on my iPad, i can continue the conversations across both the iPad and iPhone with both in sync. However, if I start on the phone, it stays on the phone.... Probably because its using the number. I'm tempted to try to take the phone number out of iMessages on my phone...
- 10-16-2011, 10:04 PM #33
- 10-25-2011, 06:49 PM #34
I think is is a miss on apple's part. I'm not sure why they couldn't come up with a way to validate my phone number and let me register it on the iPad. They do this when you add an email address. Messages on both devices work only if sent to your email addresss. However you can't control how people start a conversation with you. Hopefully they add this ability in a future update.
- 10-26-2011, 12:59 AM #35
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