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    I have an iPad (wifi only) and an android cell phone. Just today (first time ever) I started receiving text messages from my contacts on my iPad instead of my android cell phone. I DO NOT use my iPad for anything except work. I certainly do not iMessage from it, never have. My question is why all the sudden is it getting text messages and how can stop it???
    04-01-2020 03:39 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have an iPad (wifi only) and an android cell phone. Just today (first time ever) I started receiving text messages from my contacts on my iPad instead of my android cell phone. I DO NOT use my iPad for anything except work. I certainly do not iMessage from it, never have. My question is why all the sudden is it getting text messages and how can stop it???
    Although you may not “not iMessage from it”, some of your friends/co-workers/acquaintances who have Apple products may have seen your name turn blue in their Messages app indicating you have an Apple ID and/or an Apple device capable of receiving text messages. To stop it, remove the checkmark next to your Apple ID in the Send & Receive portion of the Message settings.
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have an iPad (wifi only) and an android cell phone. Just today (first time ever) I started receiving text messages from my contacts on my iPad instead of my android cell phone. I DO NOT use my iPad for anything except work. I certainly do not iMessage from it, never have. My question is why all the sudden is it getting text messages and how can stop it???
    Although you may not “not iMessage from it”, some of your friends/co-workers/acquaintances who have Apple products may have seen your name turn blue in their Messages app indicating you have an Apple ID and/or an Apple device capable of receiving text messages. To stop it, remove the checkmark next to your Apple ID in the Send & Receive portion of the Message settings.
    Annie_M, Al Paca and joemd60 like this.
    04-01-2020 05:34 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Settings > Messages and you can turn off iMessage completely from there or customize your send & receive settings.
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    04-02-2020 10:53 AM
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    I have an iPad (wifi only) and an android cell phone. Just today (first time ever) I started receiving text messages from my contacts on my iPad instead of my android cell phone. I DO NOT use my iPad for anything except work. I certainly do not iMessage from it, never have. My question is why all the sudden is it getting text messages and how can stop it???
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    joemd60 likes this.
    04-02-2020 03:23 PM
  6. joemd60's Avatar
    If I am reading this right. My cousin has an Android phone, and an iPad WiFi only. She had the same problem. My texts to her were going to her iPad.
    On your iPad, or your Android phone. Go into settings, messages, and text message forwarding, you should be able to disable it.
    I am pretty sure it was in the iPad setting. Either way, it worked for her. Good luck.
    Last edited by joemd60; 04-02-2020 at 07:46 PM.
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    04-02-2020 07:25 PM

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