Top Ways to Send Text Messages from iPad

James Davis

May 29, 2024 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

Some iPad users asked "Can I text from my iPad". Sure, you know, iPad no longer only functions as a tablet to play games, listen to the music, or surf on the internet. Now you can not only make calls, but also send text messages from iPad. And there are multiple ways to text from iPad. Let's begin with the easiest way to send text from iPad.

Send Text from iPad with iMessage to other Apple Users

If you're familiar with the default apps that come with iPad, you must see the Messages app on it. This app allows you to send text messages and photos from your iPad to another iOS device over Wi-Fi or cellular data. And the text –messaging is free. If you use cellular data to send iMessage, it only charges you for the cellular data service, not the text messages. Below are the simple steps to enable iMessage on your iPad to send text messages from iPad.

Step 1. Make sure that iPad is running on iOS 5 or later. If it is not, then you should update it.

Step 2. Connect your iPad to a stable Wi-Fi or cellular data.

Step 3. Activate your iMessage with your Apple ID on your iPad by taping Settings > Messages > swipe iMessage to ON. Tap Send & Receive > tap Use your Apple ID for iMessage.

Step 4. In the pop-up window, sign in with your apple id and password. After this, people will be able to contact you on iMessage with this email address.

Step 5. When you need to text from your iPad, you should tap the Message app > in Messages, tap the Edit icon how to text from ipad then enter a phone number or email address (or tap the icon  send text from ipad to choose a contact) > type in text or tap the camera icon to attach a photo or video > tap Send to finish.

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Send Text Messages from iPad to Any Other Mobile Phone Users

iMessage only allows you to send text messages with iMessage to other Apple device users. If you want to send text messages from iPad to non-Apple device users, then you should try third-party tools for iPad, like the famous ones, WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook Messenger.

If you're using iMessage, WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger to send and receive text messages on iPad, then whenever you accidently delete them, you can get them back by following the guide retrieve deleted text messages >>

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