1. ljhensl82's Avatar
    Why can’t I send a message using my iPad Air to my daughter who uses an android phone ? I have no problem using my iPhone to send her messages.
    Someone please answer🤥
    03-24-2019 06:34 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The iPad cannot send SMS messages.
    03-24-2019 06:37 PM
  3. wenrob's Avatar
    There are a variety of ways, I find this the easiest.
    https://www.imore.com/how-to-set-up-...ts-ipad#enable
    03-25-2019 07:53 AM
  4. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    The iPad cannot send SMS messages.
    Actually, yes it can. I sent this from my iPad on wifi to a friend on Android earlier just to test.

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    Last edited by Lee_Bo; 03-25-2019 at 03:57 PM.
    03-25-2019 10:30 AM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    If this is has a SIM card....might this be an iMessage issue?
    03-25-2019 10:38 AM
  6. kcox52692's Avatar
    If your iPad is linked to your iPhone you should be able to send messages, or as mentioned above, an iPad with a cellular plan. You need a data plan.
    03-25-2019 12:56 PM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    It's been my experience that sending SMS from the iPad only works to iMessenger users, that is other iPhone users.
    03-25-2019 01:07 PM
  8. wenrob's Avatar
    It's been my experience that sending SMS from the iPad only works to iMessenger users, that is other iPhone users.
    No you can use message forwarding, WiFi calling or number sync with your carrier. Or if you have an iPad with a sim. There’s multiple ways to do it. Pretty much it uses your phone or phone number as a relay system. I text from my iPad with Windows/Android users all the time.
    03-25-2019 03:26 PM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    No you can use message forwarding, WiFi calling or number sync with your carrier. Or if you have an iPad with a sim. There’s multiple ways to do it. Pretty much it uses your phone or phone number as a relay system. I text from my iPad with Windows/Android users all the time.
    I probably have something configured wrong, BUT I don't care enough about the feature to work on it.
    03-25-2019 03:39 PM
  10. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    It's been my experience that sending SMS from the iPad only works to iMessenger users, that is other iPhone users.
    Nope. I did it earlier from my iPad to a friend on Android. Works great.
    03-25-2019 03:59 PM
  11. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I probably have something configured wrong, BUT I don't care enough about the feature to work on it.
    The link Wenrob posted earlier explains how to set it up.
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    03-25-2019 03:59 PM
  12. wenrob's Avatar
    I probably have something configured wrong, BUT I don't care enough about the feature to work on it.
    Well if I hope to have any communication with my sister I had to figure out a way to make it work.
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    03-25-2019 08:05 PM
  13. scruffypig's Avatar
    Well if I hope to have any communication with my sister I had to figure out a way to make it work.
    Here is this from Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204065
    03-28-2019 05:45 PM
  14. wenrob's Avatar
    Thanks but I’m not the one having the issue. Others were saying it can’t be done and I’ve posted that it can.
    Lee_Bo and scruffypig like this.
    03-28-2019 06:57 PM
  15. scruffypig's Avatar
    Okay. I haven’t had any trouble either. Maybe the link will help others.
    wenrob likes this.
    03-28-2019 09:19 PM

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