1. Eli4S's Avatar
    So I made the mistake of leaving myself signed in on my iPad mini back at my parents house and I'm pretty sure my dad is reading my iMessages, kind of embarrassing actually. Is there a way that I can unsync the iPad from here? And is he getting all my messages? I just want them to be sent to my phone and phone only.

    Thanks for the help!
    04-21-2014 05:10 PM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    You can remotely wipe the iPad or use your phone number for iMessages.
    04-21-2014 05:19 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If you are using an Apple ID to send & receive iMessages, especially via your iPad, select to only use your phone number to send & receive them. That *should* prevent the iMessages from syncing to your iPad.
    04-21-2014 05:23 PM
  4. Eli4S's Avatar
    My number is grayed out on my phone when i go to the messages in settings... I don't know if there is a way to just highlight the number and have that checked. Anyone know if that's possible?

    I can only assume that your phone number is the only thing you have listed to send and receive iMessages from. If you had an Apple ID listed, your phone number would NOT be greyed out - or at least it shouldn't be. Anyway, without having your dad or someone else physically make the necessary changes on the iPad itself, your only option is, as has already been recommended, is to remotely wipe it.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 04-22-2014 at 10:02 AM.
    04-21-2014 09:20 PM
  5. Peligro911's Avatar
    My number is grayed out on my phone when i go to the messages in settings... I don't know if there is a way to just highlight the number and have that checked. Anyone know if that's possible?
    Not without being in front of the ipad .. He is getting all iMessages not texts you can not remotely turn it off but you can remotely wipe the ipad with find my iPhone app


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    04-21-2014 10:19 PM
  6. Eli4S's Avatar
    I have it checked only to my number, but I think he was still getting them somehow. So I logged out of my Apple ID for messages and FaceTime and now it strictly will just go to my number. Is there no way of him seeing my messages now via the iPad?
    05-08-2014 12:29 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have it checked only to my number, but I think he was still getting them somehow. So I logged out of my Apple ID for messages and FaceTime and now it strictly will just go to my number. Is there no way of him seeing my messages now via the iPad?
    Enter your name in the "to: " at the top. Then look below to see what shows blue. If your email address is blue, then he still gets your iMessages. If only your number shows blue, then he no longer gets them.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    05-08-2014 12:57 PM
  8. Eli4S's Avatar
    How can I change it so he doesn't get them at all anymore? Because it is still showing blue when I type the email in. If I change my Apple ID and start using a new one for iMessage will he stop getting them?
    Last edited by Eli4S; 05-08-2014 at 07:30 PM.
    05-08-2014 06:47 PM
  9. In Flames's Avatar
    Settings> messages > send and receive > just select your number and uncheck your e mail and anything else.


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    05-09-2014 12:54 AM
  10. Tartarus's Avatar
    You can remotely wipe the iPad or use your phone number for iMessages.
    If there was no passcode set on the iPad before, you can lock it with a new passcode of your choice via find my iPad. There is no need to wipe it as my fellow forum member says. However if there was already a passcode set on the iPad, then there is no other choice other than wiping it.

    Maybe you can call your parents and ask them to disable iMessage in settings. There is a slight chance they will do as you said.

    You also can threaten your dad with a lawsuits if he continues violating your privacy
    05-09-2014 09:32 AM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Try signing out of iMessage. Go to "Send and Receive" then tap on your Apple ID at the top.


    Then tap on "Sign Out".


    Then tap where the Apple ID goes and sign back in. Make sure any email address is unchecked and only your number is checked.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    05-09-2014 10:53 AM
  12. sting7k's Avatar
    Have your parents log out of your iTunes account on their iPad. Or change your AppleID password.
    05-09-2014 11:15 AM
  13. Tartarus's Avatar
    Try signing out of iMessage. Go to "Send and Receive" then tap on your Apple ID at the top.
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/09/enu2y3e9.jpg

    Then tap on "Sign Out".
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/09/u7apevu7.jpg

    Then tap where the Apple ID goes and sign back in. Make sure any email address is unchecked and only your number is checked.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    This would work, if I had access to above mentioned iDevice. Which he is not.
    05-09-2014 11:19 AM
  14. acerace113's Avatar
    Unless the Apple ID on the iPad is signed out, that iPad will continue to receive iMessages from the Apple ID that is signed in and your phone number on your iPhone if you allowed the iPad to send and receive with it. It does not matter if you sign out your Apple ID on your iPhone, the number is still on the iPad.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S or Jailbroken 5th gen iPod Touch using Tapatalk
    05-09-2014 11:28 AM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Unless the Apple ID on the iPad is signed out, that iPad will continue to receive iMessages from the Apple ID that is signed in and your phone number on your iPhone if you allowed the iPad to send and receive with it. It does not matter if you sign out your Apple ID on your iPhone, the number is still on the iPad.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S or Jailbroken 5th gen iPod Touch using Tapatalk
    Not the number. The email address would still be on the iPad. In which case she needs to get help from her Mom to sign out of iMessage on the iPad.


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    05-09-2014 11:46 AM
  16. acerace113's Avatar
    Not the number. The email address would still be on the iPad. In which case she needs to get help from her Mom to sign out of iMessage on the iPad.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 on iMore Forums.
    My number stayed on my iPod when I signed out of my Apple ID on my iPhone. I wasn't able to start a new conversation with my number on my iPod but I could still receive and reply to messages that were sent to my number on my iPod and when I replied using my iPod that message would also appear on my iPhone. Plus any iMessages I sent from my iPhone would sync to my iPod also.


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    05-09-2014 11:56 AM
  17. Eli4S's Avatar
    So there really isn't any solution? I told my dad to sign out of the iMessages and I think he did but for some reason they're still getting my messages. It's really invasive of my privacy. I have signed out of my Apple ID on my phone for messages, but I don't think that does anything. I also made a new Apple ID, but again I don't think that's going to do the trick either...
    05-09-2014 12:45 PM
  18. Tartarus's Avatar
    Then there is no other solution other than to wipe your iPad clean
    05-09-2014 12:47 PM
  19. acerace113's Avatar
    So there really isn't any solution? I told my dad to sign out of the iMessages and I think he did but for some reason they're still getting my messages. It's really invasive of my privacy. I have signed out of my Apple ID on my phone for messages, but I don't think that does anything. I also made a new Apple ID, but again I don't think that's going to do the trick either...
    I wonder if iCloud is the cause of your iMessages syncing with your iPad...


    Sent from my Jailbroken 5th gen iPod touch or iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    05-09-2014 01:06 PM
  20. Eli4S's Avatar
    What if I change the password on my Apple ID? Would he be forced to re sign into iMessage?
    05-09-2014 01:21 PM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Is the email address iMessage is tied to the same as your Apple ID?


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    05-09-2014 01:36 PM
  22. Eli4S's Avatar
    Yes, but I signed out on my phone.
    05-10-2014 08:09 PM
  23. Tartarus's Avatar
    Signing out of your phone doesn't affect your iPad. You have to actually sign out of iMessage on the iPad.
    05-10-2014 08:36 PM
  24. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Is the email address iMessage is tied to the same as your Apple ID?


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    Normally it is yes. Are you trying to do something or just wanted to know?
    05-10-2014 08:46 PM
  25. Tartarus's Avatar
    Normally it is yes. Are you trying to do something or just wanted to know?
    Read the topic. He is asking it to help the TS disabling iMessage on her iPad which is not in her vicinity at the moment
    05-10-2014 08:48 PM
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