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    I have iPad Air 2 & iPhone 4.

    I don't receive any incoming texts on my iPad unless I send the initial text. The recipient can then respond to my text & I'll receive it on the iPad, but only iPad.

    Texts received on my iPhone do not come in on my iPad. Why?

    Also, there are some texts that I cannot send at all from iPad. Send button is greyed out.

    Is this an iMessage issue?
    01-02-2016 01:15 PM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!

    You need Text Message Forwarding enabled on your phone. Go to Settings -> Messages -> Text Message Forwarding

    Enable the iPad you want messages forwarded to.

    Also, it's important that you enable the Apple ID you use for iMessage under Settings -> Messages -> Send & Receive

    This Apple ID should match the one used on your iPad. Make sure your phone number is also enabled there so you can receive text messages, not just iMessages.
    01-02-2016 01:24 PM
  3. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    What iOS version number is on your iPhone 4?
    Does it support Text Forwarding?
    01-02-2016 03:04 PM
  4. robertk328's Avatar
    What iOS version number is on your iPhone 4?
    Does it support Text Forwarding?
    I missed the part about the iPhone 4 -- it won't support iOS 9 so you won't get texts sent to your number only your iCloud address which is why they go to the iPad when originating from there as that comes from iCloud.
    If you go to your phone and set iMessage to default to send from iCloud it should go to both devices. Any texts sent to your number from a non-iMessage device won't be passed along.
    01-03-2016 01:02 PM

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