How to Send SMS Messages on an iPad

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You might not realize it, but your iPad can send and receive text messages just like your iPhone. This way, you only need one iOS device at a time, and won't have to juggle them all when you get a text. img 0041 2956161469644607

Getting SMS messages on your iPad is also useful when you're at home, since it lets you leave your phone charging in your bedroom while you use your tablet in the living room. Here's how to get SMS texts on an iPad:

1. Open Settings on your iPad.img 0040 2956161469644522

2. Under Messages, turn iMessage on. You may be prompted to enter your iCloud email address and password. Skip to Step 4 if iMessage is already on.img 0038 2956161469644521

3. Tap OK on your iPhone.fullsizerender 2956161469644521

4. Open Settings on your iPhone.img 1245 2956161469644235

5. Tap Messages.img 1246 2956161469644234

6. Tap Text Message Forwarding.img 1247 2956161469644235

7. Turn on the switch next to an iPad.img 1248 2956161469644235

8. Find the code on your iPad.img 0037

9. Enter that code on your iPhone and tap Allow.img 1251

You're getting SMS texts on your iPad!img 0042

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Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey,
After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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