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How to set up and use SMS/MMS relay to send and receive texts on your iPad

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How to set up and use SMS/MMS relay to send and receive texts on your iPad

With SMS/MMS relay you'll send and receive "inexperienced bubble" textual content and multimedia messages on your iPad as simply as on your iPhone!

SMS/MMS relay is a part of Apple's Continuity characteristic. It means that you can send and receive same old texts — the "inexperienced bubble" type — during the integrated Messages app on your iPad, similar to you could have all the time been in a position to do on your iPhone. So long as your iPhone and iPad are on-line, once your iPhone receives an SMS or MMS message, it'll relay it via Apple's messaging servers to your iPad.

Continuity SMS/MMS relay necessities

To ensure that SMS/MMS relay to paintings, each your iPhone and iPad want to be:

  1. Attached to the web.
  2. Logged into the similar Apple ID (iCloud account).

Notice: Your iPhone and iPad shouldn't have to be on the similar community, they only want to be on-line and in a position to attach to Apple's servers.

How to allow or disable SMS/MMS relay on your iPhone

  1. Release the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Faucet on Messages.
  3. Faucet on Textual content Message Forwarding.

  4. Flip On the choice for forwarding to your iPad.
  5. Stay up for your iPad to pop up an authorization code.
  6. Input the authorization code on your iPhone.

How to send SMS/MMS on your iPad

Sending SMS/MMS on the Mac is rather like sending an iMessage.

  1. Release the Messages app on your iPad.
  2. Faucet on the Compose Message button.
  3. Input the phone quantity or title of the touch you wish to have to textual content.

  4. Sort your message.
  5. Hit Send.

How to answer to SMS/MMS on your iPad

Receiving SMS/MMS on the iPad may be similar to receiving an iMessage.

  1. Faucet on a notification to fast answer or be taken immediately to the Messages app.
  2. Release the Messages app at any time to view or answer to an SMS/MMS.

Up to date October 2017: The entire steps are the similar in iOS 11.


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