How to send SMS from iPad and Mac via iPhone



The release of iOS 8.1 brought a long-awaited opportunity to users to send short text messages, also known as SMS, using an iPad or a computer running OS X Yosemite. All you need to do – is the presence iPhone nearby. It is through the smartphone will be sent. In this article we will focus on how to activate this feature and avoid one unfortunate pitfalls that can spoil the fun mood.

To activate the sending of text messages to the iPad running iOS 8.1 or a Mac running OS X Yosemite is only necessary to run the application messages. In both cases, you will be presented a window as follows:

Do not hesitate to respond to “On.” And see the following dialog box:

Now we need to introduce the proposed code on your iPhone, which also must be running iOS 8.1. The code consists of six characters, and after it is put on a smartphone function will be activated. To test it you need to send a message to your iPad or Mac to the phone number for which is guaranteed by available shipping iMessage. Everything should go smoothly, and normal SMS messages will be displayed in all your devices.

This procedure is not fraught with any revelations and, of course, would not require the writing of this material. Its meaning in another. Many users are reporting that the iPad or Mac does not display the code for the function is activated. This does not happen at all, but it’s possible. There is a solution and it’s pretty simple:

For iPad



1 We go to Settings -> Messages;
2 Select the Send / Receive;
3 Here, besides the phone number you need to activate your email address.

For Mac


1 Open the Settings application messages;
2 On the Accounts tab, select your for iMessage;
3 Here, besides the phone number you need to activate your email address.


After this activation code should appear, and you will be able to fully benefit from the ability to send text messages using the iPad or Mac.

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