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Topic # 154333 24-Oct-2014 16:06
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iOS 8 is meant to allow you to relay SMS and MMS messages to other iOS devices, e.g. use your iPad to send and receive text messages through your iPhones account.

Both my iPad and iPhone are running iOS 8.1, but the "Forward Text Messages" option is not there?

I am with Spark, is this a feature that is carrier dependent?

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  Reply # 1161491 24-Oct-2014 16:09
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I'm with Spark and got a prompt to set this up. I haven't actually tried using it, but the option is there for me.



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  Reply # 1161495 24-Oct-2014 16:13
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Behodar: I'm with Spark and got a prompt to set this up. I haven't actually tried using it, but the option is there for me.


I got some prompts about iMessage I think, didn't think they were related.

On your iPhone, if you go Settings>Messages do you have a "Forward Text Messages" option?




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  Reply # 1161497 24-Oct-2014 16:14
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So you're looking in the Settings>Messages> menu? Are you able to take a screenshot of what is listed in there?

I'm on Spark and got around to setting this up today without issue.

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Paul1977: On your iPhone, if you go Settings>Messages do you have a "Forward Text Messages" option?

Yep (it's actually called "Text Message Forwarding").

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  Reply # 1161500 24-Oct-2014 16:17
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Behodar: I'm with Spark and got a prompt to set this up. I haven't actually tried using it, but the option is there for me.


I got some prompts about iMessage I think, didn't think they were related.

On your iPhone, if you go Settings>Messages do you have a "Forward Text Messages" option?


You need to have iMessage enabled



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  Reply # 1161502 24-Oct-2014 16:18
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OK, figured it out.

I needed to enable my iPhone phone number in the "You can be reached by iMessage at" setting on the iPad. Then the option showed up on the iPhone (before doing this the option wasn't even there.




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Thought I had it figured out. When i try to enable it the iPhone prompts to "enter the code shown on my ipad". What code? is it meant to pop up on my iPad?




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  Reply # 1161512 24-Oct-2014 16:31
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Paul1977: Thought I had it figured out. When i try to enable it the iPhone prompts to "enter the code shown on my ipad". What code? is it meant to pop up on my iPad?


Nevermind, working now. Thanks everyone.




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  Reply # 1162180 25-Oct-2014 22:21
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Paul1977: iOS 8 is meant to allow you to relay SMS and MMS messages to other iOS devices, e.g. use your iPad to send and receive text messages through your iPhones account.

Both my iPad and iPhone are running iOS 8.1, but the "Forward Text Messages" option is not there?

I am with Spark, is this a feature that is carrier dependent?

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I just got prompted to set that up by my iMac today - which has been running 10.10 since it was released as the Beta about a week before launch.

I had to enter some code on my iPhone.

Not sure why it took this many days to suddenly do that.





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  Reply # 1162198 25-Oct-2014 23:34
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You have to instigate the process from a device that isn't your phone.  E.G. run Messages on your Mac and type a phone number to send a message to that isn't an iMessage recipient (i.e. just a plain SMS message).  When you press enter or send it will then prompt you with a code to enter on the iPhone.  

Same goes for the iPad.  Kick off the process on the iPad, then enter the code on the iPhone that appears on the iPad.

If it doesn't work first time, reboot both devices and make sure they're on the same WiFi network.

Easy.

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