Step one: register ipad with iMessage
Step two: Send a message - WRONG!! Colleagues who I know are registered are rejected by my iPad as not registered!!
And when they try to send one to me their iPad says I am not registered.
Yet I can send to my iPhone!
Are you trying to use an email address or phone number on the iPad? On the iPad, you can only use an email address. On the iPhone, you can use your phone number, your email address or both. I wish you could tie your iPad to your to you mobile number so any messages come to both devices, but I don't know of any way to do so. Could that maybe be your issue and why you can send from your iPhone but not your iPad?
Sort of sounds like my issue with iMessage (this might get a little confusing):
I have an iPad 2 and an iMac. My friend ("Sara") has an iPhone and an iMac, and my husband ("John") has an iPhone.
I am able to send an iMessage from my iPad (and iMac) to John's iPhone (to his phone number). Never had an issue at all. His phone number works just fine.
I am NOT able to send an iMessage to Sara's iPhone number, however, I can send it to her email address, which still went to her iPhone and her iMac (well, SOMETIMES it would go to her iPhone). When I went to the Messages app on the iPad, I'd type in Sara, and the little blue message icon only appeared next to her email address. If I tried using her iPhone number, it would say "(xxx) xxx-xxxx is not registered with iMessage".
I even asked her to meet me at Starbucks a few weeks ago, and bring her iPhone and Macbook, so that we could check her iMessage settings. Her iPhone number is on her Apple ID account, and so is her email address. We turned off and on iMessage, rebooted the phone, etc. Everything that we researched online, we did. No luck.
Yesterday, surprisingly, I was able to iMessage her from my iPad using her iPhone number! But today, as I sit here typing this message to you, I just tested to see if I still could, and guess what? I'm getting that same "(xxx) xxx-xxxx is not registered with iMessage" error again. But, I am able to iMessage to her email address.
Another issue is, sometimes when I use her email address, she doesn't get the iMessage on her iPhone, so I'll have to text her "old school style" (I don't have an iPhone) and say "did you get my iMessage?" And she'll say no.
Last edited by caribouranch; 07-10-2012 at 11:14 AM.
Sending to her email address usually won't go to her iPhone, so for me, sending to email isn't reliable. And it's definitely not a "rare hiccup here and there", lol, I'm unable to iMessage her iPhone number most of the time.
Let's hope what mpickard5 said was true, and iOS 6 fixes this issue, since I know I'm definitely not the only one who has had this issue.
I've been receiving iMessages straight to my email inbox. Does anybody know how to fix this?
Make sure that the person you are i-messaging has either an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch (iOS 5 or later) or a Mac with OS X Mountain Lion as well as have iMessage enables on his or her device. If you tell a person that they can iMessage you via email@example.com and that person does not have the aforementioned devices or iMessage enabled, their text messages to you will go directly to your email inbox.
Yes! i think i figured it out. not regestered with i message means that you cant send it to them. if you go to the imessage site it will say that you can only send it to a person with an ipad, iphone or ipod touch. hope this helped you.