Welcome to the iMore Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  
    iMore Question
    iMore Question's Avatar
    Guest

    Default Can I register a friend with Samsung smartphone to iMessage him from my iPad ir2 ios9.3?

    How can I iMessage friends from my iPad Air 2 iOS 9.3.1 when I don't know what Brand of mobile device they have - phone or tablet??

    Please provide answer in non-geeky language! I am not tech savvy!
  2. Best Answer

    You can't send SMS from an iPad unless you have it paired with an iPhone and have Text Forwarding enabled.

    To the OP, if you only have an iPad and don't have an iPhone, then you will not be able to send a iMessage to a "Samsung smartphone". You will need to find/use a suitable third party application.

  3. #2  

    Default Can I register a friend with Samsung smartphone to iMessage him from my iPad ir2 ios9.3?

    Welcome to iMore! iMessage is pretty intuitive. Just send the message to the phone number you're trying to text. iMessage will determine if it needs to be sent as an iMessage or an SMS/MMS.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201287
    iMessages show as blue bubbles. SMS show as green bubbles.
  4. #3  
    SwitchBeach's Avatar
    iMore Elite

    Posts
    2,244 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,979 Global Posts

    Default Re: Can I register a friend with Samsung smartphone to iMessage him from my iPad ir2 ios9.3?

    You can't send SMS from an iPad unless you have it paired with an iPhone and have Text Forwarding enabled.

    To the OP, if you only have an iPad and don't have an iPhone, then you will not be able to send a iMessage to a "Samsung smartphone". You will need to find/use a suitable third party application.

Similar Threads

  1. 3D Touch to iPad Pro 12.9 possible?
    By john_908 in forum iPad Pro (12.9-inch)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-04-2016, 12:38 PM
  2. how can i hide specific whatsapp conversations without jailbreak
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-31-2016, 07:26 PM
  3. How do I unlock my jail-broken iPod when I forgot the password?
    By iMore Question in forum iPod & iPod Touch
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-30-2016, 07:44 AM
  4. How to adjust audio in the Music app for Apple TV
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-30-2016, 07:12 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-30-2016, 05:07 AM

Posting Permissions