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 requirements
- How to enable or disable SMS/MMS relay on your iPhone
- How to send SMS/MMS on your iPad
- How to reply to SMS/MMS on your iPad
Continuity SMS/MMS relay necessities
To ensure that SMS/MMS relay to paintings, each your iPhone and iPad want to be:
- Attached to the web.
- 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
- Release the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Faucet on Messages.
Faucet on Textual content Message Forwarding.
- Flip On the choice for forwarding to your iPad.
- Stay up for your iPad to pop up an authorization code.
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.
- Release the Messages app on your iPad.
- Faucet on the Compose Message button.
Input the phone quantity or title of the touch you wish to have to textual content.
- Sort your message.
How to answer to SMS/MMS on your iPad
Receiving SMS/MMS on the iPad may be similar to receiving an iMessage.
- Faucet on a notification to fast answer or be taken immediately to the Messages app.
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.