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    Anyway to change my iMessage name on my iPad? Right now, when I iMessage someone from my iPad, it appears in their messages as the email I have tied to my itunes account. Anyway to change that so those receiving my iMessages see my name or phone number rather than my email?
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    Go to Settings-Messages and then scroll down to 'Receive At' and then change the selection from your Apple ID to your phone number. By doing so, your name will appear on the recipient's device as he or she has it listes in their contact list.


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    Last edited by JustMe'D; 05-02-2012 at 05:50 PM.
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    Not unless u have a 3G iPad that has a number then it would show that number but there is no way to show your iPhones number


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Go to Settings-Messages and then scroll down to 'Receive At' and then change the selection from your Apple ID to your phone number. By doing so, your name will appear on the recipient's device as he or she has it listes in their contact list.
    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    Not unless u have a 3G iPad that has a number then it would show that number but there is no way to show your iPhones number
    I have a wifi only ipad. I don't have the option to select a phone number when I select 'Received At.'
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    Then no there's no way to do it, but if they put your email under your contact card in there phone it will show up with your name on there device
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calebswag7 View Post
    Then no there's no way to do it, but if they put your email under your contact card in there phone it will show up with your name on there device
    Calebswag is on-point in answering your question.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Calebswag7 View Post
    Then no there's no way to do it, but if they put your email under your contact card in there phone it will show up with your name on there device
    Yup unless you have a 3G or Lte iPad .. That email address is why iMessage works on a wifi iPad


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    Yup unless you have a 3G or Lte iPad .. That email address is why iMessage works on a wifi iPad


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    Of course. ...


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    I'm assuming you have to have that service activated? The one I was given is enabled VZW is gouging me enough! I don't see anything but email.

    I could be comparing apples to oranges and iOS is sooooo much better but I could have my name and pic with BBM. #itsthelittlethings

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