SMS forwarding between an iPad and iPhone

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  • February 11, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Continuity SMS/MMS relay requirements

    In order for SMS/MMS relay to work, both your iPhone and iPad need to be:

    1. Connected to the internet.
    2. Logged into the same Apple ID (iCloud account).


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

    1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
    2. Tap on Messages.
    3. Tap on Text Message Forwarding.
    4. Turn On the option for forwarding to your iPad.
    5. Wait for your iPad to pop up an authorization code.
    6. Enter the authorization code on your iPhone.


    How to send SMS/MMS on your iPad

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

    1. Launch the Messages app on your iPad.
    2. Tap on the Compose Message button.
    3. Enter the phone number or name of the contact you want to text.
    4. Type your message.
    5. Hit Send.


    How to reply to SMS/MMS on your iPad

    Receiving SMS/MMS on the iPad is also identical to receiving an iMessage.

    1. Tap on a notification to quick reply or be taken straight to the Messages app.
    2. Launch the Messages app at any time to view or reply to an SMS/MMS.